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Talking Freight Webinar 8/28: Real Time Information

Date:
August 21, 2019
Topics:
Freight, News, News Homepage

n Wednesday, August 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., the Federal Highway Administration will present the webinar Using Real Time Information to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency.

Both public sector government agencies and private sector supply chain companies such as freight carriers, freight shippers, and third-party logistics firms (3PLs) have a vested interest in seeing freight shipments move efficiently.  Government agencies benefit by having less roadway congestion and by companies locating more industrial development in appropriate locations.  Supply chain companies benefit by being able to transport their goods or their customers’ goods more quickly and cheaply.  One innovation that has emerged in recent years as a way to increase transportation supply chain efficiency is using real time information to track freight shipments.  Tracking freight shipments provides a variety of benefits to both private and public sector organizations focused on freight transportation concerns.  For private freight companies, shipment tracking can help narrow delivery windows, lower shipment costs, and provide insights into methods to improve the transportation portion of the supply chain.  For public sector organizations, shipment tracking can help reduce roadway congestion and when working with private companies, potentially allow those government organizations to better target their transportation project expenditures.  Real time information can provide efficiency and cost benefits that then can be shared, both directly and indirectly, with the businesses and consumers reliant on those goods and the transportation network.

This webinar will examine ways supply chain companies and government agencies are benefiting from increased use of real time shipment information in freight shipper and/or carrier operations and in public sector transportation project improvements.  Register for the free webinar at https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm.