Symposium on hauling military goods

| 1/30/2004

Haul government loads? Want to haul military loads? Want to know how to get those government contracts? The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command will bring together all you need to know in one place for its annual SDDC Training Symposium March 22-26 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, in Denver.

Workshops will include such subjects as lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the command’s new Families First Program and doing business with the federal government. A highlight of the event will be the SDDC Quality Awards and Shipper Performance Awards presented at 7:30 p.m. March 24.

Formerly named the Military Traffic Management Command, the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages all transportation and logistics for the Department of Defense. The command’s mission is the joint movement of combat units, sustainment cargo, service member household goods and privately owned vehicles.

This year’s symposium theme is “Deployment and Distribution-Factory to Foxhole,” and the focus will be the ongoing military transportation and logistics challenges in Southwest Asia and here at home. For the first time, the command is partnering on the symposium with the General Services Administration.

The symposium registration fee is $200 for those who register via the Web by March 1. For those who register via the Web after March 1 or on-site at the symposium, the registration fee is $230. A symposium badge will be issued to you and is required to attend all sessions and functions.

If you require a hotel reservation, you should make the reservation through the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Those who wish to attend a single specialized meeting can register for $45, which does not include any other symposium events or exhibits.

For a complete schedule of events or to register, visit