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FTR opens free virtual conference

Sept. 10, 2021
FTR has lined up many incredibly knowledgeable speakers to present content covering truck, rail, and intermodal—freight and equipment—along with an economic overview. Each day will have a specific focus and attendees can choose which sessions to attend.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, FTR has canceled its 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. Each day will have a specific focus and virtual attendees can choose to attend the sessions of most interest to them.

Monday, Sept. 13: Truck and Trailer Equipment

  • 11:00 a.m. ET—Technology: Completing the circuit on electric trucks
  • 2:00 p.m. ET—Used Trucks: Heating up or cooling down

Tuesday, Sept. 14: Truck Freight

  • 11:00 a.m. ET—An Industry in Flux: How employment and labor law are changing trucking
  • 2:00 p.m. ET—Capacity and Productivity: Pre-autonomous countermeasures for a tight supply of drivers

Wednesday, Sept. 15: Rail and Intermodal Freight

  • 11:00 a.m. ET—Rail Regulatory Debates: Both sides of the regulatory coin
  • 2:00 p.m. ET—Metal Markets: Understanding demand for a key input to manufactured goods and the impact on the carload sector

Thursday, Sept. 16: Rail Equipment

  • 11:00 a.m. ET—How Regulations Will Shape Tank Car Demand in the Coming Years
  • 2:00 p.m. ET—Railcar Manufacturing Perspective: Exploring the market dynamics that will impact the rail equipment industry

Friday, Sept. 17: Economic Overview

  • 11:00 a.m. ET—Economic Recovery and Demand Creation:  What the data says about where we are headed
  • 2:00 p.m. ET—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. ET with the entire panel of FTR experts presenting a comprehensive market outlook and forecast.

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