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Freight Transportation Experts Will Speak October 30th at U of M

For release: October 23, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis will host its sixth annual Freight Conference on Oct. 30 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus.  The conference will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast and will end at noon with a lunch.  There is no charge to attend.

Speakers will include Tenn. Dept. of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer; Tenn. State Sen. Mark Norris; Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president for the American Trucking Association; Dr. Mike Golias, University of Memphis; Lee Wagner, director of international sales, Boyd Brothers Transportation Inc.; Pam Kordenbrock, division administrator, Federal Highway Administration; Congressman Steve Cohen; and Jacques Rochon, acting director general of international relations and gateway initiatives, Transport Canada.

“This great lineup of speakers will offer insights into many of the freight transportation issues that are affecting the industry today,” said Dr. Martin Lipinski, director emeritus of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.

Conference registration is available online at

For more information, contact Sean Ellis at 901-678-2837 or



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