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Schedule

Saturday, March 4

NATMI Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
*invitation only

TCA Officer's Meeting

2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
*invitation only
3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Attendee Orientation

4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Membership Committee
Sponsored by Tenstreet

5:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

First-Time Attendee and
New Member  Mixer

Sponsored by Tenstreet

Kickoff Reception
Sponsored by Volvo Trucks

6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, March 5

Breakfast

7:00 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.
7:30 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.

Inspirational Session

8:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Highway Policy Committee
Sponsored by Kodiak

Communications & Image Committee

9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Recruitment, Retention, HR Committee
Sponsored by Transforce

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Lunch & Chairman's Remarks
Lunch sponsored by Samsara

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Spouse Event

1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

Regulatory Policy Committee
Sponsored by JJ Keller

Independent Contractor Practices
Policy Committee

2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.


Sponsored by TrueNorth Companies

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
Sponsored by TomTom

3:45 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Best Fleets to Drive For Reception
Sponsored by EpicVue, Eleos, and TruckRight

6:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.
*invitation only
9:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.

TCA After Hours Reception at Wreckers Sports Bar
Sponsored by Transflo

Monday, March 6

Breakfast
Sponsored by CAT Scale

7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
8:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

General Session with Featured Speaker
Charles Payne

Sponsored by Pilot Flying J

Trucking Open Forum:
Today’s Industry Hot Topics

 

With the ever-changing landscape of the trucking industry, carriers must remain well-informed on current events, technology, and regulations effecting their fleet.  
 

During this executive panel session, our expert carrier panelists will answer your hot-button questions in an informative discussion and open mic format.  Panelists will address attendee pre-submitted questions, with live audience Q&A.   Participation is highly encouraged.  Session attendees will learn from industry leadership regarding trends and hear opinions and personal narratives to help empower their next industry moves. 

9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

moderator

Rob Penner

President & CEO

Bison Transport

Dave Jackson

President & CEO

Swift-Knight Transportation

Mike Gerdin

Chairman & CEO

Heartland Express

Derek Leathers

President & COO

Werner Enterprises

Carrier Discussion Groups

These sessions, growing in popularity, use group knowledge to solve common safety management, c-suite, maintenance, IT, and operations problems. Come with a question, walk away with answers and the satisfaction that your professional experience has helped a fellow trucking industry executive professional.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Safety & Insurance,

  • Equipment Specs

  • Maintenance & Operations

  • IT

  • Apprentice & Training Programs, HR, Employee Development,

  • Young Transportation Executives & Succession Planning

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

ACT 1 Meeting

*invitation only
12:15 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Lunch & Awards Presentations

1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Exhibit Hall +  Learn and Go

The Evolution of Work and Your Fleet
 

Times are changing and so is today’s workforce and culture.  Employee generational overlap along with differing cultural life experiences have helped to usher in new concepts and expectations of what work should look like.  Has your organization evolved by developing a work culture to grow and retain your staff? 
 

During this executive panel session, our panelists will discuss how leadership’s investment in people, culture, and employee development can provide you with a competitive advantage.   

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

moderator

Karen Smerchek

President

Veriha Trucking, Inc.

Dave Gallano

President 

Gallano Trucking, Inc.

Tim Chrulski

COO

Garner Trucking, Inc.

Trevor Fridfinnson

COO

Bison Transport

Geoff Topping

VP, People & Culture

Challenger Motor Freight, Inc.

Reception
Hosted by Daimler Truck

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Truckload Strong Event @ TopGolf
Hosted by Daimler Truck

Tuesday, March 7

Breakfast
Sponsored by Great Dane

7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
8:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

General Session with Keynote Speaker
Cassandra Worthy

Sponsored by International Truck

9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Managing Expectations in the Midst of Litigation
 

As we navigate through the challenges of fleet management, litigation continues to be a growing concern in the trucking industry. Providing a 2023 update, our panel of legal & safety experts will share the realistic expectations you should have of your counsel and how to best prepare for what comes next after an accident. Attendees will have questions answered in real time, while also learning from the experiences and expertise of the panel.

moderator

Rob Moseley

Attorney, Chair - Transportation Group

Moseley, Marcinak Law Group

Mehdi Arradizadeh

VP of Safety & Risk Management

Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.

Dean Newell, CDS

VP of Safety & Driver Training

Maverick USA, Inc.

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Business Know-How:

Mergers & Acquisitions
 

In this rapidly changing competitive environment, what do you need to know when selling or acquiring a trucking fleet? Retaining quality operational infrastructure and company culture of your purchase may also be a challenge for many.

 

During this executive panel session, learn from the panelists’ detailed discussion on how to move confidently in your small and large carrier mergers and acquisitions.

moderator

Jim Ward

President

Truckload Carriers Association

Mark Seymour

President & CEO

Kriska Holding

Barry Pottle

Past President & CEO

Pottle's Transportation

Heath Treasure

President

Super T Transport

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Exhibits, Lunch +  Learn and Go

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Carrier Discussion Groups

These sessions, growing in popularity, use group knowledge to solve common safety management, c-suite, maintenance, IT, and operations problems. Come with a question, walk away with answers and the satisfaction that your professional experience has helped a fellow trucking industry executive professional.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Safety & Insurance,

  • Equipment Specs

  • Maintenance & Operations

  • IT

  • Apprentice & Training Programs, HR, Employee Development,

  • Young Transportation Executives & Succession Planning

TCA Scholarship Fund Trustees Meeting

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
*invitation only

Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsored by ISAAC Instruments

3:15 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.
5:15 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Closing Reception
Sponsored
 by ACT 1

6:15 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Closing Banquet
Banquet sponsored
 by ACT 1
Entertainment sponsored by Pilot Flying J and Monster Energy

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