Presentations

    • Keynote Address:  Innovation (and Disruption)

      Keynote Address: Innovation (and Disruption) 

      “A brilliant way to look at innovation — I’m not afraid of it now!” Innovation has famously been called “the most important and the most overused” word right now. We’re hearing it, reading it, seeing it more than ever — along with its sister term, disruption. But talking about it doesn’t mean we really understand it. This presentation makes innovation and disruption simple. Using easy-to-understand principles and actionable strategies that your audience can take away and implement immediately, plus a fun, entertaining presentation style that has people laughing and learning at the same t

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    • testimonial - Table Topics Roundtables, Card Exchange and Networking 2

      Table Topics Roundtables, Card Exchange and Networking 2 

      This track will allow the attendees to participate in focused discussions on some of the major issues in surface transportation that are outlined below. Each attendee coming to this track will be asked to pre-register for their preferred topic so there is room for them at the table. They will also be asked to submit, in advance, their two most important issues that they wish the group to discuss during the track. A list of these questions will be posted in a future update of this agenda. A subject matter expert will lead each roundtable discussion. A business card exchange will take place and

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    • testimonial - Best Practices in Driver Recruitment

      Best Practices in Driver Recruitment 

      The transportation industry is facing a chronic shortage of qualified drivers.  The average age of these drivers continues to increase as the most senior age cohort retires on an ongoing basis.  This track will address a range of relevant topics including: Carrier Schools Driver Training Driver Compensation Overseas Sourcing Best Practices in Driver Retention Three industry experts will provide their insights on this range of topics.

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    • testimonial - Shipper Best Practices in Freight Management

      Shipper Best Practices in Freight Management 

      This track will focus on opportunities to derive the best value from shippers’ expenditures on freight transportation. The topics to be discussed will include mode/carrier selection and management, network optimization, rate negotiation strategies, and making effective use of technology. Four industry experts will share their tools and techniques.

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    • testimonial - Table Topics Roundtables, Card Exchange and Networking 1

      Table Topics Roundtables, Card Exchange and Networking 1 

      This track will allow the attendees to participate in focused discussions on some of the major issues in surface transportation that are outlined below. Each attendee coming to this track will be asked to pre-register for their preferred topic so there is room for them at the table. They will also be asked to submit, in advance, their two most important issues that they wish the group to discuss during the track. A list of these questions will be posted in a future update of this agenda. A subject matter expert will lead each roundtable discussion. A business card exchange will take place and

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    • testimonial - Shipper - Carrier Collaboration – Becoming a “Shipper of Choice”

      Shipper – Carrier Collaboration – Becoming a “Shipper of Choice” 

      Many shippers with inefficient practices experienced some painful lessons during 2018. This pain was reflected in capacity shortages, rate increases or even demarketing from their core carriers. This track will provide shippers will an overview of the best areas for efficiency improvement in their freight transportation operations. Four shippers and carriers will share their tips on changes that shippers can make to incentivize carriers to provide them with consistent capacity at competitive rates.

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    • testimonial - Workplace Safety

      Workplace Safety 

      This track will address a range of workplace safety issues including Insurance, Loss Prevention, Driver Safety, Best Practices in Safety and Cannabis in the Workplace. This track will include a panel discussion among experts in various aspects of workplace safety.

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