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“We are proud to have Secretary LaHood join us at Jump Start," said SMC3 President and CEO Jack E. Middleton. “The Secretary’s attendance is an honor to me and to our organization and an exceptional opportunity for the SMC3 members, customers and transportation, technology, business and policy leaders and affiliates who attend. His keynote remarks will precede a CEO Forum, with chief executives from UPS Freight, C.H. Robinson and Schneider Logistics. Together, this high-level group of speakers and panelists will give attendees insight into some of the major trends affecting U.S. trucking and supply chains, as well as the DOT’s ongoing safe, smart, efficient, and sustainable transportation initiatives, which will extend well into the 21st century.”
The 2011 Jump Start conference will also feature:• Sessions on supply chain risks and rewards and social media and logistics• An expert panel offering transportation insights• Financial, economic, regulatory and legislative updates from industry experts• Special interest sessions on the temperature-controlled market; LTL costing for Canada, Mexico and the United States; and the benefits and pitfalls of supply chain outsourcing• The NAFTA outlook
For more information about the SMC3 2011 Jump Start Conference, visit the SMC3 website (smc3.com) or the conference overview page (http://smc3apps.smc3.com/conferences/winter/2011/overview.asp).