Speakers

 
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Donald Broughton

Principal, Managing Partner - Broughton Capital LLC

Donald Broughton founded Broughton Capital at the beginning of 2017, after spending over two decades as one of Wall Street’s top analysts – first at A.G. Edwards where he covered the Transportation industry, led the Industrials Research Team, and served on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Beginning in mid-2006 Broughton published reports warning of an impending economic slowdown and by early 2007 published reports explaining why a recession was imminent.

His stock-picking performance has been repeatedly recognized by The Wall Street Journal as an “All-Star Analyst,” by Forbes in its “When Picky Analysts Pick” series, and ranked by both Zacks Investment Research and Starmine as a 5-Star Analyst (their highest rating).  

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Richard Stocking

CEO of DPX Consulting

Prior to becoming a full-time consultant and executive coach, Richard Stocking enjoyed a 27-year career with Swift Transportation. Richard began as an entry-level customer service representative and worked in various roles in Sales and Operations before becoming President and CEO. At the time of his departure, Swift Transportation was the largest truckload carrier in North America with 18k trucks, 60k trailers, and $4.5 billion in annual revenues servicing the US, Mexico, and Canada.

While at Swift, Richard executed one of the most impressive turnarounds in North American trucking history. Through this experience, Richard learned the importance, and power, of leadership. He also learned to set aggressive goals and establish effective systems to unleash the talent of his team.

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Matt Cacace

Daseke’s Senior Vice President of Business Systems

Matt Cacace has been with Daseke since 2014 where he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke operating company based in Seattle. In September 2018, he became Daseke’s Senior Vice President of Business Systems. He provides oversight of cyber security, information systems and infrastructure, business process management and IT SOX compliance. Mr. Cacace has been in the industry for almost 40 years and has extensive knowledge of domestic and international transportation operations as well as technology and logistics applications. 

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Brian Fielkow

CEO of Jetco Delivery & Executive Vice President of The GTI Group

Brian Fielkow is a senior executive, author and keynote speaker.  Brian is passionate about building high performing business cultures, with a special focus on employee engagement and safety culture.  Brian approaches business with the philosophy of “strong on the inside - unbeatable on the outside.”

Brian currently serves as CEO of Houston-based Jetco Delivery and Executive Vice President of Montreal-based The GTI Group. GTI purchased Jetco from Brian’s ownership group in 2019.  Since acquiring Jetco in 2006, Brian invested in people, fleet and technology resulting in ten-fold growth and a highly differentiated business model.  The company offers open deck/heavy haul, intermodal, dedicated van and freight brokerage services.

 
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Jessie Burnette

Chief People Officer, Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc.

Jessie Burnette is the chief people officer for Hirschbach Motor Lines, the No. 65 fleet in CCJ’s Top 250. She’s been with the Dubuque, Iowa-based carrier for nearly a decade, serving in roles that include Director of Driver Recruiting and Vice President of Human Resources. Over their 80-plus years of operation, Hirschbach has built a reputation on being environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient, but most importantly, have cultivated a family atmosphere within their company.

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Chelsea Loining

Director of Human Resources, Halvor Lines

Chelsea Loining is the Director of Human Resources with Halvor Lines, Inc.  She holds the SHRM-CP credential has over 7 years of experience in Human Resources with 6 of those in the transportation industry.  She serves on a local transportation association board and is involved with her local Junior League, an organization focused on volunteerism and developing the potential of women.  She finds the transportation industry to be fast paced, challenging and so important, especially in these challenging times.

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Bob Verret

Dupre Logistics’ CIO

Bob Verret was named CIO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders in 2018. Verret’s professional background includes leadership positions with United Vision Logistics, Greatwide Logistics, and Ceva Logistics. Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics and freight brokerage. Dupré specializes in tanker, hazmat, petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products.

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Jim Anderson

Vice President, Safety & Risk Management, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc.

Founded in 1962 as a dump truck hauler of raw sand and aggregate materials, Florida Rock & Tank Lines – a safety award-winning carrier – is currently a tanker-only fleet, delivering mostly petroleum and chemical products across the southeastern United States. 

 
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Jason Eisenmann

Human Resources Director, Liquid Trucking

Jason Eisenmann is the Human Resources Director for Plattsmouth, Nebraska-based Liquid Trucking. Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking, has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Along with its liquid carrier services, we offer two full service tank wash-bay facilities near Omaha and Sioux City. 

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John Wilson

B-H Transfer VP of Administration

John Wilson is vice president of administration, safety & human resources for B-H Transfer Co., a privately owned truckload motor carrier, which primarily serves the industrial minerals industry, its customers, and suppliers.

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Brenda Kraft

Vice President of Human Resources/Recruiting, Kottke Trucking


Brenda Kraft is the Vice President of HR/Recruiting for Kottke Trucking. Kraft has been with Kottke Trucking for 7 years and has been a part of the trucking industry for 15 years as Human Resources, Safety Director and Recruiting. During her time at Kottke Trucking, Kraft has served on the company's Executive Team and has also been the company's Safety Director.