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. (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 8:30am to 12:00pm.

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022

8:30am - 9:30am

Sprint Your Way Into the Biz

Donna & Robert Chambers, owner operators

  • Load management… unicorns don’t exist, no such thing as mermaids or perfect back to back loads
  • When to accept… know your operating cost, know your bottom line and when to drop below your price per mile-to get out of a bad area, to get to home or a better area
  • What makes a “good load” in a cargo van… light weight, long distance and high pay
  • Is “van life” right for you… try spending the weekend in a bathroom with your co-driver or spouse, weight limitations, potty breaks

How to Be a Successful Fleet Owner

Joe & Carol Shelton, R2R Trucking

What does it take to build a fleet today? According to many, it takes wits, an exact eye on costs, and service, service. Come hear from these successful fleet owners their pointers.

9:45am - 10:45am

Ask the Experts

Mel Cheshire, Vince Louque, Panther; Eric & Kayla Bindner​, Panther

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 on how to thrive as an expedite driver.

Are You Managing your OTR Trucking Business Properly?

Jim O’Donnell, CEO/Founder, Trucker Tax Service, Inc.; Jim Yergens, Vice President Finance, Trucker Tax Service, Inc.

As a 1099 contractor, the IRS classifies you as owning your own business. Sadly, most OTR drivers don’t manage their truck revenue and expenses correctly, resulting in paying a great deal more tax than they actually owe. TTS will explain how to properly manage your business, most likely saving you thousands of dollars on your taxes each year.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm

How to Keep Insurance Costs Down and Best Protect Your Business

Speakers: Kelsea Eckert, Law Offices of Eckert & Associates, P.A.; Jeremy Kincaid, Kincaid Insurance Group

Insurance doesn’t prevent accidents from happening, but you can take proactive steps to protect your business from the crazy drivers on the roads.

We will offer tips on keeping your insurance costs down, as well as how best to legally protect your business after a not-at-fault accident.

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Networking Roundtable – Expo Hall, curtained area

Simply show up to attend 1 of 7 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. Straight truck drivers
  2. Van drivers
  3. How to work with fleet owners
  4. Vehicle maintenance
  5. Women in Trucking
  6. Positioning yourself for freight
  7. Let’s talk tires

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022

8:30am - 9:15am

What you Need to Know about Expediting in a Van

Allen Paxton, Paxton Xpedited Services, Del Beal, Beal Express

Come learn from drivers who’ve been in the industry for 24 years. They will provide you with information on several things you must know to succeed in expediting: time and sleep management, knowledge of freight lanes, and tricks to ownership, pay, insurance, and taxes. They will also share why so many fail, and how to increase your odds of winning!

Women Driving Ownership

Jackie Rocha, Millenial Trucking, Donna Sleasman, DGT, Kristy Perry, Perry Dice Express

All Woman Panel with Q&A; for anyone with questions about driving, ownership, and anything trucking related

www.millennialsintrucking.com

 

 

 

9:30am - 10:15am

Finding Success as an Owner Operator in a Straight Truck

Sandy Goche, Stephen Halsted, Landstar

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.

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.

10:30am - 12:00pm

State of the Trucking Industry

Speakers: John Elliot, Load 1; Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking; Marilyn Surber, tenthstreet

As we enter a post-pandemic world, what are the key trends to watch in expedited trucking? What will be the impact on your business in the coming months? What direction is the expedited freight market heading? Will it grow, hold steady, or hit economic headwinds? Whether you’re an owner-operator, fleet owner, or driver, how can you best prepare to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate around the challenges that lie ahead to take your business to the next level?

Moderator with ExpeditersOnline.com will ask industry experts to peer into the future and share what they see.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Networking Roundtable – Expo Hall

Simply show up to attend 1 of 7 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. Straight truck drivers
  2. Van drivers
  3. How to work with fleet owners
  4. Vehicle maintenance
  5. Women in Trucking
  6. Positioning yourself for freight
  7. Let’s talk tires