Listening to the best in practice processes put into place will open your eyes to new things you can do with your own company.
– Anthony Ognissanti, Kirsch Transportation

 

 

“Gives you exposure to the opportunities you may not be leveraging from your TMS.”
– Tom Curee, Kingsgate Transportation

 

 

“Often we are caught up in the day to day operations of the business and we don't realize there may be a more efficient or different way to do something.”
– David Schmitz, Kingsgate Transportation S
ervices

 

 

The panel discussions with industry participants provided some of the best information I have received from any conference.
– David Fesperman, Swing Transport, Inc.

 

 

"You learn a lot of information about the products, how they work and benefit your company." 
Lisa Halley, Holmes Company of Jackson, Inc.

 

 

“A great way to learn about new products from McLeod and other vendors.” 
– Benjamin Ball, Jowin Express, Inc.

 

 

The amount of information shared by the panel participants and your peers is invaluable. 
– Kristy Larson, Material Logistics Management

 

 

An excellent way to learn how to more effectively use their existing McLeod products. 
– Sean Connelly, Louisiana Pacific

 

 

Great networking, idea sharing, and learning about new and existing features/products. 
– Stacy Rappaport, AFN

Breakout Sessions


Accounting Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, the financial professionals from our current customers are invited to come share their ideas for improving and expanding the system.

ALK (Carriers & Logistics)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from ALK.

Applying Business Process Automation for Billing and Settlements (Carriers & Logistics)
Several McLeod customers will discuss how they have successfully applied business process automation to the billing, settlements, and collections process.

Applying Business Process Automation for Your Brokerage Operations (Logistics)
Several McLeod customers will discuss how they have successfully applied business process automation to their critical processes to save time, money, and energy by automating routine tasks, such as carrier onboarding and rate confirmations.

Automating your Back Office with Logix Solutions Part I, Billing, Settlements and AutoBilling (Carriers & Logistics)
Learn about McLeod's new Logix Solutions Advanced Billing & Settlements, plus our new AutoBilling capabilities that completely automate the billing cycle.

Automating your Back Office with Logix Solutions Part II, Billing Accelerator and Automated Collections (Carriers & Logistics)
The Logix Solutions Billing Accelerator is designed to do just that. Learn how to speed up your billing cycle. We will also cover the Automated Collections process to speed up your payment cycle. These back office solutions work together to provide the transportation industry's most sophisticated and complete back office automation.

Becoming a Data Driven Transportation Company (Carriers & Logistics)
Learn how using big data can drive big insight and change the way you run your company. In this session, several successful McLeod customers will share with you how analytics are changing the way they work and helping them to make better decisions.

Best Practices for Carrier Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retention (Logistics)
Several logistics companies will share their approach to identifying and becoming "sticky" with the best carriers, so they have both sufficient and reliable capacity to serve their customers, and capacity with which to make profits.

Best Practices for Configuring and Using the Driver Scorecard Module (Carriers)
Learn how to set up the LoadMaster Driver Scorecard for your company and understand some best practices for using this tool to coach and recognize your drivers.

Best Practices for Driver Management (Carriers)
Our trainers and customer advocates will share with you a set of best practices for using the system to support your driver management process.

Best Practices for Driving Your Marketing and Organizing Your Sales Efforts with CRM (Carriers & Logistics)
Several McLeod customers will share their approach to running successful marketing campaigns and using McLeod CRM to drive their sales efforts.

Best Practices for Making Your Daily Numbers (Logistics)
In this session, our trainers and customer advocates will share with you a set of best practices for using the system to support your daily brokerage operations in ways that help you reach your goals every day, with the right interpretation of your data and how you should act on it.

Best Practices for Managing Bids and Pricing (Carriers & Logistics)
Several McLeod customers will discuss how they approach the task of responding to bids. Learn how  automation is helping them get it done faster with more informed choices.

Best Practices for Planning (Carriers)
Our trainers and McLeod customer advocates will share with you a set of best practices for using the system to support your planning process.

Best Practices for Setting Up and Using the Driver Detention Module (Carriers)
Our trainers will show you the details and best practices for setting up the Driver Detention module and effectively using it to be proactive and get paid for detention.

Best Practices for Setting Up and Using the Safety Module (Carriers)
Our trainers will show you how to set up the Safety Module in your LoadMaster system, along with ways your safety team can use it more effectively.

Blockchain: What is it and Should You Care? (Carriers & Logistics)
One of the latest buzz items in our industry is "blockchain" and what it will really mean for transportation providers.  In this session, we will explore what blockchain really is today and both the things that are likely to impact transportation providers as well as the "might someday" implications.

Carrier Scorecard (Logistics)
In this session, we will show you how to set up the new Carrier Scorecard in PowerBroker, and several current McLeod customers will discuss their best practices for configuring and using the Carrier Scorecard in their daily operations.

Carriers, Understanding Trends and Acting on Your KPIs (Carriers)
Several carriers will explain how they use and react to their most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a daily basis.

Continuous Improvement Programs, How to Make Them Work (Carriers & Logistics)
Several McLeod customers will discuss their journey to implement Continuous Improvement in their company and the gains they have reaped from those efforts.

