2015 Management Conference & Exhibition

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October 22, 2015 4:00 PM, EDT

Complete MCE 2015 Coverage

Look back at all of our online coverage — including stories, photos and video — of the 2015 American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Special Coverage, Business

Familiarity With Washington's Political Landscape an Asset for New ATA Chairman Pat Thomas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For Pat Thomas, senior vice president of state government affairs at UPS Inc. and the new chairman of American Trucking Associations, Big Brown’s gargantuan hub here epitomizes freight connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

UPS’ Thomas Takes Reins From Long as ATA Chairman, Calls on Congress to Pass Highway Bill

PHILADELPHIA — For his first act as the new chairman of American Trucking Associations, Pat Thomas urged Congress to pass a multiyear highway bill that would address the industry’s safety and infrastructure funding concerns.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Exclusive: Graves to Depart as ATA President at End of 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Graves, president of American Trucking Associations, has informed the federation that he will step down at the end of 2016, when his current contract expires.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

ATA Board Urges OEMs to Add Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

PHILADELPHIA — As American Trucking Associations wrapped up its annual Management Conference & Exhibition here Oct. 20, the board of directors urged the nation’s truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking systems.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Newhouse: Poll Finds Favorable View of Trucking Industry

PHILADELPHIA — A majority of Americans have a favorable view of the trucking industry and say that, in car-truck accidents, the motorist is at fault most of the time.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

New Chairman Pat Thomas Heads List of ATA Leadership Changes

PHILADELPHIA — American Trucking Associations updated its top leadership at the end of its Management Conference & Exhibition here Oct. 20, with Pat Thomas of UPS Inc. elected the federation's 71st chairman.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

'Miracle on the Hudson' Co-Pilot Says Lessons Learned Can Apply to Any Industry

PHILADELPHIA — Focusing on people more than tools has enabled the airline industry to improve its safety record, the co-pilot of the US Airways flight that was forced to land in the Hudson River nearly seven years ago told attendees at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 20.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2015

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