During this session, Bob Costello, ATA’s Chief Economist, will provide attendees with an in-depth update on the economy and the trucking freight market. He will highlight the most important economic trends for truck freight, as well as trends in the labor market. Bob will also provide economic forecasts for 2024 and beyond. He will then turn to the freight market and highlight the most important demand and supply developments. Expect to see new and insightful economic and industry data during this session that will help motor carriers and industry suppliers alike make better business decisions. 


  • Cathy Evans Highway to Victory Award 
  • Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award



Bob Costello
Bob Costello
Chief Economist & Senior VP, American Trucking Associations

Bob Costello is the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry.