Monday, November 18, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Golf Tournament Begins (Included with your registration fee)

Enjoy a day on the greens The shotgun scramble tournament will start promptly at 9 a.m. and the driving range will be open at 7 a.m.


The Westin Kierland has many ways to have fun and relax. With the lazy river and water park, upscale shopping at the Kierland Commons, running and biking trails and the live animal exhibit in the lobby, you are sure to find the right activity for you!

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Townhall Panel

Listen and talk to the industry's top suppliers as they address your questions and fill you in on what on the horizon for the company and the industry as well.




5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Moving On: Lose the customers you're losing money with.

Declines in freight demand and other market forces can impact shipper-carrier rate contracts, but that doesn't mean you should settle for less. Every customer is different, and each one presents a unique set of requirements challenges that vary as market conditions change. Placing assets in profitable lanes is a tenet of any successful trucking company, but knowing when to part ways with customers that aren't making you any money is a skill that must be developed

Lead By:

John Miller, Managing Partner, Plains Dedicated 

Amanda Schuier, Senior Vice President, Quality Transport

6:15– 9:00 p.m.

Dinner & Reception


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Economic Outlook 

Lead By:

Kenny Vieth, president of ACT Research 


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Trade Policies: Hone your equipment life cycle program to improve your bottom line.

Savvy fleets spare no expense in evaluating the truck makes and models that best fit their operations and keep costs low. But knowing when to sell or trade that equipment can be just as important to ensure you're not leaving money on the table. Learn how to adjust your equipment life cycles to take advantage of market conditions and recoup as much as you can from your initial investment.

Lead by:

Al Barner, CTP, senior vice president of strategic fleet solutions for Fleet Advantage.

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Supplier One-on-One Meetings

These 15-minute consultative sessions provide you with the opportunity to meet with select industry suppliers of your choosing to discuss ideas around some of your biggest challenges or to discuss other topics that you select.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solutions Sessions

Tap into a wealth of experience when you join a round table of other fleet executives with similar titles and responsibilities for best practice sharing around some of your most pressing challenges.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Pushing Productivity: Put the new REGULATORY changes to work for you.

Proposed changes to regulations would allow drivers to pause their 14-hour clock, ease restrictions around the 30-minute rest break requirement and allow slightly more liberal use of sleeper-berth options. Learn how these revisions can positively impact driver productivity and safety by helping drivers better manage their time to work around traffic congestion and bad weather conditions.

Lead By:

Bert Mayo, vice president, risk solutions, TrueNorth Companies

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Setting Up Shop: How to turn your maintenance department into a profit center.

Downtime in the shop is almost as costly as downtime on the road. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Trucking this year opened a 73,000 square-feet, three-shift, 24-hour commercial repair facility and has become the provider of choice for local fleets and drivers, also handling local dealership overflow service, while still servicing its own fleet of tractors. Atlas Director of Safety Marc Scibilia and Senior Director of Transportation Jeffery Bronson will discuss the challenges and rewards of installing the new business line that currently accounts for about 25 percent of the company’s overall revenue.

Lead by:

Marc Scibilia, Director of Safety for Atlas

Jeffery Bronson, Senior Director of Transportation for Atlas

Lew Flowers, President of Flowers Fleet Services 

4:00 –  4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Free Night in Scottsdale

Enjoy a free night exploring the vibrant nightlife and fine dining that Scottsdale has to offer!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Gaining an Edge: How to make money off the data you already generate.

Your company’s data is one of its most valuable assets, but its value is not measured in terms of volume. Rather, the value comes from turning data into actionable insights and monetizable strategies. In this session, fleet executives will discuss how they are maximizing the value of their businesses’ data to build a competitive advantage and sharpening their profit margins.   

Lead by:

John Reed, CIO of Aim Integrated 

Jason Meares, Senior Manager of Logistics Systems for Crestwood

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Solutions Sessions

Tap into a wealth of experience when you join a round table of other fleet executives with similar titles and responsibilities for best practice sharing around some of your most pressing challenges.

10:15 a.m.

Summit Adjourns