The road ahead for freight transportation is bound to be a bumpy one, due to increasing regulation, shrinking capacity, volatile rates, and high fuel costs. The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) hopes to ease the way for shippers, carriers, and other industry players with its Annual Conference and TransComp Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 14-19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Educational sessions will provide an overview of the current state of ocean freight, rail transport, and trucking as well as address such hot topics as omnichannel distribution, the changing parcel shipping market, and big data. Speakers will include leading transportation analysts and consultants; executives from transportation service providers and logistics companies, such as APL and XPO; and representatives from large shippers, including Cargill and Home Depot.
At the concurrent TransComp show, exhibitors will showcase the latest information technology and management tools as well as their transportation and distribution services. More information on both events can be found here.