Trimble Transportation Marks New Record Attendance at 2011 TransForum User Conference
Nationally recognized speakers and industry experts highlight program agenda
Grapevine, TX--Trimble Transportation announced today that its annual user conference and exhibition, TransForum 2011, saw record attendance of 1600 participants and more than 55 exhibitors and industry partners during the three day event at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort. The robust turnout was an indicator of growing transportation industry confidence in upward rate trends and capacity stabilization leading to interest in future technology investments. The conference concludes on September 21 after three days which included more than 300 software classes, industry topics and business sessions.
“Our customers have demonstrated an increasingly positive outlook for revenue growth this year with steady capacity additions,” said David Wangler, President and CEO of Trimble Transportation. “Their willingness to send key staffers for continuing education on new product capabilities is also a strong sign of their interest in greater productivity and preparation for growth."
Keynote speaker at the event was entrepreneur turned alternative energy advocate T. Boone Pickens, who spoke on foreign oil dependence, our supply chain and energy options for the future. FOX Business Network personality, author and primetime talk show host, Lou Dobbs, also spoke on the economy, politics and national challenges. Other speakers of note at the event included: Satish Jindel of SJ Consulting, recognized industry analyst and frequent Bloomberg Radio contributor; Robert Voltmann, president of the Transportation Intermediaries Association; and Tim Almack, senior partner with KSM Advisors, a financial consulting group with a transportation focus.
The inaugural TMW Technology Awards were presented to seven companies for exemplary software and technology deployments at an evening dinner ceremony on the 19th, hosted by Howard Abramson, publisher and editorial director at Transport Topics.
About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is the leading provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics companies. TMW’s solutions address every aspect of for-hire and not-for-hire, asset and non-asset based operations. Customers include for-hire fleets, brokers, 3PLs and private fleets along with heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 2,000 customers managing over 500,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visithttps://www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682