FTR Partners with IANA on Intermodal Expo Educational Program


FTR will be involved in the organization and development of  educational content for the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Intermodal Expo, to be held in Long Beach, CA September 21-23.  FTR will coordinate the “Intermodal Environment” educational track, one of four major issue areas to be addressed at the Expo.

Program content will include presentations by FTR transportation experts Larry Gross and Noel Perry, as well as panels featuring senior managers of key intermodal players and well-known analysts covering the intermodal sector.  The goal is to provide attendees with a comprehensive look at the current state of the intermodal industry and the key trends to watch in coming months and years.

“We are very excited to be partnering with IANA on this project” said Eric Starks, President of FTR.  “The Intermodal Expo has been the cornerstone event on the intermodal calendar for many years, and we are happy to have a role in its transformation as it enters a new era.  We look forward to sharing our views on the fast-growing intermodal sector with Intermodal Expo attendees and hearing from the many other industry experts that will be in attendance”

Taking place Sept. 21-23 in Long Beach, Calif., the 2014 Intermodal EXPO will be a stand-alone event for the first time in 11 years. Plans are underway for increased opportunities for stakeholder interaction and more than double the number of educational sessions over previous years.

“The Intermodal EXPO has become one of the largest freight transportation events in North America since its inception over 25 years ago,” said Joni Casey, IANA president and CEO. “This year’s refocus on intermodal, combined with an emphasis on connections, dialogue, and education, will enhance the Intermodal EXPO’s value for our core audience and key intermodal stakeholders.”

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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.