The goal of the 2015 transportation symposium was to provide clarity regarding cattle well-being, research, the current state of the industry, and the future of cattle transportation in North America. 

To that end, the Professional Animal Scientist has made the checkoff-funded symposium paper open-access. You can read the paper here. (http://www.professionalanimalscientist.org/article/S1080-7446(16)30079-1/pdf)