* Agenda is subject to change.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
America’s new infrastructure bill is massive: a whooping 2,702 pages, it reauthorizes a mix of transportation and water programs and adds $550 billion in new spending over five years. As the biggest infrastructure bill in decades, there’s a lot to unpack. If it passes, how will this impact your business and what does it mean for the immediate future? As a senior reporter for Transport Dive and based out of Washington D.C., Jim Stinson will discuss the impact of the bill and what we can expect moving forward.
Jim Stinson, Senior Report, Transport Dive
Safety systems such as lane departure warning, high-tech cameras, predictive cruise control, and collision avoidance are preventing and reducing the severity of collisions more than ever before. In this session, our top suppliers will discuss the advancement of safety technology in heavy-duty commercial vehicles and how you can anticipate the use of future safety systems.
Moderator: Josh Urban, RVP, Corcentric
Adam Mesker, Field Sales Engineer, Daimler Trucks NA
Mike Gracey, National Account Fleet Manager, Bendix
In March, for the most part, all “non-essential” businesses were told to shut their doors and send their employees home. So many people were told to file for unemployment and wait until their businesses reopened. Many businesses scuttled their businesses while others tried to keep their employees even though they had no revenue. Some figured out a way. Please join us for a panel discussion on what some of the Corcentric customers did to overcome these obstacles and prepared for the next calamity.
Rebecca Good, DSV Road Transport
Don Gregory, Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC
Marcus Burns, Jack Cooper
Session Host: Vince Fortuna
The trucking industry has begun a transition to electric vehicles and it will include a lot of changes. The number of truck OEM’s has nearly doubled over the past 5 years. New participants to your work will include your utility company, a charging station supplier and a software company to manage the whole situation. NACFE can help you learn about these changes in several ways, including a demonstration of electric trucks called “Run on Less – Electric”.
Dave Schaller, NACAFE, Industry Engagement Director
Heavy duty and trailer manufacturing slots are all allocated for 2021, and first quarter 2022 slots are all allocated as well. Values for used commercial trucks and construction equipment continue to increase and command higher selling prices compared to last year, amid lack of inventory. The current supply and demand game is real, as new vehicle production will continue to be challenged with material shortages. What does this mean for your business needs? Sean will help unravel what this could mean for your company in the long and short term.
Moderator: Sean Story, Vice President of Capital Equipment
Jim Nachtman – Director of Product Management, Powertrain and EMobility
at Navistar Inc.
Chris Clark – National Account Manager at Volvo Trucks North America
Steve Sebastian – National Acct Manager from Peterbilt Trucks
Kent Thompson – Mack Trucks Vice President SW Region
The supply chain has faced enormous challenges this year. From material scarcity, increasing freight and commodity prices, difficult demand forecasting, port congestion, and changing customer attitudes, we must learn how to maintain business continuity in this ever-changing environment. Rob Garcia, Corcentric Senior Vice President of Supply Management, keeps a close watch on market trends and economic predictions. Hear Rob discuss what got us to this point, and how we’ll navigate through it in the coming year.
Rob Garcia, Senior Vice President of Supply Management
The popular Product & Technology Fair grows every year! Be sure to visit all of our Premier Partners’, Select Partners’, and exhibitors’ booths to learn about their products and services.
Howl at the Moon on Riverwalk
111 W. Crockett Street #201 San Antonio, TX
Friday, September 24, 2021
Safety is of paramount importance in the trucking industry. About 13% of all traffic fatalities come from heavy trucks, many of which could have been avoided with advanced safety technologies in place. In other instances, safe trucking companies and drivers still find themselves on the receiving end of litigation. In this session you’ll learn how motor carriers are positioning themselves to be safer and more profitable – in spite of numerous pitfalls. Join us as we learn from Dan Murray, Senior Vice President of American Transportation Research Institute, how advanced technologies, public-private partnerships and evolving business models are shaping the future of the trucking industry.
Dan Murray, Senior Vice President of American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
Pit crews operate in one of the most dynamic and demanding teamwork environments imaginable. In racing, like in business and in life, there are no guarantees. Make one mistake that’s too big or at an inopportune time and your day at the race is over – you go home while the race continues on without you. Andy Papathanassiou will discuss leadership and the role of the individual. He coined the term, “Over The Wall Thinking,” to describe his philosophy. Over The Wall Thinking focuses on the athletic mindset. It doesn’t matter if you know anything about or participated in competitive sports such as racing. It doesn’t even matter if you like sports at all. The cognitive building blocks of competitive athletics give each of us the ability to lead a more engaged, successful, and happier life.
Andy Papathanassiou, Over the Top Thinking
Earn some money sharing your best practice idea! Here’s how it works: Each customer pays $10 to play (Corcentric matches the total pot) and present their best practice utilized within their business that offers savings in money, time, productivity, improved morale, and/or increased customer satisfaction. All those present (Corcentric, supplier partners, and customers included) then vote on the best customer idea. Cash will be awarded to the top two customers with the most votes. This is a great opportunity to not only share and hear innovative ideas, but also a chance to win some cash!