FTR Conference Less Than Two Weeks Away – Time Running Out to Register

09.06.17 | FTR

The FTR Transportation Conference is September 12-14 at the historic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, IN. This year’s conference has over 70 thought leading presenters and is the only conference which brings together executives from all the sectors of freight transportation, from equipment OEMs, to shippers, and financial analysts.

Presenter and Session Highlights

  • Darren Hawkins, President, YRC Freight: E-commerce and Final Mile’s E­ffect on LTL and Parcel Supply Chains
  • Patrick Ottensmeyer, President & CEO, Kansas City Southern: Trade in the Trump Era
  • Annette Sandberg, CEO, TranSafe Consultation: Trucking Regulations: An Ever Changing Environment
  • David Yeager, Chairman & CEO, Hub Group: Onward and Upward? A Mixed Picture for Intermodal
  • Jeff Edelman, President, Infinity Transportation: Rail Equipment Keynote
  • William Doyle, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission: Shipping in Transition: Crisis in the Container Shipping Sector
  • Ron Guzzi, Sr. Manager Carrier Relations and Sourcing, Home Depot: Trucking"Views and Analysis
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Key Issues to be Addressed

  • The overall state of the economy and freight & equipment demand, with prospects for the future. 
  • Business impacts from Amazon, Uber and other new market entrants. 
  • Government impacts from regulations, infrastructure, and trade.
  • Impacts from transformative technologies, short-mid- and long-term.
  • The future of real-time analytics and transportation demand forecasting. "Learn why FTR is excited about the future of big data as Noël Perry, Partner at FTR, presents ground-breaking analysis from Hurricane Harvey.

Although the overall economy and freight growth have had a remarkably stable (if lackluster) recovery, the pipeline for impending changes is full and the mid- and long-term prospects for transformative change to the freight transportation industry are quickly expanding. Yet which technologies will have the biggest impact? Which companies will benefit, and who will lose out? This year's conference will influence the way you view and understand the future of transportation demand.

More details about the conference can be found at

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.

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