Transportation Conference – Premier Forecasting Event

for joining us at the 2016 FTR Transportation Conference!
Save the Date for September 12-14, 2017

Conference Sessions are Now Available on FTR-U
All of the sessions from the FTR Conference are now available online!
This includes workshops, presentations, panels, and keynote speakers.
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“FTR is the gold standard when it comes to freight transportation understanding, analysis and forecasting.  CSX has gained great benefits from our continued association with FTR, which includes subscriptions to FTR publications, in-person briefings of our top executives, and our participation in their world-class annual transportation conference.  I highly recommend FTR to anyone with exposure to the North American freight transport system.”

Clarence Gooden, President, CSX

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2016 Conference Information

FTR Conference Keynote

Clarence Gooden

Clarence Gooden, President, CSX

Thursday morning will kick off with a discussion with Clarence Gooden, President of CSX. FTR’s Larry Gross will join Clarence on the stage to lead the discussion.

Clarence Gooden is one of the many Thought Leaders who will be presenters or panelists at this years conference. Click here to view the current list.


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Eric Starks, CEO, FTR

“Welcome to the 2016 FTR Conference website! This year we will continue to bring together many of the brightest thought leaders in the transportation industry. There are big changes on the horizon for freight transportation, and we are proud to help lead discussions on how companies are dealing with these changes. Not only will attendees be able to network with transportation professionals from all parts of the supply chain, but they will return from the conference with actionable information for their businesses.”

Four Content Channels

This year’s conference will deliver even more focused content via four content channels over two days. After initial, stage setting sessions on the State of Freight (overall economy and freight environment) the morning of day one, concurrent sessions begin. These content channels include: Shippers, Carriers & Brokers, Truck & Trailer Equipment, and Rail Equipment.

State of Freight Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Understand the relationship between the economy and freight movement by all modes, giving you a clearer view of the entire industry.

Shippers-Brokers-Carriers Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Enhance your ability to forecast demand, manage capacity, and cope with seasonality swings.

Truck and Trailer Equipment Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Focused on truck and trailer forecasting for new and used equipment, giving you a complete picture about future demand. Experts will cover topics ranging from opportunities and threats in the market to demand for CV Equipment

Rail Equipment Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Gain deep insight into forecasting and current conditions. Cover hot topics like government regulations, crude, and non-crude portions of the market.

Please click on the links above to view the full suite of sessions offered under each content channel. These channels are just guides to help you maximize the conference. Choose a channel that fits you, or choose a different session every hour!

Meet our 2016 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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TrinityRail is a leading North American provider of railcar services and products providing a single source for comprehensive rail transportation solutions. TrinityRail offers extensive manufacturing resources and a complete product line of new railcars. Included is a full menu of state-of-the-art covered hoppers, flat cars, gondolas, open hoppers, box cars, automotive equipment and tank cars.

Gold Sponsors

Heavy Duty Trucking
American Railcar Leasing, LLC
The Greenbrier Companies

Silver Sponsors

Quality Transportation Services, Inc.
CAI Rail, Inc.
Key Equipment Finance
National Steel Car
CH Robinson
Hub Group
Midland Manufacturing
The Indiana Rail Road Company
Amsted Rail

Conference Sponsors

Kelso Technologies Inc.
Truck/Trailer BUILDERS
Tucker Company Worldwide
NADA Used Car Guide
FedEx Freight

Click here to learn about how your company can become a sponsor!

Sponsorships of the Transportation Conference allow FTR to offer increased educational and networking opportunities for attendees as well as generating exposure for your company. Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors also receive discounted registration rates for their employees, along with other other benefits.