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Integrating Freight in the Transportation Planning Process - WEB-BASED Standard Version

PROGRAM AREA: Freight and Transportation Logistics
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
6 Hours
0.6 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1

NOTES:This training is a prerequisite of another NHI training and is offered at no cost.


Freight transportation issues can be complex and involve many different stakeholders, all of whom have different perspectives on the freight transportation system. The challenge faced by many public-sector transportation planners is how to best incorporate these freight perspectives into the transportation planning process in a way that results in a safe and efficient transportation system for both people and goods. This Web-based training course will provide a greater understanding of freight trends, its stakeholders, and its issues, so that public-sector transportation planners are better able to incorporate freight into their respective transportation planning processes and programs.

This WBT course is an update of and replaces the instructor-led course FHWA-NHI-139001. If you are taking this course as a prerequisite for FHWA-NHI-139003 Advanced Freight Planning, you MUST provide your certificate of completion to the lead instructor on the first day of class. You will be able to print out your certificate after you complete your online exam. If you need help enrolling in this web-based training course, please call 703-235-0500.

This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Freight Management and Operations. To learn more about how you can achieve a certificate in Freight Management and Operations visit the NHI Web site at

In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, this WBT is also available in an accessible 508 compliant version. See course number FHWA-NHI-139006W for more information.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the stakeholders involved in freight transportation
  • Explain the role of different modes in freight transportation
  • Describe some trends affecting freight transportation, and their impact on a State's transportation system and communities
  • Discuss some of the common issues that prevent freight from being fully incorporated into the planning process
  • Identify key resources to help guide statewide and metropolitan freight planning effort


Transportation planners and freight transportation planners from State DOTs, MPOs, local governments, and Federal agencies.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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