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NTEA's mid-September conference tackles topic of truck trends

Projections on truck sales, production and market trends for 2004 and beyond will be shared by economic analysts at the National Truck Equipment Assn.'s (NTEA) Economic Outlook Conference next month. The one-day conference will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich.The conference promises to deliver data and analyses of truck markets, truck equipment markets, leading indicators, and end-use markets such as construction and truck renting/leasing. It is open to company executives, management, marketing and sales personnel in the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry."The EOC will deliver crucial information unique to the commercial truck and transportation equipment market," said Jim Carney, NTEA's executive director. "The program is an excellent business-planning resource for industry professionals because it is tailored to provide them with the information they need to confidently drive strategy and make informed decisions."Industry experts lined up for the event include:-- Eli Lustgarten, managing director of H.C. Wainwright and Co., Inc. (New York, N.Y.)-- Douglas Clark, president and CEO of AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. (Cherry Hill, N.J.)-- Edward Sullivan, chief economist of Portland Cement Assn. (Skokie, Ill.)-- Kenneth Kremar, principal of Global Insight’s Industry Practices Group (Eddystone, Pa.)-- Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist of General Motors (Warren, Mich.)-- Stephen Latin-Kasper, director of market data and research for the NTEA (Farmington Hills, Mich.)Those who register on or before Aug. 29 can take advantage of the Early Bird conference registration fee of $175 members, $250 nonmembers. After Aug. 29 the fee increases to $195 members; $300 nonmembers.For more information or to register, call (800) 441-NTEA, or visit

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