International conference to eye use of ‘best practices’ in trucking

April 14, 2009
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will host transportation experts from around the world June 15-17, 2009, in a conference on efficient, safe, and sustainable truck transportation systems.

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will host transportation experts from around the world June 15-17, 2009, in a conference on efficient, safe, and sustainable truck transportation systems.

"The intent of the conference is to explore international ‘best practices’ in constructive regulation promoting heavy-truck productivity, efficiency, and safety," says John Woodrooffe, conference chair and director of the UMTRI Transportation Safety Analysis Division.

Entitled "Building the Policy Options Roadmap," the event will feature plenary sessions on the extent and future direction of domestic and international freight. Technical sessions will focus on technologies and operational practices that address productivity, the environment, safety, and infrastructure.

Speakers at the conference will include:

•Charles ‘Shorty’ Whittington, chairman, American Trucking Associations (ATA)

•Dan Murray, vice president–research, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

•Steve Williams, chief executive officer, Maverick USA Inc

"Building the Policy Options Roadmap" is co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Con-way Freight, and the ATA.

To register for the conference, or to view more information about each session, visit www.magictrucks.org.

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