Eric Starks

  • Eric Starks, CEO of FTR
    Eric Starks

Eric is Chairman & CEO of FTR, the industry leader in freight transportation forecasting.

Having spent his entire career in the freight transportation sector, he is a leading researcher in freight modal share analysis and forecasting. His background includes research in both rail and truck freight movements and asset equipment purchases. He is one of the premier industry forecasters on transportation equipment demand for rail cars, commercial trucks, and trailers.

Eric is frequently called on to speak at Wall Street analyst meetings, association events, and private meetings for his unique ability to communicate to his audiences. His ability to easily convey how the macro-economy, logistics, freight, and equipment demand impacts their respective business makes him relatable and entertaining.

Eric resides in Bloomington, Indiana and is an active member of the transportation community, former board member for NITL, and was instrumental in the creation of the Indiana University Transportation Board.