NASSTRAC Annual Conference & Logistics Expo set for April in Orlando

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NASSTRAC announced its annual logistics conference and expo is slated for April 29-May 2 at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Fla. The event is tailored for transportation, logistics and supply chain management professionals who want to learn and network with leading experts in the industry. NASSTRAC says it provides education, advocacy, provider relations and solutions for professionals involved in all areas of transportation, ranging from full truckload and less-than-truckload to containerization and global logistics.

Sessions include the following:
• Congressman John Mica, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who has been invited to discuss his proposed highway bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs, and other advocacy issues having an impact on transportation;
• Shipper best practices featuring presenters Bill Hutchinson, vice president of global logistics and fulfillment with Dell Computer; and Rick Schart, vice president-supply chain, Gregg Sayers, director-supply chain transportation, and Bill Stover, director-supply chain operations, all with Stein Mart;
• Perspectives from top executives with truckload and LTL carriers on industry issues and challenges, and how shippers and carriers can work together effectively in a market tight on capacity. Panelists include Derek Leathers, president and chief executive officer of Werner Enterprises; Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight; Rob Estes, president and CEO of Estes Express; and Bill Logue, president and CEO of FedEx Freight; and
• Perspectives, insights and predictions involving freight transportation in 2012 from industry analysts John Barnes with RBC Capitol Markets and Benjamin Hartford, Robert W. Baird & Co.

The conference also features an expo of service providers where attendees can find viable solutions. Featured providers in the logistics expo include truckload leaders such as Werner Enterprises and J.B. Hunt; LTL players such as Averitt, FedEx Freight, Old Dominion Freight Lines, UPS Freight, Pitt Ohio, YRC Worldwide, Benton Express, A. Duie Pyle, AAA Cooper, Mountain Valley Express, ABF Freight, Estes Express, Canadian Freightways, Southeastern Freight Lines and New England Motor Freight; 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson, AFN, Tucker Co,, AM Transport, Yusen Logistics, H&M International Transportation, American Fast Freight, CT Logistics and U.S. Bank Freight Payment; expedited providers such as Express-1 and Panther; and technology providers such as Datatrac, RateLinx, SMC3 and Transite Technology.

“If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of transportation emerging trends and best practices, or wanting to broaden your professional network with peers and providers, NASSTRAC has it all,” says Eric Morley, senior director of supply chain for Best Buy Co. and NASSTRAC chairman. “You’ll be in good company with nearly 500 other transportation and supply chain executives, discussing creative ways to effectively manage your supply chain, which is particularly critical in a tough economic environment.”