- Photo: Jim Park

Photo: Jim Park

The American Trucking Associations recently opened registration for the 2020 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for October 24-27, while also addressing concerns related to the current coronavirus pandemic.

“The safety and health of our attendees if first and foremost of highest importance to ATA,” said ATA in a statement to HDT. "ATA will continue to work with the state of Colorado, the city of Denver and the Gaylord Rockies Resort to keep our attendees informed and safe. We are excited to provide a safe environment for our attendees and enjoy the first in person trucking event since COVID-19.”

This year’s theme, “Moving Forward from Crisis to Recovery,” will focus on what fleets and the industry needs to do to continue delivering goods across the nation.

“Each year, MCE is a touchstone event for trucking and never has that been truer than this year,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We anticipate MCE will be one of the first opportunities for our industry to come together and meet face-to-face and begin mapping our road to recovery from this pandemic and its economic impact.”

According to ATA, the event hotel, the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, is elevating its cleanliness standard and have put in place a multi-pronged approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19.

“This event is an important part of keeping our industry strong and unified,” said ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express. “I look forward to joining my fellow ATA members in Denver this October to continue the work of moving our industry forward.”

In addition to opening registration, ATA announced some of its guest speakers, including former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) and nationally renowned pollster Neil Newhouse.

Even though registration is open, attendees may defer payment until September 1.

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