Terry College of Business

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34th ANNUAL TRUCKING PROFITABILITY STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

April 28-30, 2019                                  

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center &  Hotel; Athens, GA

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

 

2:00 – 6:00

Registration

Conference Registration Desk

3:15 – 4:30

Board Meeting – Meeting Room A – 2nd Floor

Meeting Room A – 2nd Floor

4:45 – 5:45

Reception – open area across from Front Desk

Pecan Gallerie

6:00 – 8:00

Dinner

 

Keynote Speakers:

 

Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist

&

Lanny Davis, Political & Legal Analyst

Magnolia Ballroom

8:00 – 10:30

Networking

Hotel Lounge

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

 

6:30 – 8:00

Breakfast

Magnolia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:05

Welcome Remarks

Benjamin C. Ayers, Dean and Earl Davis Chair in Taxation, Terry College of Business

Mahler Auditorium

8:05 – 8:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Karen Smerchek, Program Chair

Trucking Profitability Strategies Conference

Mahler Auditorium

8:15 – 9:15

Ken Gronbach, President, KGC Direct, LLC

Mahler Auditorium

9:15 – 9:30

Break

Hill Atrium

9:30 – 11:00

Driver Compensation &  Accountability

Moderator: Steve Phillips, U.S. Xpress

Panelists:

Katy Peissig, Senior Director of Talent Management, Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Leah Shaver, Chief Operating Officer, The National Transportation Institute

Phil Wilt, President & Chief Operating Officer, American Central Transport

Mahler Auditorium

11:0 -11:15

Break

Hill Atrium

11:15– 12:15

Safety

Moderator: Chad Norris, Howell's Motor Freight

Panelists:

Brian Fielkow, CEO & Owner, Jetco Delivery

Mahler Auditorium

12:15 -- 1:30

Lunch

Magnolia Ballroom

1:45 – 2:45

Maintenance & Equipment Specs

Moderator: Mike Eggelton, Raider Express

Panelist:

Mike Gomes, Director of Maintenance, Eastern Region, Bison Transport

Darrel Wilson, President & CEO, Wilson Logistics

Mahler Auditorium

2:45 -- 3:00

Break

Hill Atrium

3:00 --4:30

Pricing & Analytics

Moderator:  Craig Savell, Total Transportation of Mississippi

Panelists:

Megan Cheney, Pricing & Yield Manager, Veriha Trucking

Ryan Farrell, Chief Financial Officer, Wilson Logistics

Julie Van de Kamp, VP of Pricing, U.S. Xpress Inc.

Mahler Auditorium

4:30 – 5:30

Networking Hour

Hill Atrium

6:15

Buses Leave for Dinner

Front of the Georgia Center

6:30 – 8:30

Networking Reception and Dinner

The Georgian Hall

8:30

Buses return to campus and hotel

The Georgian Hall

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

6:30 -- 7:30

Breakfast

Magnolia Ballroom

7:30 -- 8:30

Growth Strategies

Moderator: Jim Subler, Classic Carriers, Inc.

Panelist:

Kameron Wilson, Vice President, Wilson Logistics

Mahler Auditorium

8:30 -- 8:45

Break

Hill Atrium

8:45 -- 9:45

Predictive Analytics

Moderator: Ben Schill, Paper Transport

Panelist:

John Coppens, V.P. of Operations, Maverick USA

Dan Eggleton, Chief Financial Officer, Raider Express

Dave Fulawka, Director, Network Analytics, Bison Transport

Mahler Auditorium

 

 

 

9:45 -- 11:15

Opinions & Advice

Moderator: Shepard Dunn, Freymiller, Inc.

Panelist:

Eric Fuller, President & CEO, U.S. Xpress, Inc.

Dave Jackson, President & CEO, Knight-Swift Transportation

Mahler Auditorium

11:30

Adjourn & Box Lunches

Hill Atrium

 
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