WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration
 
1:00 – 1:15 PM
Welcome - The Pursuit of Excellence
Mark Roling, Cottingham & Butler
 
1:15 – 2:15 PM
Legal & Regulatory Update

Greg Feary, Scopelitis

Join the legal experts from Scopelitis law firm as they address the latest developments in the regulatory and compliance landscape. Greg will address some of the most critical policies and latest court cases impacting the trucking industry, including AB5, brokerage, and carrier relationships, negligence, contract best practices, and more!

 

2:15 - 3:00 PM

The Rise of Risk & Reputation

Steven G. Bryan, Bluewire, LLC

With the escalation of nuclear verdicts and plaintiff attorneys going to extra lengths to discredit motor carriers, your reputation matters now more than ever. The experts at Bluewire join us to bring you the latest advancements in how to proactively identify exposures and take action to mitigate vulnerabilities to protect your reputation – because a great reputation is your best defense.

 

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Break

 
3:15 – 4:00 PM
Growing Through Acquisitions & Protecting Business Value

Spencer Tenney

One of the most effective ways to address the challenges trucking owners face today is through business acquisition. Spencer joins us to talk about the latest and most creative ways to structure and finance acquisitions, create cash flow, and drive business value through a strategic acquisition business strategy.

 

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Keynote - The Power to Stand

Chris Norton

After suffering a spinal cord injury playing college football, Chris was given a 3% chance to ever move anything below the neck. Chris’ keynote, ‘The Power to Stand’ will share inspiring lessons on resiliency, change, and how to stand in the face of adversity.
 
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Networking Reception & Dinner
 
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Entertainment
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome Back
Mark Roling, Cottingham & Butler
 
 
9:15 – 10:15 AM
Politics & Policy

Bruce Mehlman

A heavyweight in Washington DC, Bruce is known for his unique perspectives and for helping companies understand, anticipate and navigate the public policy environment and trends likely to impact the global marketplace. With midterms in full swing this fall, he’ll join us to walk through his latest published slide deck and offer a middle-of-the-aisle look at how different candidates could affect the trucking industry. 

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Driver Appreciation

 

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Staying Power: How to Keep Employees Longer

Leah Brown, Magnet Culture

While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable workers, a larger number of positions are a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Magnet Culture will share insight on why retaining people is so challenging and ways to gain greater stability.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM

The Art of Significant Leadership: Influential Impact

Dan Clark

Are you a leader or a boss? It’s more than just a nuance; it is the distinction of excellence. True leaders hold the power to influence others and grow people into passionate partners. Dan teaches the purpose of a leader is to grow more leaders who believe what you believe – in a way where all feel like a valued ‘influencer with a voice’ who will choose to lead with or without a title. 

 

 

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Break

 

2:15 – 3:15 PM

State of the Economy

Donald Broughton

What do the rising interest rates, rampant inflation, and whispers of the next recession mean for the trucking industry? To help companies best prepare for what lies ahead, join Donald Broughton for a breakdown of the latest freight flow data, his prophetic predictions, and how current economic trends will affect the short and long-term outlook for the industry.

 

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Keynote - Echelon Front

Leif Babin

Leif’s keynote on Extreme Ownership utilizes lessons learned and proven in combat to help leaders develop the core actions and mindsets necessary to achieve personal and professional excellence.
 
 
4:15 – 4:30 PM
Closing
Mark Roling, Cottingham & Butler
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

 
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