The September Talking Freight is now available for registration. Please visit to register.


Date: September 15, 2010

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Topic: Freight and Carbon Footprint: Efforts to Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability

Description: Due to rising fossil fuel costs and a greater number of regulations designed to improve air quality and protect the public good, many freight transportation companies are undertaking efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and lower their carbon footprint. These efforts to enhance sustainability not only provide environmental benefits, but in many cases are providing economic benefits to the companies pursuing them, due to more efficient fossil fuel use and resulting lower fuel costs. It is likely sustainability initiatives will continue to become more important for many freight transportation companies in the coming years.


·         Dr. Diego Klabjan, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University

·         Lee Kindberg, Maersk


Talking Freight seminars are eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits (for AICP members). 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.


If you have not yet participated in Talking Freight, I encourage you to do so. These monthly seminars, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, are held via web conference, which means that you view the PowerPoint presentations over the Internet while listening to the presenters over your computer or the telephone. There is no cost involved and you do not have to leave your desk to participate. More information about Talking Freight is available at  Links to past presentations and recordings are available on


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Symoun, SAIC, 703-676-6849 or [log in to unmask]



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