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Trucking Freight Futures 101 at MarketWaves18

On the heels of our recognition as FIA’s 2018 Innovator of the Year, FreightWaves is pleased to offer a complimentary Trucking Freight Futures training session as part of MarketWaves18 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas this November.

Freight markets are constantly evolving due to digitization, regulations, cyclical and secular trends. Given the volatile nature and sheer size of the trucking industry, Trucking Freight Futures are a natural fit for this market. They will provide an exciting new form of risk management for businesses with exposure to trucking spot rate volatility, as well as for speculators that are interested in investing in a new market opportunity.

FreightWaves is committed to building a world-class community in freight that uses data and technology to understand and de-risk the market. The introduction of Trucking Freight Futures to the market is just another extension of the overall mission of FreightWaves. Through our partnerships with Nodal Exchange, our Designated Contract Market (DCM), and DAT®, whose contracts will be financially settled against DAT’s industry-leading spot rate indices, FreightWaves is excited to introduce Trucking Freight Futures, launching in early 2019. The upcoming training at MarketWaves18 is designed to cover everything you need to know about the emerging Trucking Freight Futures market.

“We think there’s a lot of value in what Trucking Freight Futures can do for the industry, and in response, we’ve put together a free, comprehensive training session for anyone who wants to understand the futures market and how they can use Trucking Freight Futures to their advantage,” said Craig Fuller, CEO and founder of FreightWaves.

On Wednesday morning, we’ve created a special extended MarketWaves18 half-day session dedicated to Trucking Freight Futures training. Attendees will have a unique chance to learn about the size and opportunity of the Trucking Freight Futures market, how to minimize risk and use hedging to your advantage, and how to access Trucking Freight Futures. The futures training team will also provide relevant use case examples to provide a deeper understanding and practical application of Trucking Freight Futures for your business.

To register for full access to MarketWaves18, as well as Trucking Freight Futures training for only $1,225, click here. Seating is very limited for this session, so make sure you get your spot soon. Anyone who registers and attends Trucking Freight Futures training will be refunded their full ticket purchase amount within 7-10 business days.

“Our goal is to empower a freight community that’s struggling to deal with the risks and volatility of being exposed to the freight markets. With that in mind, FreightWaves is posed to build the first Trucking Freight Futures contract market,” Fuller explained.

“Trucking Freight Futures contracts will allow market participants to hedge exposure to spot rate volatility and with the evolution of technology and the market forces currently in play, we think there’s never been a better time to dive into Freight Futures,” Fuller concluded.

For dynamic discussions on the future of the freight market landscape that only FreightWaves can deliver, join us in Texas from November 12-14, 2018. To buy your full access Day 1 and 2 ticket, and to reserve your spot for your introduction to Trucking Freight Futures on November 14, click here.