2017 State of Freight Content Channel

 State of Freight Content Channel

This Content Channel is recommended for: All Industry Participants

This content channel helps attendees understand the relationship between the economy and freight movement by all surface modes, giving a clearer view of the entire industry. These sessions provide information and analysis by the industry’s best and brightest experts on the North American freight market. This channel sets the stage for more in-depth analysis, while ensuring that attendees understand the framework of a complex, and increasingly integrated, freight environment.

Conference Replay 

All 2017 conference sessions will be recorded. Conference attendees can pre-pay for access to these sessions by selecting “Conference Replay” when registering for the conference.

Event App

Conference attendees will be able to set their personalized agenda via the FTR Conference App. The app will be available for download in August 2017.

2017 State of Freight Agenda

To download the State of Freight agenda, click here.

Removing the Political Noise: Assessing the Economic Market Fundamentals
September 13, 2017
8:30 AM

The State of Freight: Industry Overview
September 13, 2017
9:30 AM

Noël Perry, FTR

Forecasting the freight market is always a complex task, but rarely in our experience has there been as much uncertainty as there seems to be today. Here's the recipe: Take one aged and possibly faltering economy, add in a healthy dollop of political intrigue, one cup of saber-rattling on NAFTA and trade, a tablespoon or two of possible tax reform, mix well with lots of changes in the regulatory arena, and you get....what? Renowned transportation economist and FTR partner Noël Perry provides his view.

Trucking Regulations: An Ever Changing Environment
September 13, 2017
10:30 AM

Annette Sandberg, TransSafe Consulting, LLC

With the change in Administration, the regulatory environment is likely to see significant changes as we look out over the next decade. In this session, Annette Sandberg will review the long list of legislative and regulatory agendas, explaining their meanings and giving a forecast of their likely passage and implementation dates.

Trucking Outlook: The FTR Perspective
September 13, 2017
10:50 AM

Noël Perry, FTR

A presentation of the basic facts of FTR's view of truckload market conditions. We will highlight data and analysis addressing major issues such as freight, capacity, pricing, and regulations.

Trucking Panel - Views and Analysis in Another Regulatory Year
September 13, 2017
11:10 AM

Moderator: Noël Perry, FTR
John Larkin, Stifel
Steve Wutke, Prime
Meredith Neizer, Armada

A discussion with industry executives about specific conditions in the trucking environment, including growth, pricing, driver recruiting, and progress adapting to new regulations.

Washington Rail Update: Regulation in the Age of Trump
September 13, 2017
1:15 PM

Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, LLC

Many assume that the new administration will be "anti-regulation." When it comes to the railroads, however, the reality is more complex. Hear the full story from someone on the front lines.
Rail Outlook: The FTR Perspective
September 13, 2017
1:30 PM

Larry Gross, FTR

After a difficult 2016, rail carload trends are starting 2017 on a stronger foundation. How durable will the recovery be? The FTR view.
Rail Panel - Meeting Coming Challenges and Changing Fundamentals
September 13, 2017
1:45 PM

Moderator: Larry Gross, FTR
Mike McClellan, Norfolk Southern
Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, LLC
Dan Jaworski, A&R Logistics
Paul Forward, Stifel
Andrew Fox, Anacostia

Join our panel of industry heavyweights as they review the rail freight situation. Will we see continued recovery? Have the fundamentals changed? How must the industry evolve to meet the coming challenges?
Intermodal Outlook: The FTR Perspective
September 13, 2017
3:15 PM

Larry Gross, FTR

Are the skies clearing for domestic intermodal? Will tightening truck capacity cause a resumption in intermodal market share gains? Did international intermodal also regain its footing in 2017? Intermodal expert Larry Gross offers his perspective.

Intermodal Panel - Onward and Upward?
A Mixed Picture for Intermodal

September 13, 2017
3:45 PM

Moderator: Larry Gross, FTR
Dave Yeager, Hub Group
Greg Ritter, XPO
Dave Manning, TCW
Dean Piacente, CSX

The intermodal network is a complex web of different players who must all work together to deliver a seamless product. However, each player brings his or her own viewpoint. Our diverse panel of intermodal notables will bring a diverse set of views from across the intermodal supply chain.