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04.24.24 — A FWtv event

Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit

Drivers unite! You’re the backbone of this industry and the people that keep shelves stocked across the country. The past year and a half put small fleets through the wringer, testing their ability to keep their trucks moving and generate sustainable cash flows. Our FreightWavesTV event 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.

Agenda

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Welcome

4/24/24 9:00 am

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Keynote: Regulatory Challenges Facing Owner-Operators

4/24/24 9:05 am

In this Small Fleet and Owner-Operator Summit keynote, Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association joins us to talk about regulatory impacts facing owner operators. We’ll examine current and proposed legislation from Congress and regulatory moves by the FMCSA.

Todd Spencer
President
OOIDA
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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Behind the Wheel: Expert Advice from an Owner-Operator

4/24/24 9:40 am

Chad Boblett, seasoned owner-operator and influencer, highlights the challenges of trucking in this fireside chat. He emphasizes the importance of positive health for safer driving and offers financial tips for starting a trucking business. Boblett advocates for creating a supportive community, exemplified by his Facebook group, to inspire and share knowledge among aspiring truckers.

Chad Boblett
Boblett Brothers LLC
Owner
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Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Fuller Speed Ahead: Continuing the Conversation Around Freight Fraud

4/24/24 10:00 am

FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller talks to Truckstop's Kendra Tucker about the ongoing fraud problem, how it is showing up across industry events, and if a solution exists in the world today.

Kendra Tucker
CEO
Truckstop
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Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Driving Through Downturns

4/24/24 10:35 am

Kevin Rutherford, LetsTruck.com radio host and trucking expert, advises owner-operators facing soft freight markets to focus on managing expenses and staying adaptable. Kevin recommends prudent cash flow management, leveraging networking for resilience and prepares owner-operators for future market rebounds.

Kevin Rutherford
Co-Owner; Host, Trucking Business & Beyond
Let's Truck
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Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Riding Solo While Building Community

4/24/24 10:50 am

Success is made sweeter when you can share it with people, and that's what Jamie Hagen, owner of Hellbent Xpress, has discovered. Hear about why its the people that matter most to Hagen and his "little trucking company that could".

Jamie Hagen
Owner
Hell Bent Xpress LLC
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

4/24/24 11:05 am

Tim Dooner
Host of WHAT THE TRUCK?!?
FreightWaves
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Alan Adler
Host of Truck Tech
FreightWaves
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King Spud
Trucker & Internet Personality
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Fireside Chat: Leveraging Technology for Fleet Growth

4/24/24 12:25 pm

Loadsmart's Casey Monahan discusses how their technology empowers carriers to optimize performance through data insights. Loadsmart’s approach to freight matching differs from traditional methods, aiding fleet expansion by offering tools for managing performance metrics needed to succeed. Monahan shares success stories of carriers in their network, highlighting how data analysis boosts decision-making for them.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Casey Monahan
VP of Digital Sales
Loadsmart
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Fireside Chat: Wading Through Safety and Compliance Changes with Brandon Wiseman

4/24/24 12:45 pm

In this fireside chat, Brandon Wiseman, president of Trucksafe Consulting joins us to talk about upcoming and potential legislation on speed limiters, changes to carriers safety ratings and safety scores.

Brandon Wiseman
President
Trucksafe Consulting
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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: M&A in 2024 is All About Opportunity

4/24/24 1:05 pm

2024 is still a slow freight market but that is not stopping growth opportunities. Spencer Tenney from The Tenney Group explains how his advisors are watching the market for signs of change and advising their clients to take growth steps right now.

Spencer Tenney
President & CEO
Tenney Group
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Practical Steps to Scaling to a Larger Operation

4/24/24 1:20 pm

FreightWaves editorial lead Brielle Jaekel interviews Apex Transit co-founder and operations manager Marina Ivanov on how to successfully scale and why partnerships in the industry are so important.

Marina Ivanov
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Apex Transit
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Brielle Jaekel
Deputy Editor
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: The Need for Commercial Vehicle Navigation

4/24/24 1:35 pm

In today's fast-paced freight market, truck-specific navigation is more than just a nice-to-have – it’s an essential tool to stay safe and stay moving. With real-time notifications, commercial navigation helps drivers guide through the unexpected – from weather to work zones (and nearly everything in between).

Michael Kornhauser
Sr. Vice President of Transportation
Trimble
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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: How Owner-Operators Can Position Themselves for Success

4/24/24 1:50 pm

FreightWaves editorial lead Brielle Jaekel and Adam Wingfield, founder of Innovative Logistics Group discuss ways owner operators can strategize for success, how to enable technology to do so, some common misconceptions in the industry and what major pitfalls to look out for.

Adam Wingfield
Founder & Managing Director
Innovative Logistics Group
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Brielle Jaekel
Deputy Editor
FreightWaves
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Closing Remarks

4/24/24 2:05 pm

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Speakers

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industry leaders

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Featured topics

Finding Efficiencies in Carrier Operations

Lessons Learned During a Soft Market

Addressing the Rising Costs of Operations, Recruiting and Retention

Owner-Operator Business Sustainability

The Importance of Relationships in an Uncertain Freight Market

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