Supply Chain Disruptions & New Challenges in Equipment Acquisition  
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


Steering the Next Generation Toward Careers in Trucking
Thursday, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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.
Speakers: Lindsey Trent, President & Co-Founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association
Scott LaHaie, Transportation Business Change Manager, Gordon Food Service
Dave Dein, Co-Founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association and Teacher at Patterson High School

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

Fleet Operational Efficiencies and Sustainability Strategies
Thursday, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
How to leverage clean technologies to move your distribution center and fleet to alternative distributed energy and  zero emission fuel solutions to meet you sustainability  goals.
Speakers: Don Durm, Vice President, Customer Solutions, PLM (Moderator)
Sean Jones, Senior Director, Transportation, Performance Food Group
Mike Marshall, Vice President of Sales - West, PLM
Peter Schneider, Director of Business Development and Project Management, GridMarket 
Robert Koelsch, Founder, Advanced Energy Machines
Rich Mohr, Global Vice President Fleet, Charge Point
Ed Harmon, Outreach, Sales & Marketing Manager, Southern Companies/GA Power