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Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0344
Freight planning is an important component of state and metropolitan transportation planning processes. Because of its strategic central location, Tennessee’s freight infrastructure is critical to trade flows throughout the country. TDOT Long Range Planning Division Policy Planning Office is responsible for collaborating with transportation agencies and public and private partners to coordinate statewide freight planning efforts. To learn more about freight planning, download the Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan.
TDOT provides freight planning support to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) upon request by providing freight data (such as Transearch) and assisting with small freight projects. In 2013, a statewide Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) was established to assist in developing a comprehensive State Freight Plan for Tennessee.
FREIGHT NEWS AND UPDATES
Click on the links below to view or download the corresponding material(s).
- Statewide Rail Plan - DRAFT for review
- FAC Webinar - Freight Plan Updates (NEW)
- 2016 Strategic Freight Research Projects
- Statewide Freight Advisory Committee Meetings
- Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan (7MB PDF)
For additional information regarding Freight Policy Planning, please contact Dr. Casey Langford, Policy Office Supervisor, by phone at (615) 532-5824 or by email at Casey.Langford@tn.gov.
For information regarding the permitting and operation of Oversize/Overweight Vehicles, please call (615) 741-3821 or visit https://www.tn.gov/tdot/central-services/oversize---overweight-permits.html.
For information regarding Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, please call (615) 743-4990 or visit https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/cvemain.html.