HISTORIC NASHVILLE FLOODING FORCES MOVE OF TRANSFORUM 2010
Gaylord Texan in Dallas Replaces Damaged Nashville Gaylord Opryland
CLEVELAND, OH--Trimble Transportation announced today that its 2010 TransForum User Conference and Exhibition has been moved from the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., to the Gaylord Texan property in Grapevine, Texas, near the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
Following reports of extensive flooding damage to the original TransForum event location, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville and Trimble Transportation began working with staff from Gaylord to make new location arrangements. This year's event will begin on the evening of Sunday, September 19, and run through Wednesday, September 22.
"The sheer amount of flooding and resulting water damage to the beautiful atrium, hotel and convention center spaces at the Gaylord Opryland made it unlikely that the site would re-open in time for our event," said Michael August, VP and GM, Trimble Transportation and co-chairman of the TransForum Planning team. "The Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Texan organization worked tirelessly to help us make new arrangements at a sister property in record time, preventing any need to postpone or significantly alter our TransForum dates."
Trimble Transportation, Inc., the leading software provider for the transportation services industry, had scheduled its 25th annual user conference and exhibition, now known as TransForum, for the second year in a row in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The conference, which now averages over 1,200 attendees from North America each year, will instead take place at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, located about 20 miles northwest of downtown Dallas.
Added August, "Our hearts go out to the thousands of Nashville residents affected by this catastrophe, and especially to the employees of the Gaylord Opryland, who helped to make our TransForum event in 2009 such a wonderful experience for all of our guests. We look forward to returning TransForum to the city of Nashville for another year sometime in the future."
About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, including TL2000, TruckMate, Innovative IES and TMWSuite. For use with all major operations platforms in the trucking industry, TMW also offers TMT Fleet Maintenance software, IDSC ExpertFuel for fuel routing, IDSC Netwise for yield optimization and IDSC MatchAdvice and TripAlert to improve asset utilization. Customers include private and for-hire trucking, 3PLs and shippers, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleets, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina.; Indianapolis, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Vancouver, British Columbia; TMW currently serves more than 1,800 customers managing over 400,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.2 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.