ATA gears up for New Orleans conference

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The American Trucking Associations announced its lineup for the 2008 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), which will be held in New Orleans Oct. 4-7, 2008.

“We’re delighted to return to a rejuvenated New Orleans for the 2008 Conference,” said ATA President Bill Graves. “We’re celebrating the rebirth of a great city as well as ATA’s 75th anniversary. This is trucking’s premier event of the year.”

ATA is returning to New Orleans for the first time in 10 years with a program that ranges from the latest on engines and fuel conservation to a generous sampling of New Orleans’ hospitality. Highlights include more than 15 educational sessions on new technologies, key regulatory and legal issues, economic and political briefings, and management strategies, as well as entertainment and networking opportunities.

  • Country music star Lee Ann Womack will enchant attendees at the ATA Annual Banquet – a gala conference tradition.
  • The newest and best in trucks, engines, technology and business services will be showcased at ATA’s Exhibition Hall.
  • Political analyst Frank Luntz, one of America’s top polling and issues-management consultants, will provide insight into the 2008 political scene and the hotly contested presidential race.
  • A panel of blue-ribbon economists will offer a frank assessment of the current business environment as well as assess the industry’s business outlook heading into 2009.
  • For further information about the 2008 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, visit