Monday, May 22, 2017

8:30am – 1:30pm 13th Annual Golf Outing – Bala Golf Club
1:00pm – 1:45pm The Backbone of Your Bottom Line: Revitalizing Your Business through Routing Optimization

Jon Rasmussen, Manager, Sales Engineering
Jason Pereira, Manager, Technical Support, Enterprise Solutions

Having routing and navigation software is essential in the trucking industry. Knowing how to best utilize the features and functionality within the software is critical. Just running a route from point A to point B may not be yielding the results you want – in this session, our expert software engineer will provide and demonstrate how to use PC*MILER to analyze scenarios in batch and real time to address operational and financial challenges in your organization. You’ll leave this training with how to best utilize PC*MILER to further optimize your business.

1:45pm – 2:30pm Transforming Data through Visualization

Rishi Mehra, Director of Web Products

From route planning to post trip analysis, the impact of visualizing data on a map can improve both predictive and real time decision making as well as enhance productivity. Viewing assets, weather conditions, traffic, and truck points of interest is just the beginning. In this session, organizations wanting to build map-centric applications or partners wanting to upgrade their current systems will gain insight into the limitless ALK Maps platform.

CoPilot Truck In-Cab Navigation: Best Practices for Better Business

Jason Saganski, Sales Engineer, Sales Engineering

Correct implementation and proper configuration of truck and routing profiles with precise destinations is the first step to success for a company using CoPilot Truck. The first part of this training will teach you basic truck and routing settings and other customization options. Next, our CoPilot Truck expert will demonstrate route optimization components and how to successfully utilize CoPilot FleetPortal, a back office remote configuration tool.

2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm The Power of PC*MILER: Customization Options for Operational Success

Kara Jo O’Neil, Senior Product Manager

PC*MILER is filled with features and functionality that help in all areas of routing and mileage. But did you know you can tailor PC*MILER for your company’s specific business needs? These tips and tricks will streamline operations and improve efficiency – guaranteed! In this session, attendees will learn how to:- Customize routing options, trip costs, and vehicle profiles;- Create avoid/favor road preferences​ ​and custom places​;​
– Configure trip-based and global application level settings;
– and more!

Leveraging ALK’s Back Office Fleet Management Tools

Bill Nimchuk, Senior Product Manager

Discover how CoPilot Truck’s companion web-based remote configuration and route visualization tools provide clear visibility of your fleet’s routing activity to ensure compliance and maximize operational efficiency.

3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:30pm Mapping the Way for Transportation Innovation

Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, ALK

With every mile driven the future of transportation technology is evolving. ​For over 35 years, ALK had pioneered​ ​the industry in ​developing​ solutions that meet customers needs ​to address opportunities and challenges on the road. In this session, our Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Dan Popkin, will speak ​to current trends where the need for location based technology can have a direct result on streamlining business operations.

6:00pm – 9:00pm Kickoff Reception and Dinner – Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am Making a U-Turn: The Inspirational Story of the Decline and Rise of Harley-Davidson

Tim Hoelter, 30 Top Executive of Harley-Davidson; Engineered One of Most Dramatic Turnarounds in Corporate History

In the summer of 1981, Tim Hoelter left his secure partnership at a respected Milwaukee law firm to pursue an exciting opportunity – joining the executive/investor group, as the only outsider, purchasing Harley-Davidson from its parent, AMF Incorporated. His timing, however, was terrible. From awful quality problems, a negative brand image, foreign competition and staggering debt, to the deepest recession since the Great Depression causing sales to plunge, Tim realized he had put his family at risk by making the worst decision of his life. But thankfully, that’s not where the story ends. With incredible teamwork, fierce courage and steadfast commitment, the Harley-Davidson buyout group overcame horrendous odds. Tim shows how it’s possible to motivate and inspire any organization by taking you behind closed doors for a detailed and emotional account of the meetings, strategic decisions and innovative business changes Harley-Davidson made during those trying years. The end result today is an American success story and one of the world’s strongest brands.

9:30am – 10:30am Keynote Address – Justin M. Hall, Chief Customer Officer, YRC Worldwide Inc.
10:30am – 11:30am Survival of the Fittest Technology (Panel Discussion)
Transportation and logistics is a trillion dollar industry. With numbers this high and so much at stake depending on your gut-instinct is no longer going to cut it. Panelists will discuss how technology can be leveraged to catapult data-driven companies as the big winners in this space.
  • Moderator: Sean Kilcarr, Editor, Fleet Owner
  • Eric Rempel, CIO, Redwood Logistics
  • Ken Ehrman, Founder, I.D. Systems
  • Ken Crane, Director of IT Operations, US Xpress, Inc.
11:30am – 11:45am Break
11:45am – 12:45pm The Driver Draft: Recruit and Retain Top Talent (Panel Discussion)
Drivers are the heart and soul of any transportation organization. It is vital to implement strategies not only for successful recruitment, but retention, of these valuable assets. This interesting mix of panelists will discuss how technology in the cab, safety concerns, compensation, and a drive-life balance impact recruitment and retention in the trucking industry. From the research side, the carrier side, and even a current driver, we will have all perspectives covered!
  • Moderator: Jim Park, Editor, Heavy Duty Trucking
  • Leah Shaver, COO, The National Transportation Institute
  • Doug Schrier, VP of Continuous Improvement and Program Management, Covenant Transportation Group
  • Allie Knight, Professional Driver, Jim Palmer Trucking
12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm The Merge: Getting Safety Technology and Drivers on the Same Page (Panel Discussion)
Upgrading fleets with the latest accident-avoidance and video camera technology is just the beginning of keeping our assets secure. Driver incentive programs, buy in and ensuring all this in-cab technology isn’t too distracting is a big piece of the puzzle. This panel of experts will discuss the latest safety regulations and how safety technologies, programs and other safety-related strategies can support key safety initiatives and ensure only the best equipped drivers are on the roads.
  • Moderator: Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, American Trucking Association
  • Lee Sarratt, Director of Safety, J.B. Hunt
  • Jeffrey Clark, Founding Partner, Center for Transportation Safety Excellence
3:15pm – 3:45pm  Technology Spotlight  Technology Spotlight
3:45pm – 4:15pm  Technology Spotlight  Technology Spotlight
6:00pm – 9:00pm Evening EntertainmentIndependence Beer Garden