NATSO and TCA Team Up To Offer Joint Panel on the Future of Trucking

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tapping into two highly-anticipated shows to create a must-attend event, NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced today they will team up to offer a special, joint panel discussion on The Future of Trucking during their annual conferences in Las Vegas, Nev.

On Feb. 27, 2010, NATSO and TCA together will host a panel of experts who will discuss the critical issues facing trucking and their impact on the truckstop and travel plaza industry in 2010 and beyond. The heavy-hitting roster includes U.S. Xpress Enterprises co-chairman and president Pat Quinn, O&S Trucking, Inc. President Jim ONeal, ACT Research partner and senior analyst Kenny Vieth, and Ernie Betancourt, former president and CEO of Innovative Computing Corporation and president of QuikQ LLC.

The transportation industry must continually transform itself to remain competitive, said TCA President Chris Burruss. This session allows opportunities for industry partners to exchange ideas and promote innovations that will chart a roadmap back to profit for everyones benefit.

Were crafting a powerhouse event with a clear message: Now is the time to create your future, said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. This is a pivotal moment to identify steps to take today to prepare our industries for tomorrows opportunities.

NATSOs meeting will proceed concurrently with the TCA annual meeting, enabling industry members to network with customers, suppliers and thought-leaders all in one value-packed trip to Las Vegas. NATSO will host its annual show in Las Vegas Feb. 27 to March 3 at Caesars Palace. TCA is scheduled to host its 2010 annual convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort Feb. 28 to March 3.

Sponsored by Shell Lubricants, The Future of Trucking session is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., and is open to all attendees who are registered for either The NATSO Show or the TCA Annual Convention.

The NATSO Show is a catalyst for industry innovation, annually delivering vital information, networking and a trade show targeting the diverse constituency of the truckstop industry. The NATSO Show 2010 marks the launch of NATSOs year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary. The lineup of speakers, exhibitors and schedule appears at www.natso.com.

The TCA Convention is a forum for truckload executives and industry suppliers to gather to share ideas, network and solve common management issues affecting the truckload industry. Approximately 1,500 industry representatives will convene Feb. 28 March 3, 2010, for this 72nd annual event.

Media Contact:
Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman
Vice President, Public Affairs
Phone: (703) 739-8578
Email: twlazlowski@natso.com