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Talking Freight Seminars


Attention AICP Members

Talking Freight seminars may be eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits.

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Office of Freight Management and Operations and the Office of Planning host the "Talking Freight" seminars. The seminars are part of a broader Freight Professional Development Program aimed at providing technical assistance, training, tools, and information to help the freight and planning workforce meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow. Seminars are held via web conference on a monthly basis throughout the year and are open at no cost to all interested parties in both the public and private sectors. There is no special equipment required to participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet connectivity to view the presentations and audio can either be heard over the computer or phone.

Register for Upcoming Seminars

To register for a seminar, select the seminar topic in the table below. You will be taken to a registration form. After submitting your registration you will receive an email with the login information for the seminar. If you register for a seminar and later find out you can no longer attend, please inform Chip Millard via e-mail at

Talking Freight seminars may be eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits. In order to receive credit, you must attend the full seminar and login to the seminar with your full name or type your full name into the chat area during the seminar if you are in a room with a group of people. Visit the AICP Web site for more information about AICP Certification Maintenance Credits.

Upcoming Seminars
Date & Time Topic Description of Topic Speakers, Affiliations and Topics
Wednesday, January 13th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET Current Developments in Connected and Automated Trucks In recent years, significant research has been conducted on connected and automated trucks. Public and private organizations have tested trucks using various levels of automation. Some truck carriers have conducted over-the-road tests that evaluated the capabilities of connected and automated truck technologies. Though it remains unclear when connected or eventually autonomous trucks will be deployed more widely, the increasing number and percentage of successful test runs increases the likelihood that various types of semi-autonomous and autonomous trucks will make their way to U.S. roadways in the years to come.

This webinar will discuss current research being conducted by government agencies and private truck carriers and examine the state of truck automation within the trucking industry.

Overview of the Current State of Truck Automation
This presentation will provide an overview of current developments in truck automation from a technological perspective and adoption perspective.


  • Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting

Truck Platooning Research Initiatives
This presentation will discuss the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center’s truck platooning project, which has involved testing of truck platoons in testbed and over-the-road environments.


  • Hyungjun Park, FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center

Trucking Industry Perspective and Insights on Truck Automation Activities
This presentation will examine trucking industry initiatives to test connected and automated trucks and introduce those trucks more widely on the U.S. highway network.


  • Dan Murray, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Past Seminars

All Talking Freight seminars are recorded and are available for viewing online after the seminar has passed. An archive of presentations, recordings, podcasts, and transcripts from all past Talking Freight Seminars is available at

Freight Planning LISTSERV

Information about the Talking Freight Seminar Series, including upcoming topics and registration availability, is distributed through the Freight Planning LISTSERV. The LISTSERV also provides a venue for exchanging information about freight planning among public and private sector professionals. There are over 800 subscribers, comprised of transportation professionals from State DOTs, MPOs, professional associations, businesses, the academic community, and others.

Staff Contact

Chip Millard

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