– The third-annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit will feature keynote speakers, presentations, and roundtables for senior-level transportation executives at the Westin in Princeton, N.J., Apr. 24. The theme of this year’s Technology Summit is “Navigating a New Route.” Attendees from transportation, logistics, manufacturers, and technology providers will survey the evolving transportation industry to identify new issues, trends, and challenges. Speakers and participants will discuss new ways to dynamically adapt, compete, and prosper.ALK founder, Dr. Alain Kornhauser, will keynote the program. Kornhauser is also professor of operations research and financial engineering, as well as director of the Transportation Program at Princeton University. In the 1970s, Kornhauser spearheaded the application of technology to transportation challenges, an ongoing effort he continues to lead.Following the keynote address, Stanford Erickson, long-time associate publisher with Transport Topics Publishing Group, will assess the trucking industry outlook from a general economic vantage point. Executives from North American motor carriers, including US XPress Enterprises, Pitt Ohio Express, Ward Trucking, and others will discuss their individual companies’ introduction and integration of navigation, toll-cost management, and mobile communications solutions.Among the practical technology topics to be addressed are Electronic OnBoard Recorders (EOBR), fuel optimization, toll cost management, enterprise management systems, solutions integration, Web services, rating innovations, mobile computing, open-source software, and customs compliance.Two breakout roundtable sessions will focus on issues common to truckload carriers and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and shippers respectively. The Truckload Carriers and Shippers Roundtable will be moderated by Ernie Betancourt, CEO, Innovative Computing Corp. The LTL Carriers and Shippers Roundtable will be moderated by Michael Levans, chief editor, Logistics Magazine
. Old Dominion Freight Line and other carriers will contribute as well.For more information on the ALK Technology Summit, visit www.alk.com/techsummit2007.