Transportation & Logistics

Our daily goods come from all over the world. As our societal needs grow, we need to address the critical issues affecting the planning, design and operation of the nation’s intermodal freight transportation systems. 

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) merged with CAESER in August 2020 to create the Division of Transportation and Logistics (DTL).  This division expands research into transportation and takes advantage of CAESER’s expertise from its other divisions. DTL, under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Ivey, will continue hosting the annual State of Freight conference.  DTL’s research focuses on key transportation and logistics areas described below and merge its research interests with CAESER’s other divisions; thereby, strengthening the Center’s research program.

Transportation Policy and Planning

  • Transportation infrastructure impacts on health and safety through research on livability, walkability and safe corridors for bike/pedestrians
  • Community resilience and disaster recovery
  • Traffic studies (i.e., traffic counts, traffic pattern and impact analysis)
  • Multimodal freight studies
  • Transportation surveys and linguistic analysis

Transportation Operations and Logistics

  • Remote sensing technology, image recognition and RFID/GPS/cellular applications
  • Drone technology applications in transportation and logistics
  • Traffic systems management and operations (TSMO) studies
  • Agriculture concentration: product processing, logistics, disaster resilience, and supporting technologies

Supply Chain Management

  • Supply chain performance
  • Supply chain visibility
  • Supply chain security
  • Enabling information systems and technologies

Join the 14th Annual State of Freight Conference!

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Join the first ever virtual State of Freight Conference December 3rd from 9 am – Noon.

This year’s theme is State of Change.

Sessions will focus on the significant changes that have occurred in 2020 and those that are expected as we enter 2021.  Expert keynote speakers and panelists will address:

  • State of transportation infrastructure in TN
  • Impacts of transition from NAFTA to USMCA
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the transportation industry
  • And more!

Full agenda is coming soon! 

Register today: https://bit.ly/32cjmsx (once you register, a meeting invite will be sent with Zoom details)


sponsor levels state of freight

Interested in sponsorship? Email Dr. Stephanie Ivey: ssalyers@memphis.edu