CVOC panel to highlight expert advice

Updated Aug 11, 2011

Robert LowRobert Low

A panel of industry executives will give advice on thriving with change at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference set for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, preceding the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Robert Low, president and founder of Prime, Inc.; Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight; and Russell Stubbs, president of CEO of FFE Transportation Services will discuss labor, cost and regulatory issues after James Hebe, Navistar executive vice president sales, kicks off the session. Jeff Crissey, Commercial Carrier Journal editor, will moderate.

Don OrrDon Orr

Rounding out the agenda on Thursday, the second day of the conference, will be an update on regulatory and legislative issues affecting original equipment manufacturers, led by Rob Abbott, American Trucking Associations vice president safety policy and

Ann Wilson, Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association senior vice president government affairs.

Other conference highlights include:

  • Keynote presentation by Karl Rove, formerdeputy chief ofstaff and senior adviser toPresident George

    W. Bush, who will give his

    insider’s view on Washington po

    litics and the 2012 presidential election.

  • The Future Truck, a presentation and panel discussion featuring Sandeep Kar, global director, commercial vehicle research, Frost & Sullivan, Max Fuller, co-chairman and CEO, U.S. Xpress and Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Co. and chairman of the American Truck Dealers.
  • Trucking’s Economic Outlook, featuring Noel Perry, managing director with FTR Consulting Group and Peter Nesvold, transportation and logistics analyst with Jefferies &Co.

Russell StubbsRussell Stubbs

Presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information, which produces Commercial

Carrier Journal and Successful Dealer, 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., Wednesday, followed by a networking lunch.

A networking reception will be held immediately following the program on Wednesday. The conference ends at noon on Thursday when the Great American Trucking Show opens.

For more details and to register, go to The event is sponsored by Castrol, Chevron, Espar Heater Systems, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Kenworth, PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Engines, Peterbilt and Valvoline.

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