Profit Potential Through Education 

Most sessions are taught by your peers we offer individual speakers and panels designed for live Q&A, 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).  All seminars are free to attend and do not require advanced registration. Seating is limited.  Workshops will be offered exclusive times on both Friday & Saturday, 8:00am to 11:00am.

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

8:00am - 8:50am

Fuel Efficiency & Technology Adoption

Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency Although the fuel prices are reasonable now, we have every reason to believe that within the year, fuel prices will be higher due to a change in maritime shipping emissions laws that may have large ships using the same diesel that the trucking industry uses! NACFE has developed a wealth of information on the subject and the majority of it is free to use from our website for all of your fleets and suppliers.

Expedite Your Financial Well-Being

Jim O’Donnell, C.E.O./Founder, Trucker Tax Service, Inc.; Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro Become a better business person and potentially save thousands on taxes.

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9:00am - 9:50am

Expedite Your Claims – Handling Accidents with the End in Mind

Kelsea Eckert, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
Time is money. Get reimbursed for claims that aren’t your fault quickly. Learn what to do at the scene of an accident and how to manage the claims process to your benefit.

Practical Solutions to Improve Your Business

Jerry Hayes, National Truckin’ Magazine
This session will cover how to be a successful owner operator as well as fleet owner. Jerry’s years of experience will also help you with some of the dos and don’ts of trucking.

Q&A with Successful Expedite Drivers

Heather & Jason Hutchens, Landstar – The Crafty Truckers Frank & Stephanie, FedEx Custom Critical – The Trucking Couple  Jerry & Don, FedEx Custom Critical – The Expediter Boogie
We have gathered some very successful expedite drivers to answer your questions about expedite driving, including what to know before getting into the industry, things go look out for, and how to be successful. Come learn from those who will share their personal experiences and give you insight.

10:00am - 11:00am

Stay Metrics Driver Retention-Engage, Reward & Keep Your Best Drivers

Tim Hindes, CEO Stay Metrics; John Elliott, CEO Load One
Tim Hindes will provide possible solutions to the following questions: What does the latest Stay Metrics research show about the root causes of driver turnover? What retention strategies are currently being used? How are carriers using driver feedback to craft action plans for improving retention? Tim will address current market conditions for drivers, examine proven strategies to improve retention, analyze Stay Metrics’ databases and use predictive modeling, provide data that supports what causes early driver turnover and when the turnover occurs, what characteristics to look for in drivers who will most likely stay, and reward and recognition plan ideas.
Take home ideas that will help you develop a strategy to improve retention with your newest hires.

Key Takeaway’s:

  • A look at the driver shortage
  • A look at the labor market
  • Learn why drivers leave
  • Learn why drivers stay
  • What’s love got to do with this.
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn – Networking Roundtable – Expo Hall

Stop by the concession stand and pick up your lunch then simply show up to attend 1 of 6 tables where you will sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful. First come, first served. If your chosen table is full, pick a different one!  

TABLE #
1. Alternative Parking Options
2. Van Drivers – Knowledge Share – for experienced as well as potential drivers
3. Straight Truck Drivers – Knowledge Share – for experienced as well as potential drivers
4. How to work with a fleet owner from a driver’s perspective
5. Driver to Driver knowledge share
6. Percentage vs Flat Rate Income

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

8:00am - 8:50am

Women in Trucking

Ellen Voie, President/CEO, Women in Trucking
Join Women In Trucking’s Ellen Voie as she leads a roundtable discussion with professional female drivers who offer their insights on how to succeed in the expediting industry. She’ll cover topics such as: What makes you feel valued by your carrier, and 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!

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9:00am - 9:50am

Work with Your Truck Not Against It

Bob & Linda Caffee, Landstar; Henry Albert, Freightliner Team Run Smart
Enjoy the relationship with your truck as a partner not an adversary. Is your truck confusing to you at times? Tips for going down mountain grades without stress, how to work with cruise when in traffic, when to always take your truck off of cruise, and more.

Straight Talk on Buying a Truck

John Lalonde, Buckeye Western Star
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.

Dock411 presentation

 , Dock411
Details coming

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10:00am - 11:00am

Industry Outlook: The State of Expedited Trucking—and What the Future Holds

John Elliott, Load One; Mike Abood, FedEx Custom Critical; Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking & Sean Lyden, moderator
What are the key trends to watch in expedited trucking that could impact your business over the next few years? What direction is the expedite market, as a whole, heading? Will it grow, hold steady, or hit economic headwinds? How can you best prepare to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate around the challenges that lie ahead?
Moderator Sean Lyden with ExpeditersOnline.com will ask industry experts to peer into the future and share what they see.
This will be an engaging roundtable discussion for all stakeholders in the expedited trucking industry—including fleet owners, owner-operators, carriers, and drivers—giving you greater insights into the road ahead to help you make smarter business decisions.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn – Networking Roundtable – Expo Hall

Stop by the concession stand and pick up your lunch then simply show up to attend 1 of 6 tables where you will sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful. First come, first served. If your chosen table is full, pick a different one!  

TABLE #
1. Alternative Parking Options
2. Van Drivers – Knowledge Share – For experienced as well as potential drivers
3. Straight Truck Drivers – Knowledge Share – For experienced as well as potential drivers
4. How to work with a fleet owner from a driver’s perspective
5. Driver to Driver knowledge share
6. Percentage vs Flat Rate Income

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JULY 19, 2019

TimeEvent
7:00am-3:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am-8:50amWorkshops
9:00am-9:50amWorkshops
10:00am-11:00amIndustry Panel
11:00am-3:00pmEXPO FLOOR OPEN
2:30pmCash giveaway
7:00pm-10:00pmCasino Night

JULY 20, 2019

TimeEvent
7:00am-3:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am-8:50amWorkshops
9:00am-9:50amWorkshops
10:00am-11:00amIndustry Panel
11:00am-3:00pmEXPO FLOOR OPEN
2:30pmCash giveaway, Drivers’ Choice winner announced
3:30pmDrivers’ BBQ – front parking lot