Nearly 1,500 people and 100 exhibitors attended National Tank Truck Carriers’ (NTTC) “2018 Tank Truck Week’’in Nashville, Tenn., in early November. The annual trade show was staged this year at Music City Center in Nashville’s historic downtown.
As in past year s, the three-day show showcased the newest industry technologies and offered educational programs focusing on tank-truck maintenance, safety and cleaning. In addition, participants who had registered were able to attend U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) cargo tank test and inspection workshops.
Keynote Speech by Black Hawk Down Hero
Delivering this year’s keynote address was retired First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, an Army Ranger who was a central character in the movie Black Hawk Down. Eversmann was a member of a group of elite U.S. soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 as part of a UN peacekeeping operation. Rangers and Delta Force soldiers fought side by side for 18 hours in the most hostile district of Mogadishu until a rescue
convoy could be mounted to retrieve them.
Wounded Warrior Propane Transport Truck
This years nearly 1,500 people attended the NTTC show, which along with Eversmann included an appearance by Paul Emerson, a driver for Foodliner. Emerson is the “Wounded Warrior Propane Transport Truck and Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.’’
This year’s show offered exhibitions by numerous manufacturers and brokers, including Bulk Tank Inc, Civacon, Dixon Bayco, Hendrickson, IMMI, LBT Inc, MAC LTT Inc. and Nu-Line Products. Also Paragon Enterprises, Ridewell Suspensions, SilverLiner, Solimar Pneumatics, Transcourt Tank Leasing, Tremcar, Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems, Ultraflo, Unibloc, Volvo Trucks, Werts Welding and Tank Services, Wright Flow Technologies Inc., and Zistos Corp.
NTTC represents the tank-truck industry before Congress and many of the federal regulatory agencies, including the DOT , EPA, DHS, and their many divisions, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Transportation Through a relationship with American Trucking Associations (ATA), NTTC works at various levels on state and local transportation issues affecting tank-truck carriers.
NTTC represents and advocates for members on such items as compliance with federal laws, motor carrier safety, regulations governing cargo tank design, maintenance and operations, vulnerability of hazardous materials, and other related subjects involving federal, state and local governments.
Further information may be obtained by visiting www.tanktruck.org or by calling 703-838-1960. Daniel Furth, NTTC president, can be reached at email@example.com. Boyd Stephenson is senior vice and counsel.