The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is a nonprofit membership organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. NMFTA’s membership is comprised of over 500 carriers operating in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce that primarily handle less-than-truckload quantities of freight. NMFTA members collectively operate close to 200,000 power units generating approximately $100 billion in freight revenue. To do so, they operate a diverse fleet of vehicles, including heavy vehicles.

As a key stake holder in heavy vehicle cyber security, NMFTA works to educate the transportation industry on potential cyber threats to connected vehicle fleets. NMFTA hosts industry workshops exploring cyber security issues such as incident response, risk mitigation, data anomaly detection, and many others. These forums are attended by representatives from motor carriers, academic experts, government agencies, heavy vehicle manufacturers, telematics providers, cyber security firms, and other industry groups or associations. Presentations on various topics of interest are included and the workshops provide a platform for attendees to engage in the material and deliberate possible solutions. One product of these meetings has been the heavy vehicle cybersecurity bulletin issued on September 9th, 2016.

NMFTA conducts and sponsors research into heavy vehicle cyber security directly and through student research programs with the University of Tulsa. These research projects seek to develop benchmarks from which cyber security threats can be identified and mitigated as well as help develop the human resource talents needed to address this issue in the long term. NMFTA also partners with other entities including various government agencies and private sector companies to help educate and build awareness of heavy vehicle cyber security issues.

For further information, see www.nmfta.org.


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