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FHWA Talking Freight Webinar: State of Logistics Report

September 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


On Wednesday, September 16, 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration will hold the webinar “2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report” as part of its monthly Talking Freight professional development series. The State of Logistics Report is one of the most important reports in the goods movement and freight logistics industry, providing an overview of current goods movement and freight logistics trends, and freight volumes and economic health of the various freight transportation mode industries. Understanding the lay of the land in the goods movement and freight logistics industry can help both public and private sector transportation organizations better understand current and possible future freight transportation planning needs. It can also provide insights into the business aspects of freight transportation, information typically not available to or examined by many public sector freight transportation professionals. Finally, when examined in concert with transportation infrastructure needs, it can help government sector transportation officials gain better understanding of the impact infrastructure investment, or lack thereof, can have on supply chain operations and ultimately business sustainability. Register for free here.

This webinar will provide information on the current state of freight logistics in the United States, including some information about recent freight transportation trends.  It will also examine current freight transportation infrastructure needs, and how supply chain companies need to balance freight transportation demand trends with freight infrastructure availability and quality.


2015 CSCMP State of Logistics Report – Overview of Current Freight Transportation Logistics Trends

This presentation will focus on the overall state of freight logistics in the United States, and provide insights into the current state of the each of the freight transportation modes, including the trucking, railroad, and international marine shipping industries.


  • Rosalyn Wilson, Parsons Corporation; primary author of the 2015 State of Logistics Report


State of U.S. Freight Transportation Infrastructure

This presentation will discuss the current state of the United States’ freight transportation infrastructure, in particular examining how the infrastructure can support or undermine freight transportation movements.


  • Emily Feemstra or Brian Pallasch, American Society of Civil Engineers, Infrastructure Initiatives Division


Supply Chain Management Perspective on Current Transportation Logistics and Transportation Infrastructure Needs

This presentation will discuss how companies engaged in supply chain management utilize the State of Logistics Report, are impacted positively or negatively by the current U.S. transportation infrastructure, and what implications current trends in both have on future supply chain needs.


  • Andy Moses, Penske Logistics, Senior Vice-President of Global Products


September 16, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Federal Highway Administration

Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.