Trucking Management Conference 2019
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Operational Land Mines: Anticipating the Challenges. Capturing the Reward. At the 2019 Trucking Management Conference learn how to Improve Company Operations, Build Systems to Ensure the Best Operational Outcomes, and Anticipate and Prepare for a Potential Disaster.

When: 04/18/19
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr. N
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States
Contact: Kristi Shepherd

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When: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive N., Brooklyn Park, 55428

Member price: $229 
Nonmember price: $329

Come to the Trucking Management Conference! Whether you are an owner, executive, or manager in your company, you will walk away with new ideas on how to:

  • Improve the operation of your company, so that employees are working to their full potential as individuals and teams
  • Build systems that ensure the best operational outcomes
  • Anticipate and prepare for a potential disaster

We all know that leadership and strong management skills are essential to running a successful trucking business. But we also know that the day-to-day operations and all that it includes- human nature, miscommunication and multiple objectives- can make overall management and growth difficult, at best. A vision driven big picture can get lost in the shuffle when you're doing all you can to just get through the day.

MTA's Trucking Management Conference is for owners, executives and managers who are looking for ways to keep good employees, deliver excellence to customers and increase profitability. 


Operations Vs. Sales- Tame the Tension!
Mike Rhodes, Sales Manager, Manning Transfer

With 25 years as a Global Logistics Manager responsible for managing transportation programs used at 50+ U.S. locations as well as locations in Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe, Mike Rhodes, Sales Manager at Manning Transfer, has seen it all. He has experience on both sides of the desk, which gives him a better understanding of what customers expect from their service providers. Mike will facilitate a lively discussion between "frenemies" who must work together to make a company successful- operations and sales.
Value Driven Operations- Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Jan Markison & Dan Randall, Great West Casualty Co.

Join Jan Markison and Dan Randall from Great West Casualty Company when they present from GWCC's acclaimed series, "Values Driven Company." Jan and Dan will explore the differences between values and priorities, and how you can avoid operational interruptions.
From Idea to Action- Taking Chance on Change
Tom Wintz, President & CEO, Dedicated Logistics

Tom Wintz, President & CEO of Dedicated Logistics, has been at the forefront of innovation, both for his customers and the trucking industry. His recipe for success is simple- be a problem solver. Tom will share his experience turning big ideas into reality and making impactful strategic change while working very successfully within the framework of day-to-day operations.

BREAKOUT PODS - new this year!

In the afternoon, two educational pods will be offered with three sub-topics presented in sequence. Each sub-topic will run for 45 minutes. Attendees can mix and match sessions between pods or stick with one pod for all three sub-topics. Bring several members of your team so that your company can take advantage of all the good information presented at the Trucking Management Conference!

POD 1: Assets

  1. Recruitment/Retention/Relationships: Getting and keeping good employees. 
  2. The Why/What/When/How of Moving from "Old School" to technology driven data management. 
  3. Purchasing Safe Equipment: A Deeper dive on automated vehicles and crash mitigation. 

POD 2: Liabilities

  1. Brokerage Point/Counterpoint: Managing your liability.
  2. Whistelblower: Dirty word or culture shift? 
  3. New Prime: Arbitration and Class Action Waivers
   Dixon Insurance  
  FS Solutions 
Manning Transfer
  PrePass- Service Provided by HELP Inc.   
  JJ Keller   
   HNi Risk Services  
  Pilot Flying J   
  Thermo King 
United Trailer Leasing
   Anderson Trucking Service