Peterson Hosts 5th Annual FLEET FORUM Event
Leading members of the fleet trucking industry were hosted at Peterson Manufacturing’s Grandview headquarters during its 5th annual Fleet Forum
on June 14-15. Forum participants included representatives from nine national trucking fleets as well as featured speakers from the American Trucking Associations.
As a major supplier of vehicle lighting and safety systems for customers worldwide, Peterson holds its annual event to provide a Forum for the frank and open discussion of a wide variety of issues impacting the trucking industry. Such topics include trailer lighting; harnesses and wiring; corrosion; equipment performance; CSA; emerging technology; future electrical systems and power demands; field service; and more. In the Forum’s casual atmosphere, participants shared information and ideas via presentations and breakout groups geared to identify emerging industry needs –– insights that guide Peterson’s development of exciting, new, higher-performance products. Fleet topics were moderated by Peterson’s Director of Heavy Duty Sales, Pat Clift.
The two-day Forum featured a presentation by Pat Thomas, currently Chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. The ATA is a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking groups and provides the voice of the industry America depends on most to move the nation’s freight. Danny Neal, ATA Vice President of National Sales, was also in attendance at the Forum and spoke to the group. Included on the agenda were tours of Peterson’s vertically integrated facilities, where the company’s “Core Four” subsidiaries control every phase of production from engineering design to delivery. Forum attendees also had time for some R&R featuring a reception at a classic automobile museum and a night at Kauffman Stadium to watch the Kansas City Royals. “We look forward to hosting our annual Fleet Forum for years to come,” said Steve Meagher, Peterson Vice President, Sales. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with current and prospective customers, and to take a leadership role in innovating for the future.”
ABOUT PETERSON MANUFACTURING
Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the engineering and production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, custom wiring harnesses, and many other safety-related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, nine highly specialized companies and nearly 1,000 associates working in global transportation-related industries. With headquarters in the greater Kansas City area, Peterson Manufacturing is a privately held company and has been in operation since 1945.