Coming Events for March
Mar 1, 2001 12:00 PM
Conference to Address Trucking Litigation
Trucking litigation experts will address issues that influence daily trucking operations of the trucking business and impact litigation at the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section Transportation Megaconference V, set for March 15-16, 2001, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans LA.
Sponsored by the section's Committee on Self-Insurers' and Risk Managers and Commercial Transportation Litigation, the conference will provide practical approaches to transportation litigation for lawyers; insurance, claims, and risk management professionals; investigators; and trucking company personnel and executives. Topics to be covered include:
Current issues that affect litigation of a trucking case.
Interrelationships between the insurance industry and trucking companies.
Emergency response and accident investigation.
Technology advances affecting the trucking industry.
Education/Management Conference Slated
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) plans to hold the 2001 Education/Management Conference and Exhibition, and the event's theme will be Navigating Transportation's Changing Currents. This gathering will take place May 20-23 at the Nashville (TN) Convention Center.
NPTC 2001 offers more than 30 educational sessions over a three-day period. The event provides the opportunity to network with individuals from all facets of the trucking industry, coupled with a preview of the newest transportation products from over 100 exhibitors. For more information, phone 703-683-1300, ext 212; or e-mail email@example.com.
GATS 2001 Has New Dates, Show Hours
The Great American Trucking Show 2001 (GATS) has announced new dates and show hours for the upcoming trade show. The third annual GATS show will be held Sept 7-9, 2001, at the Dallas (TX) Convention Center. GATS has also unveiled new show hours. This year, the show will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
In 2000, the show drew 46,596 industry professionals from around the world and filled 371,065 net square feet of exhibit space. For more information, contact Sellers Expositions, 222 Pearl St, Suite 300, New Albany IN 47150; phone 868-349-4287 or 812-949-9200; fax 812-949-9600; or access www.gatsonline.com.
Distribution/Computer Expo to Mark 19 Years
In 1983, the first Distribution/Computer Expo brought together 45 exhibitors and more than 1,000 logistics professionals. Eighteen years later, the Distribution/Computer Expo 2001 edition will draw more than 220 exhibitors at the Navy Pier in Chicago IL. Seminars are planned for May 22-23; the expo is set for May 23-24.
This show focuses on software, systems, programs and related services, and is designed for logistics, distribution, transportation, warehousing and now supply chain and e-business.
Full details are available in a color brochure. To get one, phone 800-338-4112 or 610-458-6410; or e-mail with name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete details are also on the Internet at www.logistar2.com.
HMAC Conference to Focus on Compliance
Managing Hazmat Compliance: Fact or Fiction is the theme for the 2001 Hazardous Materials Advisory Council (HMAC) annual conference and exhibition set for Nov 7-9 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in New Orleans LA.
HMAC's 24th annual conference will feature professionals discussing what the government expects in compliance and what industry has experienced in practice what works and what doesn't along with break-out sessions and United States, Canadian, and Mexican regulatory updates.
Before the conference, HMAC will hold committee meetings November 7 and a board of directors meeting November 8. Conference participants are invited to these committee meetings: North American Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, International Regulations, Program, Education and Training, and Membership. The board meeting is open to members only.
Next year's HMAC annual conference and exhibition has been slated for Nov 6-8, 2002, at the Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe AZ.
Logistics Management Seminars Planned
In cooperation with the Council of Logistics Management, the Ohio State University and University of North Florida are co-sponsoring eight Logistics 2001 management seminars. These workshops will be held at the Marriott at Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach FL, 37 miles southeast of the Jacksonville International Airport. Seminars and their dates are:
Supply Chain Management March 5-9.
Selecting and Working with a Third-Party Logistics Provider March 14-16.
Inventory Management March 28-30.
Building Successful Business Alliances April 4-5.
Creating Value with Logistics April 23-25.
Strategies for Integrating the Supply Chain April 25-27.
E-Commerce: Electronically Linking the Supply Chain May 2-4.
Measuring Logistics Performance May 23-25.
For more information, contact Logistics 2001 Management Seminars, Building 10, Room 2427, University of North Florida, 4567 St Johns Bluff Road, South Jacksonville FL 32224-2645. The phone number is 904-620-1050; fax is 904-620-2586; web site address is www.unf.edu/dept/logistics; and e-mail address is email@example.com.
ArvinMeritor to Appeal Decision in Lawsuit
ArvinMeritor Inc plans to appeal the recent decision against it in the patent infringement lawsuit brought by Eaton Corp over the Engine Synchro Shift transmission system.
Judge Joseph Farnan of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware had rejected ArvinMeritor's defense that Eaton's patent had been obtained improperly, ruling in favor of Eaton on patent enforceability.
But Richard McLaren, lead trial counsel for ArvinMeritor, said the court's interpretation of the patent is not correct, and the company believes it proved Eaton improperly obtained the patent on technology that actually had been developed by another company.
We are disappointed that the District Court ruled in Eaton's favor, said Vernon Baker, senior vice-president and general counsel for ArvinMeritor. We have believed from the beginning Eaton's suit was meritless, and ArvinMeritor will appeal.
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