Trucking Profitability Strategies

Apr 22 - 24, 2018
Sunday 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Monday: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 11:15 am
The Georgia Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603
  Early Bird before January 31, 2018 After January 31, 2018  
Single Attendee $1,195 $1,295
Multi-Attendee $1,095 $1,195
1st time Attendee $1,095 $1,095

Trucking Profitability Strategies


Trucking Profitability Strategies brings senior trucking professionals together to discuss best practices and emerging trends that can immediately improve performance and profitability, and prepare participants for future opportunities and challenges.  For more than 30 years, this program continues to feature leaders in the trucking industry as presenters and panelists.

Attendance is restricted to asset based trucking companies to maximize the learning and networking experience. Unlike other programs no supplies or vendors attend this conference. 

The 2018 Sponsors

2018 Topics

  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Monetizing your Investment
  • Influencing Drivers: Driver Behavior
  • Influencing Drivers: Career Path
  • Technology and Digitalization
​*For a full agenda, click here 

Program Chair

  • Pete Hill
    Executive Vice President 
    Hills Bros. Transportation 

Board Chair

  • Brian Kinesy
    President & CEO
    Brown Integrated Logistics, Inc. 

Past Board Chair​​

  • Scott Stelman
    Vice President Finance 
    Transport America 

2018 Speakers 

  • Thom Albrecht, Executive Vice President, CFO & Chief Strategy Officer, Celadon Group Inc.
  • Rebecca Brewster, President & COO, American Transportation Research Institute
  • Peter Covach, Director of Information Technology, Paper Transport, Inc.
  • Jason Colquitt, Ph.D., William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair & Professor, Department of Management, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
  • Don Daseke, Chairman & CEO, Daseke, Inc.
  • Mike Eggleton Sr., President, Raider Express Inc.
  • Cathy Gautreaux, Deputy Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Mike Gerdin, Chairman & CEO, Heartland Express
  • Royal Jones, President, Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Debbie Landry, Director of Driver Services, Halvor Lines, Inc.
  • Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises
  • Mike Ludwick, Senior VP of Corporate Services, Bison Transport, Inc.
  • Dave Osiecki, President & CEO, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC
  • Kathy Peissig, Senior Director of Talent Management, Werner Enterpries
  • Noel Perry, Principal, Transportation Economics
  • Bill Prevost, President & Chief Executive Officer, Quickway Transportation, Inc.
  • Jeff Seibenhener, Senior VP & CIO, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
  • Jeremy Stickling, Director of HR & Safety, Nussbaum Transportation Services

Board Members

  • Shepard Dunn, COO, Freymiller Inc. 
  • Josh Kaburick, CEO, Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company 
  • Brent Nussbaum, CEO, Nussbaum Transportation Services
  • Lisa PatePresident & CAO, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. 
  • Ben SchillVP,  Paper Transport, Inc. 
  • Karen Smerchek, President, Veriha Trucking
  • Jim Subler, President, Classic Carriers Inc. 
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 Over the years, I have attended

the Trucking Profitability Strategies Conference many times. I have always been impressed by the number of trucking industry leaders who attend and participate. It is a "no-nonsense" approach that strikes at the very heart of the most important issues affecting the industry. I would strongly recommend attendance to anyone in trucking.

Dan England, Chairman, C.R. England, Inc.

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