Transplace, a leading provider of comprehensive transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the keynote address of President & CEO Tom Sanderson at the 14th Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Summit, August 9-12 in Irving, Texas. Mr. Sanderson will open the final day of the conference by presenting “Freight Transportation: A Seat at the Table, or on the Menu,” which will discuss problems with the U.S. transportation infrastructure and the potential impact on
carriers and shippers.
“According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the nation’s freight bill is $760 billion annually, and motor carriers handle $592 billion – or 78 percent – of the total spend,” said Sanderson. “The trucking industry and the nation’s manufacturers and retailers who rely on the industry to get products on the shelf are very concerned about our deteriorating infrastructure. Unsafe bridges and congested highways create both safety and economic concerns.”
During his presentation, Mr. Sanderson will address how the current environment – in which government budgets are already busted – challenges what can be done to ensure that our highway infrastructure is able to handle a growing economy with competitive logistics costs. He also will explore how solutions can be identified and implemented effectively.
The Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Summit aims to educate policy makers from all levels of government, private sector leaders and trade associations and groups about current transportations issues throughout the world. The theme for this year’s summit – Modern Mobility: Advancing to the Future – reflects the necessity of transportation solutions that not only solve immediate infrastructure needs, but also promote sustainability and efficiency well into the future.
This year’s event will feature a prestigious group of state, national and international dignitaries presented by the City of Irving and Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sanderson’s presentation will take place on Friday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the Las Colinas Ballroom of the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas.
For additional information on the upcoming presentations from Transplace, please visit the Calendar of Events.
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the
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