Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas, Aug. 25-26, 2010: Topics will include:

Industry outlook Eric Starks, FTR Associates, will discuss freight availability and rates, truck utilization and the looming driver shortage.

Capital markets Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, will cover challenges in access to capital, carrier M & A activity and how failures will affect trucking capacity.

Cost and productivity challenges Max Fuller, US Xpress, Leo Suggs, Greatwide Logistics Services, and Jim O’Neal, O&S Trucking will discuss ways carriers can tackle rising costs and falling productivity today and in the years ahead.

Environmental and safety policies – What the latest EPA and FMCSA regulations will mean for your trucking business.

Additional speakers include:

Dan Sobic, executive vice president, Paccar

Scott Kress, vice president, sales, Volvo

Rusty Rush, president and CEO, Rush Enterprises

Joe Plomin, vice president, Trucks, ArvinMeritor CVS

For a complete list of other sessions and speakers and to register for the event, visit