ARLINGTON, Va., (July 1, 2013) — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) will host an ATA Executive Summit Dec. 4-6 to explore strategies to maximize the payback for fleets making investments in technological advances and data analysis.
Under the theme "Technology-Driven Performance, Analytics and Answers," the summit will be held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Texas. It will be presented by the American Transportation Research Institute and Transport Topics Publishing Group.
The summit is a sequel to the ATA's first executive summit late last year on the future role of natural gas as a motor fuel.
ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said last year's summit "was so well received, we believe the time is right to broaden that focus and explore other issues critical to trucking. This event promises to provide senior-level industry leaders with the insight and information they need to position their companies for success in our rapidly evolving economy."
The upcoming event will feature sessions on improving fleet efficiency, using analytics and communications to bolster the supply chain and the latest advancements in truck technology.
"Our industry is changing every day, and those that refuse to adapt and evolve will be left on the shoulder as industry leaders pass them by," said Phil Byrd, ATA first vice chairman and president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C. "The ATA Executive Summit will provide attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to put themselves at the leading edge of these trends."
Details on the summit — including the opening of registration, featured speakers or how to become an event sponsor — visit the the ATA's website or call 703-838-1970.
The ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Comprising a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils.