GATS adds economic recovery outlook session

The Great American Trucking Show is adding the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference to its lineup of events for August.

Presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, CVOC will assemble leaders from all segments of the trucking industry to share insights on the state of the recovery and what the industry must do to survive and thrive in the fourth quarter and beyond.
“The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference promises to be a high-level event that will attract even more key decision makers to GATS and will bring additional informational and networking opportunities to exhibitors and attendees,” says Alan K. Sims, GATS vice president/executive director. “This new conference, in addition to our existing TruckSmart Summit educational sessions, means GATS will truly offer something for every aspect of the trucking industry.”

The CVOC will provide critical information for all segments of the commercial fleet business, including fleet executives, truck OEMs, part and component suppliers, truck dealers, distributors, maintenance and repair specialists, and owner-operators.

“Our goal is to bring vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, parts and service providers and end-user fleet customers together for a day of information sharing and networking.” says Timothy Kraus, president and chief operating officer of the HDMA.

Held at the Dallas Convention Center on Aug. 25, the day prior to the opening of GATS, CVOC will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with an industry networking reception immediately following. Session topics will include:
• Outlook for freight
• Future of commercial vehicle technology
• Vehicle and parts maintenance forecasts
• Fleet Market Pulse
• Government affairs

More detailed CVOC program and registration details will be available in the coming weeks. The 2010 Great American Trucking Show will be held Aug. 26-28 at the Dallas Convention Center. For more information on the CVOC, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on GATS, contact Alan Sims at [email protected].