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Highlights from the American Trucking Associations 2012 Management Conference

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Mark Flinchum, Chris Felger, Troy Hogan and Ben Lyon, of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, recently attended the American Trucking Associations (ATA) 2012 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Highlights from the conference include:

  • ATA president and CEO Bill Graves presented his annual “State of the Industry” address highlighting the economy and regulatory successes and continuing struggles
  • Panel discussion on driver shortage and the required industry action – turnover average 106%, highest since 2007
  • Economists expect U.S. economy to limp along with very modest growth in 2013, concern over the “fiscal cliff”
  • Exhibitors showcased latest trucking products and services
  • Mike Card, president of Combined Transport, was elected ATA Chairman 2012-2013
  • Luncheon speaker, former Governor Haley Barbour calls presidential election close and consequential
  • Educational sessions covered the following topics: CSA & driver impacts, navigation systems, on-board truck technologies, tax issues, top ten legal hurdles for 2012, wealth protection, dispatcher issues and sleep apnea screening issues

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