2014 CCJ Spring Symposium Recap

While the 2014 CCJ Spring Symposium in Nashville Tenn. concluded May 23rd, many of the topics covered by the panels and keynotes speakers, Tucker Carlson and Dr. Michio Kaku, remain relevant. Below are summaries of five of the symposium highlights.

TCA Chairman Dunn: Image critical to future success

 

In addition to the importance of mending the trucking industry’s image, Shepard Dunn, president of Vincennes, Ind.-based Bestway Express and 2014-2015 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, presented several other issues requiring industry attention. Read More>

Driver respect, setting proper expectations key to recruiting, retention

 

A panel of fleet executives discussed many of the tactics their companies use to attract and retain drivers. Among them: putting drivers first, setting expectations, continuing communication, encouraging referrals, and driver wellness programs. Read More>

Washington update: Panel discusses infrastructure, safety rules

 

GROW America Act, the Highway Trust Fund solvency, prohibition on coercion, and electronic logging device mandate were among the many topics discussed by panelists in the Washington update. Read More>

Nussbaum Transportation discusses opportunities of AMTs

 

CEO Brent Nussbaum presented the benefits of automated transmissions and why is company won’t go back to traditional drivetrains. Reasons include safety, average fleet fuel economy, reliability, and resale concerns. Read More>

Outlook positive for carriers amid sluggish economy

 
Transportation analyst Dave Ross, managing director of transportation and logistics for stock analyst firm Stifel, Nicolaus and Company, gave reasons for his prediction that profit margins will grow up to four percent during the next five years. Read More>