TMW Systems' TransForum 2008 User Conference and Exhibition attracted more than 1,300 trucking and transportation services professionals.

The conference held 280 learning sessions, featured 10 speakers, and hosted 46 industry exhibitors. The user conference is dedicated to helping trucking companies, logistics service providers and other fleet operators harness the power of information and technology for greater profitability.

Attendees represented all business functions and included executives, finance and accounting, IT, sales, logistics specialists, fleet operations and fleet maintenance personnel.

David W. Wangler, TMW president and chief executive officer opened the three-day event Monday morning with his keynote speech. Wangler urged the capacity crowd to move beyond traditional thinking and view the current economic climate as an opportunity to innovate. During his 50-minute address, he cited the freight industry's historical cycles of economic downturns and renewed prosperity, noted emerging societal and technological trends, and challenged the audience to seek out and engage in the fresh thinking, intensive learning and bold action that can transform companies and individuals for the better during difficult times.

TMW Systems' 2009 conference is scheduled for Sept. 19-23, 2009, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn.

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