CVOC sessions to tackle trucking issues

| July 09, 2011

Max Fuller, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress, and Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., will participate in the second-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, Aug. 24-25 at the Dallas Convention Center.

More than 350 industry leaders from all segments of trucking attended last year’s inaugural conference.

Fuller will participate in The Future Truck, a panel discussion that will also feature Sandeep Kar, global program manager with Frost & Sullivan, and Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Co. and chairman of the American Truck Dealers. The panel will discuss Kar’s research on topics such as off-shore competition, telematics and alternative fuels.

Low and other fleet executives will discuss how fleets are dealing with such challenges as the driver shortage, high fuel and equipment costs, and regulations. Noel Perry, managing director with FTR Consulting Group, and Peter Nesvold, transportation and logistics analyst with Jefferies & Co., will provide insights on those same topics, as well as equipment sales, freight trends and capacity.

Other conference highlights include:

  • A keynote presentation by Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush.
  • Opening remarks by industry veteran James Hebe, Navistar executive vice president, sales.
  • An update on regulatory and legislative issues provided by Rob Abbott, vice president, safety policy, American Trucking Associations, and Ann Wilson, senior vice president, government affairs, Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association

The conference will be held Aug. 24-25, the day prior to and the opening day of the Great American Trucking Show. Registration begins at 11 a.m., Aug. 24, followed by a networking lunch. A networking reception will be held immediately following the program on Aug. 24. The conference ends at noon on Aug. 25 when the Great American Trucking Show opens.

For more details and to register for the conference, which requires a registration fee, click here.

The CVOC is presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information, which produces Truckers News and Overdrive.

Sponsors are Castrol, Chevron, Espar Heater Systems, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Kenworth, PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Engines, Peterbilt and Valvoline.