Transportation Conference – Premier Forecasting Event

Early-Bird Registration Ends June 1st.

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Eric Starks, CEO, FTR

“Welcome to the 2017 FTR Transportation 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.”

Watch this video to experience the FTR Transportation Conference, plus hear from FTR leadership about what to expect at the 2017 conference.

“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, Former President, CSX

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NEW Tuesday Presentations

Entitled “Freightology,” Tuesday will be filled with quick hitting presentations by industry thought leaders exploring transformative ideas in the freight transportation sector. View details >

Four Content Channels

This year’s conference will deliver 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. Learn more >

Shippers-Brokers-Carriers Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Enhance your ability to manage and collaborate the relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers, as well as forecasting demand and capacity. Learn more >

Truck and Trailer Equipment Content Channel - Transportation Conference
A focused discussion on truck & trailer forecasting to understand where the market is shifting, along with the demand for equipment to quantify the risks and opportunities in the market. Learn more >

Rail Equipment Content Channel - Transportation Conference
Gain deep insight into forecasting and current conditions. This will be the most comprehensive outlook on rail car equipment in 2017. Learn more >

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!

Registration is now open.

Meet our 2017 Transportation Conference Sponsors

Title Sponsor

At, we are the one-stop connection between North America’s commercial transportation professionals. Founded in 1995 as the first freight-matching marketplace to hit the web, has grown to provide load planning, transportation management, telematics, route optimization, real-time rates, powerful negotiation tools, and other logistics solutions. is recognized as the leading resource for transportation data and trends including the weekly Trans4Cast, which informs outlets like BB&T and Bloomberg Financial. Additionally, also serves as the largest credit reporting entity in the transportation industry, helping companies guard against fraud and choose the right partners for their business.

Platinum Sponsors

Rail Equipment Channel

Gold Sponsors

Heavy Duty Trucking
The Greenbrier Companies

Silver Sponsors

CAI Rail, Inc.
Hub Group
J.D. Power NADA Values
National Steel Car
The Indiana Rail Road Company
Tucker Company Worldwide

Conference Sponsors

Amsted Rail
FedEx Freight
Truck/Trailer BUILDERS
Vertex Railcar

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.