2022 FMC AGENDA

Save the Date: April 26-28, 2022 Grande Bohemian Charlotte, NC
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* Agenda is subject to change

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Palace Ballroom
Registration Opens
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Buho Restaurant
Welcome Reception/Dinner

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

7:30 AM
Palace Ballroom
Registration
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Gallery I and II
Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Palace Ballroom
Opening Remarks

Bill McCouch, Corcentric Senior Vice President of Fleet Procurement

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Palace Ballroom
Transitioning Your Fleet to Electric

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

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Palace Ballroom
Mixed Reality and Maintenance

Imagine if every technician in your fleet was able to connect instantly with experts when diagnosing and solving mechanical trucking issues. They can, with mixed reality. Matt Johnston, Director of Commercial Solutions at XRMentor™, will show how mixed reality works within trucking and transportation and equipment maintenance, and how it delivers a high return on investment.

Matt Johnston, Director of Commercial Solutions at XRMentor™

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Palace Ballroom
Innovation and Advancement in the World of EVs

Gone are the days of relegating all-electric powertrains to golf carts and amazingly fast remote control toy cars. EVs are now stirring up market interest across all vehicle classes including Class 8 with zero emissions, exciting torque and low maintenance. Tom will share what he’s learned through the years reporting on this nascent industry that first went to work in the 19th century and was eventually sidelined given the superior performance of internal combustion. EVs are making a big comeback from their early days thanks largely to advances in battery chemistry and the push to go green. But the long transition back to commercial EVs will include plenty of challenges including, ironically enough, improving their green profile, beefing up infrastructure, getting a grip on EV charging, training more EV techs and gearing up for battery lifecycle management. It’s a transportation sea change that will require plenty of help from internal combustion along the way which has shown such vast improvements in emissions that some industry experts aren’t so sure that ICE will be permanently benched.

Tom Quimby, Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, Truck Parts Service, Hard Working Trucks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Queen Terrace
Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Palace Ballroom
The Financial Future of Trucking

With so many factors impacting the bottom line of trucking businesses today, it’s important to understand the overall condition of the industry and where it’s headed. How has driver compensation changed, and what are anticipated spot rates for the future? Dan Ronan, leading expert reporting on the financial future of trucking, freight, and logistics, answers these and other important questions.

Dan Ronan, Associate News Editor Print & Multimedia for Transport Topics

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Palace Ballroom
New and Used Equipment and Supply Chain Outlook

OE manufacturing slots have been allocated for the foreseeable future, and used equipment is increasingly hard to obtain. Values for used commercial trucks and construction equipment continue to increase and command higher selling prices than last year, amid lack of inventory. What does this mean for your business needs? Our panel will provide valuable insight.
Panelists:
Rob Garcia, Corcentric Senior Vice President of Supply Management
Dale Tower, Vice President AmeriQuest Used Trucks
Sean Storey, Corcentric Vice President of Capital Equipment

Moderator: Jessica Green, Corcentric Director of Supplier Marketing

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Palace Ballroom
Lean Forward, Fight Hard

John Wayne Walding, U.S. Army Green Beret is an American hero who received a Silver Star Medal, a Bronze Star Medal, and a Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan, where he lost his right leg to sniper fire. Though badly wounded, he continued to fight and after recovering, attended Special Forces Sniper School and became the first amputee to achieve the status of Green Beret sniper. Besides launching his own business, Gallantry Global Logistics, John is an inspirational speaker who addresses the qualities of leadership, excellence, and overcoming obstacles. His motto is “Lean forward, fight hard.”
John Wayne Walding, U.S. Army Green Beret

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Gallery
Tabletop Tradeshow

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.

6:30 PM
Dinner – off-site

NASCAR, Hall of Fame
400 East MLK Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202

Thursday, April 28, 2022

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Palace Ballroom
Strategic Exchange Session – Customers Only

Supply chain disruptions continue to impact us all. Compounded with inflation, post-pandemic recovery, and the Ukraine-Russian war, these enormous challenges bring renewed emphasis on reducing unwanted costs, and operating as efficiently as possible.  Anticipating changes in the supplier market is key. Join us for a closed-session look at ways Corcentric is supporting our customers during these extraordinary times. This session will cover:

  • New supplier programs and upgrades to existing offerings
  • Supply chain constraints and recommendations
  • Technology enhancements
  • Invoice rendering upgrades and available options
  • Maverick spending controls using reporting and visibility
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Palace Ballroom
Strategic Exchange Session – Suppliers Only

As an established supplier within our network, you gain access to 2,000+ customers representing over 800,000 vehicles. But do you understand each aspect of the partnership?  Learn more about the continued enhancements to bring you value, identify more potential, and give you greater opportunities to increase market share to build your business. Join us for a closed-session look at ways Corcentric is supporting our supplier partners. This session will cover:

  • Sales and our Supplier Impact Video
  • Sales representation and staffing
  • Engagement and the recipe for a successful partnership
  • Compliance tools (PowerBI)
  • Industry segmentation and diversification initiatives
  • Marketing support
12:00 PM
Lunch – Grab & Go
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Reserve Your Spot

Questions? Call or email us.

(856) 382-4701   •   kbarnes@corcentric.com