• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Keith Peterson


Director, Operations

Keith Peterson has more than two decades of experience in technical operations, customer success management, and both product and customer support.

Currently serving as the Director of Operations for the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA)™, he plays a pivotal role in helping to advance the industry through classification and digitization.

Prior to his role at NMFTA, Peterson started his career as a driver for TWT Refrigerated Transport, then worked in operations for System Transport and Interstate Distributor Co., all asset-based carriers. He then served in numerous strategic operations positions at Qualcomm and Omnitracs, and most recently held the position of Senior Director of Professional Services at Solera, Inc.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. 

Sessions With Keith Peterson

Monday, 30 September

  • 11:20am - 12:05pm (CST) / 30/sep/2024 04:20 pm - 30/sep/2024 05:05 pm

    Inland Academy: NMFC 101 — Simplifying LTL Classification is Changing

    The National Motor Freight Classification is a critical standard in less-than-truckload transportation, used to help determine base rates for shipping thousands of products. But the NMFC also is complex and, to many, somewhat arcane. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association is putting the NMFC through a serious makeover, looking for ways to simplify its classifications and how they are used, increasing the value of the NMFC to LTL carriers, shippers, and logistics providers. This Inland Academy session will analyze:

    • Why freight classification is needed in 21st century LTL shipping

    • The overarching simplification of the NMFC

    • The development of new online tools and training for freight classing

    • The views of LTL carriers, shippers, and logistics providers on classification