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I rode in a Plus truck changing speeds and lanes automatically on a San Diego highway last week. I interviewed U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. And I saw Billy Joel perform a surprise set at a Daimler Truck North America customer event.
My first trucking conference — the American Trucking Associations 2022 Management Conference & Exhibition — is going to be tough to top.
I met drivers, carrier executives, regulators, trucking association leaders and others from across the country and all walks of life in the industry. From them, I learned more about the issues on their minds, their concerns and their hopes for the future of trucking.
In case you missed it, we rounded up some of the highlights from the conference, including addresses by Buttigieg, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson and ATA President Chris Spear, in the special conference edition newsletter below.