CCJ Solutions Summit November 12-14, 2018
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
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Agenda

Check back soon for our 2018 Solutions Summit agenda, or view our 2018 Symposium agenda below!

Agenda is subject to change. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

 

Monday, May 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. Golf Tournament Starts
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Address
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Break
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsor Town Hall Panels
Technology and the Driver
Revolutionizing Fuel Costs
6:00 p.m. Reception & Dinner

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast

Game Changers: e-Commerce & Final Mile Logistics
The rapid growth of online retail and emergence of final mile logistics already are changing the way some carriers deliver freight. Discover ways to leverage technologies and reposition your freight model and equipment mix to take advantage of these new opportunities.
7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
The Next Big Thing in Trucking

Tim Denoyer - Vice President and Senior Analyst, ACT Research

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
The Rise of Online Retail

Tim Denoyer - Moderator - Vice President and Senior Analyst, ACT Research

Lance Dearborn - CEO, Fast Mile Logistics

Craig Stoffel - Vice President of Global Logistics, Werner Enterprises

Woody Lovelace - Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development, Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
The Future of Logistics Management

Tim Manning - Vice President of North American Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson

Getting Started with Final Mile

Clay Holmes - CIO, Cardinal Logistics

Opportunities in e-Commerce

Lance Dearborn - CEO, Fast Mile Logistics


10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Solution Sessions

A session of supplier consultations focusing on solving your problems. Indicate your biggest challenges on the registration form and the CCJ Symposium team will pair you with suppliers that can help you mitigate your challenges and maximize your profits.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m 
Lunch & Peer-to-Peer Discussions

Join breakout session speakers and industry experts for a round table, small group discussion about trucking's biggest issues and find solutions that work best for you. Come prepared with questions, concerns and potential talking points because you will have the chance to join the conversation.

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Free Time


The Dawn of Electrics
Alternative powertrains are not new to trucking, but few have held the promise to permeate the truck market as electric powertrains. Separate fact from fiction as traditional truck OEMs and new players quickly launch solutions and draw new battle lines in the race to challenge diesel’s dominance.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Hype vs. Hope

Bill Brentar - Senior Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS

Mike Roeth - Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
The Rise of Electric Trucks

Julie Furber - Director of Electrification Business, Cummins Inc.

Giordano Sordoni - COO and Co-Founder, Thor Trucks

Chris Nordh - Senior Director of Advanced Vehicle Technologies & Global Fuel Products, Ryder

Bill Brentar - Senior Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Evaluating Alternative Powertrain Performance

Mike Roeth - Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

With so many alternative power options, from compressed and liquefied natural gas to the emergence of all-electric, it’s easy to be hypnotized by potential fuel savings. But picking the wrong alternative powertrain can be disastrous for your fleet if it’s not the right fit for the application.

Mixed Fleet Maintenance Challenges

Chris Nordh - Senior Director of Advanced Vehicle Technologies & Global Fuel Products, Ryder

It’s hard enough to develop a consistent maintenance cycle for multiple units, but when you add various nameplates – or even different powertrains and alternative fuels – things get even more complex.

The Benefits of Being a Green Carrier

Bill Brentar - Senior Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS

UPS has more than 7,500 alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet world wide operating on seven different types of fuel, including electricity. Find out which fuels, in which applications and in which lanes are working best for one of the nation’s largest carriers.


4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Break

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Learning to Live with ELDs

Annette Sandberg - CEO, TransSafe Consulting

As of April 2018, enforcement is under way for the 2018 mandate requiring the use of electronic logging devices for motor carriers. Learn how the ELD mandate is impacting carrier operations and how fleets just now transitioning from paper to electronic logs can use them to improve productivity.

5:45 p.m.

Reception & Free Night in Hilton Head

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast

Driving the Next Generation
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Driving the Next Generation

Dan Murray - Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute

Unpredictable work hours, time away from home and minimum age restrictions are just a few of the challenges facing the trucking industry. Learn what carriers and the industry need to accomplish to tip the balance of power in their favor.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Who's Behind the Wheel?

Don Lefeve - Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

Mike Fisk - Director of Marketing, Hiring and Development, Roadmaster Group

Joel Pladson - President, Star Fleet Trucking

As the driver shortage reaches critical mass, old methods of driver recruiting are not enough to keep pace with freight demand. Discover what matters when appealing to new sources and generations of drivers and ensure a steady pipeline of talent for years to come.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
Are Drivers Finally in the Driver Seat?

Linda Longton - Senior Vice President of Content Media Brands, Randall-Reilly

The driver shortage is for real. Technology has many benefits and may help alleviate it, but how do you maintain the important human element? Gain insights from original research into drivers’ greatest wants and needs.

Build a Pipeline

Rick Todd - President and CEO, South Carolina Trucking Association

Don Lefeve - Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

The current federal law restricting interstate trucking to CDL holders 21 years and older exacerbates the problems the trucking industry faces in attracting young labor. Learn how carriers can work with training schools and state associations to develop programs to interest vocational- and high school-level students in a career in the trucking industry.

Increasing Recruiting's Role in Your Organization

Mike Fisk - Director of Marketing, Hiring and Development, Roadmaster Group

When turnover is high and drivers are in demand, recruiting costs can quickly skyrocket. Without highly trained and educated recruiting department personnel, carriers often spend more than necessary to fill demand. Learn what it takes to create and operate a lean and efficient recruiting department that improves driver qualifications and lowers costs per hire.

 


10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Closing Keynote

Ken Gronbach - Demographer and President, KGC Direct

11:15 a.m.
CCJ Symposium Adjourns