Livestock transportation conference to address trailer design, loading densities

by Canadian Shipper

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Livestock transporters will be gathering here on Feb. 13 to discuss key issues affecting the safe transportation of animals.

The American Meat Institute and the Animal Transportation Association are jointly hosing the Livestock Transportation Conference, which will feature key US and Canadian speakers. Driver fatigue, emergency programs, loading density and ventilation are some of the topics up for discussion.

Livestock truck drivers, dispatchers and fleet managers are encouraged to attend. Organizers say the latest research on loading density and ventilation in trailers will be revealed, new trailer designs will be discussed, and international perspectives from Europe and Canada will be presented.

The one-day conference is being held at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit www.meatami.com and click the Events/Education link on the left side of the page.

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