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.
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:
W. Bush, who will give his
insider’s view on Washington po
litics and the 2012 presidential election.
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 www.cvoconline.com. The event is sponsored by Castrol, Chevron, Espar Heater Systems, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Kenworth, PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Engines, Peterbilt and Valvoline.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.