Industry chairmen to address McLeod user conference

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

Moderated by McLeod President and CEO Tom McLeod, this panel will include: Ray Haight, executive director of MacKinnon Transport Inc. and 2008-2009 Chairman of the Board of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA); Doug Clark, President & CEO of Greatwide Freight Brokerage (formerly Cargo-Master) and 2007-2008 Chairman of the Board of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA); and Ron D. Tartt, CTP, General Manager, Private Fleet – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC and 2007-2008 Chairman of the Board for the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

“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,” stated Tom McLeod. “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 will also 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 publicly introduced. For more information, go to