2019 Trucking Update: Local Insights and National Trends

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  • 10/23/2019
  • De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Hosting Speaking

Join CLA for an afternoon filled with valuable insight to help your trucking company create opportunities for growth and success.

During this complimentary event, hear from two engaging keynote speakers about critical issues in the trucking industry and practical ways to secure your organization against cybercrimes. Choose from three breakout sessions on a range of topics, including state and local tax, breaking silos, and DOT changes. Then join fellow professionals for a networking hour. We hope to see you there!

Opening Keynote

Understanding Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry
Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
The most important issues and trends facing the trucking industry today and in the future include autonomous trucks, e-commerce, and increasing government regulations. Both motor carriers and truck drivers must quickly adapt to these and other changes to meet the demands of 21st century supply chains. 

Breakout sessions (choose one):

  • State and Local Tax: Opportunities and Issues
    Muthu Periakaruppan, Principal, CLA, and Dan Kidney, Technical Director, CLA
    Few industries grapple with state and local tax issues like trucking. (Nexus, anyone?) Fifty different states means 50 different sets of tax laws, and it can get complicated in a hurry. This session will shed some light on some of your greatest tax head-scratchers, as well as some of the benefits you can take advantage of to mitigate your state and local tax obligations.
  • Breaking the Silos That Threaten Operational Success
    Thomas Schultz, BizOps HR Consultant, CLA
    Competition for identifying, securing, and retaining freight lanes can come from multiple directions. Perhaps most frustrating is when it comes from a lack of collaboration by individuals or departments inside the organization. Failure to collaborate internally is the simplest definition of dysfunctional silos. Owners, managers, and leaders must be able to recognize and take steps to keep siloed thinking from acting as an internal competitor. This session discusses three types of organizational silos, what makes them effective, how to recognize signs of dysfunction, and what to do should they become dysfunctional.
  • Upcoming and Proposed DOT Changes
    Jeff Simon, Consultant, DOT Safety Plus
    We often hear that the regulations in the transportation industry are complicated and overwhelming. Effective compliance and safe operations depend on our ability to apply them in a practical, hands-on approach. Attend this session for an update on the Department of Transportation’s latest rules and how you can comply most effectively to keep your own people and others on the road as safe as possible.

Closing Keynote

Cybercrime Trends: Top 10 Defensive Measures 
Mark Eich, Principal, CLA
End the information-packed afternoon with insight into the specific objectives and tactics that hackers use when committing cybercrime. This session will provide very pragmatic defensive measures against them. You’ll learn how to harden your network, train your employees, monitor your network for breaches, conduct online banking securely, and other key defenses.

Who should attend

This forum is geared toward owners, senior leaders, and safety and operations professionals at trucking, transportation, and logistics companies.


12:30 – 1 p.m. — Registration
1 – 4 p.m. — Sessions
4 – 5 p.m. — Networking reception


St. Norbert College — Bemis Conference Center
299 3rd Street
De Pere, WI 54115

Please register by October 21, 2019.

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