February 24, 2019

Self-driving technology among topics at the ABA trucking conference in New Orleans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 — Self-driving technology, on-board cameras and other issues facing the commercial trucking industry will be key topics of discussion at the American Bar Association Transportation MegaConference XIII to be held March 8-10 in New Orleans. The conference was the first and continues to be one of the leading continuing education programs for those involved in all aspects of trucking company-related litigation.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Tracy Rosser, senior vice president for transportation for Walmart Stores, Inc., on Thursday, March 9, at 8:15 a.m. He will speak on the state of the trucking industry and will provide insights and examine key issues facing the industry and the impact of litigation on the business.

What:  
Transportation Mega Conference XIII
Sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance
Practice Section Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee

When: 
March 8-10

Where:
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St
New Orleans, La. 70130

A highlight of the conference will be a look at self-driving technology during a panel discussion title, “The Future Is Now: The State of Self-Driving Technology,” on Thursday, March 9, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Moderator Brett A. Ross, Esq., Carr Allison, Birmingham, Ala., will engage in a candid conversation with Google’s self-driving car project Senior Counsel Anand Rao regarding the state of the technology, the future of automated vehicles and the anticipated impact of automation on the legal industry.

Other program highlights include:

“The Top Ten List – 2017” — Panelists will provide an update on the most significant legal developments impacting trucking companies and litigation over the last two years.

Thursday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

“View from the Bench and Bar” — This panel of judges and counsel – including Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans – will provide critical observations concerning litigation and trial practice in high-profile trucking cases, including matters of professional ethics, the use of social media and other significant issues observed in their courts.

Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon.

“On Board Cameras – What You Can’t See Can Hurt You” — Industry experts will discuss vehicle cameras and the impact on risk reduction, litigation impact, management and preservation policies, expert usage and trial techniques.

Friday, 9-10 a.m. 

A complete program agenda can be found online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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