In a series of no-cost, public webinars to replace FTR's Transportation Conference, speakers will present content covering trucking, rail and intermodal topics. - Photo: FTR (HDT file photo)

In a series of no-cost, public webinars to replace FTR's Transportation Conference, speakers will present content covering trucking, rail and intermodal topics.

Photo: FTR (HDT file photo)

Due to COVID concerns, FTR canceled its 2021 Transportation Conference. In place of the canceled in-person event, FTR announced it will host a virtual conference beginning Sept. 13.

In a series of no-cost, public webinars, speakers will present content covering trucking, as well as the rail and intermodal industries.

Each day will have a specific focus and virtual attendees can choose to attend the sessions of most interest to them, FTR officials said in a press release.

The trucking-related sessions will be held on Sept. 13, and will include:

  • 11 a.m. EST – Technology: Completing the circuit on electric trucks
  • 11 a.m. EST  – An Industry in Flux: How employment and labor law are changing trucking
  • 2 p.m. EST – Used Trucks: Heating up or cooling down
  • 2 p.m. EST – Capacity and Productivity: Pre-autonomous countermeasures for a tight supply of drivers

On Sept. 14, there will be rail- and intermodal- related content, and Sept. 15 speakers will give an overview of the economy. Sessions will include:

  • 11 a.m. EST – Economic Recovery and Demand Creation:  What the data says about where we are headed
  • 2 p.m. EST – A Wall Street Perspective: Transportation Industry Dynamics

Originally posted on Trucking Info

0 Comments