Industry Vendors: We'll See You at the Show

In a matter of days, industry suppliers and truckstop operators will come together under one roof for The NATSO Show 2013. Take a look at our quick tips to help you make the most of your time at the show.

Pack for temperature highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s.

Plan your time at the show in advance by viewing the The NATSO Show Schedule.

Start the show off right by attending The NATSO Show Kick-Off Session featuring Ryan Houfek of CSX Intermodal. Be sure to pack your favorite team’s jersey for Sunday night’s Super Bowl Party sponsored by CAT Scale Co. and DAS Distributors.

Meet face-to-face with key industry decision makers during the dedicated show floor hours on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Mingle with customers and take advantage of cutting edge education as you start each day with breakfast on the show floor. Monday’s breakfast, sponsored by S & D Coffee, will feature a keynote address from Tom Kloza of OPIS on the outlook of fuel. At Tuesday’s breakfast, Hank Suerth of Orion Foods Systems will speak on the Power of Brand Partnerships, a topic sure to resonate with the vendors in the audience. Tuesday’s breakfast is sponsored by Airgas Specialty Products.

Take a mid-day break to learn from key industry insiders during their keynote addresses and lunch on the show floor each day. On Monday, Bob Costello of American Trucking Associations will help the industry plan for tomorrow with his review of the economic trends and forecast for the trucking industry. The session is sponsored by Federated Insurance. On Tuesday, Jimmy Haslam of Pilot Flying J will share his personal insights into what the future holds for the truckstop and travel plaza industry. This session is sponsored by McLane Co. Inc. and Terra Environmental Technologies (TET), a CF Industries Co.

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Amy Toner

Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. More
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Highway Business Matters (HBM)
Supplier Focus:
AirgasCAT Scale Co.DAS DistributorsFederated InsuranceMcLane Co. Inc.Orion Foods SystemsS&D Coffee & TeaTerra Environmental Technologies (TET), a CF Industries Co.

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