3PL SUMMIT

MARCH 24, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

It’s the pros in the middle that keep the freight moving. After two to three years of relative calm in the freight brokerage markets, 2020 took a hard turn. The 2021 3PL Summit will highlight the best technology and practices to guide you to success this year. Hear discussions on multi-modal optimization, customer relations, sales insights, market insights, pricing strategies and much more. See the leaders who have shaped the industry as it stands today and the innovators who will take it forward. 

LIVE EVENT REPLAYS

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Welcome

3/24/21 9:00 am

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

KEYNOTE: The future of 3PLs and freight brokerages

3/24/21 9:05 am

With barely six months behind her as president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Anne Reinke has a major goal in front of her: to “amplify” advocacy at TIA.

Anne Reinke
President & CEO
TIA
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Director of Editorial & Research
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead: How to make email your competitive advantage

3/24/21 9:35 am

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
LB Harvey
Chief Revenue and Success Officer
Front
Speaker Bio

#withSONAR

3/24/21 10:15 am

Kyle Taylor
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Luke Falasca
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kyle Lintner
Principal and Managing Director
K-Ratio
Speaker Bio

Point of Sale: Delivering a Better Digital Freight Experience Through Human-Centered Design & Technology

3/24/21 10:35 am

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Digitization and automation is often thought of as creating more distant relationships between 3PLs and carriers. Lily Shen and Andrew Cox discuss how digitization can create closer relationships between 3PLs and its carrier and shipper partners.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Lily Shen
President and CEO
Transfix
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

3/24/21 10:55 am

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Featuring Emtec Digital, Eurosender, and Trucker Tools

Stackd: Reimagining the Supply Chain for a Better Customer Experience

3/24/21 11:15 am

This fireside chat at the 3PL summit is with Adam Robinson, VP of Product Marketing at FreightWaves, and Luis Pajares, Chief Revenue Officer at Turvo, provider of the world’s leading collaboration application designed for the supply chain. The pair will discuss how although visibility is a hot button topic in the supply chain, it’s really a symptom of a larger problem supply chains are facing: manual, analog processes. Robinson and Pajares will chat about how to solve the root cause by digitally transforming supply chains to address the visibility symptom putting the supply chain at the heart of customer experience.

Adam Robinson
VP, Product Marketing SONAR
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Luis Pajares
Chief Revenue Officer
Turvo
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: What does the new normal look and how are companies adjusting in the face of capacity crunch

3/24/21 11:35 am

ArcBest’s Danny Loe talks with FreightWaves' President George Abernathy about what the new normal looks like for the market as shippers and capacity providers alike emerge out of the shadow of the year-long coronavirus pandemic, and how ArcBest, a multi-modal logistics provider, has adjusted to meet the needs of its own customers and contract carriers.

George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Danny Loe
President of Asset Light Logistics and Chief Yield Officer
ArcBest
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

3/24/21 12:00 pm

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Featuring FleetOps, Freight Club, and Bringg

Icebreaker Networking Session presented by Loadsure

3/24/21 12:30 pm

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

3/24/21 1:00 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Larry Klein
Vice President, Logistics
Bringg
Speaker Bio
Riley Ford
Account Executive
Front
Speaker Bio
Prasad Gollapalli
CEO and Founder
Trucker Tools
Speaker Bio
Bob Hitt
North American Lead, Transportation & Logistics Industry
Salesforce
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

3/24/21 1:35 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Brian Trautschold
Co-Founder & COO
Ambition
Speaker Bio
Sachin Ghaisas
Managing Partner
Emtec Digital
Speaker Bio
Scott Pecoriello
Founder & CEO
WeatherOptics
Speaker Bio
Bill Catania
Founder & CEO
OneRail
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How 3PLs can differentiate themselves

3/24/21 2:15 pm

Creating differentiation for your 3PL is the key to success and growth. This cannot be overstated. How do you achieve differentiation when your services are almost identical to thousands of others. Most of the time it’s not what you sell, but how you sell and position your services that creates the differentiation needed to thrive in freight sales.

Andrew Silver
CEO
MoLo Solutions
Speaker Bio
Lee B. Salz
Author, "Sales Differentiation"
Sales Architects
Speaker Bio

Put That Coffee Down

3/24/21 2:40 pm

Kevin Hill
Director of Editorial & Research
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Chris Hurst
CTO
StratusGrid
Speaker Bio

Supply Chain Spotlight: What will the "new normal" look like for 3PLs

3/24/21 3:05 pm

After 12 months of a pandemic full of economic shutdowns and consumer behavior shifting what the new normal will look like for 3PLs. Geoff Kelley and JT Engstrom discuss what 3PLs need to do to adapt to changes in 2021 and then look forward to how these changing trends will change business models in the long-term.

JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Geoff Kelley
President
Nolan Transportation Group
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

3/24/21 3:30 pm

FreightWaves SONAR

3/24/21 3:45 pm

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Freight brokers need superior market intelligence to help shippers find the capacity needed and the right price. SONAR's data and intelligence of 135 freight markets is designed for this one purpose.

Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Carrier Safety and Vetting: Why There's No Golden Rule

3/24/21 3:55 pm

Nuclear verdicts have rocked carriers over the past several years. The prescendent in these cases have become much clearer. Not so for 3PLs though. Insurance requirements and vetting carriers is still opaque and the legal ramnifications are significant.

Chad Eichelberger
President
Reliance Partners
Speaker Bio
Emily Chiarizia
General Counsel
Armstrong Transport Group
Speaker Bio

Great Quarter, Guys

3/24/21 4:20 pm

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Seth Holm
Senior Research Analyst, FreightIntel Group
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Bruce Chan
Vice President and Senior Analyst, Transportation & Logistics Equity Research Group
Stifel
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Capacity strategies for 2021

3/24/21 4:40 pm

Capacity has been tight since the early economic lockdowns ended. The bull market for freight demand and strained truck capacity leading companies to become creative in building strategies for sourcing and managing carriers.

Mark Ford
COO
Blue Grace
Speaker Bio
David Broering
President, Non-Asset
NFI
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How smaller 3PLs can use technology to compete

3/24/21 5:00 pm

Running a logistics startup can be overwhelming. You watch large competitors stroke multi-million dollar checks for technology platforms, while you are focused on maintaining positive cash flow to pay your carriers and employees. Fortunately, there are tools that can help limit risks of scaling a business while giving you the competitive advantage that legacy brokerages have spent years investing in.

Sam Powers
CEO
Trucker Cloud
Speaker Bio
Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How imports drive domestic supply chains

3/24/21 5:20 pm

This fireside chat will revolve around imports, congestion, and how that flows into the domestic trucking market, as well as taking a look at inventory levels and semiconductors.

Ravi Dosanjh
Head of Strategic Program Management - CPLSS
Intel Corporation
Speaker Bio
Noel Hacegaba
Deputy Executive Director/COO
Port of Long Beach
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

3/24/21 5:50 pm

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

SPEAKERS

FEATURED TOPICS

What does the "new normal" look like?

Digital freight matching and customer service levels: Is there middle ground?

Will digital marketplaces slow or reverse the growth of traditional 3PLs and freight brokerages?

Will dynamic pricing replace the annual RFP process?

What is the best way to measure capacity?

Carrier relationship management tools and tricks

Merger & acquisition outlook for 3PLs

Venture capital outlook for FreightTech

How 3PLs are getting pulled into nuclear verdicts

Carrier safety and vetting: Why there’s no Golden Rule

Workforce 101: 1099 vs W2 and noncompetes

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