In May, members of AMTR attended the first-ever Transparency18 conference put on by FreightWaves and sponsored by the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) and Georgia Tech. As the conference focus was blockchain technology, AMTR sent a multi-disciplined team to learn and get involved. Since AMTR’s audit work is focused at a unique intersection between shippers and carriers, we feel it is very important to be part of the evolution of this technology in the transportation industry. Niki Bolton (Truck Audits Manager) and Jim Sacrey (CTO) have since joined the BiTA Finance & Business Administration Think Tank where they will focus on smart contract applications, usable data structures, and the flow of freight billing, payment and auditing. The mission of the Think Tank is to create informative white papers regarding use cases and needs for blockchain, as well as to create prototype solutions, all with a focus on evolving transportation industry standards for blockchain.