Register Now for the Specialized Transportation Symposium

- The 2018 Specialized Transportation Symposium, Feb. 27 – March 2 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis, has officially opened registration. The annual event brings together specialized transportation professionals and government permitting officials to discuss a variety of topics, including permitting harmonization, safety, regulations, compliance, and the most pressing topics in the industry. To view the agenda and register, click here.

The Symposium will open with a must-see presentation from Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group, and Ellen Voie, President & CEO of Women in Trucking. Recent research has found that companies with more gender diversity enjoy 15 percent better financial returns than those without women. As two of the industry’s leading female CEOs, the duo will discuss the practical and financial benefits of how changing your company’s values and hiring practices can lead to greater success.

Another highlight of the Symposium, “Uniform Permit Transport 2021,” will discuss SC&RA’s groundbreaking proposal for 100 percent uniform permit weight analysis and allowance. This panel discussion will feature two state DOT engineers and will analyze and debate the merits of the proposal. Representatives of SC&RA will also share a plan of action to fight for uniformity with the expressed purpose of saving members time and money.

Additional can’t-miss presentations include: Inspections & OS/OW Enforcement in the Midwest & Beyond; What’s Really Going on In Washington, D.C.? In-Cab Technology: Changing the Role of Drivers; and Bigger Is Better: Using New Driver Training to Break Down the Complexity of Specialized Carriers.

“This is one of the most ambitious Specialized Transportation Symposium agendas we’ve ever offered,” said SC&RA Vice President Steven Todd. “The value of meeting and networking with state permit officials and being at the forefront of our new Uniform Permit Transport 2021 initiative will be invaluable as companies look for ways to expand their efficiency and ultimately their bottom line.”

As always, the Symposium will also host an extensive exhibit center featuring 58 of the industry’s leading companies showcasing products and equipment on the market.

For more information, contact Melanie Khoury.

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