20th Anniversary Specialized Transportation Symposium
15 April 2008
C&RA will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the annual Specialized Transportation S C&RA will celebrate the 20th AnniversarySymposium, 7 to 9 March, at The Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida, US. The event is expected to attract more than 350 specialized carriers, state and federal government officials, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Opening session speaker Dan Hartman, associate administrator for enforcement and program delivery at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is expected to discuss strategic plans to improve safety through regulations while balancing motor carrier efficiency. He also will examine FMCSA partnerships with state and local enforcement, motor carrier industry and safety groups.
Immediately following Hill will be Timothy Lynch, the American Trucking Associations' senior vice president of federation relations and strategic planning. He will explore the 2009 Highway Reauthorization and its impact on state departments of transportation and industry, the realities of transportation needs necessary to meet the nations growing demands, and the reality of a decaying infrastructure with the projected increase in cargo.
In addition, the event will feature noted speaker Michael Broome, who will elaborate on the qualities that make America great hard work, leadership, accountability, teamwork and service.
OTHER SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:
• Updates by state permit officials
• Impact of a successful safety culture
• 20 year retrospective of how the Symposium has nurtured partnerships between industry and state transportation officials
• 2006 Hauling Jobs of the Year winners.
Still another highlight will be the Exhibit Center, open two days, featuring leading companies that supply products and services to specialized carriers. At press time, 22 exhibitors had signed up for the event. This record number of exhibitors includes:
Aspen Custom Trailers Crane Rental Corporation Elk River Machine Company Kalyn SiebertKHL Group USA LJ Companies Lake Michigan Carferry Liddell Trailers Ms. Carita Inc. NBIS Construction & Transport Underwriters Inc. Nelson Manufacturing Company North Cascade Industrial People Net Progressive Rail Specialized Logistics Railway Industrial Clearance Association Ridewell Suspensions Rogers Brothers Corporation Talbert Manufacturing Inc. Trail King Industries, Inc.
Transport Systems & Products/Scheuerle VitalChek Network Inc. X-L Specialized Trailers Inc.
• The three hour Innovations in Action tour will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney World. Specialized Transportation Symposium attendees are also eligible forspecial ticket prices on Walt Disney Resort Theme Park tickets.