Speakers

Speakers

 
 
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Seth Becker, Vice President of Recruiting Sales, Randall-Reilly

Seth Becker has been involved in dynamic recruiting strategies for almost his entire career. He joined Randall-Reilly in 2017 to manage the recruiting sales team, and brought with him 14 years of experience in leadership. He has helped maximize productivity in two different Fortune 500 companies. After learning of his success as an enrollment manager at University of Phoenix, Knight Transportation brought Seth on to help direct its driver recruiting program and ensure the continuous growth and development of both recruiters and their managers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration.


 

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Rebecca Brewster, President & Chief Operating Officer, ATRI

She is the recipient of several awards including the 2016 Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking, the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award from the Women in Trucking Association, and the 2010 J.R. Bob Halladay award given by the 50 state trucking associations. Brewster has been with ATRI for over 28 years. Prior to that, she was the Public and Governmental Affairs Director for the Cary, N.C., Chamber of Commerce and a Fleet Analyst with Moen, Inc. She has a B.A. in English from Wofford College and is a Fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.


 

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Blair Ewell, Senior Vice President of Trucking, USAT Capacity Solutions

Ewell joined USA Truck as senior vice president of trucking in August 2019 with over 30 years in transportation management. Ewell began his career in 1986 with Ryder System. In 1989 he served three years with the United States Army Logistics Corp. in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He has served in several leadership roles, including vice president and terminal manager, and Regional vice president of network for Swift Transportation. He served as COO at Mesilla Valley Transportation until starting his own consulting business in 2016. Ewell most recently served as executive vice president of HMD Trucking in Chicago. USAT Capacity Solutions was recognized as CCJ’s 2021 Innovator of the Year.


 

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Jean Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Central Analysis Bureau

Jean Gardner, Esq. is the Chief Executive Officer at Central Analysis Bureau. For more than 30 years she was an active litigation and coverage attorney in private practice. Her national practice focused primarily on transportation and logistics, including inland marine, property, and commercial auto insurance coverages, where she represented varied insurance carriers on both coverage and defense issues, as well as direct representation of trucking companies, warehouseman and other logistic providers assisting them in operations and risk management. Central Analysis Bureau, Inc., is a well-known provider of financial and safety monitoring for insurers, brokers, and producers of motor carrier insurance. Ms. Gardner is actively involved in analyzing the data and determining the trends in the transportation and related insurance industries to allow these industries to understand the exposure, know the insured, and complement a particular appetite for risk. Ms. Gardner writes the monthly “Bits and Pieces” report relied on by the industry to keep them up to date of events impacting the underwriting of transportation entities and lectures throughout the country on these related topics. She is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel, the National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council, Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation and is also a consultant to the Inland Marine Underwriters Association and an active member of the Transportation Committee.


 

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Katerina Jones, Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development, Fleet Advantage

Jones is a Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with bachelors degrees in business and marketing. She currently volunteers for the National Private Truck Council, serving on its annual conference planning committee, and with the International Foodservice Distributors Association, working with its truck driving championship and essay contest. She is also a member of the Women in Trucking Association.


 

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Scott Maldonado, Vice President of Trucking Operations, Randall-Reilly

Scott Maldonado is the Vice President of Trucking Operations at Randall-Reilly. With 25-plus years of experience in transportation and recruiting, Scott has a wide range of expertise in such areas as negotiation, operations management, freight, advertising, and cold calling. He has worked with hundreds of fleets to achieve drastic improvements in their processes, recruiting, go to market strategies, and cost efficiencies. Prior to joining Randall-Reilly, he was the Director of Operations and Sales for Navajo Express and the Director of Recruiting and Driver Services at Swift Transportation.


 

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Jeremy Stickling, Chief Administration Officer, Nussbaum Transportation

Stickling joined Nussbaum Transportation in June 2007 as an accounting assistant. In the 14-plus years since he has worked his way to become director of human resources to vice president of human resources and safety to chief administration officer – a position he’s held since June 2019. A graduate of Western University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Stickling was instrumental in Nussbaum’s implementation of a driver behavior management tool, which was developed to remove fairness issues that arise when comparing driver performance based solely on fuel economy statistics. The system captures real-time data from the engine control module, including G-force sensor data, time spent at different speed intervals and throttle actuation and aggregates that information with following distance observations from onboard event recorders to score drivers on a skills rating formula that measures smooth driving, speed management, throttle usage and space management. Nussbaum was recognized as CCJ’s 2017 Innovator of the Year.


 

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Timmy Tran, Vice President of Systems and Technology, JLE Industries

Tran joined flatbed carrier JLE Industries in March 2018 as director of IT and quickly expanded his role to vice president of systems and technology, a position he's held since January 2019. A graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and management, Tran has been instrumental in developing a proprietary software system, DriverOS, that helps load planners and managers better serve the needs of drivers. The company has expanded DriverOS to become an enterprise-wide platform for decision making and automating workflows. Most recently, Tran has been working with a data science team at JLE Industries to develop advanced tools for drivers that account for individual driver preferences and work habits. Drivers can choose their own loads through a mobile app that provides recommendations to help drivers maximize their earnings and has effectively decentralized the load planning process.


 

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Shue Yankelewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Central Analysis Bureau

Shuie Yankelewitz is the Chief Operating Officer at Central Analysis Bureau and the architect of the industry leading CAB system. He joined CAB over 15 years ago, bringing his extensive background and experience in computer science and data analytics to the company. With his total immersion into the insurance and transportation industry, Shuie led the way for the strategic development and expansion of CAB, making it the foremost provider of analytics on the motor carrier industry. Shuie works closely with the FMCSA and the DOT as they look to ensure the safety and stability of motor carriers operating on our nation’s highways. He speaks at many industry events on these very sophisticated and often complicated issues and is now a recognized expert in these fields. In the day-to-day, you can find him directing his team in creating new and exciting programs to further enhance the services CAB provides to its subscribers.


 

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