Terry College of Business

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33nd ANNUAL TRUCKING PROFITABILITY STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

April 22-24, 2018                                  

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel; Athens, GA

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

 

3:30 – 5:30

Registration

Conference Registration Desk

3:15 – 4:00

Board Meeting – Meeting Room A – 2nd Floor

Meeting Room A – 2nd Floor

4:45 – 5:45

Reception – open area across from Front Desk

Atrium

6:00 – 8:00

Dinner

Keynote Address: Mike Ditka, Pro Football Hall of Fame player

Sponsored by Love's

Magnolia Ballroom

8:00 – 10:30

Networking (Cash Bar)

Hotel Lounge

Monday, April 23, 2018

 

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast

Magnolia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:05

Welcome Remarks

Benjamin C. Ayers, Dean and Earl Davis Chair in Taxation, Terry College of Business

Mahler Auditorium

8:05 – 8:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Pete Hill, Program Chair

Trucking Profitability Strategies Conference

Mahler Auditorium

8:15 – 9:15

Noel Perry, Principal, Transport Futures

Sponsored by EFS

Mahler Auditorium

9:15 – 9:30

Break

Hill Atrium

9:30 – 10:35

Fuel Efficiency

Moderator:  Jim Subler, Classic Carriers

Panelists:

Royal Jones, President, Mesilla Valley Transportation

Brent Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Nussbaum Transportation

Mike Eggleton Sr., President, Raider Express Inc.

Mahler Auditorium

10:35 – 10:45

Break

Hill Atrium

10:45 – 11:50

Monetizing Your Investment

Moderator:  Brian Kinsey, Brown Integrated Logistics, Inc.

Panelists:

Don Daseke, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Daseke Inc.

Bill Prevost, President & Chief Executive Officer, Quickway Transportation, Inc.

Mahler Auditorium

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch

Cathy Gautreaux, Deputy Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Magnolia Ballroom

1:45 – 3:00

Influencing Drivers Career Path

Moderator: Karen Smerchek, Veriha Trucking

Speaker:  Dr. Jason Colquitt, William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair and Professor, Terry College of Business

Mahler Auditorium

3:00 – 3:15

Break

Hill Atrium

3:15 – 4:30

Influencing Drivers-Driver Behavior

Moderator:  Lisa Pate, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.                         

Panelists:

Jeremy Stickling, Vice President of HR & Safety, Nussbaum Trasnportation

Debbie Landry, Director of Driver Services, Halvor Lines, Inc. Kathy Peissig, Senior Director of Talent Management, Werner Enterprises

Mahler Auditorium

4:30 – 5:30

Networking:  Beer/Wine Bar

Hill Atrium

6:15

Buses Leave for Dinner

Front of Georgia Center

6:30 – 8:30

Reception and Dinner

Athens Country Club

Sponsored by: Carrier Transicold

Athens Country Club

8:30

Buses Return to downtown, campus, and hotel

Front of Athens Country Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 

7:00 – 7:45

Breakfast

Magnolia Ballroom

7:45 – 8:45

Technology and Digitalization

Moderator:  Ben Schill, Paper Transport, Inc.

Panelist:

Mike Ludwick, Chief Administrative Officer, Bison Transport, Inc.

Peter Covach, Director of Information Technology, Paper Transport, Inc.

Jeff Seibenhener, Senior VP and CIO, U.S. Xpress Enterprise Inc.

Mahler Auditorium

8:45 – 9:00

Break

Hill Atrium

9:00 – 10:00

Hot Topics

Moderator:  Scott Stelman, Transport America

Panelist:

Rebecca Brewster, President & COO, American Transportation Research Institute

Dave Osiecki, President & CEO, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC

Thom Albrecht, Executive Vice President, CFO & Chief Strategy Officer, Celadon Group Inc.

Mahler Auditorium

10:00 – 10:15

Break

Hill Atrium

10:15 – 11:15

Opinions & Advice

Moderator:  Shepard Dunn,

Panelist:

Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises

Mike Gerdin, Chairman & CEO, Heartland Express

Mahler Auditorium

11:15

Adjourn & Box Lunches

Hill Atrium

 
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