MAY 19-20, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

It’s back and bigger than ever. After the volatility of 2020, FreightWaves LIVE @HOME will examine what you can expect for the rest of the year. Listen to pioneering entrepreneurs who can see opportunity on the horizon. Watch transportation and supply chain gurus dive into the lessons learned over successful careers. It’s the place to be for anyone looking to grow their career and their impact in the world of supply chains, logistics and transportation. 

LIVE EVENT REPLAYS

Click On Each Session For More Information; All times shown in EST.

Welcome

5/19/21 9:00 am

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

Keynote with Shelley Simpson and Craig Fuller

5/19/21 9:05 am

Shelley Simpson opens FreightWaves LIVE @HOME with her unique perspective on the freight makrets. It's been a turbelent year so far, but where are we headed from here?

Shelley Simpson
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of People and Human Resources
J.B. Hunt
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: LPAAS as the future of FreightTech

5/19/21 9:35 am

The next revolution in FreightTech will be centered on LPSaaS as the new model. Join Mark Yeager, CEO of Redwood Logistics explain this concept to George Abernathy, president of FreightWaves.

Mark Yeager
Redwood Logistics
CEO
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Visibility 2.0: Spotting Opportunities In A Rapidly Changing Market

5/19/21 9:55 am

Logistics leaders need real visibility into their supply chains, as the many disruptions of the past year demonstrated. Join Ketan Karkhanis, Chief Product Officer at Turvo and Grace Sharkey at FreightWaves as they discuss critical industry trends, the next generation of visibility, and how to spot opportunities in a rapidly changing market.

Ketan Karkhanis
CPO
Turvo
Speaker Bio
Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Put That Coffee Down

5/19/21 10:20 am

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Robin Jaacks
SVP International Growth
project44
Speaker Bio
Justin Bailie
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Rose Rocket
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Exploring the future of FreightTech

5/19/21 10:45 am

The most attractive FreightTech opportunities are constantly changing. New products and companies are popping up each day. Join Kenra Phillips and George Abernathy as they discuss where investment dollars are likely to land in the near future.

Kendra Phillips
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President New Products, SCS & DTS
Ryder System, Inc.
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

5/19/21 11:15 am

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Featuring:

  • Schneider
  • Zuum
  • Hubtek
  • project44

Fuller Speed Ahead: Innovation and growth strategies

5/19/21 11:50 am

Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO of FreightWaves, sits down with Kendra Tucker, Chief Revenue Officer of Truckstop.com to discuss innovation and growth strategies that focus on empowering the customer.

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kendra Tucker
Chief Revenue Officer
Truckstop.com
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

5/19/21 12:15 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Prasad Gollapalli
CEO and Founder
Trucker Tools
Speaker Bio
Thom Albrecht
CFO and CRO
Reliance Partners
Speaker Bio
Joel McGinley
Managing director & Co-Owner
Hubtek, LLC
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session presented by Loadsure

5/19/21 12:45 pm

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

5/19/21 1:15 pm

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Angela Mancuso
Vice President of Human Resources
AIT Worldwide Logistics
Speaker Bio

SONAR' reefer awareness

5/19/21 1:40 pm

Zach and Jimmy walk through all of SONAR's reefer data and application as well as introduce its latest addition.

Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jimmy Goodrick
Enterprise Customer Success Manager
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Tech in Action: Achieve Supply Chain Agility through Nimble Transportation and Logistics Insurance

5/19/21 2:05 pm

The top Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation companies in the world utilize a practical level of technology to reduce costs and drive efficiency. Insurance has historically been slow to change and embrace the pace supply chains move, until now! Reliance Partners is the largest and fastest growing privately-held P&C insurance agency in the US. Reliance Partners recently acquired Borderless Coverage, extending services across borders into Mexico, Canada, and internationally. Learn from Reliance Partner's COO, Laura Ann Howell and EVP of International Logistics, Mark Vickers, on how you can leverage tech-enabled insurance products to reduce your insurance costs, edge out your competition, and maintain your core focus on growth!

Laura Ann Howell
Reliance Partners
COO
Speaker Bio
Mark Vickers
EVP and Head of International Logistics
Reliance Partners
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Navigating Unchartered Territory in the Transportation Industry

5/19/21 2:20 pm

The state of the transportation industry is one we’ve never experienced before, with an abundance of freight, port delays and capacity crunches at unseen levels. Dan Kopp, Chief Executive Officer at ITG Transportation, along with Trey Griggs, Chief of Staff at Lean Solutions Group, will discuss the challenges facing the industry, both now and looking ahead.

