Trucking's Future



Wednesday, 12:30 pm


Keynote Speaker

Michio Kaku


Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today.

Wednesday, 2:00 pm


Equipment/Technology Panel

Derek Rotz

Manager, Advanced Engineering Daimler Trucks North America.

Rotz recently served as principle investigator for the SuperTruck, a 5-year R&D program co-funded by the US Department of Energy to improve efficiency.

Wednesday, 2:00 pm


Equipment/Technology Panel

Bill Kahn

Principal Engineer, Peterbilt Motors

Kahn's work includes innovation in the areas of autonomous operation, next generation combustion engines, hybrid powertrains, connectivity alternative fuels, and lightweight materials.

Wednesday, 2:00 pm

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Equipment/Technology Panel

Sandeep Kar

Global Vice President, Frost & Sullivan

Kar specializes in advanced automotive technologies with expertise in light vehicle and heavy truck systems and technologies, automotive infotainment systems, and vehicle networking.

Wednesday, 2:00 pm

Portrait Josh Zoom

Equipment/Technology Panel

Josh Switkes

CEO, Peloton Technology

Switkes' work includes systems to make driving safer and more efficient for the last 13 years.

Wednesday, 2:00 pm


Equipment/Technology Panel Moderator

Paul Menig

CEO, Tech-I-M

As an intrapreneur, Menig has demonstrated a breadth of knowledge and capability for all aspects of a business, from understanding market potential to solving field issues.

Wednesday, 3:30 pm


Freight Infrastructure Panel

Prof. David Levinson

Author, Professor at University of Minnesota

Levinson conducts research in travel behavior, transportation economics, transport policy, and transportation-use interaction.

Wednesday, 3:30 pm


Freight Infrastructure Panel Moderator

Greg Cohen

CEO, American Highway Users Alliance

Greg Cohen is the President of the American Highway Users Alliance where he serves motorists and highway supporters by pursuing policies that improve highway safety, reduce congestion and increase mobility.

Thursday, 8:00 am


Workforce Panel

Stephen Hampson

President and General Manager, Meritor WABCO

Hampson was appointed President and General Manager in 2014. Prior to this role, he held various leadership positions during a 30 year career with WABCO and Meritor WABCO.

Thursday, 8:00 am


Workforce Panel Moderator

Jeff Crissey

Editor, Commercial Carrier Journal

Crissey covers and reports on business and safety-related industry issues for Commercial Carrier Journal.

Thursday, 9:30 am

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Real World Applications Panel Moderator

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for nearly 30 years, and is currently the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Thursday, 9:30 am


Real World Applications Panel

John Elliot

Chief Executive Officer, Load One, LLC

John Elliott is the founder/CEO of Load One, LLC. and currently serves on the board of directors of ARC Supply Chain Solutions.