Register Now for ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Oct. 16-19

Jun 24, 2010, 13:27 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the trucking industry's leaders at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E) in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 16-19, for four days of networking, information, education and entertainment.



"ATA's MC&E takes on a new significance this year. We have managed to navigate our way through some of the most difficult business times that trucking has ever seen, and it is as important as ever to come together, see new products, learn about new strategies and explore new ways to operate," said ATA Chairman Tommy Hodges, Chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc., in Shelbyville, Tenn. "MC&E provides the best forum for looking at and evaluating the products and services that will make us better truckers and business people."

MC&E is the trucking industry's premier event, showcasing new technologies and business services, with more than 150 exhibitors displaying everything from trucks and engines to software and support services. With abundant networking opportunities and social events in Phoenix, MC&E is also a place to cement the personal contacts that make a business successful.

Register now for the popular event, which includes a "State of the Industry" address by ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, an up-to-the-minute insider's analysis of the midterm elections and an overview of the key economic factors affecting the trucking industry.  In addition, Chairman Hodges and Transport Topics Publisher and Editorial Director Howard S. Abramson will conduct a two-part general session on new fuel economy standards for large trucks on Tuesday, Oct. 19, titled "Washington is Reinventing the Truck: What the Coming Fuel Economy and Carbon Standards Mean for You."  Part I, moderated by Abramson, will focus on likely engine modifications and Part II, moderated by Hodges, will examine probable vehicle adaptations.

The educational program also offers an executive-level post-graduate course including sessions on new technology, government regulation, and management strategies and solutions.  MC&E concludes with an annual banquet featuring award-winning actor and comedian Jason Alexander, who is best known for his role as George Costanza on the television sitcom Seinfeld.

To register to attend MC&E 2010 and view a complete program brochure, visit or call 703-838-1755.

"The market is swinging our way. We have focused on eliminating costs in our companies and now is the time for us to take advantage of the tools that will enable us to make the most of improved market conditions, helping to maximize our bottom lines and rebuild our balance sheets.  I cannot think of a better place to find the tools and knowledge that will help our businesses than at this year's MC&E in Phoenix," Hodges said.

The American Trucking Associations ( is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Follow ATA on Twitter @TruckingMatters (, or become a fan on Facebook (

SOURCE American Trucking Associations