As we wrap up 2015 and head into the holidays, the busiest time of the year for our friends and customers in the trucking industry, we share a few highlights from the Georgia Motor Trucking Association's annual fleet expo.
The Georgia Fleet Expo & GMTA
The Georgia Fleet Expo is defined as “the premier event for fleet operations professionals to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations and trends affecting their industry.”
The Georgia Motor Trucking Association has served as the voice of the trucking industry in Georgia for more than 80 years. It is the only organization in the state that provides full-time service and representation for the industry. GMTA represents more than 400 for-hire carriers, 400 private carriers and 300 associate members. Learn more about the benefits of GMTA membership.
Here is food for thought on the impact and importance of this vital industry, which GMTA highlighted in social media campaigns throughout the year:
- Trucking employs 7 million professionals. (That's three times the population of Los Angeles.)
- 3.2 million Americans are proud professional truck drivers.
- Last year, trucks traveled 421.3 billion miles. (Enough to travel the Earth to Saturn 564 times.)
- Follow GMTA to learn more.
The appetite for trucking industry trends took a turn for barbecue during the expo's Taste of Trucking event, as attendees enjoyed a sampling of outdoor food specialties prepared by GMTA members.
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