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Trucking Profitability Strategies

Improve performance and profitability

Trucking Profitability Strategies brings senior trucking professionals together to discuss best practices and emerging trends that can immediately improve performance and profitability and prepare participants for future opportunities and challenges. For 30 years this program has continued to feature leaders in trucking as presenters and panelists.


  • Business Intelligence/Data Strategy
  • Market Disruptors
  • Innovation Learning Sessions
  • Risk Management
  • Drivers: Assets and Operations
  • Opinions & Advice

Who Will Benefit

Senior trucking professionals or rising trucking professionals.

Note: Unlike other programs, no suppliers or vendors attend this conference.

Attendance is restricted to asset-based trucking companies to maximize the learning and networking experience.


Relevant, current knowledge of emerging trends in trucking that will help keep you competitive, knowledgeable, and able to capitalize on opportunities as they arise.

Advisory Board Members

Program Chair

Ben Schill

Chief Executive Officer

Paper Transport, Inc.

Board Chair

Karen Smerchek


Veriha Trucking

Past Board Chair

Pete Hill

Executive Vice President

Hill Bros. Transportation

TPS Program Director

Gary W. Sergent

Director-Conferences & Symposiums

University of Georgia

Andy Damkroger

VP-IT Strategy and Operations

Werner Enterprises

Dutch Guest

Vice President

LAD Truck Lines 

Tim Harrington

Executive Vice President of Sales

Swift Transportation

Chad Norris

Vice President Operations

Howell’s Motor Freight

Craig Savell

President &  CEO

Total Transportation of Mississippi

Lee Thigpen

Vice President Pricing

U. S. Xpress, Inc.