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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 on the National Highway Institute Web site. You must register individually for each seminar in which you are interested. When registering you will be asked to enter your name, organization, phone number, and email address. This information will only be used to keep track of seminar participation and will not be shared with others. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly, as you will be sent login information via email. If you register for a seminar and later find out you can no longer attend, please inform Nicole Coene (Leidos) 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
March 22, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Connected Trucks – Research and Implementation Initiatives In recent years there has been an increasing focus on connected and automated vehicles, both by public sector agencies such as FHWA and by private vehicle manufacturers and carriers. Many truck manufacturers and carriers, particularly large, long-haul, over-the-road truckload (TL) carriers, are particularly interested in this emerging technology as a means to reduce their costs and increase their operational efficiency. In fact, many analysts believe the trucking industry will adopt connected trucks more quickly than the passenger automobile industry, due to the greater bottom line benefits derived from the likely financial and operational efficiencies achieved by using connected vehicles. Various truck manufacturers and carriers have already started to test the technology to improve and refine it so that in time it can be used for actual truck shipments.

This webinar will feature discussion about on-going, truck-focused, connected Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) research initiatives being conducted by both the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center and private companies.
Public Sector Truck-Focused V2I and V2V Research Initiatives
This presentation will provide an overview of Turner Fairbank's current truck-oriented Vehicle-to-Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Vehicle research initiatives, including truck platooning and related topics, and how heavy vehicles adjust their speed profiles to traffic signal timings in real time to account for higher truck traffic volumes and reduced fuel consumption/emissions through intersections.
  • Osman Altan, FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
Using V2V Technologies to Increase Truck Platooning
This presentation will discuss efforts by utilize Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications technology to increase the efficiency of truck platooning and help reduce fuel usage/emissions and enhance safety involving trucks.
  • Steve Boyd, Peloton Technology

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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