UPS, Schneider National & Pacer Cartage to Discuss the Technologies that Slashed Fleet Costs

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CIOs and senior Fleet IT executives from Schneider, UPS, AAA Cooper, Dynamex, MVT, USPS, Praxair, Averitt Express, Pacer Cartage, Bennett, Pitt Ohio Express, Shaw Industries, True Value and many others will share how their IT and technology investment strategies have yielded dramatic cost cuts during the recession at the 7th truckIT Forum taking place October 20-21 in Dallas.

CIOs and senior Fleet IT executives from Schneider, UPS, AAA Cooper, Dynamex, MVT, USPS, Praxair, Averitt Express, Pacer Cartage, Bennett, Pitt Ohio Express, Shaw Industries, True Value and many others will share how their IT and technology investment strategies have yielded dramatic cost cuts during the recession at the 7th truckIT Forum taking place October 20-21 in Dallas.

Qualified CIOs, VPs of IT and Fleet Managers can apply for complimentary passes and hotel nights to attend the event, simply by registering online: http://www.truckitforum.com/register.shtml

In a year when many transportation companies have reduced or eliminated technology investments, the CIO speakers at the truckIT Forum have deliberately invested in technologies that reduce operational costs and improve efficiencies.

The 2009 agenda will focus around four specific business areas where technology has made a dramatic difference to fleet operation costs: Asset Management, Driver Management, IT Infrastructure and Green. Unlike a large-scale trade show, the Forum zeroes in on high-level strategy sharing, discussion, debate and networking to provide each attendee with valuable knowledge they can put to use at their companies.

Each Cost-Cutting themed session will feature key speakers from industry leaders:

  • Session 1: Asset Management focuses on eliminating inefficiencies and dramatically reducing operational costs lead by speakers: Jeff Jones, VP IT, UPS; Frank Scheer, contract officer, USPS; and George Carpenter, Director Project WMS, Army & Airforce Exchange.
  • Session 2: Driver Management focuses on Maximizing Your People Power. With speakers Terry Bourgeois, Director Distribution and Applications Engineering Praxair Inc; Gary Palmer, Senior Director Transportation, True Value Company; Val Noel, President, Pacer Cartage, and Hunter Hughes, Manager of Fleet Operations, Austin Powder Co.
  • Session 3: IT Infrastructure, looks at the back-office Solutions that make a real operational difference. Discussions lead by Scott Sullivan, CIO, Pitt Ohio Express; Mike Cisek, Director of Emerging Infrastructure & Operation Support, Pitt Ohio Express; and Robert Eads, CIO, Bennett International.
  • Session 4: Green Fleets looks at how to slash fuel budgets and comply with 2010 regulations. Discussions lead by Chuck Odom, VP Global Development, Averitt Express and Mike Kelley, Director of IT, MVT.

More information and related resources - including the Annual Fleet Technology Report - is available online http://www.truckitforum.com/register.shtml. Or contact Emma Miller: toll free (from US only) 1-800-814-3459 ext. 299 or +44 207 375 7178

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