Avery is Vice President, Trucking Research at FTR. Avery has closely studied the transportation industry for more than 30 years as an editor, analyst, and researcher, including nearly 20 years dedicated to the trucking industry. He served as executive director of trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly from 2011 to 2013 after a decade as the chief editor of that company’s Commercial Carrier Journal.
During his time leading CCJ, Mr. Vise also served as the magazine’s principal industry analyst with responsibility for tracking economic and financial trends affecting the trucking industry. Among his accomplishments at Randall-Reilly were conceiving of and spearheading the initial development of the company’s RigDig Business Intelligence offering and managing the annual CCJ Top 250 ranking of North American for-hire trucking companies. Mr. Vise also managed a trucking industry analysis offering that was produced jointly by Randall-Reilly and FTR. He also received four Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards for his coverage of and commentary on the trucking industry.
Mr. Vise joined Randall-Reilly in 1998 as founding editor of Trucking Co. Magazine, which was merged into CCJ in 2001. Previously, he spent 13 years at McGraw-Hill in Washington, D.C., as congressional editor of Aviation Daily and editor of a weekly newsletter on airport development and operations.
Immediately prior to joining FTR, Mr. Vise was president of TransComply, a firm that assists primarily small trucking operations with regulatory compliance and best practices in freight contracting, and also was principal of TransAdvise, which provides research, analysis and consulting on the North American transportation market. He speaks frequently on the trucking industry at conferences, on SiriusXM and at other venues. Before joining TransComply in 2015, he was manager of public relations for Volvo Trucks in North America.
Mr. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He and his wife Julie live in the Birmingham, Alabama, area with their three children.