Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations at the upcoming Fleet Forum, scheduled for this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

She will be joined by Tom Sanderson, CEO of the third-party logistics provider Transplace, and Thomas E. O’Donnell, managing partner of the law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, as they offer their perspectives on how regulation is changing the trucking business. A moderated panel discussion will follow, allowing the three to share their frank opinions on the current regulatory climate, as well as take questions from the audience.

The event, set for March 26, is the day before the annual trucking show, which runs March 27-29 at the Kentucky Expo Center.

The forum will also feature an economic overview by Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst of ACT Research. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Fleet Innovators, as they share their insights on staying on top of and ahead of changes in trucking including: regulations, changing freight patterns, fuel economy, alternative fuels, going digital, finding and keeping drivers, and more.

The MATS Fleet Forum is a conference for fleet executives and heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry representatives. It combines the resources and expertise of trucking's two major publications, Heavy Duty Trucking and Fleet Owner magazines, and the largest trade show, to provide an in-depth look at the future of equipment and trucking.

More details, including how to register, are on the Mid-America Trucking Show website.