216 DAYS

July 24 & 25, 2015

216 DAYS UNTIL EXPO 2015

Wilmington, OH

Wilmington, OH

Profit Potential Through Education

Most sessions are now in a open forum format and designed for live Q&A with a panel of experts, giving you the opportunity to ask specific questions and receive answers from industry leaders who are the most qualified to speak on those topics. (Times and topics subject to change)

Friday, July 24, 2015

10:00 am

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Expedited Trucking: Opportunities for Individuals, Teams & Small Businesses

Franklin Room
10:00 am

Moderator: John Mueller, Premium Transportation Logistics; Tom & Tina Evans, O/O

You have questions; Anne Ferro with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has answers. Join us as Administrator Ferro updates you on what lies ahead for the trucking industry and fields your questions. Dig deeper into the latest rulings and proposals that impact your business by asking questions of the person who helps drive those decisions.

1:00 pm

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Market Trends and Forecasts for the Expedite Transportation Industry

Hamilton Room
1:00 pm

Stuart Sutton

What are the latest trends in expedite transportation – and how will they affect your business? Join Stu Sutton as he peers into his crystal ball. He’ll cover over nine years of industry data and share his thoughts on what trends to look for over the next 6 to 12 months – to help you navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities.

2:00 pm

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Managing Your Expedite Business

Hamilton Room
2:00 pm

Live Forum Discussion
Richard DeForest, ATBS; Steve Kochensparger, Expediter Services

Being a great driver is just part of the equation; you also need to know how to effectively manage the business side of things to achieve long-term success in expediting. This session will equip you with the business know-how you need to avoid common mistakes and take advantage of the opportunities in expedited trucking to maximize your income potential.

2:00 pm

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Growing Your Business Through Networking

Franklin Room
2:00 pm

Moderator: Stu Sutton

This session is for motor carriers, industry suppliers, shippers and manufacturers ONLY. We leave nothing to chance. At this event, you’re guaranteed to meet and talk to at least 25 new contacts within an hour. The idea is that within a few minutes of talking to someone you’ll be able to quickly assess whether there’s opportunity to do business with that person. So, join us to build your network and your bottom line.

3:00 pm

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Making Truck Driver Retention a Priority

Hamilton Room
3:00 pm

Jerry Hayes, National Truckin’ Magazine

What does it cost when you lose a driver? Who exactly is the “American Truck Driver” and how do we keep them happy? In this session, learn the 10 keys to a successful retention program so you can attract and keep more drivers – and strengthen your competitive advantage.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

9:00 am

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Ask the Experts Forum

Hamilton Room
9:00 am

Karen Piccolomini,TA/Petro; Homer Hogg, TA/Petro; Maxwell Technologies, Inc; Steve Smith, SmartTruck Systems

Hear from industry experts about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in truck maintenance, fuel, tires, idling and driving. If you have questions on these topics, this is the place to get the answers you’re looking for.

10:00 am

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Legislative & Legal Issues

Hamilton Room
10:00 am

Live Forum Discussion

Irwin Shires, Panther; Terry O'Connell, FedEx Custom Critical; John Mueller, Premium Transportation Logistics; Milan Orbovich, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; Henry Seaton, TEANA

Get informed on the latest details of the CSA safety scoring system and how it will affect you and your business!

Henry Seaton, TEANA Lead Counsel who has spearheaded the lawsuit against the FMCSA, will lead a panel discussion and Q&A session on the concerns and potential impacts of CSA. Joining Mr. Seaton on the panel will be Terry O'Connell, Field Safety Liaison for FedEx Custom Critical; Irwin Shires, Government Qualification Coordinator for Panther Premium Logistics;Milan Orbovich Director of Transportation Dept at Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; and John Mueller, Expediters Online Moderator and President of Safety and Recruiting with Premium Transportation Logistics. So, come prepared with your questions and concerns. This is your chance for your voice to be heard.

11:00 am

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What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Truck

Hamilton Room
11:00 am

Live Forum Discussion

Moderator: John Lalonde, Fyda Freightliner of Columbus; Wes Hearn, Middle GA Freightliner; Josh Swindoll, Expediter Services

How do you spec a truck that best suits your expedite operation – and budget? What are the financing options available to you? What are the key factors to consider before making the purchase? This session will walk you through the selection and financing processes to help you make the best decision for your business.

12:00 pm

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Women in Trucking

Franklin Room
12:00 pm

Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking, Inc.

Join Women In Trucking's Ellen Voie as she leads a round table discussion with professional female drivers who offer their insights on how to find success in the expediting industry. Topics such as; What makes you feel valued by your carrier? Do you think you can make more money at another carrier? You never know how it's going to turn out, but that's what makes it fun!

1:00 pm

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Keys to Being a Successful Owner Operator

Hamilton Room
1:00 pm

Live Forum Discussion

Richard DeForest, ATBS; Bob & Linda Caffee, O/O; Tom & Tina Evans, O/O

Are you ready to take the plunge and become an owner operator? What do you need to know to increase your odds of success? Come hear from speakers who are living their dream as owner operators to give you a glimpse into the possibilities and advice on what you need to succeed as your own boss.

2:00 pm

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What Is VOI?

Franklin Room
2:00 pm

Shelly Benisch, CIS; TEANA

Recent unpaid claims in the expediting community have lead to the implementation of teh "best practices" for verification of insurance (VOI) to minimize risk exposure. And load providers (brokers and shippers) are developing their own "Gold Tier" and "Platinum Tier" standards for motor carriers based on VOI certifications. How does this impact YOU, the owner operator? This workshop will unpack what you need to know about VOI and how you can benefit from it.

2:30 pm

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How to Be a Healthy Trucker

Hamilton Room
2:30 pm

Live Forum discussion Buck Black, Truckertherapy.com; John Drury, The Dancing Trucker; Jennifer Marcu, driver

Our panel will discuss stress management, healthy habits of healthy truckers, and where to find a place to exercise. Participate in the Q& A to get your questions answered!