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2011 Regional Events

NASSTRAC Comes To Jacksonville, Florida

As part of its outreach to shippers in various metro markets throughout the country, NASSTRAC hosted a regional meeting Oct. 4 in Jacksonville, Fla. The event attracted nearly 30 transportation executives, many of whom are decision-makers with manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, including Pilot Pen Corp. of America, Anchor Glass Container, Baker Distributing Co., Great Dane Trailers, Stein Mart, Coach, Inc., and Colomer USA. Brian Everett, NASSTRAC's Executive Director, facilitated dialogue among shippers concerned about advocacy issues such as potential 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.

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Tim Harrison of Pilot Pen Corp. of America, Paul Klimp of U.S. Xpress, Tom Turner of Colomer USA, and Renee Lambing of PenscerSC.


Freight decision-makers take advantage of building relationships while discussing the unique nature of the Jacksonville transportation market.


Changing economic drivers in Florida, blending manufacturing with logistics, mile point, Hanjin and the deepening of the St. Johns River were hot topics of discussion.


Executive Director Brian Everett discussed details and observations from NASSTRAC's "Shipper Fly-In" to Washington the week before the Jacksonville event.


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