ATA Announces Conference Highlights

July 19, 2011

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American Trucking Associations announced highlights of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled for October 15-18 in Grapevine, Texas.

"Our industry faces numerous challenges, both political and economic, after the Great Recession," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said, "by coming together at MC&E attendees will be putting themselves in a position to succeed."

Among the highlights of this year's MC&E are:

* The ATA Advocacy and Government Affairs Luncheon, featuring Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

* All Eyes on the Economy, a panel featuring Fox Business Channel host Stuart Varney with panelists ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, American Petroleum Institute's Chief Economist John Felmy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Martin Regalia.

* A panel of leading industry executives on trucking's post-recession challenges featuring Gary Salisbury, President & CEO, Fikes Truck Line; Tom Voelkel, President & COO, Dupre' Logistics; Steve Williams, Chairman & CEO, Maverick USA, Inc. and Douglas Stotlar, President & CEO, Con-way Inc., moderated by Transport Topics Publisher and Editorial Director Howard S. Abramson.

In addition, MC&E will feature education sessions on topics important to industry executives ranging from the impact of new federal rules and regulations to human resource management and how trucking can best give back to the community.

This year's meeting will also feature entertainment from Grammy-nominated country stars Diamond Rio and author Jenna Bush Hager as the featured speaker on the spouse and guest program.

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