American Trucking Associations is launching an Economic Summit that will bring together chief economists from several trade associations for an outlook on each speaker's industry and how it could impact trucking.

The first annual ATA Economic Summit is scheduled for July 20 in Arlington. Va., at the Westin Arlington Gateway and is aimed at the association’s motor carrier and private fleet members. The event will feature experts spanning several industries from manufacturing to construction to retail.

“We know trucking is the backbone of the supply chain,” said Bob Costello, ATA chief economist, “With this summit, we want to bring together experts from other adjacent industries to explore the state of the economy and trends that impact trucking and the U.S. economy at large.”

Among the organizations expected to be represented at the Summit are ACT Research, the American Chemistry Council, the Associated General Contractors, the Beer Institute, the National Automobile Dealers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Restaurant Association, and more to be announced later. The ATA’s Costello will also give an outlook for the carrier industry.

“Knowledge is power,” said Chris Spear ATA president and CEO, “This Summit will offer the opportunity for fleet executives to gain the insights and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.”

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