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December 14-16, 2020  - Virtual Conference

The 10th Freight in the Southeast Conference was held virtually in 2 sets of sessions with an overall theme of "Trends and Connections".  The conference showcased the changing conditions that are influencing freight movement in the southeast and provided opportunities to explore ideas to help transportation leaders understand the trends impacting all modes of freight.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th Freight in the Southeast Conference was held virtually which did not provide the usual in person interaction.  Small group discussions were incorporated in the conference to provide opportunities for attendees to participate in an  interactive setting to share and communicate thoughts on topics discussed.

Conference Summary


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Conference Program & Speaker Bios

Monday, December 14

Battered but Not Broken - CSCMP State Logistics Report


2020 Changes in Travel Demand, Congestion and Safety at the Regional Level


Case Study/News/Trends - Kentucky Riverports, Highway & Rail Freight Analysis Study and Kentucky Statewide Truck Parking Assessment and Action Plan


Case Study - America's Marine Highway Growth Opportunities

Tuesday, December 15 

2020 Changes in Freight Flows and Marine Terminal Gateways


Operational Excellence and Innovation

  • Tom McQueen, Georgia DOT, Moderator

  • Dan Cremer, UPS

  • Dave Malenfant, TCU Center for Supply Chain Innovation


Case Study/News/Trends - Short Line Railroads - Engines of Economic Development


Case Study - What is it going to take to KEEP THE TRUCKS ROLLING?


Wednesday, December 16 

Freight Data Strategies for Corridors of Economic Significance


Commercial Real Estate Trends and Challenges


Case Study/News/Trends - Arkansas Crash Analytics Tool (ACAT)

  • Jimmy McDonald, Metro Analytics, Moderator

  • Taunya Kidd, Arkansas DOT


Case Study - Freight Cluster Plans - Subarea Planning for Freight Movement and Industrial Development