The premier forecasting event of the year

After two years of pandemic-related transportation issues, the need for actionable intelligence has never been greater. We're pleased to announce that the 18th annual FTR Transportation Conference will be back in action from September 13-16, 2022 at the historical Union Station in Indianapolis, IN!

To all those who attended this year's conference

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Save the date for September 9 - September 12, 2024!

Choose how you want to attend

Tailor your experience to the modes that matter to you

Sporting a new layout, each day will highlight a specific modal focus allowing you to tailor your conference experience to the days relevant to your business.  Whether your interest is focused on the equipment or commercial freight demand of the trucking, rail, or intermodal industries, the FTR Transportation Conference is the premier forecasting event of the year.

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Eric Starks, Chairman

Thank you for an amazing conference!

"After such disruption across the industry over the last few years, it was so great to have everyone back for the 2023 FTR Transportation Conference.  

Whether you attended live or virtually, your trust in our industry intelligence and forecasts means the world to us!  

Thank you for an amazing conference, we can't wait to see you again in 2024!"


What previous attendees say about their experience

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FTR’s conference was unlike most transportation conferences I’ve attended. This conference is grounded in data and is tailored for those needing, generating, or analyzing data to improve the business.

Lauren Howard
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The multiple content channels were great. The Q&A was handled well and app technology worked very well. The networking and size of the conference allowed many folks to interact and I thought the FTR staff did a fantastic job of talking with people and helping make sure the conference went smoothly.

Jason Wicklund
Land O’Lakes
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If you are new to the NA transportation industry or just struggling to understand how it works go to the FTR conference. They have a thorough understanding of the industry and a special knack for bringing in industry insiders & experts to explain everything you need to know. Additionally, the majority of the major OEMs and industry suppliers from trucking and rail send representatives to the conference which provides a great opportunity to network.


Paul Krasnansky
Corning Environmental Technologies
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I would say that the annual FTR conference is THE event for learning more about the state of the transportation industry and what is around the corner while meeting some new and old friends. The FTR crew do a great job of keeping you engaged and entertained while providing valuable insight into your business.

Beau Davis
Orscheln Products L.L.C.
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The speakers brought from various industries and backgrounds provide a wide perspective on what is happening in the transportation industry and information on current events that affect the industry as a whole.

Curtis Charr
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This was my first year attending the conference. From a content standpoint, this was the most informative conference that I’ve ever attended. If a fraction of the networking meeting that I had pan out, it’s a potential gold mine.

Jeff Miller
Select Carriers, Inc.
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The FTR conference is an extremely informative event, jam-packed with fast-paced sessions throughout the day. With all the right people in the same room, this conference offers countless networking opportunities. The FTR team provides the analytics and forecasts, and the speakers present insight on how their companies approach their transportation strategies accordingly. This is a great conference to attend!

Erika Phung
Americas Styrenics
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FTR does an excellent job of keeping the industry abreast of the macroeconomic forecast, but more importantly the transportation industry forecast. Their insights are invaluable for every industry participant from OEM to dealer, and from fleet manager to association professional.


Gwendolyn Brown
National Trailer Dealers Association
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The FTR conference is a high quality, information intense 3 days that provides a great introduction to freight transportation for novices, an update on the markets for decision-making and lots of social interaction in an interesting city and venue.

Rob Hart, AllTranstek

Rob Hart
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FTR offers insight into the freight & transportation market from the 30,000 foot level and addresses much of the ground-level details to have a greater understanding of our industry.

David Moniz
Heavy Duty Trucking

Sponsorships are available

Learn about becoming a sponsor for the 2024 Conference.