ENTERPRISE FLEET
SUMMIT

APRIL 7, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

Come along for the ride! Enterprise trucking fleets exist in an increasingly competitive landscape, but also have more opportunities than ever before. As many fleets are adopting progressive technology strategies, we’ll examine the components of a successful enterprise fleet. Looking back, what were the most successful strategies to manage the 2020 volatility? Looking forward, what will the enterprise fleet landscape look like in future years? This full-day virtual summit will tackle the most pressing issues facing enterprise fleets today and the strategies to grow your fleet, your network, your customer base and your profit margins. 

LIVE EVENT REPLAYS

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Welcome

4/7/21 9:00 am

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

Keynote: Optimism abounds for LTL carriers

4/7/21 9:05 am

Andrew Leto led a $50m equity investment in Roadrunner in early March. Andrew sits down with George Abernathy, president of FreightWaves to discuss why he thinks Roadrunner might be the next billion dollar freight company.

Andrew Leto
CEO
Emerge
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Managing private fleets

4/7/21 9:35 am

Sit down with Zach Strickland and Brent Bergevin as they discuss how to operate a semi-private fleet in a rapidly changing environment with all of the challenges, opportunities and the near and long-term impacts that arise.

Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Brent Bergevin
Vice President of Transportation, Gemini Motor Transport
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Speaker Bio

Great Quarter, Guys: How the market is valuing trucking stocks

4/7/21 10:00 am

Andrew and Seth interview UBS transportation analysts Tom Wadewitz and ask about the rationale behind his recent trucking downgrade, his favorite stock picks in transports, what he thinks of the CPKC merger and more.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Seth Holm
Senior Research Analyst, FreightIntel Group
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tom Wadewitz
Managing Director, US Transportation, UBS Investment Research
UBS Securities LLC
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Controlling driver turnover is all about communication

4/7/21 10:20 am

Driver turnover is always a challenge for enterprise fleets. Dave Ables, president and CEO of Dart, and George Abernathy, president of FreightWaves, discuss the importance of communication in reducing driver turnover.

George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Dave Ables
President & CEO
Dart
Speaker Bio

Put That Coffee Down: Data based utilization for fleets

4/7/21 10:50 am

It's all about capacity utilization when tender rejections are this high. Tight capacity should last for months, so it is important to be as effiecient as possible with utilization. Using the right data to is key to maximizing utilization and creating differentiation in your customer service levels.

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Mitchell Olszewski
Director of Marketing
SkyBitz
Speaker Bio

Tech in Action: SkyBitz - Strategies and tactics for the 3G Sunset

4/7/21 11:00 am

As the industry moves to 4G LTE, now is the time to evaluate your current strategy to ensure hardware availability, future connectivity, and allow for a timely installation in all of your business operations. Learn about technology transition strategies for fleets of all sizes.

Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anton Albrand
Division Vice President
SkyBitz
Speaker Bio

Supply Chain Spotlight: Dedicated Fleet Services

4/7/21 11:15 am

Listen in to hear a rich discussion around dedicated truckload operations’ ability to provide elevated service metrics, at stable pricing levels, while helping level I expect cyclicality, all in a fashion that offers a more driver friendly environment.

JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Steve Martin
SVP Dedicated Transportation Solutions
Ryder
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Pushing boundaries for driver training

4/7/21 11:30 am

Success for enterprise fleets – like all trucking sectors – begins with professionally-trained drivers. In this fireside chat, A. Bailey Wood, the new president and CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association, discusses how vigorous outreach combined with revamped training requirements and the rebuilding of the driver supply chain are opening opportunities for those looking to enter the trucking industry.

John Gallagher
Chief Washington Correspondent
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Bailey Wood
President and CEO
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session presented by Loadsure

4/7/21 11:55 am

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

4/7/21 12:25 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Alexander Stevenson
Vice President, Product Management
Samsara
Speaker Bio
Chris Orban
Vice President, Data Science
Trimble
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Women in Trucking

4/7/21 1:00 pm

Learn about the Women In Trucking Association and meet the group’s CEO and Chairwoman of the Board. Ellen Voie, President and CEO chats with Laura Roan Hays, volunteer leader and Great Dane Branch Manager discuss the history of the group and future goals.

Ellen Voie
President & CEO
Women in Trucking Association
Speaker Bio
Laura Roan Hays
Branch Manager
Great Dane
Speaker Bio

Tech in Action: Trimble MAPS - Utilizing precise location data for improved efficiency and driver safety in the last mile

4/7/21 1:15 pm

With keeping drivers, and the people around them, safe as their sole mission, learn how Roehl Transport partnered with Trimble MAPS to help drivers overcome major hurdles in the last mile. Using custom location and route management tools, Trimble MAPS was able to customize 7,000 customer locations providing drivers with precise turn-by-turn guidance and visibility for the back-office. Listen in as we take a deeper dive into how using commercial location data improved efficiency and driver safety in the last mile.

Khirika Jamison
Strategic Accounts Manager
Trimble MAPS
Speaker Bio
John Paape
CIO
Roehl Transport
Speaker Bio

FreightWaves SONAR for enterprise fleets

4/7/21 1:35 pm

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

Rapid-Fire Demos

4/7/21 1:50 pm

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Featuring: SkyBitz, Trimble, Platform Science, Samsara & Lytx

Fireside Chat: Recruiting and filling seats in 2021

4/7/21 2:30 pm

If driver recruiting were fishing, we'd all be saying there are less fish in the pond plus more people fishing in it. Makes for some tough fishing! Carriers are in a battle to attract drivers today while the industry knows that increasing the driver pool overall is a necessity for our future.

Marilyn Surber
Transportation Advisor
Tenstreet
Speaker Bio
Rob Hatchett
President
SeatMyTrucks
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

4/7/21 3:00 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Scott Pecoriello
Founder & CEO
WeatherOptics
Speaker Bio
Jake Fields
CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Platform Science, Inc.
Speaker Bio

Truck Talk: Commercializing Autonomous Trucks - Working with the freight ecosystem to deliver a better product

4/7/21 3:25 pm

Self-driving trucks hold much promise in improving safety, sustainability, and speed across the freight industry. As the technology continues to improve, companies like Embark are working closely with freight ecosystem partners to define autonomous trucking operations at commercial scale. In this session, Sam Abidi, Head of Business Development at Embark, will discuss how working with the industry and partnering with established shippers and carriers is key to bringing self-driving trucks to market.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sam Abidi
Head Of Business Development
Embark Trucks
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Flatbed demand is a leading economic indicator

4/7/21 3:50 pm

The flatbed market is heating up in 2021 and that's good news for the entire economy. Russ Elliott explains how Melton Truck Lines adapted and thrived over the past 12 months, and why everyone should be encouraged by how demand is shaping up for the next 12 months.

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Russ Elliott
EVP/COO
Melton Truck Lines
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

4/7/21 4:10 pm

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

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