One of the greatest benefits of attending the Transportation & Logistics Council's annual conference is the opportunity to learn about current issues in transportation law and regulation from nationally known experts. The conference presentations, which are always informative, frequently touch on controversial topics.
That's sure to be the case at the "kickoff session" for the group's 40th Annual Conference, slated for March 17-19 in Nashville, Tenn. The featured speaker is Anne S. Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA is the federal agency that administers the truck drivers' hours-of-service regulations and the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, among other safety initiatives. Ferro will speak about those controversial subjects and provide an update on the agency's implementation of "MAP-21" (the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act), new rules on registration and licensing, and FMCSA's five-year strategic plan. She'll also address how these changes affect shippers, carriers, and intermediaries, and will respond to questions.
The conference features sessions on a wide range of topics, including insurance and risk management, supply chain cyber crime, and a special panel where leading transportation attorneys will address current issues and recent court decisions. The conference will be preceded on Sunday, March 16, by three optional full-day seminars presented by leading transportation attorneys: Contracting for Transportation and Logistics Services; Freight Claims in Plain English; and Transportation, Logistics, and the Law.
For more information about the conference program, click here or call (631) 549-8984.