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Trucking Symposium Tackling Key Industry Concerns

February 18, 2010 7:03 AM | News

A two-day symposium on the future of the trucking industry begins today at the Fort Garry Hotel.

The Future of Trucking Symposium will try to answer some tough questions, such as how to address changing freight movement patterns, growing environmental concerns, fuel scarcity, oil price volatility, and looming labour shortages over the next 20 years

The $67-billion-a-year industry employs more than 500,000 Canadians, according to the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council.

University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard will open the event, and Steve Ashton, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport for Manitoba, will speak to the gathering of 150 trucking industry stakeholders at the Symposium luncheon.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Further information is available at FutureOfTrucking.ca.

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