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ATA, NACV Show partner to deliver educational conference

TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) is partnering with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Transport Topics publication to host a half-day educational conference.

Scheduled for Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon, it will feature thought leaders and industry visionaries addressing a variety of topics.

ATA sessions during the day will include:

  • Strategies for preventing and managing cybersecurity disasters.
  • The Technology and Maintenance Council’s future truck committee, addressing future trucking technologies and business practices.

Transport Topics will host panel discussions on strategies for finding good used equipment, and making the case for active safety technology.

On Oct. 31, the ATA will host a lease and finance session. Also on the same day, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) will host a panel on the operational cost of trucking .

“ATA has designed every session to educate conference attendees about transformative technologies, fleet equipment and maintenance strategies impacting today’s trucking industry,” said Carmen Diaz, show manager for the NACV Show.

“We are excited to announce this exciting new event, in partnership with NACV,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. “This symposium is a great opportunity for attendees to take away actionable advice and information that can help both improve their fleet’s profitability as well as protect their operations from outside threats.”

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John G Smith

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995, when he was named the editor of Truck News and led the development of Since then he has been a contributing editor to industry publications across North America, served as a frequent speaker on industry topics, and been honored for his coverage of business and technical matters alike.
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