Solutions Summit

Solutions Summit


The Alignment Approach Conference is Monday-Tuesday, November 29-30, 2021.

The CCJ Solutions Summit is Tuesday, November 30 - Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Solutions Summit Agenda


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. MST

Golf Tournament

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass 

Built into the ancient, native landscape is 36 holes of championship desert golf designed by renowned architect Gary Panks. Whirlwind Golf Club has become one of the premier golf facilities in the Southwest.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. MST

COcktail reception and networking

Grab a drink and network with your peers in the trucking industry and event sponsors.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. MST

Town Hall Panel

Learn about the latest innovations in the trucking industry from well-known companies including Freightliner, Omnitracs and Comdata.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MST



Wednesday, December 1, 2021


7:00 - 8:00 a.m. MST


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. MST

The Secret to Lower Insurance Costs is in Your Driver Data

Jean Gardner, CEO, Central Analysis Bureau
Shuie Yankelewitz, COO, Central Analysis Bureau

Do you know which drivers are causing your insurance rates to soar? What small driver management changes can you make that will pay off big in reduced risks and lower insurance costs? With decades of experience in the transportation insurance market, experts from the Central Analysis Bureau will use their deep data analysis to show carriers what insurers are looking for and demonstrate steps they can take to keep premiums down and avoid nuclear verdicts.


8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. MST

Candidly Speaking: What ATRI's Latest Research Tells Us Drivers Want

Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

What motivates people to become company drivers and owner-operators? How are job expectations being met, and where are fleets falling short? The American Transportation Research Institute shares exactly what drivers are looking for from their jobs and their employers.


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. MST


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. MST

Innovative Strategies to Empower Drivers

Blair Ewell, Senior Vice President of Trucking Operations, USAT Capacity Solutions
Jeremy Stickling, Chief Administrative Officer at Nussbaum Transportation
Timmy Tran, Vice President of Systems and Technology, JLE Industries 

Learn from the best. Three of the top carriers recognized by CCJ as Innovators will share strategies and proprietary technologies they are using to dramatically reduce driver turnover, increase productivity and create a work experience that drivers cannot find anywhere else.


10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MST

Solution Session 1

Huddle with your peers to talk about the industry's latest challenges as you work to transform your operations.


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MST

One-on-One Sessions with Key Suppliers

Meet with key suppliers who will listen to your needs and talk about their latest innovations in the industry.


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST



1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST



2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. MST

Stop the revolving door: A proactive approach to keeping drivers

Industry insiders share how and why you should implement a proactive driver retention program, followed by a roundtable discussion with leading fleet executives who have put those strategies into practice and reduced turnover rates.


3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST



4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. MST

Equipment Spec'ing with Drivers in Mind

Al Barner, Senior VP of Business Development, Fleet Advantage

If you spent 10 hours behind the wheel, what truck features would matter to you? This session will show why selecting the right equipment for the job is about more than just fuel economy and vehicle performance. Learn about solutions that ensure drivers remain safe, productive and compliant, and discover what features are important to driver's overall comfort and convenience while working on the road.


4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

Solution Session II

Huddle with your peers to talk about the industry's latest challenges as you work to transform your operations.


Thursday, December 2, 2021


7:00 - 8:00 a.m. MST


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. MST

Politics and Pandemics: What Will Shape Trucking's 2022 Economic Outlook?

Donald Broughton, Principal & Managing Partner, Broughton Capital LLC

Learn how disruptive forces including supply chain constraints, a global pandemic, weather events and economic policy will shape the prospects for the trucking industry in 2022.


8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. MST

Inside the Fleet-Dealer Partnership

Hear finalists for the Successful Dealer Award discuss how fleets and dealers can work together to improve uptime and the communication chain among fleets, drivers and dealers for an optimal service experience.


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. MST


9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MST

Driver Differentiators: How to Stand Out in a Tight Labor Market

Ed Kentner, Director of Social Media, National Carriers, Inc.

Jason Michels, CEO, Long Haul Trucking

The best drivers can have their choice of jobs. Why should they decide to drive for you? Learn why having a clear way of differentiating your company from other carriers is the first step toward finding - and keeping - the right driver workforce.


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MST

Average Lifetime value of a driver

David Arsenault, Vice President of Marketing, Randall-Reilly

For years fleets have micromanaged costs when hiring drivers. But that myopic focus could be constricting your ability to bring in revenue. Changing your focus to value instead of cost will revolutionize the way you think about drivers.


11:00 a.m. MST

CCJ Solutions Summit Adjourns


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