American Trucking Association President to Discuss Climate Change, Highway Safety Campaign, Economy


January 13, 2009

WHAT:
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and former Kansas Governor Bill Graves will discuss the trucking industry’s environmental and safety initiatives and the essential role that trucking plays in the U.S. economy with business leaders at an event hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The presentation will highlight the trucking industry’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and combat global climate change. Also on the agenda is a discussion of ATA’s highway safety agenda designed to further reduce the number of highway-related fatalities and injuries for all drivers on the nation’s highways.

WHO:
American Trucking Associations President & CEO, Bill Graves
L.A. Area Chamber Board Chair and SVP, Corporate Development, Majestic Realty, Fran Inman
L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO, Gary Toebben
Members of the Los Angeles business community

WHEN:    
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Noon – 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon Program)
Questions from the media will be taken at the end of the program.

* Media should R.S.V.P. to Gwen Oldham at goldham@lachamber.com or 213.580.7532.
        
WHERE:
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (Board Room)
350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017

* Parking available in L.A. Area Chamber building (garage entrance on 4th Street).

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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.


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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Gwen Oldham, 213.580.7532
Alejandro Guzman, 213.580.7544