The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

January 7, 2020

GovTravels 2020 FAQ

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to network and collaborate with decision-makers in passenger travel at GovTravels 2020. Still on the fence about GovTravels 2020? Here are some commonly asked questions, and reasons why you should attend!

Q: I haven’t heard about this event before. What is GovTravels?
A: GovTravels is an annual symposium where passenger travel professionals from government and industry gather to meet, learn and collaborate on regulations, technology, challenges and best practices in government travel. This year’s event is Feb. 24-26 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.

Q: Is this just a military-oriented event? Who is GovTravels for?
A: If you work in passenger travel services for any part of the federal government, a state government, or the private sector related to government travel, GovTravels is for you.

Enterprising Ideas: An Interview with Andy Taylor and Bryan Scott of Enterprise Holdings

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

During the 2019 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting in St. Louis, Mr. Andrew (Andy) C. Taylor, Executive Chairman of Enterprise Holdings Inc., took the stage to welcome the audience to St. Louis.

Enterprise Holdings, headquartered in St. Louis, is one of the largest privately-held companies in America. The company operates in over 100 countries worldwide, taking in approximately $26 billion in revenues for Fiscal Year 2019. With a fleet of 2 million vehicles, the Enterprise family of brands includes Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car, and National Car Rentals.

Enterprise was founded in St. Louis by Andy’s father, Jack Taylor, following Jack’s return from World War II. Over the years, the company has kept its founder’s military service close to its heart.

Andy began his career at Enterprise washing cars and learning the business from the ground up at the age of 16. More than 50 years later, he has established himself as a true leader in the travel industry.

Bryan Scott is Enterprise Holdings’ Assistant Vice President of US Government Business. In this role, Bryan manages the company’s partnerships with the US federal government and oversees the federal government rental programs. He also recently became Chairperson of NDTA’s Government Passenger Travel Advisory Council (GPTAC).

DTJ sat down with Andy and Bryan to hear more about Enterprise’s rich history, its work with the US military and government, and their thoughts on the future of the car rental industry. […]

California Trucking Gets Temporary Reprieve from Law Restricting Independent Contractors
(Heavy Duty Trucking) Trucking got a temporary reprieve from California’s AB5, a new law in effect Jan. 1 severely limiting the ability to use independent contractors.

Protect Your Data or Lose DOD Business: Maj. Gen. Murphy
(Breaking Defense) The head of the Pentagon’s Protecting Critical Technology Task Force wants to tighten security controls. That may conflict with the push to streamline acquisition.

Uncle Sam Has Contracts Available
(Travel Weekly) Learn about opportunities for travel agencies at the federal level.

What Happens If the Air Force’s Command Center for All Its Tankers and Cargo Planes Gets Hacked?
(C4ISRNet) It’s 6 am, and the Air Force’s 618th Air Operations Center is quiet, its members working diligently to plan and control every transport, aerial refueling or aeromedical evacuation mission the service performs around the world. Suddenly, everyone’s computer screens go blank, as does the massive wall-sized projection that tracks air mobility missions worldwide.

IMO 2020: Think Twice Before Finger Pointing
(Seatrade Maritme News) With the implementation of International Maritime Organization Low Sulphur Regulation (or IMO 2020), concerns keep on growing amid recently announced bunker adjustment factors by carriers and the apparently far-from-enough low-sulphur output from global oil refiners.

Navy Touts US Merchant Ship’s Rescue of Iranians After Others Left Them Adrift
(Military.com) Even as tensions continue to run high between the US and Iran, Navy officials say a recent rescue effort in the Middle East serves as an example of good behavior on the high seas. The US-flagged merchant vessel Maersk Kinloss recently rescued three distressed Iranian mariners. 

Discover What’s New at Wyndham
(Wyndham) Read Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ December 2019 update, featuring global openings, information on its Esplendor and Dazzler brands, a profile of its Wyndham Garden Alexandria, other news and press releases.

Matson Takes Delivery of First Kanaloa Class Vessel ‘Lurline’
(Matson) Matson, Inc. has taken delivery of its newest vessel, the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ship ever built in the United States, from General Dynamics NASSCO.

Is Your Transportation Provider Meeting Your Needs?
(Landstar) The company you trust your freight with can make or break your supply chain. As you reflect on your business’s performance in 2019 and plan for your operations in 2020, take into account the role your transportation provider plays in your overall success.

Liberty Global Logistics Awarded FCA Ocean Carrier of the Year for 2019
(Liberty Global Logistics LLC [LGL]) LGL was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Performance Excellence Award for “Ocean Carrier of the Year” at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) event held in Detroit, Michigan.

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