ATA Chief Economist Gives Trucking Forecast at NationaLease 67th Annual Meeting

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Bob Costello, Chief Economist for the ATA, will address trucking’s present and future at the NationaLease 67th Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-19, in San Francisco.

Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Vice President for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), will be a featured speaker at the NationaLease 67th Annual Meeting September 18-19 in San Francisco. The gathering of the North American network of 175 independently owned, full service truck leasing companies takes place at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

A favorite with the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and FOX Business Channel, Costello will discuss trucking economic indicators, the financial health of the motor carrier industry, driver issues, fuel prices, and federal legislation affecting the industry. In 2010, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation appointed Costello to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics, which advises the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. He testifies regularly at Congressional hearing on trucking issues.

The NationaLease Annual Meeting brings together invited speakers, industry experts, member companies, and exhibitors to tackle a variety of topics, including lowering operating costs, improving customer service, capitalizing on national accounts, and maximizing the benefits of NationaLease membership.

Information about sponsorships or exhibiting at the Annual Meeting, as well as attendee registration is available at the NationaLease Website or by contacting Kate Barnes at kbarnes(at)nationalease(dot)com.

About NationaLease

NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with more than 600 services locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, a combined customer fleet of 125,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers, and annual revenue in excess of $4 billion. The company provides comprehensive services for private fleets and transportation service providers and now comprises 175 independent businesses employing 22,000 people. Member companies boast a customer retention rate in excess of 98%.


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