Below are a few networking events you can expect for the 2024 FTR Transportation Conference; more details to come!

Indy Canal Run/Walk

Start your day off right with a 3 or 5-mile run, or a 2-mile walk down the Indy canal. A great time to enjoy the beauty of Indianapolis and engage with your colleagues. Participants also receive a complimentary running shirt.
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Women in Transportation Receptions

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Year over year, the Women in Transportation networking event continues to be a crowd-pleaser and will be back in full force for the 2024 FTR Transportation Conference.  

Join us for an evening full of connecting with your peers, drinks, and horse d'oeuvres!

Women in Truck Transportation 

  • Date & Location TBD

Women in Rail Transportation 

  • Date & Location TBD

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Evening Receptions

Truck Equipment Evening Reception

Sponsored by
  • Mon., Sept. 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
  • Grand Hall Bar, Union Station

Truck Freight Evening Reception

Sponsored by Atlantic Logistics
  • Tue., Sept. 13th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
  • Grand Hall Bar, Union Station

Rail Freight Evening Reception

 Sponsored by RailState
  • Wed., Sept. 14th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
  • Grand Hall Bar, Union Station

Rail Equipment Evening Reception

Sponsored by TrinityRail
  • Thu., Sept. 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
  • Grand Hall Bar, Union Station

FTR Golf Outing


TopGolf TopContender Team Competition


Sponsored by The Greenbrier Companies

  • Wed., Sept. 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Top Golf Fishers
  • Complimentary Registration for the first 50 players
This exclusive tournament game takes the perks of a traditional golf tournament and made it more social and exciting! With TopContender, you'll have:
  • real-time scoring across each bay
  • more networking and interaction opportunities
  • a fun environment that caters to all skill levels, including non-golfers
  • a Backyard BBQ buffet lunch 
  • (2) complimentary drink tickets courtesy of The Greenbrier Companies
  • time to make it to the Union Station for the evening reception 
Register now to prove you're worthy of the TopContender title!
*Already registered for the conference but want to add golf? Send an email to and we'll update your registration. 

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
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