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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, May 15, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET
The Use of Emission Reduction Technologies in Freight Vehicles Freight transportation volumes continue to increase, and the increasing volumes mean more freight vehicles are transportation goods into, out of, and within the United States.  The growing freight shipments also mean more fuel is needed to transport those goods, which collectively increase the potential for vehicular emissions.  These emissions can degrade air quality, potentially creating human and natural environment impacts.  Many public and private sector organizations, including freight carriers and engine manufacturers, recognize the need to reduce the emissions created by diesel powered vehicles and/or use alternative fuel vehicles with lower emissions, when operationally and economically feasible.  Various clean diesel and other fuel emissions reduction technologies have been developed and are being implemented that allow freight carriers and engine manufacturers to achieve that goal.

This webinar will discuss some of the clean diesel and other emission reductions and alternative fuel technologies that are being increasingly utilized by freight carriers and developed by engine manufacturers.  It will also illustrate how both public and private sector organizations are working towards the mutual goal of reducing freight vehicle emissions.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Perspective on Emissions Control Technologies Research
This presentation will talk about the EPA's research efforts examining emissions control technologies and standards, and what technologies have been adopted to meet those standards.


  • Dennis Johnson, EPA Technology Assessment Center, Director

Diesel Technology Forum Clean Diesel Technologies Overview
This presentation will provide an overview of the Diesel Technology Forum's initiatives and how it is working with vehicle and engine manufacturers, freight carriers, emissions reductions-focused governmental agencies and advocacy groups to develop clean diesel technologies.


  • Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum

The Development of Lower Emissions Freight Vehicle Technologies – Engine Manufacturer Perspective
This presentation will discuss a truck engine manufacturer's perspective on the development and use of lower emissions vehicles and fuels.


  • Jim Nebergall, Cummins, North America Product Strategy, Director

The Development of Lower Emissions Freight Vehicle Technologies – Carrier Perspective
This presentation will discuss a truck carrier's perspective on the development and use of lower emissions vehicles and fuels.


  • Steve Larsen, Ruan Transportation

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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