Trucking Profitability Strategies

Apr 28 - 30, 2019
The Georgia Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603
  Early Bird before January 31, 2019 After January 31, 2019  
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. 

2019 Sponsors

2019 Topics

  • Driver Compensation & Accountability
  • Safety
  • Maintenance & Equipment Specs
  • Pricing & Analytics
  • Growth Strategies
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Opinions & Advice

For the 2019 agenda, click here.

Sunday Keynote Speakers:

Cal Thomas - Former "Fox News Watch" panelist, syndicated columnist, pundit, author, and radio commentator.

Lanny Davis - Co-founder and partner of the law firm of Davis Goldberg & Galper PLLC, and consultant, lobbyist, author, and television commentator.

Join this dynamic and entertaining duo as they discuss the political current climate and find commonality between them.

Program Chair

  • Karen Smerchek, President, Veriha Trucking

Board Chair

  • Pete Hill, Executive Vice President, Hills Bros. Transportation

Past Board Chair

  • Brian Kinsey, Past President & CEO, Brown Integrated Logistics, Inc.

Board Members

  • Shepard Dunn, COO, Freymiller Inc.
  • Mike Eggleton, Sr., President, Raider Express, Inc.
  • Chad Norris, Vice President Operations, Howell’s Motor Freight
  • Brent Nussbaum, CEO, Nussbaum Transportation Services
  • Steve Phillips, VP of ORT Operations, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
  • Kathy Peissig, Senior Director of Talent Management, Werner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Craig Savell, Executive Vice President, COO, Total Transportation of Mississippi
  • Ben Schill, Vice President, Paper Transport
  • Jim Subler, President, Classic Carriers Inc.
  • Kameron Wilson, Vice President, Wilson Logistics
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 I’ve attended the Trucking Profitability Strategies conference

throughout my career and I continue to come back because it’s a place to come together with other folks in the industry. It’s a place you can let your guard down, talk about things you have in common, the challenges you face. People are willing to share here, and I think that’s the unique difference.

Derek Leathers, President & CEO of Werner Enterprises Inc.

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