WEDNESDAY SESSIONS 



Best Practices in Truck/Trailer Design​
Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This is a must-attend if you are looking to acquire equipment in the next three years! Getting the correct spec and design of transportation equipment has always been top of mind for distributor asset acquisition. As we navigate the new normal of the pandemic, shortages, supply-chain disruptions, and costs of raw materials have significantly impacted the suppliers we count on.  What is causing this and how long will it last? In this session, we will explore some of the major issues in spec and design of transport equipment, addressing the current disruptions and how distributors will need to adjust both short- and long-term equipment acquisitions.
Speakers: Don Durm, VP, Customer Solutions, PLM (Moderator)
Tim Schmeits, P.E.,  Engineering Product Director, Everest, Great Dane
Scott Brower, Vice President of Vehicle Supply Penske Truck Leasing



Safety Programs that Stick  
Wednesday, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

A robust and engaging safety program can offer managers the most valuable workplace asset – peace of mind that employees will adhere to best practices. A safety program that fails to engage personnel after initial presentations, however, ultimately detracts from a company’s efforts, potentially leading to financial and regulatory headaches. Join this session to explore ideas for crafting memorable and easy-to-learn safety programs that stick with employees long after orientation.
Speaker: Ken Cosby, Dir., Safety and Compliance, Performance Food Group
 

THURSDAY SESSIONS

Steering the Next Generation Toward Careers in Trucking
Thursday, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Attracting young people into professional trucking careers isn’t just important – it’s a five-alarm fire situation for an industry that relies on a robust transportation workforce. This session will focus on proactive steps that companies can take to invest in this critical pipeline, from collaborations with school systems to internal CDL pathway programs.
Speaker: Lindsey Trent, President & Co-Founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association
Additional speakers TBA

 

Before There is a Union Organizing Attempt  ​
Thursday, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Too often an organization only begins to plan its response to a union attempt after they have been notified, leaving them playing defense on more difficult terrain. This session is designed to explore both arenas: strategic prevention before a union attempt and carefully planned response after. The speakers will help you examine your company’s current policies, procedures, and culture in the context of labor organization activities, as well as plans to have ready to activate if you do get notified and the clock starts ticking.
Speakers: Barry Bates, Executive Vice President, enVISION Strategic Solutions
Tim Fatum, President, enVISION Strategic Solutions
Dana Wood, Executive Vice President, enVISION Strategic Solutions