July 14 & 15, 2017

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Lexington, KY

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Workshops

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).  All seminars are free to attend and do not require advanced registration.

Friday, July 14, 2017

8:00 am

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A Vendor Team Dedicated to your Success

Elkhorn C
Speaker: Sponsored by: Thermo King of Indiana

Come and hear about the latest technology and advancements in expediter trucks from Stoops Freightliner and its corporate partners: Thermo King, Wabash National and Bolt Custom Trucks.

8:00 am

ABC's of Expedite Driving, Part 1

Heritage 2
Focus: DRIVERS
Moderators: John Mueller, Transportation Station
Speakers: Tom & Tina Evans, Load 1

If you’re considering a career in expedited trucking, this workshop is for you. Find out how you can take charge of your future and capitalize on lucrative opportunities the industry has to offer. Learn from those who’ll share their personal experiences as expedite drivers to give you real-world insights into what it takes to thrive in this rapidly growing trucking sector.

8:00 am

How to find and hire good quality drivers & owner operators

Elkhorn A
Focus: MOTOR CARRIERS
Speakers: Jerry Hayes, National Truckin' magazine

How to be successful in recruiting, you have to know what you are selling AND you have to know how to make a pie.

8:00 am

Payroll & how it effects driver retention

Elkhorn B
Focus: FLEET OWNERS
Speakers: Tony Freeland, JAS Expedited

How to collect the proper information, so your drivers understand how they are paid and have less problems with them leaving.

8:00 am

Risks & rewards with hauling DoD freight

Heritage 3
Focus: OWNER OPERATORS
Speakers: Bob & Linda Caffee, Heather & Jason Hutchens & Bernadette Hall

DoD drivers discuss the benefits of DoD freight and why they feel being DoD qualified is necessary.

9:00 am

3 Steps to Buying & Financing your straight truck, tractor & cargo van

Heritage 2
Focus: DRIVERS
Speakers: John Lalonde, Fyda Freightliner

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 process to help you make the best decision for our business.

9:00 am

Employee vs. Independent Contractor Drivers for Fleet Owners

Elkhorn B
Focus: FLEET OWNERS
Speakers: John Mueller, Transportation Station

Pros and cons of both job classifications as they apply to the transportation industry.
You will learn what the IRS and Workers Comp typically look for to define a driver’s status.  You will also learn about recent law suits which changed or defined employment status.

9:00 am

Truck Insurance is Too Important to be Confusing

Elkhorn A
Focus: ALL
Speakers: Shelly Benisch, CIS

Workshop offers Expedite Insurance 101 Training for Owner Ops, Fleet Owners and small Motor Carriers. This is a short basic overview that empowers you with information you need in order to succeed as a small business owner in our niche of trucking. This is where you can ask those puzzling questions about insurance you just didn’t know who to ask!

10:00 am

Networking sessions

Heritage 2 & 3, Elkhorn A & B

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. Gotcha’s - It's the little things that get you
2. Ideas of how to keep track of receipts
3. Ideas of how to keep better logs on the ELD
4. Sharing tips on preventable maintenance 
5. Ideas of how to Network to better your business 
6. Ideas of eating and staying healthy on the road
7. What or where have you visited away from home
8. Going the extra mile for the customer - What do you do?
9. Professional Appearance-How do you appear to a customer?
10. Ideas to secure freight

11:30 am

Kentucky State Police, Level 1-mock inspection

Load 1 booth #207
Speakers: Sr. Officer Jared Newberry, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The most comprehensive safety inspection level, a level 1 inspection focuses on 32 “critical” safety components. The Officer will be checking the vehicle from bumper to bumper and from underneath to ensure all moving components are functioning, as well as the brakes, lighting, and load securement. A level 1 inspection also includes a paperwork check and driver credential check.

2:00 pm

Kentucky State Police, Level-1 Mock Inspection

Load 1 booth #207
Moderators: Sr. Officer Jared Newberry, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The most comprehensive safety inspection, a level 1 inspection focuses on 32 “critical” safety components. The Officer will be checking the vehicle from bumper to bumper and from underneath to ensure all moving components are functioning, as well as the brakes, lighting, and load securement. A level 1 inspection also includes a paperwork check and driver credential check.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

8:00 am

ABC's of Expedite Driving, Part 2

Heritage 2
Focus: DRIVERS
Moderators: John Mueller, John Mueller, Transportation Station
Speakers: Tom & Tina Evans, Load 1

If you’re considering a career in expedited trucking, this workshop is for you. Find out how you can take charge of your future and capitalize on lucrative opportunities the industry has to offer. Learn from those who’ll share their personal experiences as expedite drivers to give you real-world insights into what it takes to thrive in this rapidly growing trucking sector.

8:00 am

Apps that help us and other technology

Heritage 3
Focus: OWNER OPERATORS
Speakers: Joey Slaughter, Greg Huggins, Caffee

8:00 am

How to be a successful fleet owner

Elkhorn B
Focus: FLEET OWNERS
Speakers: A.C. Allen, Allen Expedited Transport LLC., Michael Conaway, Landstar

What does it take to build a fleet today? According to many, it takes wits, an exact eye on costs, and service, service.

8:30 am

Women In Trucking

Elkhorn C
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

7 Guaranteed ways to make more money in expediting

Heritage 2
Focus: DRIVERS
Speakers: Heather & Jason Hutchens

9:00 am

Workshop Photo

A Vendor Team Dedicated to your Success

Elkhorn B

Come and hear about the latest technology and advancements in expediter trucks from Stoops Freightliner and its corporate partners: Thermo King, Wabash National and Bolt Custom Trucks.

9:00 am

Workshop Photo

How to start your own trucking company

Elkhorn A
Speakers: Reghan Orman, Assoc. General Counsel, Apex Capital Corp.

Understand the government’s requirements to obtain motor carrier operating authority, the steps necessary to ensure your trucking company stays compliant through the New Entrant period, and what you can do to ensure your new trucking company is successful.

9:00 am

Used - vs- new truck purchase

Heritage 3
Focus: OWNER OPERATORS
Speakers: Brandon Creek, Buckeye Western Star

What are the key factors to consider before making the purchase? This session will walk you through the selection pro's and con's of used - vs- new.

11:30 am

Kentucky State Police, Level 1-mock inspection

Load 1 Booth #207
Speakers: Sr. Officer Jared Newberry, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The most comprehensive safety inspection level, a level 1 inspection focuses on 32 “critical” safety components. The Officer will be checking the vehicle from bumper to bumper and from underneath to ensure all moving components are functioning, as well as the brakes, lighting, and load securement. A level 1 inspection also includes a paperwork check and driver credential check.

1:00 pm

Networking roundtables

Exhibit floor

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. Gotcha’s - It's the little things that get you
2. Ideas of how to keep track of receipts
3. Ideas of how to keep better logs on the ELD
4. Sharing tips on preventable maintenance 
5. Ideas of how to Network to better your business 
6. Ideas of eating and staying healthy on the road
7. What or where have you visited away from home
8. Going the extra mile for the customer - What do you do?
9. Professional Appearance-How do you appear to a customer?
10. Ideas to secure freight

2:00 pm

Kentucky State Police, Level 1-mock inspection

Load 1 booth #207
Speakers: Sr. Officer Jared Newberry, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The most comprehensive safety inspection level, a level 1 inspection focuses on 32 “critical” safety components. The Officer will be checking the vehicle from bumper to bumper and from underneath to ensure all moving components are functioning, as well as the brakes, lighting, and load securement. A level 1 inspection also includes a paperwork check and driver credential check.