FTR virtual conference series replaces canceled in-person event

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.        

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