The 2016 Agenda is coming soon, in the meantime, you’re welcome to refer to the 2015 Agenda below on what you can anticipate at our event.
All sessions, panels and presentations occur in the Trinity Ballroom of the Omni Hotel Dallas
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
|11:00 a.m. – noon||Registration and Buffet Lunch|
|12:15 p.m.||Opening Comments
|12:30 p.m.||Keynote Speaker|
|1:45 p.m.||Trucking’s Future Now: Equipment and Technology
This panel will discuss how equipment and technology will evolve over the next decade to meet changing environmental, safety and infrastructure concerns, including the advent of autonomous trucks, platooning, and self-repairing machines.
|3:00 – 3:30 pm||Break|
|3:30 p.m.||Trucking’s Future Now: Freight Infrastructure
A panel discussion on how the expansion of the Panama Canal, the trend toward larger, fewer stores, shifts in intermodal and even the potential for delivery-by-drone will affect freight patterns over the next decade.
|4:45 p.m.||Presentation of Successful Dealer Award and Closing Remarks
|5:30 p.m.||Commercial Vehicle Outlook Reception|
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
|7:00 – 7:45 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|7:45 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
|8:00 a.m.||Trucking’s Future Now: Workforce
How will changing technologies affect the labor pool? Will autonomous vehicles solve the driver shortage? What could emerging technologies mean for driver safety and health? How will increasingly complex vehicle systems impact the technician shortage? Our panel will discuss these issues and more.
|9:15 – 9:30 a.m.||Break|
|9:30 a.m.||Trucking’s Future Now: Real World Applications
Having heard how equipment, the supply chain and labor markets will be driven by new technologies, this panel, made up of the nation’s most forward-thinking fleet executives, will discuss what will and won’t work in the real world.
|10:45 a.m.||Closing remarks: Brent Reilly, president and CEO, Randall-Reilly|
|11:00 a.m.||Conference ends: GATS VIP Exhibition Viewing Opportunity|
|Noon||Great American Trucking Show opens.|