July 20 & 21, 2018

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Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY       

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EO University

Profit Potential Through Education

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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.

Friday, July 20, 2018

8:00 am

Fleet Ownership: Getting started

Focus: FLEET OWNERS
Speakers: John Kelsh, Cyclone Expediting; Eric Escobar, Fudpucker Expedited; Tom & Tina Evans, Load 1

One of the fastest growing segments in expedited trucking right now is the small fleet owner—expediters who own 2 to (in some cases) over 40 trucks. You’ll discover that there is often a typical path an expediter takes from newbie driver, to owner-operator and to fleet owner.

8:00 am

How to prepare your finances to buy a new truck

Focus: TRUCK PURCHASING
Speakers: Richard DeForest, ATBS

A new expedite straight truck can cost anywhere from $170,000 to over $200,000, depending on the "bells and whistles" you put on it. That's a big investment—and risk—especially if you're new to the expedited trucking business. So, how can you prepare to buy a new truck in way that reduces your risk and puts your business in the best position to succeed?

8:00 am

Practical solutions to improve your business

Focus: OWNER OPERATORS & FLEET OWNERS
Speakers: 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.

8:00 am

Tips from successful van drivers

Focus: VAN DRIVERS
Speakers: Tim Paxton & Allen Paxton, Barrett Directline; Jon Partlow, Buckeye Express

Join the discussion on the benefits of van drivers from experienced drivers who’ve been there, and done that.

9:00 am

Behind the scenes with successful team drivers

Focus: NEW/INTERESTED IN GETTING INTO
Speakers: Bob & Linda Caffee, Landstar; Rodney & Mary Dodds, FedEx

Before you move forward with a potential driving partner — whether it’s your spouse, relative, friend or acquaintance, come hear from two successful team drivers about how they deal with these 5 considerations:
1. Decision-making
2. Sleep Quality
3. Flexibility
4. Communication
5. Trust

9:00 am

How to outfit your van with....

Focus: VAN DRIVERS
Speakers: Steve McNeal, Load 1

Come learn from an experienced up-fitter about his recommendations on the following ways to upfit your van, such as sleeping options, auxiliary batteries, inverters, generators, shore power, air conditioning, heating, humidity, fans, insulation, flooring, auxiliary lighting, and cargo securement

9:00 am

So you want to be an owner operator

Focus: OWNER OPERATORS
Speakers: Heather & Jason Hutchens

Come hear from husband and wife team on how their first year as owner operators has been.

9:00 am

What does the Tax Cut & Jobs Act mean for owner-operators?

Focus: OWNER OPERATORS
Speakers: Richard DeForest, ATBS

The trucking per diem for 2018 is not going anywhere for owner-operators, but how will major changes in the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect truck driver taxes? Come hear how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact owner-operators.

10:00 pm

Networking roundtables



Sign up on-site to attend 1 of 10 tables, here you will sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful.
1. Van drivers meet up
2. Straight drivers meet up
3. Fleet owners meet up
4. Tractor trailer meet up
5. Van drivers – Hazmat – how to log with ELD
6. Don’t get a securement violation
7. Share Tips & Tricks to keep track of your money while away from home
8. Owner operators – how to make money and keep the revenue flowing
9. Keep more money when buying fuel
10. Getting started in expediting

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:00 am

How to find success in trucking

Focus: BUSINESS - ALL
Speakers: John Mueller, The Transportation Station LLC

Our industry has become super competitive. These conditions necessitate drivers, owner operators, fleet owners, and carriers to seek ways to reduce costs and find efficiencies which give them any advantages over others in the industry. This business climate forces the “self-employed” person to become a better business person. Let's look at some ideas which may help you make more money or feel more successful.

8:00 am

Modern Starting and Charging Systems, New Technology and Testing

Focus: MAINTENANCE
Speakers: David Mustafa, Assistant Manager of Technical Development, TA

It is no secret that the modern truck is very different from the truck of 20 years ago. Technological advancements on today’s models include electronic brakes, transmissions, radar systems, cameras, and very efficient engines. But all these complex systems depend on one thing to function, properly working starting and charging systems. Starting and charging systems have quietly continued to advance along with rest of the vehicle. In this session we will discuss these advancements in technology and testing and how these changes affect owners and operators.

8:00 am

Straight talk from recruiters on getting into the expedite industry

Focus: NEW/INTERESTED IN GETTING INTO
Speakers: TJ Crawford, Panther Premium Logistics; Eric Ostrander, XPO ; Ron Martin, Tenpoint Expedited

Got Questions? How long will I be away from home? Team or solo? How much experience do I need? The Recruiters have the answers to these and more!

8:00 am

Women In Trucking

Speakers: 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!

9:00 am

Networking sessions


Sign up on-site to attend 1 of 10 tables, here you will sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful.
1. Van drivers meet up
2. Straight drivers meet up
3. Fleet owners meet up
4. Tractor trailer meet up
5. Van drivers – Hazmat – how to log with ELD
6. Don’t get a securement violation
7. Share Tips & Tricks to keep track of your money while away from home
8. Owner operators – how to make money and keep the revenue flowing
9. Keep more money when buying fuel
10. Getting started in expediting

10:00 am

Industry Outlook: The future of Expedite Trucking

Focus: ALL
Moderator: Sean Lyden
Speakers: John Elliott, Load 1; Stu Sutton, Full Circle TMS; Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking

Come and hear from a panel of experts who have their finger on the pulse of the industry.
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.