Surface coal operators interested in learning about the latest innovations in mining technology can now register of Coal Age’s Haulage & Loading 2011 conference, which takes place May 15-18, 2011, in Phoenix, Ariz. The technical program, which consists of five sessions over the course of three days, offers information on emerging technologies, such as autonomous mining and collision avoidance systems as well as safety, training, operating ideas, and maintenance tips. For more information, visit: