Welcome to this year's DTJ Almanac edition--our annual "go to guide" for the people in government and industry who together keep our nation supplied, supported, and moving. We've assembled for you all the information needed to stay connected with every facet of our enterprise, and hope that you will keep it close aboard and refer to it often as a convenient reference. All of us--to do our jobs properly--need to coordinate and communicate frequently; I think this Almanac goes a long way toward facilitating those conversations. As a relative newcomer to the organization, I have referred to my copy often!
This edition also marks the debut of our newly updated logo which we believe is reflective of the positive direction NDTA is headed as we begin our seventh decade of service. You can expect to start seeing it appear in all of our publications, mailings, and on our website. As I have said in previous columns, it's nice that we've been around so long, but unless we stay attuned to the times and the needs of our constituents, we are no longer a part of the solution. We will continue to evolve, adjust, and keep moving forward, and our sporty new logo just underscores that notion.
Planning for this year's Fall Meeting (2830 September) at the Gaylord National in Washington DC is proceeding apace. We are again this year joined by our co-sponsor Commander USTRANSCOM in presenting what we believe will be an exciting and engaging program centered around the theme "Delivering Readiness Amid Risk --Together." Through a lineup of featured speakers, and round table panels designed to drill down into the crux of the issues and engage the audience, we believe that this year's program will be one of the most topical and important in recent years. In addition, on Day 1 (Monday) prior to the start of the main meeting on Tuesday, we will be introducing the inaugural "University Day" featuring a wide range of educational opportunities for both government and industry personnel seeking to improve their understanding of the global transportation system. Please check our website at www.ndtahq.com/FallMtgl5Home.htm for all the details, and to register for both the University day and the main Fall Meeting which follows.
We have also been forging ahead...