NSC symposium to address truck, bus safety and security

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The International Large Truck and Bus Safety and Security Symposium, co-sponsored by the National Safety Council and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, is being held Monday, Nov. 14-Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

The symposium will bring together more than 300 practitioners, researchers and top government officials to discuss new research and potential recommendations for government policies affecting truck and bus safety and security.

Attendees will hear from more than 14 leaders in government, academia and business, including Annette Sandberg, administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Jacquelyn Glassman, deputy administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Robert D. Jamison, deputy director, Transportation Security Administration; Derek A. Sweet, director general, Transport Canada; and Kirk Thompson, chief executive officer, J.B. Hunt.

Research papers, group discussions and more than 70 presentations will address driver issues, fleet management, technology and design, and enforcement and compliance. Program and registration information is available at http://www.nsc.org/email/truckandbus/deadline2.htm.