General Session Speakers
"2018 Economic Outlook" Eric Starks is CEO and chairman of FTR Associates, the industry leader in freight transportation forecasting for more than 20 years. Starks has spent his entire career in ...
CEO and Chairman, FTR Associates
"CSA 2.0: Back to the Drawing Board" Jeff Davis is the principal of Fleet Safety Services, a premiere motor carrier safety management company specializing in safety regulation compliance, Compliance Safety Accountability ...
Principal, Fleet Safety Services, LLC
"The First Day of Anything" The former CEO of Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Extended Stay Hotels – where he is currently a senior adviser – Jim Donald is a ...
Former CEO, Starbucks, Pathmark Supermarkets & Extended Stay America Hotel Chain
"E-Commerce: Friend or Foe?" Lauren Howard serves as Vice President of Client Success for FreightRover. She previously served in various leadership roles including Divisional President and Vice President of Customer Service ...
Vice President of Client Success, FreightRover
"E-Commerce: Friend or Foe?" Malea McElyea currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for CalArk International, Inc., a full service logistics provider in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her current ...
Vice President of Business Development and Sustainability, CalArk
Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré
"The New Normal: Leadership & Preparedness in the 21st Century" An American hero who helped a city recover from catastrophe, he shares his bold leadership approach with organizations to help them ...
Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré
Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina & Global Preparedness Authority,
"The Driver's Role in Maintenance" Mr. Thompson serves as Vice President, Maintenance & Purchasing for Action companies headquartered in Birmingham, AL. His career in transportation & logistics has included leadership roles ...
Vice President of Maintenance & Purchasing, Action Resources
"Using Technology for Driver Pay and Incentives." As vice president of Paper Transport, Ben Schill is responsible for the recruitment, development and engagement of PTI employees. He oversees the functional areas ...
Vice President, Paper Transport
"Regulations and the Bottom Line" Dave Osiecki personally delivers the training and advisory service offerings of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting. He began his 31-year transportation career in 1986 as a motor carrier ...
President, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
"Leveraging ELD Data to Improve Safety and Productivity" Denny Wyatt's 43-year career in the trucking industry began in 1973 when he taught himself to drive a truck. He has worked his ...
Managing Member and Principal, Apex Logistics
"Trends in Driver Pay" Gordon Klemp is founder and president of The National Transportation Institute, an organization providing accurate, authoritative and mission-critical benchmarks to truckload carriers. Prior to founding NTI in ...
Founder and Principal, The National Transportation Institute
"Embracing Technology for Business" In 2003 Mr. Elliott founded Load One, LLC. With the help of a dedicated professional management team Load One has grown to 100 million in annual revenue ...
CEO, Load One
"Shipper-Driven Truck and Trailer Spec'ing" Michael Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 30 years, is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and ...
Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
"Maintenance Practices to Lower CSA Scores" Ron Szapacs is a 50-year veteran of the trucking industry, beginning his career with Matlack in 1967. Szapacs then moved to Air Products & Chemicals ...
Fleet Maintenance Specialist, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
"Driver Engagement" Scott Barker is the vice president of driver engagement for Swift Transportation, a newly created position at one of the industry’s largest truckload carriers. He has more than 40 ...
Vice-President of Driver Engagement, Swift Transportation
"Incentivizing Drivers for Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections" Steve Rush began his career in trucking at the age of seven, learning to drive on his father's potato farm in Maine. He left ...
President, Carbon Express
"Driver's Panel" Bio coming soon!
National Fleet Sales Manager, Minimizer Products
"Drivers Panel" Jim Rice, CTP, is VP of Mid-Market Sales for Lytx where he oversees market development for mid-size concrete, construction, waste, and distribution companies. Jim joined Lytx in 2015, and ...
Vice President of Mid-Market Sales, Lytx
"Profitability Panel" John is the Global Fleet Sector Marketing Manager for Shell. He has been working with the trucking industry for 8 years. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for ...
Global Fleet Sector Marketing Manager, Shell Lubricants
"Drivers Panel" Mike McHorse is a 29-year veteran of the heavy-duty trucking industry with family ties going back to the earliest years of Consolidated Freightways and the inception of the Freightliner ...
Manager, On-Highway Product Marketing, Freightliner Trucks
"Profitability Panel" Scott Ruhlen is the On Highway Sales Vice President for Cummins Sales and Service, Pacific Coast Region. Over the last 10 years, he has lead the Cummins sales efforts ...