Dan Kopp
CEO
ITG Transportation Services
Speaker Bio
Trey Griggs
Vice President - Lean Sales
Lean Staffing
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The business of local relays

5/19/21 2:45 pm

Dirver productivity is the simplest method to increase truck capacity. Andrew Berberick discusses how increasing average drive times from roughly 6.5 hours a day helps the shipping industry.

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Andrew Berberick
Co-Founder
Baton
Speaker Bio

At Your Doorstep

5/19/21 3:10 pm

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Nathan Coyle
Enterprise Account Executive
Front
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead: Practical challenges logistics providers face

5/19/21 3:20 pm

The pandemic is pulled forward e-commerce demand and accelerated final mile trends from years to months. Larry Klein discusses how end to end visibility is the key to growing your final mile capabilities with productivity at the forefront.

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Larry Klein
Vice President, Logistics
Bringg
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

5/19/21 3:55 pm

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Featuring:

  • SkyBitz
  • Front
  • Deep Cognition
  • Here Technologies
  • Turvo

Fireside Chat: Moving Forward from the pandemic

5/19/21 4:35 pm

Industry leader, Erin Van Zeeland, SVP/GM of Schneider Logistics, shares career and industry insights on what it takes to be competitive with TriumphPay’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Haley Evans.

Erin Van Zeeland
Group Senior Vice President/General Manager, Logistics Services
Schneider
Speaker Bio
Haley Evans
Vice President, Sales Manager
TriumphPay
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The importance of cyber security

5/19/21 4:55 pm

As ransomware attacks proliferate, cybersecurity is more mission critical than ever. GlobalTranz Chief Technology Officer Russ Felker talks with FreightWaves reporter Nate Tabak about what transportation and logistics companies can do make their operations more secure, and importantly, resilient in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Nate Tabak
Border and North America Correspondent
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Russ Felker
Chief Technology Officer
GlobalTranz
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

5/19/21 5:15 pm

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

Welcome

5/20/21 9:00 am

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

Fireside Chat: Navigating through volatile times

5/20/21 9:05 am

Navigating ships through volatile times is challenging, but it's where great companies position themselves for the future. Chairman and CEO of Werner discusses the past year and the industry trends he sees coming together with FreightWaves President, George Abernathy.

Derek J. Leathers
President and Chief Executive Officer
Werner Enterprises
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Put That Coffee Down

5/20/21 9:30 am

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Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Richie Daigel
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Scott Barghaan
VP and AMER GM, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality Vertical
Salesforce
Speaker Bio
Mustafa Azizi
Co-Founder and CEO
ZUUM
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Strategies to navigate port congestion

5/20/21 10:05 am

Congestion in US ports and import supply chains, how it's affecting shippers, and what are the strategies shippers can use to navigate the congestion?

Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Nerijus Poskus
VP, Global Ocean
Flexport
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How sustainability initiatives are driving shipper strategies

5/20/21 10:25 am

Zach Strickland and Jim Nicholson discuss how shippers have modified their strategies over the past year with increasing focus on sustainability and improving compliance.

Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jim Nicholson
Vice President, Operations
Loadsmart
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Freight Technology and Resiliency in 2021

5/20/21 10:50 am

The big questions right now are whether the economy will open, we will see a wave of freight (will prices rise or fall?), and what we are going to do about it.This conversation will explore trends in real-time digital brokerage technology adoption and what's next for the freight industry.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kate Kaufman
Director of Operations
Uber Freight
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

5/20/21 11:10 am

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Featuring:

  • Lean Solutions Group
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Trucker Tools

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

5/20/21 11:40 am

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Melissa Forman
Chief Strategy Officer
TriumphPay
Speaker Bio
Sean McGillicuddy
VP of Sales
TAI Software
Speaker Bio
Shelley Simpson
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of People and Human Resources
J.B. Hunt
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session presented by Loadsure

5/20/21 12:15 pm

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

5/20/21 12:50 pm

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Eric Rempel
Chief Innovation Officer
Redwood
Speaker Bio
Tim Thorne
President
ABF Freight
Speaker Bio
Trey Griggs
Vice President - Lean Sales
Lean Staffing
Speaker Bio
Angela Mancuso
Vice President of Human Resources
AIT Worldwide Logistics
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Capacity, drivers, and other challenges in the market

5/20/21 1:35 pm

There are almost too many industry trends to count in 2021. Adam Miller, president of Swift Transportation sits down with George Abernathy, president of FreightWaves to discuss what's on his mind. This includes capacity, hiring and retaining drivers, consumer demand, contract rates, and of course new technologies for trucks.

