The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Event Date: 2/3/2008 - 2/6/2008
Event Name: National Biodiesel Board Conference
Event Location: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
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With another record breaking number of leaders in the biodiesel industry at the 2007 meeting, you won't want to miss the 2008 meeting in everybody's favorite location - Orlando, Florida! As always, we are expecting 2008 to break all past attendance and exhibitor records, thanks to the insatiable learning capacity of our industry members.

The conference will, of course, feature an exciting educational program along with an array of networking and social events in several hot Orlando locations. You won't want to miss a minute of the program, and you might want to extend your stay by bringing along the family for a fun mid-winter break.

Event Date: 2/5/2008 - 2/7/2008
Event Name: Tire Industry Association (TIA), Commerical Tire Retread & Recycling Conference
Event Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida
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TIA will hold its second Commercial Tire, Retread & Recycling Conference (CTRRC), February 5-7, 2008, at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The meeting will once again be held in conjunction with the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transporation Technology Exhibition.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend TMC's exhibiton at the Orange County Convention Center. The CTRRC education sessions will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, the host hotel for TIA and TMC. The Rosen Centre is conveniently located adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center.

Event Date: 2/9/2008 - 2/12/2008
Event Name: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo
Event Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco
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The upcoming 91st NADA Convention and Expo will focus on profitable ideas for dealers.

With over 600 exhibitors spanning 5 halls and 750,000 gross square feet, this promises to be a stunning convention. See all the latest in technology when you visit our exhibitors and conclude transactions designed to improve your business.

The speaker lineup this year is unprecedented. There will be 36 workshops offering many new faces and topics. This is your best opportunity to interact with all your fellow dealers at franchise meetings and plenty of social events.

Advanced registration will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007. Register today.

Event Date: 2/13/2008 - 2/14/2008
Event Name: 2008 Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium
Event Location: Omni Hotel, San Diego
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As interest in hybrid technology continues to grow, the exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge becomes even more pertinent.

This event provides a forum for the delivery of the latest information about hybrid design efforts, field experience, potential applications, fuel economy, customer acceptance of hybrids, as well as the ever-changing global environmental policy issues related to this technology.

Event Date: 2/17/2008 - 2/19/2008
Event Name: Distribution & LTL Carriers Association Management Conference and Exhibit
Event Location: Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego
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The 2008 Management Conference and Exhibition of the Distribution & LTL Carriers Association will be held in San Diego, California at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, located on beautiful Coronado Island.

This annual event offers a unique opportunity for members and associates to come together in a relaxed environment to discuss issues and share solutions to common problems and expand their knowledge through educational sessions and exhibits.

A variety of top-notch speakers will provide insights on a range of key topics of importance to the LTL industry. Exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest products and services that will aid members in the efficient operation and growth of their business. The learning experiences make this a must-attend event for the executives and owners of LTL trucking companies. In addition, a number of social and networking events are also scheduled including receptions, dinners, entertainment, a golf tournament, and special events for spouses and guests.

The meeting dates are February 17 – 19, 2008, so mark your calendars now and plan to join us for an action-packed program of education, networking, fun and fellowship.

For more information contact us at (816)753-0411, mailto:[email protected]

Event Date: 2/20/2008 - 2/22/2008
Event Name: Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle (CHDV) Conference 2008
Event Location: Hilton San Diego Resort, San Diego
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The Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference is dedicated to challenging the status quo by advocating cutting-edge solutions for increasing vehicle efficiency, reducing emissions, and using cleaner fuels in heavy duty vehicles and buses in order to ensure US energy security and reduce global warming.

CHDV brings together a unique cross-section of attendees – government, military, policy makers, OEM truck and bus manufacturers, OEM engine manufacturers, suppliers, fleets, fuel providers, and technology developers. No other conference offers the same high-value contacts with industry leaders and key policy makers. The emphasis is on the power of connection, partnership and networking to speed change.

Please join us as an attendee, sponsor, or an exhibitor at the upcoming Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference – February 20-22, 2008 at the Hilton San Diego Resort, San Diego, California. Contact Debby DuBose, WestStart-CALSTART Conference Manager at mailto:[email protected] or (626)744-5653.

Event Date: 2/24/2008 - 2/27/2008
Event Name: Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Conference
Event Location: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
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Make plans to attend the Renewable Fuels Association's 13th annual National Ethanol Conference: Policy & Marketing, Changing the Climate, which is scheduled for February 25-27, 2008. This event is recognized as the premier opportunity for industry interaction, networking and education on public policy and marketing issues affecting the U.S. ethanol industry.

A record audience is expected to engage in challenging the status quo on the environmental impacts of transportation fuels. With expanding availability of renewable ethanol throughout the country, and a determination to produce ethanol from both grain and cellulosic feedstocks, the ethanol industry continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a part of the solution. Don't miss this opportunity to be on the forefront of a revolutionary dialogue on how ethanol is changing the climate for the better.

Event Date: 2/25/2008 - 2/28/2008
Event Name: The Work Truck Show
Event Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga.
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Benefit from four days of hybrid awareness-building offerings at The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual NTEA Convention. Don't miss the Hybrid Truck & Alternative Fuels Summit, back by popular demand, with a special keynote address by The Honorable Clarence H. Albright, Jr., Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy.

Also, take part in a Hybrid Ride-and-Drive that showcases vehicles with the highest level of advancement in hybrid technology or alternative fuel applications. And while you're on the show floor, check out the Advanced Truck Technology Pavilion where leading-edge suppliers reveal the latest technology through a state-of-the-art look at what is happening on a commercial basis. Register today!

Event Date: 2/27/2008 - 2/29/2008
Event Name: NAFA Fleet Management Seminar
Event Location: Four Points by Sheraton LAX, Los Angeles
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NAFA's Fleet Management Seminar is designed to provide comprehensive education to fleet managers like you who seek the fundamental principles and practices of successful fleet management. Program topics include Policies & Procedures, Fleet Organization & Responsibility, Acquisition & Disposal, Maintenance Management, and Risk Management. The Fleet Management Seminar is offered several times a year at selected locations throughout the country. NAFA also offers a Canadian Fleet Management Seminar with Canadian specific content.

Enrollment for the February 2008 Seminar is open.

Event Date: 3/26/2008 - 3/27/2008
Event Name: Conference of Automotive Remarketing
Event Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
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The Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR), co-located with the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), is bringing together key dealers, consignors managing institutional, fleet and factory portfolios, and key remarketers for the most effective networking and educational event of the year.

CAR 2008 is a high-powered, compelling mix of the top remarketers and suppliers, featuring the top leaders of the automotive remarketing industry, focusing on the current and future state of vehicle remarketing in the U.S and Canada.

Registration is open.

Event Date: 6/8/2008 - 6/10/2008
Event Name: Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2008
Event Location: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA
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Meeting Fleet Challenges with Creative Solutions
We surveyed hundreds of public sector fleet managers to develop a conference by the fleet manager, for the fleet manager. The training sessions, roundtable discussions, panels, keynotes and other learning opportunities have been developed as a direct result of the feedback we received. The vast majority of the speakers will be successful fleet managers sharing their best practices.

Registration is now open.

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