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 on a monthly basis throughout the year and are open at no cost to all interested parties in both the public and private sectors.
These monthly FHWA-sponsored net-conference seminars provide a convenient and no-cost way for transportation practitioners to broaden their freight knowledge base and develop new skills to help them do their jobs better. Recorded sessions of previous seminars are also available on the Talking Freight link. A one-time, easily downloadable plug-in is required for first-time users, and is available at time of registration.
Closed Captioning is available for the live Talking Freight seminars through a separate web site from the Talking Freight web site. You will need to have the captioning browser window opened in addition to the Talking Freight presentation window. For closed captioning access at the time of a seminar, please follow the directions included in the login instructions that you receive the day prior to the seminar.
Talking Freight seminars are 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.
If you'd like to be notified about upcoming seminars, or read about past seminars, please join the Freight Planning LISTSERV.
If you missed a Talking Freight seminar, or want to review what you heard at a seminar, you can access the presentations in the list below. These presentations are for download and printing purposes after a Talking Freight Seminar and are in PowerPoint format unless otherwise noted. The archive includes the audio components from the seminars and a full text transcript.
Audio files require the Windows Media Player.
PowerPoint files can be viewed with the PowerPoint Viewer
PDF files can be viewed with the Acrobat® Reader®