FTR Announces Registration Open for 13th Annual Transportation Conference

05.11.17 | FTR

Early-bird registration is open for FTR’s 13th Annual Transportation Conference scheduled for September 12-14 in Indianapolis, IN. FTR’s annual conference is recognized for delivering the most complete and comprehensive outlook on freight transportation in North America. Attendees receive in-depth information from industry leaders on all the surface freight transport modes.  Presentations and panel discussions will cover the economy, freight demand, competition between modes, carrier & shipper behavior, and demand for new transport equipment.

“The FTR Transportation Conference is the only conference that brings together all the different aspects of the freight transportation world into one place,” said Larry Gross, Partner at FTR. “The freight transportation world is becoming much more interdependent. The ability to interact with Executive-level decision makers in all the modes in one place is quite unique, and extremely valuable.”

This comprehensive conference offers content channels to help guide attendees towards the sessions most appropriate to their business needs. The four channels are State of Freight, Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers, Rail Equipment, and Truck & Trailer Equipment. Over seventy industry thought leaders will present on current topics within each of these tracks.

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FTR is excited to present a new lineup on Tuesday to kick off the conference. Entitled “Freightology”, the afternoon will be filled with quick hitting presentations by industry thought leaders exploring transformative ideas in the freight transportation sector. The 20 minute presentations will provide attendees with thought provoking information, ideas, and innovations.

“As an industry, we need to step back and ask the question, where are we headed?” said Eric Starks, CEO of FTR. “It’s easy to get stuck in the day-to-day, even if your job is forecasting. Forecasts are based on assumptions. Big changes upend our assumptions and make planning for the future more difficult.”

The FTR conference is the premier forecasting event of the industry offering insights, knowledge, and strategic networking opportunities. To register for the conference and view additional information please visit

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About FTR
For more than two decades, FTR has been the thought leader in freight transportation forecasting in North America. The company’s national award-winning forecasters collect and analyze all data likely to impact freight movement, issuing consistently reliable reports for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation as well as providing demand analysis for commercial vehicle and railcar. FTR’s forecasting and specially designed reports have resulted in advanced planning and cost-savings for companies throughout the transportation sector. Learn more at