Drivers unite! You’re the backbone of this industry and the people that keep shelves stocked across the country. In addition to being a driver, you’re also a business owner, managing your own books day-in and day-out. This one-day summit is designed to provide you with the knowledge and insights to improve your operations. Hear from other owner-operators and safety personnel who can help you keep your truck in tip-top shape, ready for the challenges that the road will always present.
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Getting into the world of small business trucking is no easy feat and it takes industry support. Lewie Pugh from the Owner Operator & Independent Drivers Association keynotes our Small Fleet Owner Operator Summit by explaining his tips and tricks for being successful as a driver, backed up by more than 20 years spent behind the wheel.
Grace sits with Natarajan Subbiah, head of product at Uber Freight, to discuss how leveraging technology can improve decision-making, reduce costs and elevate your customers’ experience. Subbiah also describes how his company works with drivers to make sure available tech is making the right choices when it comes to moving freight.
Todd Koca founder, president and CEO of CrownSource, and Tyler Harden, Chief Product Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, join us to highlight ways fleets can save through maintenance and exclusive cost savings programs.
Kaylee Nix sits down with Evan Shelley, CEO of Truck Parking Club, to discuss how it will take support from all parts of the industry to solve one of drivers’ most contentious problems: where to park their trucks.
FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller sits down with Truckstop CEO, Kendra Tucker, to discuss how Truckstop is managing volatility in the trucking market, providing technology so carriers can grow and be profitable, and relating personal stories of her time in cabs with truckers.
In this chat, Grace Sharkey speaks with expert Adam Wingfield to discuss various business strategies for surviving a bear trucking market. Wingfield reviews ways to manage costs, how to build relationships for new business and what owner-operators can do to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Marc El Khoury, co-founder and CEO of trucking tech startup aifleet, joins us as we look at how to use technology to challenge long-held assumptions about utilization and turnover in the trucking industry.
The world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be incredibly complex, especially for smaller carriers. Spencer Tenney, president and CEO of the Tenney group, gives some insights into the current trends and developments in the M&A space, as well as key factors that potential buyers look for when considering an acquisition of a small carrier.
COO of OTR Solutions Grace Maher joins Anthony Smith for a fireside chat reviewing how small operations can level the playing field and how to compete in a down freight market.
Charles Gracey, president of Hot Seat Services, explains how trucking companies are changing how they recruit, pay, and retain drivers in 2023. He highlights a few “silver linings” where the industry is still flourishing, and red flags for drivers to look out for when they consider joining a new fleet.
Small fleet managers can learn some of the key strategies and best practices for optimizing operations and achieving success in this challenging and dynamic field with president of HellBent Express Jamie Hagen.
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