CCJ Symposium May 6-8, 2019
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
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View our 2019 agenda below!

Agenda is subject to change. All times are Central Standard Time.


Monday, May 6, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Golf Tournament Begins (Included with your registration fee)

Enjoy a day on the greens surrounded by the rolling terrain of Alabama's Shannon Valley on a Robert Trent Jones course; the fifth-longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards and 18 holes. The shotgun scramble tournament will start promptly at 9 a.m. and the driving range will be open at 7 a.m.



4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Driver Pay Trends
Gordon Klemp, Founder and President, National Transportation Institute


5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Break
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Town Hall Panels

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6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Reception & Dinner


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Economic Outlook & Industry Trends

Donald Broughton, Principal & Managing Partner Broughton Capital

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Drivers Welcome: Changing shipper behavior to create a driver-friendly environment

Jack Porter, CEO GPorter Group


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Solutions Sessions

Join other like-minded fleets to find innovative ways to solve some of your biggest challenges. In these sessions you will join nine other fleet executives to work through critical issues your fleets face and come up with effective solutions.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Supplier One-on-One Meetings

A session of supplier consultations focusing on solving your problems. Indicate your biggest challenges on the registration form and the CCJ Symposium team will pair you with suppliers that can help you mitigate your challenges.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free Time  
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

First Impressions: Best practices to improve driver onboarding procedures and boost retention

Mike Hammond, VP of Driver Development and Retention, Epes Transport

Mary Malone, VP of Business Development, Stay Metrics

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

The Dawn of Autonomy: How to leverage emerging technology to reduce driver fatigue and stress and improve safety

Clint LaPreze, Marketing Manager, Freightliner Trucks

Collin Shaw, Director of Marketing,  North America Wabco

T. J. Thomas, Director of Marketing & Customer Solutions Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Reception  
5:45 p.m.

Free Night in Birmingham

Enjoy a free night exploring the vibrant nightlife and fine dining that Birmingham has to offer!


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Improving the Driver Experience: Leveraging technology to make drivers’ lives more productive 

Jason Eisenmann, HR Director, Liquid Trucking  

Ben Schill, VP, Paper Transport

John Elliott, CEO, Load One

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Feels Like Home: Spec’ing trucks to increase driver satisfaction on the road



A New Vision: Create a company culture that motivates employees to collaborate and take ownership


10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Diane Hamilton, Keynote Speaker 
Award-Winning Author, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Curiosity and Emotional Intelligence Expert




11:30 a.m.
Symposium Adjourns