Leading members of the fleet trucking industry were hosted at Peterson Manufacturing’s Grandview, Mo., headquarters during its fifth annual Fleet Forum on June 14-15.
Forum participants included representatives from nine national trucking fleets as well as featured speakers from the American Trucking Associations.
Peterson holds its annual event to provide a forum for the frank and open discussion of a wide variety of issues impacting the trucking industry. Such topics include trailer lighting, harnesses and wiring, corrosion, equipment performance, CSA, emerging technology, future electrical systems and power demand, field service and more.
Fleet topics were moderated by Peterson’s Director of Heavy Duty Sales, Pat Clift.
The two-day forum featured a presentation by Pat Thomas, currently Chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. The ATA is a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking groups and provides the voice of the industry America depends on most to move the nation’s freight.
Danny Neal, ATA Vice President of National Sales, was also in attendance at the Forum and spoke to the group.
Included on the agenda were tours of Peterson’s vertically integrated facilities, where the company’s “Core Four” subsidiaries control every phase of production from engineering design to delivery.
Forum attendees also had time for some R&R featuring a reception at a classic automobile museum and a night at Kauffman Stadium to watch the Kansas City Royals.
“We look forward to hosting our annual Fleet Forum for years to come,” says Steve Meagher, Peterson vice president, sales.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with current and prospective customers, and to take a leadership role in innovating for the future.”