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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

10:30 a.m. – noon Lunch and Registration
12:15 p.m. Opening Comments

  • Tim Kraus, President and COO, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association
  • Mike Reilly, Chairman and CEO, Randall-Reilly
12:30 p.m. Tomorrow’s Trucks — Green, Safe and Connected

  • Sandeep Kar, Global Director, Automotive & Transportation Research, Frost & Sullivan
1:15 p.m. Panel: How regulations, costs and reliability are changing the equipment life/trade cycle

  • John Diez, Senior Vice President, Ryder
  • Bruce Ewald, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Wabash National Inc.
  • David Hames, General Manager of Marketing and Strategy, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Dave Williams, Vice President, Equipment, Knight Transportation
  • Moderator and Q&A: Jack Roberts, Executive Editor, Commercial Carrier Journal
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. The Connected Fleet, Part 1: Using technology to improve driver performance

  • Clay Merches, Vice President of Safety and Human Resources, JR Schugel
  • Gerard Devito, Program Executive Eaton Next Generation Technology Platforms, Eaton Vehicle Group
  • Brent Nussbaum, CEO, Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Moderator: Paul Menig, CEO, Tech-I-M (former VP ENG DTNA Mechatronics)
4:00 p.m. Keynote: The Obama Administration, Congress and a look at politics in America

  • Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor and Anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Channel
  • Q&A Moderator: Linda Longton, Senior Vice President of Editorial and Research, Randall-Reilly
5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Successful Dealer of the Year Award

  • Jason Cannon, Online Editor, Successful Dealer 
5:30 p.m. Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Reception

Thursday, Aug. 21 2014

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transforming Trucking with Real-Time Data

  • Rich Glasmann, VP, OEM Strategy, Sales & Marketing for Omnitracs
8:45 a.m. The Connected Fleet, Part 2: Using technology to improve uptime and productivity

  • Rich Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Aftermarket and Soft Products, The Volvo Group
  • Scott Newhouse, Director of Product Planning and a former Assistant Chief Engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company
  • Jim Coffren, Vice President, Maintenance, Hirschbach
  • Moderator: Kennon GuglielmoChief Technology Officer, EControls by Enovation Controls
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Closing Speakers: Economic Outlook of the Trucking Industry for 2015

  • Donald Broughton, Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst and Chief Market Strategist, Avondale Partners
  • Moderator: Jeff Crissey, Editor, Commercial Carrier Journal
11:25 a.m. Closing Remarks

  • Brent Reilly, President, Randall-Reilly
11:30 a.m.  Great American Trucking Show