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Key Points from the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s 2012 Annual Management Conference

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Andy Belser and Jason Miller, from Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, attended the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s 2012 Annual Management Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on September 18 and 19. Approximately 100 carrier and allied member companies (approximately 400 attendees) were represented at the conference. Conference highlights include:

  • A trucking industry roundtable, which included Mike Gerdin, chairman and CEO of Heartland Express; Aaron Tennant, president of Tennant Truck Lines; and Kevin Knight, chairman and CEO of Knight Transportation discussing the following topics:
    • Continued driver shortage
    • U.S. economy and expectations for 2013
    • The upcoming presidential election  
  • An economic update from economist Anirban Basu on the following topics:
    • Expectation of slow growth into 2013
    • Housing sector has shown some improvement
    • Discussion of unemployment and the unemployment rate 
  • An energy update from Michael Zehr of Consumer Energy Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the thoughtful utilization of energy resources to help ensure improved domestic and global energy security and stable prices for consumers
  • Inspiratonal words from Darren Woodson, former Dallas Cowboy, about the importance of the competitive spirit

Thank you to the IMTA staff for organizing a terrific conference.

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