Due to COVID concerns, FTR canceled their in-person 2021 Transportation Conference to ensure the continued health and safety of all those who had planned to be in attendance.
In place of the canceled in-person event, FTR is planning a no-cost, open Conference Virtual Series for the week of Sept. 13. FTR has lined up many incredibly knowledgeable speakers to present content covering truck, rail and intermodal — freight and equipment — along with an economic overview, FTR says.
Each day will have a specific focus and virtual attendees can choose to attend the sessions of most interest to them. All times are EDT.
Monday, Sept. 13: Truck and Trailer Equipment
11:00 a.m. – Technology: Completing the circuit on electric trucks
2:00 p.m. – Used Trucks: Heating up or cooling down
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Truck Freight
11:00 a.m. – An Industry in Flux: How employment and labor law are changing trucking
2:00 p.m. – Capacity and Productivity: Pre-autonomous countermeasures for a tight supply of drivers
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Rail and Intermodal Freight
11:00 a.m. – Rail Regulatory Debates: Both sides of the regulatory coin
2:00 p.m. – Metal Markets: Understanding demand for a key input to manufactured goods and the impact on the carload sector
Thursday, Sept. 14: Rail Equipment
11:00 a.m. – How Regulations Will Shape Tank Car Demand in the Coming Years
2:00 p.m. – Railcar Manufacturing Perspective: Exploring the market dynamics that will impact the rail equipment industry
Friday, Sept. 15: Economic Overview
11:00 a.m. – Economic Recovery and Demand Creation: What the data says about where we are headed
2:00 p.m. – A Wall Street Perspective: Transportation Industry Dynamics
Anyone interested in hearing from these industry experts can attend the sessions. As a bonus, the public is invited to a State of Freight webinar on Oct. 14 at 11:00 a.m. EDT with the entire panel of FTR experts presenting a comprehensive market outlook and forecast.
For more information and to sign up for all sessions including the webinar, visit FTR Virtual Conference Series.