Trucking outlook set for GATS

Trucking analysts Noel Perry of FTR Associates and Peter Nesvold of Jefferies & Co. will deliver their insights and projections about the trucking industry during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Aug. 24-25 in Dallas.

They will discuss equipment sales, capacity, fuel prices, employment and freight trends at the conference, which unfolds on the eve of the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 25-27 at the Dallas Convention Center.

Also scheduled during CVOC is a discussion of low-cost trucks and advanced trucking technology by Sandeep Kar of Frost & Sullivan, followed by a panel discussion including Max Fuller, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress, and Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Co.

Speaking on trucking challenges will be Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice president of North American sales. Rob Abbott of the American Trucking Associations and Ann Wilson of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will focus on regulatory and legislative issues.

Concluding the conference will be a panel of trucking executives to talk about business topics including the driver shortage, rising fuel and equipment costs, and regulatory impacts.

Keynote speaker for the event will be political strategist Karl Rove, who will discuss Washington politics and the 2012 elections.

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