July 20 Event will Gather Experts from Many Industries to Discuss Trends and Economy

Arlington, Va. - American Trucking Associations announced it will be hosting the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members.

“We know trucking is the backbone of the supply chain,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, “and with this summit, we want to bring together experts from other adjacent industries to explore the state of the economy and trends that impact trucking and the U.S. economy at large.”

The Summit will bring together chief economists from several trade associations for an outlook on their respective industries, spanning from manufacturing to construction to retail. Attendees will gain a broad perspective on the state of the economy and forecasts in the supply chain ecosystem that they can use to strategize their budgets and future plans.

“Knowledge is power,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear, “and this Summit will offer the opportunity for fleet executives to gain the insights and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.”

Among the organizations expected to be represented at the Summit are ACT Research, the American Chemistry Council, the Associated General Contractors, the Beer Institute, the National Automobile Dealers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Restaurant Association and more to be announced later. Bob Costello will also give an outlook for the motor carrier industry.