View our Spring 2019 agenda below!

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Monday, May 6, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Golf Tournament Begins (Included with your registration fee)

Enjoy a day on the greens surrounded by the rolling terrain of Alabama's Shannon Valley on a Robert Trent Jones course; the fifth-longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards and 18 holes. The shotgun scramble tournament will start promptly at 9 a.m. and the driving range will be open at 7 a.m.



4:00 – 4:55 p.m.
Reception & Welcome
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Townhall Panels
Fleet Technology Solutions Equipment and Maintenance Product Horizon 

The purpose of this interactive session is to provide information and insights around fleet technology solutions. Manufacturers will discuss product development, what’s on the horizon, and how it solves some of your most basic challenges.  Discussion with supplier partners Freightliner, Comdata, & Omnitracs

This open dialog session will address the latest developments, and deliver insights related to equipment and maintenance strategies for fleets.  Discussion with supplier partners Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, Yokohama, & Shell Lubricants

6:00– 8:00 p.m. Dinner & Reception


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Economic Outlook 

Donald Broughton, Principal & Managing Partner Broughton Capital

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Driver Pay Trends

Presenter, Gordon Klemp, Founder & President, National Transportation Institute

10:00 – 11:00 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.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.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.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free Time  
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Company Culture:  Organizational Masonry

Presenter, Greg Koepel, VP of Workforce Development & Administration, Roehl Transport


4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

The Building Blocks of Autonomy: How to leverage emerging technology to reduce driver fatigue and stress and improve safety

Panelist, Clint LaPreze, Marketing Manager, Freightliner Trucks

Panelist, Collin Shaw, Director of Marketing & Business Development, North America, Wabco

Panelist, T. J. Thomas, Director of Customer Solutions & Marketing-Controls Group, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Reception  
5:45 p.m.

Free Night in Birmingham

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


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Improving the Driver Experience
Panelist, Jason Eisenman, Human Resources Director, Liquid Trucking
Panelist, John Elliott, CEO, Load One
Ben Schill, VP, Paper Transport


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

First Impressions: Best practices to improve driver onboarding procedures and boost retention

Moderator, Mary Malone, VP of Business Development, Stay Metrics

Panelist, Mike Hammond, VP Driver Development & Retention, Epes Transport System

Panelist, Jack Porter, CEO, GPorter Group

Panelist, Mackenzie Melton, Recruiting & retention Specialist, Garner Trucking






10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Diane Hamilton, Keynote Speaker 
Award-Winning Author, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Curiosity and Emotional Intelligence Expert




11:30 a.m.
Symposium Adjourns