Gain insights on improving driver happiness at CCJ Symposium in less than two weeks

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Updated Apr 29, 2019

A number of sessions have recently been announced for the annual CCJ Symposium, which will be held in less than two weeks in Birmingham, Alabama.

Symposium will be held May 6-8 in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Registration is available here for $395.

The afternoon that the event begins, Monday, May 6, Gordon Klemp with the National Transportation Institute will lead a session about driver pay trends in the trucking industry.

The next morning, an economic outlook and industry trends session will be hosted by Donald Broughton, principal and managing partner of Broughton Capital.

There will also be a session Tuesday about best practices to improve driver onboarding procedures and boost retention, moderated by Mary Malone with Stay Metrics with panelist Mike Hammond, vice president of driver development and retention for Epes Transport System.

Tuesday afternoon, Greg Koepel, VP of Workforce Development and Administration, Roehl Transport will present a session on creating a company culture that motivates employees to collaborate and take ownership.

Finally, a panel discussion will be held, focusing on the “Building Blocks of Autonomy,” with information on how to leverage emerging technology to reduce driver fatigue and improve safety. Clint LaPreze, marketing manager for Freightliner Trucks; Collin Shaw, director of marketing for Wabco; and T.J. Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix will sit on the panel.

Then on Wednesday, there will be a session titled “Improving the Driver Experience” that focuses on leveraging technology to make drivers’ lives more productive. It will be led by Load One CEO John Elliott, Paper Transport VP Ben Schill and Liquid Trucking HR Director Jason Eisenmann.

A full agenda for Symposium can be found here.

Registration for the event includes all sessions and event-included meals, as well as the activity at the beginning of the event. A golf outing is currently scheduled as one of the activities, and for an additional cost, attendees can choose to spend time at The Spa at Ross Bridge.

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Attendees can also choose to book a room at Ross Bridge during the registration process for the discounted rate of $174 per night.

A colleague can be added for full conference registration for $295, and a guest pass, which includes no conference sessions, can be added during registration for $150.

The event is open to fleet management only.