Freight Roundtable

The Freight Roundtable was created in 2004 and consists of members of both the public and private sector. The Freight Roundtable’s mission is to assist in the efficient movement of freight in the Greater Des Moines Region. 

The Freight Roundtable meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 PM. Meetings are held at the MPO office and virtually on Zoom.

2023 Meetings

  • March 8, 2023
  • June 21, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • December 20, 2023

Freight Resources

If you have an active interest in freight and goods movement or have any questions about the group, please contact Zhi Chen.

AgendasMinutes and Materials
March 8, 2023Presentation Slides

Iowa DOT State Freight Plan (2022)
Des Moines Area MPO Goods Movement Report (2006)
December 2022American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry 2022
An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2022 Update
The Nation’s Top Truck Bottlenecks 2022
Predicting Truck Crash Involvement: 2022 Update
October 4, 2022Presentation Slides
June 15, 2022Presentation Slides

Talking Freight Seminar April 2022 (Freight for All: Defining Major Equity Considerations in Goods Movement) Recording (Passcode: #7290SX7) and Presentation Slides
March 16, 2022Presentation Slides

Talking Freight Seminar February 2022 (The Future of Technology in Truck Size & Weight Enforcement) Recording (Passcode: %p14fPky) and Presentation Slides
December 1, 2021 AgendaPresentation Slides

Talking Freight Seminar November 2021 (Emergency Routing Activities For Improved Emergency Response) Recording and Presentation Slides
August 25, 2021 AgendaPresentation Slides and Meeting Recording

Talking Freight Seminar July 2021 (Trucking Industry Resilience During Disruption Events ) Recording and Presentation Slides

Transload Facility Open House Invitation (Wednesday September 1, 2021 3:30 – 5:30 PM at 200 SE 15th St, Des Moines)
May 19, 2021 AgendaPresentation Slides and Meeting Recording
February 17, 2021 AgendaMinutes
December 2020 AgendaMinutes
February 2020 AgendaMinutes
October 2019 AgendaMinutes
March/April 2019 AgendaMinutes
January 2019 Agenda – CancelledMinutes
November 2018 AgendaMinutes
September 2018 AgendaMinutes

 Planning to attend a meeting?

Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need auxiliary aids or services should call the Des Moines Area MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.