APR. 13, 2022 • VIRTUAL EVENT

enterprise fleet summit

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 have been the most successful strategies to manage 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.

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Welcome

4/13/22 9:00 am

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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Keynote: Culture Shift to Profitability

4/13/22 9:05 am

Culture is more than a campaign. Successful turnarounds begin with a belief that you must capture the minds and hearts of customers and team members.

James Reed
President, CEO, and Director
USA Truck
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Tim Guin
EVP, Chief Commercial Officer
USA Truck
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Fireside Chat: Trucking Inflation, Costs, and Market Demand

4/13/22 9:30 am

The trucking industry is on the precipice of a potential freight recession with declining load volumes, rising fuel costs, rapid inflation and changes in market demand driven by consumer behavior. These headwinds will impact carriers of all sizes as they work to adjust their transportation network while managing declining margins from higher costs. Bill Wettstein, President and CFO of Nussbaum joins us today as we discuss ways carriers can react to these challenges as well as get his thoughts on major themes impacting enterprise fleets.

Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Bill Wettstein
President & CFO
Nussbaum
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Fleet Ops in the New World: The Biggest Changes Influencing Carrier Execs in 2022

4/13/22 9:50 am

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
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Richard Greening
Global Technical Director
DDC FPO
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Fireside Chat: How to deal with fuel price volatility

4/13/22 10:50 am

Listen as two fuel experts - Scott Berhang and Elaine Levin - discuss the state of fuel markets, and where prices are likely to head in the next several months. They will discuss the essentials of having a good physical fuel buying program, and the important need to have a solid, realistic "hedging" program in place to limit your price risk.

Scott Berhang
Director of FreightWaves Academy
FreightWaves
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Elaine Levin
President
Powerhouse
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Fireside Chat: The future enterprise fleet landscape, a changing business model

4/13/22 11:15 am

The enterprise fleet model is changing. Technology, partnerships and supply chain demands are causing a rapid evolution in the trucking industry landscape. Beth Howard joins us to discuss promoting supply chain efficiency through technology, the value of dedicated fleet partnerships, and how fleet / digital broker relationships may change and improve as technology opens up new possibilities for partnership and power trucking efficiency. How will this impact the enterprise trucking business model and can applications provide a cutting edge for carriers wishing to be truly driver first? Join us as we find out more

Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Beth Howard
Director of Carrier Development
Transfix
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

4/13/22 12:05 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Dennis Cooke
President and CEO
TransForce
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Jay Gustafson
EVP of Brokerage Operations
Echo Global Logistics
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Bob Chappius
GM, Carrier Operations
Uber Freight
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Rishi Mehra
Director of Operations & Strategy
Trimble MAPS
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Fireside Chat: Where the Future of Driver Recruitment Is Headed

4/13/22 12:45 pm

Mike Hayden is a proud third-generation trucker. As vice president of transportation at NFI, he's bringing that deep knowledge to the company's driver recruitment efforts. He speaks with Joe Antoshak, FreightWaves' editorial researcher, about what the company's doing to lure and retain talent.

Joe Antoshak
Senior Editorial Researcher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Mike Hayden
Vice President, Transportation
NFI
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Fireside Chat: How health and wellness plans can improve driver retention

4/13/22 1:05 pm

Dr. Mark Manera discusses how his company created wellness plans for truck drivers with different health issues. He also describes how fleets use these wellness plans to recruit and retain drivers, while driving down turnover and insurance costs.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Mark Manera
Founder/CEO
The Trucking Fitness Company (TFC)
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Put That Coffee Down

4/13/22 1:30 pm

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
David Stone
Senior Director of Freight Brokerage
Ryder
Speaker Bio
Mustafa Azizi
Co-Founder and CEO
ZUUM
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Waiting for the word from SCOTUS: Will AB5 take root in California?

4/13/22 2:00 pm

The Supreme Court is deciding whether to review a lower court decision that would make California's AB5 the law of the land in that state. So far, an injunction that is now more than two years old has kept the law, which more strictly defines what constitutes an independent contractor, from being implemented in trucking. If the Supreme Court decides not to review it, AB5 will immediately go into force. What happens then? Greg Feary of the Scopelitis law firm gives his views on the road ahead.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
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Gregory M. Feary
President & Managing Partner
Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary
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Fireside Chat: New training regime for enterprise fleets

4/13/22 2:20 pm

Companies that lease or own enterprise truck fleets are as concerned about keeping drivers seated as for-hire companies. In this fireside chat, Baily Wood, president and CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association, gives a status report on new entry-level driving training rules and his outlook for long-term driver retention.

John Gallagher
Chief Washington Correspondent
FreightWaves
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Bailey Wood
President and CEO
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
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Fireside Chat: Improving safety equipment, worse safety outcomes

4/13/22 2:45 pm

Rick Larkin is the founder and former CEO of BCB Transport. But more recently, he is the man in the yellow vest, using YouTube and other media outlets to discuss trucking in general but safety in particular. There are numerous improvements in the safety equipment on trucks. But why are some measurements of truck safety deteriorating? Larkin will discuss with John Kingston, editor-at-large at FreightWaves.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Rick Larkin
Chief Information Officer
BCB Transport
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Fireside Chat: Trying to Find New Drivers for Specialized Trailer Modes

4/13/22 3:05 pm

Daniel Schilling has worked all kinds of jobs at Fraley & Schilling. Now as a vice president he's helping to boost the Indiana carrier's recruitment efforts, which currently boast a 25-to-1 leads to conversions rate. He talks to Joe Antoshak, FreightWaves' senior editorial researcher, about what's working.

Joe Antoshak
Senior Editorial Researcher
FreightWaves
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Daniel Schilling
Vice President
Fraley & Schilling
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Closing Remarks

4/13/22 3:15 pm

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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

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