Trio of industry leaders to address McLeod customers

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McLeod Software — a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms — announced today, Aug. 14, that its annual Users’ Conference will be opened with a distinguished panel of board chairmen from three major North American truck transportation associations. The conference will be held Sept. 14-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Moderated by McLeod President and Chief Executive Officer Tom McLeod, the panel will include: Ray Haight, executive director of MacKinnon Transport Inc. and 2008-2009 chairman of the board of the Truckload Carriers Association; Doug Clark, president and CEO of Greatwide Freight Brokerage (formerly Cargo-Master) and 2007-2008 chairman of the board of the Transportation Intermediaries Association; and Ron D. Tartt, CTP, private fleet general manager for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire and 2007-2008 chairman of the board for the National Private Truck Council.

“Putting the minds and ideas of three separate industry leaders together on the same stage is going to be a very unique and enlightening experience for our attendees,” Tom McLeod says. “These panelists not only have nearly 100 years of combined experience in the transportation industry, but their dedicated involvement with these influential groups is sure to generate an informative, educational and, quite likely, controversial discussion.”

In keeping with its chosen theme of “Driving Your Success,” McLeod also will be demonstrating new products and modules, including updated versions of its LoadMaster IX and PowerBroker II software programs, new reporting capabilities, new document management products, EDI enhancements and new interfaces with more industry partners. The Users’ Conference will be the first time many of these products will be introduced publicly.

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