Super Session on future equipment technologies headlines GATS Truck Smart Summit
August 16, 2010
Ever-tightening environmental regulations, high fuel prices and continuing pressure to improve productivity amid a shifting supply chain will force ever greater changes to equipment over the next 10 years. How truck, trailer and engine makers will deal with those realities will be discussed during the SuperSession panel, “Tomorrow’s Trucks and Trailers,” held Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Dallas Convention Center.
Moderated by Jack Roberts, executive editor of CCJ, Overdrive and Truckers News magazines, the panel will feature:
- Jeff Jones, vice president, sales and marketing, Cummins, Inc.
- Ben Smith, manager, product strategy, Freightliner Trucks
- Craig Bennett, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Utility Trailer
Each panelist will present an overview of his perspective on how equipment will evolve over the next decade, followed by moderated discussion, including questions from the audience.
“One of our goals is to continue to offer the highest-quality content possible to GATS attendees,” says Alan K. Sims, vice president and executive director of the Randall-Reilly Events Group. “The SuperSession is one of more than 18 educational sessions held during GATS Truck Smart Summit.”
The second annual SuperSession kicks off the Great American Trucking Show, which opens at noon on Thursday. The session is sponsored by Shell. Those interested in attending the SuperSession and the Great American Trucking Show may register online at www.gatsonline.com. All registered GATS attendees may attend the SuperSession at no charge.
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