Have a question about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or any of its upcoming initiatives, such as CSA2010 or Hours of Service rulemaking? Get them answered at the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association’s Annual Fall Transportation Conference. FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro is on the list of prominent guests who will be participating in the November 18 event, which will be held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Mass.

Ferro, who’s scheduled to speak during the awards luncheon, will provide an in-depth analysis of her agency’s current priorities and upcoming activities. The talk will provide information on the CSA2010 roll-out, the highly anticipated changes to the Hours of Service rules as well as insight into what the agency plans to tackle next. At FMCSA, Ferro and her staff work diligently to advance the Secretary of Transportation’s mission forward by raising the safety bar for the motor carrier industry. Previously, Ferro served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Motor Truck Association from 2003 to 2009, and as the State of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator from 1997 to 2003.

Other featured conference speakers include Robert Berluti, Esq., Berluti and McLaughlin; and Damon Barglow, CFA, Eastern Bank. Berluti, an accomplished member of the Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire bars, will present the “Independent Contractor Law Legal Seminar.” Barglow, who manages Eastern Bank’s Growth Equity and Socially Responsible Investing portfolios, will discuss “The Road Less Traveled – An Ecomonic & Market Update.” After the luncheon, MMTA Safety Council Chairman Steve Norbeck and Co-Chair Kevin Kennedy will moderate a panel on “How to Prevent Injuries in an Aging Workforce.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with vendors and take advantage of special conference discounts. Foley Carrier Services, an MMTA endorsed provider, will be on hand to answer members’ questions on DOT compliance and transportation factoring.

The event is open to members and non-members, although current MMTA members receive discounted admission to the morning session and luncheon, and free admission to the afternoon roundtable discussion. Click here for the complete MMTA Annual Fall Transportation Conference schedule and registration information.