Registration is now available for a second August Talking Freight webinar, to be held on August 28, 2019.




Date/Time: August 28, 2019  1:00 – 2:30 pm ET


Topic: Using Real Time Information to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency




Description and Presentations: Both public sector government agencies and private sector supply chain companies such as freight carriers, freight shippers, and third-party logistics firms (3PLs) have a vested interest in seeing freight shipments move efficiently.  Government agencies benefit by having less roadway congestion and by companies locating more industrial development in appropriate locations.  Supply chain companies benefit by being able to transport their goods or their customers’ goods more quickly and cheaply.  One innovation that has emerged in recent years as a way to increase transportation supply chain efficiency is using real time information to track freight shipments.  Tracking freight shipments provides a variety of benefits to both private and public sector organizations focused on freight transportation concerns.  For private freight companies, shipment tracking can help narrow delivery windows, lower shipment costs, and provide insights into methods to improve the transportation portion of the supply chain.  For public sector organizations, shipment tracking can help reduce roadway congestion and when working with private companies, potentially allow those government organizations to better target their transportation project expenditures.  Real time information can provide efficiency and cost benefits that then can be shared, both directly and indirectly, with the businesses and consumers reliant on those goods and the transportation network.


This webinar will examine ways supply chain companies and government agencies are benefiting from increased use of real time shipment information in freight shipper and/or carrier operations and in public sector transportation project improvements.


Enhancing Freight Shipment Visibility in the Supply Chain

This presentation will provide an overview of different ways product-tracking technologies can help companies monitor their shipments and provide transportation system benefits.



Third Party Logistics (3PL) Perspective on Using Technology to Match Freight Shipments and Carrier Capacity

This presentation will discuss how increased freight shipment visibility and real-time shipment information can increase shipment speed and carrier efficiency, and help reduce empty miles traveled by freight carriers, improving transportation network flow.



Public Sector Initiatives to Provide Real Time Information for Freight Carriers

This presentation will examine ways government agencies are working with various transportation stakeholders, including freight carriers, to provide real time information about transportation conditions.





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 


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.


In addition, those who are interested can obtain a certificate for 1.5 PDH hours.


If you have any questions about the webinar content, please contact Chip Millard, FHWA Freight Office, at 202-366-4415 or [log in to unmask] If you have any questions about the technology aspects of the webinar, please contact Jennifer Symoun, Toxcel, 703-754-0248, [log in to unmask].


Jennifer Symoun, PMP | toXcel
Business Manager and Director, Communications and Outreach

Office: 703.754.0248 (x8208)
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