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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Last Day for Reduced Price Reservations for ASTL Dinner Discussion Jan 8, 2014

You are invited to join The American Society of Transportation & Logistics (AST&L) Philadelphia Chapter for an engaging discussion and dinner. This professional networking opportunity will be held at a Philadelphia Italian restaurant on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

The theme is "Freight Broker and/or Carrier: How Effective Utilization Can Add Value to Your Supply Chain." This will be a panel discussion.
Our two speakers are well known in the Philadelphia area.

Jeff Tucker, CTB
President and CEO
Tucker Company Worldwide


Joe LoCastro
Sr. Vice-President Sales
J&E Transportation Services

Jeff Tucker is CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc., the nation's oldest privately held freight brokerage, and is co-founder and CEO of QualifiedCarriers.Com  - a compliance and risk management tool for shippers. Jeff is Vice Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), has testified in Congress on CSA (Compliance, Safety, and Accountability) and was recently appointed to the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration(FMCSA) Subcommittee on CSA.
Joe LoCastro is a former President of the World Trade Association of Philadelphia as well as a former President of The Traffic Club of Philadelphia. Previously he was Director of Sales for H&M Transportation. He has 30 years of diverse experience in the inter modal and trucking industry.

Our distinguished panel will discuss the effect of CSA, hours of service rules, and regulation of the trucking industry; and review ways to effectively utilize the services of carriers, freight broker and the changing inter modal industry today, to better prepare for tomorrow.

Please join us for a night of great food, camaraderie, and an intriguing discussion.
Please reserve with AST&L. A reservation is considered a commitment to pay. 
Cost: $47.00 in advance; $55 after January 2nd, 2014

Cash Bar 

Date: Wednesday January 8, 2014

Networking       6:00 PM to 6:45 PM - Cash Bar
Dinner               6:45       to 7:45
Presentations     7:45       to 8:45
Questions          8:45       to 9:00 and Adjourn

Location: Spasso's Italian Grill at the corner of Front and Market Streets, 34 South Front St., Philadelphia, PA , tel: 215-592-7661. Check www.spassoitaliangrill.com for directions.

Choice of Chicken Marsala or Salmon Pizaiola plus Salad, Penne Spasso, Dessert, Soft Drinks and Coffee

"We found this place about a year or two ago, its a great atmosphere, not too loud, decent crowd, great staff, great wine, great food...we have nothing bad to say about this place."
"probably is the best Italian food in the city. Overall, great value, portions, and very attentive service!"

Meter Parking on the streets is Free on Wednesday after 5:00 PM.  Other nearby parking lots charge.

Send Reservation and Payment by December 31st (note higher price after Jan 2nd) to:

Nick Walsh, Treasurer
c/o Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
3460 North Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

No Credit Cards Accepted

Walk-ins will be admitted at higher rate.

Philadelphia Chapter
Phone: 215-426-2600