PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, along with ATA's incoming and outgoing chairmen, opened the Management Conference & Exhibition's grand exhibit hall.
"While trucking moves America forward, the supplier and allied community helps trucking keep moving," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. "It is always a pleasure to have such a robust allied community demonstrate their support for our industry here."
Graves was joined for the ceremonial ribbon cutting, sponsored by Lytx DriveCam video-based safety solutions, by outgoing Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, incoming ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, senior vice president of state government affairs for UPS and Lytx Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon.
"The MCE exhibit hall is annually one of the finest displays of trucking technology and services and we are always happy to welcome our allied partners here," Long said.
"Without the efforts of our supplier community, it would be impossible to do our job of delivering America's most essential goods so we thank them for their efforts and for being here today," Thomas said
The 225,000-square-foot hall features nearly 179 exhibitors, including 36 first-time exhibitors, and will be open through October 20.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
SOURCE American Trucking Associations