Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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CVOC: Smart spec’ing, buying more important than ever

The trucking industry has changed drastically in the past 10 years, making spec'ing and buying equipment much more complicated than ever before for fleets, said panelists during a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Thursday morning.

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Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

Trucking has recovered from the recession much better than the economy at large, but the rebound slowed in recent months, economist Jim Meil said. Various domestic and global trends cast doubt on what’s next. Meil, vice president and chief economist for Eaton Corp., addressed the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas today. A former professor, Meil rated the state of trucking a B+. That’s largely due to a rebound in U.S. manufacturing (B) and non-defense capital spending ...

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John Anderson to play at Great American Trucking Show

Multi-award winning singer John Anderson will play a free concert for GATS attendees Friday, Aug. 24.

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Big D blowout: John Anderson highlights Dallas show

Country star John Anderson, national championship truck competition and more distinguish event-packed 2012 GATS

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Fleet conference to discuss viability of alt fuels

The CVOC, held prior to GATS, will feature much discussion on natural gas as a viable fuel option.

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FMCSA nixes EOBR mandate, states looking for trucking options, U.S. trucker jailed in Mexico

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Pollster Frank Luntz to give CVOC keynote address

Frank Luntz, dubbed the “hottest pollster” in America by The Boston Globe, will be the keynote speaker at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Aug. 22-23, in Dallas, Texas,

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GATS attracts visitors, exhibitors

The show also generated greater participation from trade groups that held meetings before or concurrently with GATS.

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Panel discusses response to CSA, hours of service

A panel of three fleet executives discussed Thursday morning the changing outlook of the trucking industry during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. CSA regulations, electronic on-board recorders, hours of service and driver recruitment have garnered attention from fleets recently. Russell Stubbs, president and CEO of FFE Transportation Services; Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc.; and Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight Lines, discussed the impact of these issues on truck ...

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