Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit

Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit

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Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit
  • How technology is changing the game for small fleets and owner-operators

    The owner operator conference is about the business of becoming an owner operator and growing into more than one truck. Being a driver and running your own operation is different. You need to have or create the attitude and skill sets of an entrepreneur. You are responsible for your destiny. Toda...

  • Affordable Business and Personal Coverage designed for Owner-Operators

    TrueNorth’s specialists, Tyler Menhusen and Alysha Brown, share all about the business and personal coverages available to owner-operators and their families through the Independent Advantage and TrueChoices platforms. Learn about dental, vision, health, physical damage, non-trucking, and so much...

  • 5 Things To Know About Making the Jump from Company Driver to Owner-Operator

    Starting a business is a daunting challenge. This session will lean on the experience and lessons learned from trucker who successfully took the leap to becoming his own boss.

  • What I wish I knew before becoming an Owner-Operator

    Entrepreneurship is a challenge in any industry and starting your own trucking empire is not an easy task. Often it starts with that first truck. It's all about learning what you don't know you don't know. Paying attention to the fine details and numbers is the key though.

  • Should you buy or lease your equipment?

    Financials are always key in any business. For small fleets and owner-operators the decision about buying or leasing equipment is always difficult. Join our fireside chat where our experts examine how to analyze the decision based on your needs.

  • Financing your day-to-day operations as an owner-operator

    Financing your day to day operations is one of, if not the most important decision when striking out on your own. Often it means using a factoring service and quick pay options. If this is the road you take, then it's important to have the info to make the right decisions.

  • An Outlook of Growth at Forward Air - Fuller Speed Ahead

    Forward Air predicts a bright outlook for 2021 and beyond. Chief People Officer Kyle Mitchin discusses how the Company’s rapid growth and investments are creating opportunities for its vast team of capacity and fleet partners.

  • Drugs at the border: What truckers, fleets need to know

    Seizures of drugs from tractor-trailers are a regular occurrence at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada. Lawyer Su Ross, a partner with MSK in Los Angeles who specializes in compliance issues, says the drivers caught with these illicit loads are often unaware of what they were hauling. Ross t...

  • How the CVTA is advocating for driver training programs

    The Commercial Vehicle Training Association’s new president and CEO, Bailey Wood, discusses why it was important for him to serve the transportation industry, the steps the CVTA is taking to prepare states for the ELDT regulation coming in February and the importance of removing the interstate co...

  • Citations and your CDL: What every professional and fleet needs to know

  • Prepare for the Worst: Prevent Theft & Increase the Chance of a Successful Claim

    The holidays: While most are relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends, you’re on high alert. What can you do to protect your loads from holiday spikes in cargo theft—and how can you set yourself up for a successful cargo claim? We’ll share the timely tips, tricks, and trends that can he...

  • How AB5 is likely to affect small fleets and owner-operators

    With independent contractor law AB 5 increasingly likely to be the law of the land in California, how trucking companies prepare for that day will be enormously important. Damon Ott, a shareholder in the Littler Mendelson law firm, speaks with editor at large John Kingston about what companies sh...

  • OOIDA looks at the new regulatory landscape

    Lewie Pugh is a former behind-the-wheel trucker who now works for the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association, the largest trade group representing owner operators. In this fireside chat with Editor-at-Large John Kingston, Pugh discusses a wide range of topics that OOIDA has its eye on, par...

  • Where should I send my truck? - #WithSONAR

    How carriers and owner-operators can leverage data to better position their assets and seek out better opportunities.

  • Live from FreightWaves Small Fleet and Owner-Operator Summit - WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

    Dooner and The Dude are live from FreightWaves Small Fleet and Owner-Operator Summit with special guests: Tom Schmitt, CEO, Forward Air; Jay Gustafson, Senior Vice President of Marketplace Solutions, Echo; Jamie Hagen, Owner, Hell Bent Xpress; Mike Wells, SVP of Operations, DCLI; Ashwin Vasudevan...

  • Creating Your Digital Survival Guide - Cyberly

    Fleet owners face a near-impossible task of starting a business while competing with behemoths. You’re wearing multiple hats, trying to run your business, get customers, learn all of the new tech coming into the space, and now you’ve gotta build a website and market yourself too?

    It can seem ...