Adam Miller
President
Swift Transportation
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Charting the path to autonomous trucking

5/20/21 2:00 pm

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Removing the driver from behind the wheel of an autonomous truck is the ultimate goal of a nascent industry with at least a half dozen contenders.. Which company gets there first is less important that keeping an 80,000-pound robot truck operating safely. Waymo Via product manager Shai Ben Nun shares his thoughts on what needs to happen.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Shai Ben Nun
Product Manager
Waymo
Speaker Bio

Fireside chat: How technology and innovation are key to navigating today’s supply chain

5/20/21 2:30 pm

Necessity is the mother of all invention and innovation, and the past year is likely to be the seed for hyper-innovation over the next five to ten years. Michael Newcity and Kevin Hill discuss these innovation seeds in this fireside chat.

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Newcity
Chief Innovation Officer & President
ArcBest
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Great Companies Should Always Be in Stealth Mode

5/20/21 2:55 pm

Drew McElroy, founder and executive chairman of digital freight marketplace Transfix, leads a wide-ranging conversation about the evolution of the freight tech space, including partnerships, integrations, and co-opetition. Drew and JP Hampstead discuss the dissolving borders between freight matching, transportation management systems, and real-time visibility, and speculate on the next generation of freight tech startups born in an API-rich ecosystem.

JP Hampstead
Director, Passport Research
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Drew McElroy
Co-Founder & Chairman
Transfix
Speaker Bio

2021 Shipper of Choice in Partnership with ArcBest

5/20/21 3:25 pm

Join ArcBest and FreighWaves as we recognize the manufacturers, distributors and retailers who do the best job of keeping the American economy moving by fighting driver detention, providing accessible facilities, and understanding what it takes to remove inefficiencies from the supply chain.

Dennis Anderson
Chief Customer Officer
ArcBest
Speaker Bio
Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

5/20/21 3:40 pm

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Featuring:

  • TruckerCloud
  • Platform Science
  • Trimble
  • Rose Rocket

At Your Doorstep

5/20/21 4:15 pm

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kate Curtin
VP of Marketing
Deep Cognition
Speaker Bio

Tech in Action: Cargo Transporters and SkyBitz Partner for a Smooth 3G Sunset Transition

5/20/21 4:25 pm

In this interview John Pope, Chairman of Cargo Transporters, joined Anton Albrand, DVP of Sales at SkyBitz, to discuss their transition through the 3G sunset. They talk about the challenges and opportunities that were presented by the technology sunset as well as how SkyBitz helped Cargo Transporters turn this process into a smooth and successful transition for them.

Anton Albrand
Division Vice President
SkyBitz
Speaker Bio
John Pope
Chairman
Cargo Transporters
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Understanding Insurance - Critical Issues in the Transportation Industry

5/20/21 4:50 pm

A deep dive into nuclear verdicts, trucking accidents, and rising insurance rates in the transportation industry.

Jessie Merritt
Vice President of Sales
Reliance Partners
Speaker Bio
Brandon Richards
Chief Sales Officer
Reliance Partners
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Autonomous trucks in the middle mile

5/20/21 5:10 pm

The middle mile, with its known, repetitive, and active lanes, is primed for autonomy. Gatik, which has partnerships with Walmart and a handful of other prominent grocery retailers, is poised to be the first to test fully driverless middle mile routes this year in Arkansas for Walmart. Gatik also recently announced it will be the first to operated electric autonomous middle mile routes for Walmart in Louisiana. Sam Saad, head of Strategic Initiatives at Gatik, joined our own Andrew Cox to discuss the expanding Walmart partnership, Isuzu manufacturing deal, and all the progress ahead for this promising autonomous firm.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sam Saad
Head of Strategic Initiatives
Gatik
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

5/20/21 5:35 pm

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

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