International Conference Eyes More Productive Truck Transportation Systems

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will host transportation experts from around the globe June 15-17 for a conference on efficient, safe and sustainable truck transportation systems.

"The intent of the conference is to explore international 'best practices' in constructive regulation promoting heavy truck productivity, efficiency and safety," says John Woodrooffe, conference chair and Director, UMTRI Transportation Safety Analysis Division.

The three-day event, "Building the Policy Options Roadmap," features speakers from around the world, plenary sessions on the extent and future direction of domestic and international freight, and technical sessions focusing on technologies and operational practices that address productivity, the environment, safety and infrastructure.

Notable speakers at the conference include: Charles 'Shorty' Whittington, Chairman, American Trucking Associations; Dan Murray, Vice President, Research, ATRI; and Steve Williams, CEO, Maverick USA Inc.

"Building the Policy Options Roadmap" is co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Con-way Freight and the American Trucking Associations.

To register for the conference, or to view more information about each session, visit the event Web site at

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