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West Rock

Home Depot

Shippers' Panel - Effects of Tightening Capacity

What's Next for Carriers       

Freightways reports that these are among the best of times for carriers – but what’s next?  This panel will explore how shippers think things have changed since last year, what they see as the impacts of ELDs, a growing economy, tight capacity, trade wars and more.   The panel features major shippers Home Depot and WestRock as well as others to be named.

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Robert Poole

WHo's Going to Pay For It All?

Road Funding Concepts Might Skew Trucking Business

Infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation are desperately needed in areas all across the nation.  There are solutions being offered that could have huge business-skewing impacts on the trucking industry and its customers.  Bob Poole will assess the current state of affairs, the likelihood of dramatic shifts in highway funding and discuss what carriers can do to plan for taxes and fees that may be radically different just a year or two from now.

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Steve King - Utility

Doug Scott - Daimler

John Moore - Volvo

Equipment Spec'ing for the C-Suite

Seeing the Complete picture when Spec'ing Equipment

Both tractors and trailers offer ever-increasing levels of complexity and customization, and decisions made at purchase affect function, durability, repair costs, useful life, resale value, driver satisfaction, safety and more.

This panel, featuring regional and national experts from Utility, Volvo and Freightliner will discuss the most commonly noted strategic errors buyers are making when spec’ing equipment and what can be gained from change.


Strategic Tax Decisions for Now & Next Year

How Changes to the Tax Code Will impact your Plans

Tax cuts have had large impact on the economy, is your company positioned to take advantage of the changes?  What is on the horizon for next year ?


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Paul Stith

Will Your Next Truck Fill Up or Plug In?

The Coming Expansion of Commercial Electric Vehicles

While the industry is focused on platooning and autonomous truck discussions, the price of batteries has been spiraling downward and commercial electric vehicles are quickly becoming a reality.  Will EVs become novelties and niche players or true disruptors? 


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SunTrust Panel

economic Forecast and Market Outlook

Panel covering M&A's, Port Expansion, Interest Rates and More

Featuring a panel of expert consultants from SunTrust, this panel will explore changes and challenges in everything from M&As, to port expansion to rising interest rates.  Will a credit crunch or cash flow crunch follow the capacity crunch?  Will tariffs slow the economy or change freight movements?  These folk know trucking and they know financial markets.  It’s a combination that will make for a great discussion.






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