Chairman Charles D. Nottingham of the Surface Transportation Board will share his perspectives on critical issues facing U.S transportation at the NASSTRAC 2007 Annual Conference and Expo. The educational and networking conference will take place at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Seaworld May 6-9, 2007 in Orlando, Fla.


NASSTRAC (otherwise known as the National Shipper's Strategic Transportation Council) provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions to transportation, logistics and supply chain management professionals who manage freight across all modes. Now in its second year at the Orlando venue, NASSTRAC will offer general sessions, executive panels, and a comprehensive exhibition for transportation professionals who want to learn and network with leading veterans and progressive peers in the industry.


Nottingham's keynote will address insights on pending legislation, highway funding, and productivity challenges. For over eight years, his career has focused on finding solutions and implementing innovation in the surface transportation arena. Other presenters at the NASSTRAC conference include Robert Engle, vice president supply chain for Dole Foods; Joseph Bryan, managing director of global trade and transportation practice, Global Insights; John Cutler, NASSTRAC legal counsel; Tim Lynch, senior vice president, American Trucking Association; Tom Anderson, president ANI Pharmaceutical; Joe Estrella, director of transportation & logistics network, CVS/pharmacy and various

CEOs from trucking carriers.  


"This is a superb environment that promotes strategic thinking, learning, and invaluable networking," said NASSTRAC president Gail Rutkowski of AIMS Logistics. "For repeat attendees or first-time attendees, there's no doubt the well thought-out content will help transportation and logistics professionals increase efficiencies, streamline the supply chain, and increase the bottom line for their organization."


Early bird registration for NASSTRAC members is $595 and $795 for non-members if registered by March 9, 2007. For online registration, agenda, sessions, accommodations and more, visit; or call NASSTRAC at 952/442-8850 ext. 208.


NASSTRAC provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions for professionals involved in all areas of transportation, ranging from full truckload and LTL to containerization and global logistics. For more information, visit