Trucking Management Conference
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Trucking Management Conference

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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. Engagement and Relationships- The Key to Retention

    Tim Hindes, CEO and Co-founder of Stay Metrics, will explore the workforce landscape and discuss the impact of engagement and training on retention of drivers and employees, and resources available to make it happen.

  2. Purchasing Safe Equipment 

    Phill Reynolds, Vice President of Maintenance at Transport America
    , will take a deeper dive into the latest technology available to ensure safety of your trucks and truckers.

  3. Moving from Old School to Technology-Driven Data Management

    Wayne Transports’ Jess Siemers (General Manager), John Hames (Chief Financial Officer) and Bill Holmberg (IT Director)
    will share the journey of moving toward using more technology to manage their data and systems – the questions to ask, the pitfalls to watch out for and the communication that is needed to be successful.

POD 2: Liabilities

  1. Brokerage Point/Counterpoint- Managing Your Liability

    Join Rob Moseley, Partner at Fox Rothchild and Doug Grawe, General Counsel at The Dart Network, as they argue both sides of a broker cargo and injury case in colorful "Judge Judy" fashion, illustrating the critical must-haves for your brokerage's carrier selection program and contracts process.

  2. How Culture Can Keep You Out of Court

    Tom McLaughlin, Director of Risk Management & Claims for Transport America and Cedar Abadie, Associate General Counsel –
    Litigation, The Dart Network
    will discuss the benefits of creating a positive culture to keep legal problems at bay, and what can happen if you don’t.

  3. How Carriers Lost Arbitration and Class Action Protection?

    Mike Glover, co-chair of Lommen Abdo’s transportation law practice
    , will discuss the aftermath of the New Prime case and the impact it has on carriers.

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