CCJ Symposium panels to focus on autonomous tech, e-commerce

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Updated Apr 6, 2017
Two panels will be held during CCJ’s Spring Symposium to discuss autonomous technology in trucking, as well as E-commerce and the changing freight landscape.Two panels will be held during CCJ’s Spring Symposium to discuss autonomous technology in trucking, as well as E-commerce and the changing freight landscape.

Attendees of this year’s CCJ Spring Symposium will have the opportunity to hear two panel discussions that cover how equipment technology can improve safety, and new opportunities available through e-commerce and the “Uberization” of freight.

The first panel, which will be held Tuesday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m., will give fleet owners and managers the chance to hear more about autonomy and how it will impact the trucking industry in the next five years. Moderated by Richard Bishop, principal of Bishop Consulting, the panel will discuss the reality of autonomy and the advantages of leveraging the technology sooner rather than later.

Panelists for this discussion, titled “Game Changers: New Equipment Tech Could Improve Safety and Efficiency,” will be Josh Switkes, CEO of Peloton Technologies; Max Fuller, executive chairman of U.S. Xpress; and Mike McHorse, on-highway product marketing manager for Freightliner Trucks.

The second panel will dive into the topic of “Uberization” of trucking and freight, and how e-commerce is disrupting the freight landscape. This discussion, moderated by Steve Sashihara, co-founder and CEO of Princeton Consultants, will be held Wednesday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Panelists for the discussion will be Scott Perry, chief technology and procurement officer for Ryder Global Fleet Management Solutions, and Lauren K. Howard, president of truckload operations for Celadon.

The event this year will be held May 22-24 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. A full schedule of all topics that will be covered at Symposium can be found here.

Registration for Symposium is available at this link for $1,295 with hotel included, or for $795 without hotel reservations.