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Welcome to the

National Freight Transportation Association

For over a century, N.F.T.A. has provided a forum for transportation executives of industrial firms and transportation companies to consider and discuss developments affecting the quality of transportation service; methods of enhancing transportation service; and government activity affecting the transportation industry and its customers. 

Join us March 25 thru March 29, 2020 at the Saddlebrook resort in Tampa, Florida!


Our Members

There are over 400 industrial and transportation company members (60% industrial users, 40% transportation providers). Industrial members are senior executives responsible for transportation/distribution for corporations that are major users of transportation services. Transportation members are senior executives of railroads, motor carriers, water carriers, and rail car leasing companies. Industrial member companies include most manufacturers of agricultural products, chemicals, paper, metals, automobiles, forest products, food, and consumer products.

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Because of the relatively small size of our organization, N.F.T.A. offers unique access to the top executives of the North American transportation industry. Meetings are well attended by transportation CEOs, COOs and top level executives as well as senior transportation and distribution professionals from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

N.F.T.A. has been established to facilitate communication and relationships. Members find it easy to make new contacts and renew past relationships; develop friendships; and create new levels of interaction. As such, doing business becomes easier.

Education and Professional Development are key goals of the Association. In addition to providing speakers on current business topics, seminars are conducted on specific transportation issues. 

It has long been the intent of the Association to involve partners and spouses at meetings. All are encouraged to attend and participate in business meetings and seminars. This allows them to become more involved with the member's business and career. Additionally, they too develop friendships with both members and members significant others, which further strengthen relationships.

N.F.T.A. offers unique opportunities for Problem Solving. Issues can be quickly resolved during meetings because the decision-makers are there. Members usually arrive with specific agendas for discussion and an attitude to "get it done". Both providers and users arrive well prepared to bring pending matters to resolution. Operating people are often included to expedite implementation.



Get to know fellow NFTA members through our bi-annual membership meetings. From thought provoking seminars, to relationship building recreation opportunities, we provide plenty of great opportunities for new faces to get acquainted with other NFTA members.



Membership in NFTA is by invitation only. If you, or your company, are interested in becoming a member, please check out our membership guidelines and application form.