Good Morning & Happy March !
Early in my career I was driving the President of one of the largest flower distributors to a potential relocation site here in Los Angeles, when one of his chief executives riding in the car with us complained about the traffic congestion. The President quickly responded….”Stop Complaining ..many of the people stuck in their cars in this traffic jam, buy our flowers at the Supermarket!
This is not an endorsement of gridlock or support for traffic jams that are difficult for all of us….but without Freight Traffic delivering products to the malls, and to the varied establishments that we all purchase from and or utilize..the Economy would wither away. We require both passenger traffic and freight traffic to have a healthy economy.
This is why I want everyone who monitors the economy to become familiar with the TSI Freight Index The Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in the output of services provided by the for-hire transportation industries, and it includes data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines, and air freight. This is for ALL Freight not just Air Freight which I monitor monthly.