As part of its outreach to shippers in various metro markets throughout the country, NASSTRAC hosted a regional meeting May 16, 2012 at the Southfield Embassy Suites in Detroit, Michigan. The event attracted approximately 60 transportation executives. The meeting was co-hosted by the East Michigan Roundtable of the Council of Logistics Management Supply Chain Professionals.
Brian Everett, NASSTRAC's Executive Director, introduced the discussion about the importance of advocacy issues, and gave an overview of the recent NASSTRAC-led "Stand Up For Trucking" Fly-in that took place Feb. 1 in Washington, DC. Through NASSTRAC's efforts, this event brought together 12 industry associations and 175 transportation executives who ultimately met with approximately 140 members of Congress, Senators, and their aides.
NASSTRAC's Advocacy Chairman Mike Regan, President of TranzAct Technologies, facilitated dialogue among shippers concerned about advocacy issues such as changes to truck driver hours of service, truck size and weight limitations, and a lack of long-range planning and investment in U.S. roadways and bridges. Best practices in transportation and supply chain management then were shared by Candace Holowicki, Director of Global Transportation & Logistics at TriMas Corporation and Mike Silvio, Director of Supply Chain Management at Cooper Standard.
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