TCA to host fuel economy summit

In response to the recent unprecedented surge and volatility in diesel prices, the Truckload Carriers Association has organized a one-day Fuel Economy Summit, scheduled for Nov. 15 in Chicago.

The meeting will include a forecast of fuel markets by Brad Simons, vice president of Simons Petroleum. Morgan Stanley consultant David Thompson will discuss the basics of fuel hedging. Other sessions discuss engine technologies to improve fuel economy, best practices adopted by motor carriers, use of auxiliary power units and application of fuel optimization tools.

The summit costs $195 for TCA members and $295 for nonmembers and will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton O’Hare near Chicago O’Hare Airport. For more information, visit or call 703-838-1950.