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What you learn in one day at the Cottingham & Butler Transportation Summit will transform your business. 

 

Whether you are a company of 50 units or 5000, you are sure to find value, as we bring together trucking's top thought-leaders and hundreds of your industry peers to address the hottest topics, trends, and challenges influencing your business. We can't wait to see you in Chicago.

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JULY 31ST
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Registration
1:00 – 1:15PM
Welcome
1:15 – 2:15PM

Growing Through Acquisitions & Protecting Business Value

Spencer Tenney, Tenney Group

One of the most effective ways to address the challenges facing trucking is through an acquisition. In this presentation, Tenney Group will demonstrate creative ways to structure and finance acquisitions, outline the cash flow benefits, address common questions concerning acquisitions risks, and quantify the amount of business value that can be created through a strategic acquisition. Owner’s will leave feeling more confident about incorporating acquisitions into their ongoing business strategy.

2:15 – 2:30PM

Distracted Driving - A Social And Business Imperative PowerTalk

Joan Woodward, Travelers

2:30 – 2:45PM
Break
2:45 – 3:45PM

FMCSA Update

Jim Mullen, FMCSA

3:45 – 4:45PM

Keynote - Maximizing Profits

Lou Mosca, American Management Services

In this unadulterated talk about the truths of business ownership, attendees will gain effective business improvement and turnaround solutions to help grow their business. Focused on profit maximization, both the aspiring and established business owner will learn what it takes to make the tough decisions that line the road to profitability and sustained success.  
5:00 - 10:00PM
Networking Reception & Dinner
AUGUST 1ST
9:00 – 9:15AM
Welcome Back
 
9:15 – 10:30AM

How Plaintiff Attorneys Get Under the Hood of

Trucking Companies

Michael Langford, Scopelitis

10:30 – 10:45AM

Truckers Against Trafficking PowerTalk

Laura Cyrus, Truckers Against Trafficking

10:45 – 11:00AM
Break
11:00 – 12:00PM

The Real Truth About Success & Innovative Influence

Garrison Wynn, Author, Consultant, Motivational Speaker 

Innovation fuels this research-driven, highly entertaining session, providing the influence tools trucking companies need to communicate value effectively. By session’s end, owners, business leaders and team members will gain the insight and strategy needed to create a sustainable, disruption-proof culture. Whether you’re riding a new trend or shaking off past challenges, you can create the kind of influence that not only drives change, it makes your organization attractive to customers and today’s top driver talent … so you never stop getting better!
 

12:00 – 1:30PM
Lunch
12:45 – 1:30PM

Women In Trucking Panel Discussion

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

1:30 – 1:45PM

Cyber PowerTalk

Ken Morrison, Travelers

1:45 – 2:00PM

Break

2:00 – 3:15PM

The Current & Future State of the Trucking Economy

Donald Broughton, Broughton capital, llc

3:15 – 3:30PM

Break

3:30 – 4:30PM

Keynote - Taking Command to Reach Peak Performance

Admiral William Mcraven

In this keynote performance, Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral, draws on his extraordinary experiences to share lessons on authority amidst uncertainty, overcoming adversity and the determination to succeed. His principles of leadership and risk management are applicable to trucking companies of very size, and he firmly believes in the necessity of preparation, order and discipline, knowing that they are naught without a distinct and meaningful purpose or goal. He shares impactful narratives, lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up. He will challenge and encourage you to accept responsibility, be creative within the rules, take control of your circumstances, and maintain focus during times of conflict. You are sure to be inspired to apply McRaven’s diligence, courage and risk management strategies to your own life and put in place the tools that will help you not only succeed within their organization but also reach new levels of personal achievement.

4:30 – 6:00PM

Cocktail Reception

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