How to Get the Most Out of Freight Planning

Keith Bucklew
Keith Bucklew

The latest in HDR’s Experts Talk Transportation series features Keith Bucklew, a freight planning expert with decades of experience in developing transportation systems that keep goods moving. He shares insights on recent supply chain issues, as well as examples of entities that have been able to successfully mitigate issues. He also shares the importance of long-term freight planning and how it can elevate a local economy.

“Freight movement can be best understood and visualized as the economy in motion,” he said. “Moving goods and commodities from their point of origin or point of manufacture to the customer is necessary to consummate a transaction. Nothing happens until something moves. Freight mobility is all about getting the right product, to the right place, at the right time, to the right person, for the right price.”

Bucklew is HDR’s freight planning practice leader and provides direction and guidance for freight planning projects. He has more than three decades of varied experience in the public and the private sector. Bucklew knows how to help agencies go beyond the requirements and create a freight plan that truly benefits the entire community.

Read the whole interview on effective freight planning.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

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