Cyber Security, Don't be the Next Headline (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, we will host a panel of experts to discuss the ten most important things you need to do to keep your systems and your data safe.

DAT (Carriers & Logistics)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from DAT.

Deploying Mobile Apps for Your Drivers, Staying Connected (Carriers)
Carriers who have deployed mobile device and phone applications for their drivers will share their experiences and lessons learned.

Document Power and FlowLogix Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, our current customers are invited to come share their ideas for improving and expanding the products.

Geotab (Carriers)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from Geotab.

KSM Benchmark Program (Carriers)
In its fourth year, the McLeod/Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) benchmark program continues to shed light on the range of operational performance levels against different metrics. In this session, Tim Almack of KSM will share some insights from the 2016 study.

LoadMaster Enterprise Update (Carriers)
Learn about the new features in LoadMaster Enterprise. McLeod Software's growing investment in our core products is evident in these new features.

LoadMaster Idea Exchange (Carriers)
In this session, our current LoadMaster customers are invited to come share their ideas for improving and expanding the product.

LoadMaster LTL Overview (Carriers)
LoadMaster Enterprise and LoadMaster LTL are now a single system. In this session, you can learn about how LoadMaster supports the 24/7 operations mode of an LTL carrier.

Logistics Companies, The Right KPIs for Your Organization (Logistics)
Several brokers will explain how they use and react to their most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a daily basis.

Logix Solutions For Logistics, Carrier Onboarding and e-Rate Confirmation (Logistics)
Learn about the stand alone McLeod Logix Solutions products proven to be huge time and overhead savers for brokers. In this session, we will introduce you to the eRate Confirmation and Carrier Onboarding solutions.

MacroPoint (Carriers & Logistics)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from MacroPoint

Managing HOS and Planning in the Era of the ELD Mandate (Carriers)
What are the secrets to not losing capacity, keeping your drivers moving, and doing the best job of planning in the ELD environment? Join us for this informative panel discussion with several McLeod customers.



 

Managing Your EDI (Carriers & Logistics)
Your EDI performance is crucial to your company's image with your customers. There are many things you can do to improve and sustain your EDI performance, and in this session, we will share a number of the best practices you can implement today.

McLeod IQ (Carriers & Logistics)
McLeod IQ is the most powerful business intelligence solution in the transportation industry. Learn about the new financial analysis and reporting module as well as other recent enhancements.

McLeod IQ Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, our current customers are invited to come share their ideas for improving and expanding the product.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Navigating the Results (Carriers & Logistics)
So what happens after the M&A event? Again our expert panel will bring different perspectives from those who have lived it and have to work daily to make these events really work.

Omnitracs (Carriers)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from Omnitracs.

Plan and Execute Pricing Strategies with McLeod Market Insight (Carriers & Logistics)
McLeod Market Insight is just one of many sources of market rate intelligence available today. Several current users will tell you how that information fits in their environment and how they use it.

Platooning! (Carriers)
Come hear about the technology and working concepts that might bring truck platooning to a highway near you. In this session, we will hear from the folks working on this concept and the technology needed to support it.

PowerBroker Idea Exchange (Logistics)
In this session, our current PowerBroker customers are invited to come share their ideas for improving and expanding the product.

PowerBroker Update (Logistics)
Learn about the new features in PowerBroker. McLeod Software's growing investment in our core products is evident in these new features, including our new Waterfall Tendering module.

Preparing for Mergers and Acquisitions (Carriers & Logistics)
An expert panel will bring different perspectives to a robust discussion of this important topic in the life of many companies today. We will present the perspectives of the investors/buyers, acquirers, analysts, and investment bankers along with a few CFOs who have lived it.

Rand McNally (Carriers)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from Randy McNally.

Reporting with McLeod IQ (Carriers & Logistics)
McLeod IQ, our new data warehouse and business intelligence solution, is the easiest tool McLeod customers have ever had for custom reporting and analysis. In this session, we will show you how it works and open your eyes to the all the possibilities it presents.

Setting Up and Managing Permissions and Profiles, Maintaining Your Master Files & Control Files (Carriers & Logistics)
Gain a better understanding of how to set up, manage, and change permissions and profiles. Plus learn how to maintain the master files and control files that were set up in your initial implementation.

Setting Up Batch, Interactive, and Breakthrough Fuel (Carriers)
In this session, out trainers will show LoadMaster users how to set up the modules for Batch Fuel, Interactive Fuel, and Breakthrough Fuel.

Setting Up Revenue and Expense Allocation (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, we will show you how to set up the Revenue and Expense Allocation in your McLeod system, and how it can be used in reporting.

Skybitz (Carriers)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from Skybitz.

Successful LTL Brokerage (Logistics)
In this customer panel discussion, several companies will share their insights on integrating LTL brokerage into their operations and the lessons they have learned.

 


 

System Security, Backup, and Recovery Best Practices (Carriers & Logistics)
The outside threats to security and data integrity have never been greater. In this session, we will review the best practices for system security, maintenance, and recovery. Every company wants the best performance from their current system while protecting their business against any contingency. Our systems team will help you understand how.

The Demographics of Driver Management (Carriers)
In this session, we will discuss the important aspect of demographics, and how it impacts the way you need to manage in the era of a changing driver workforce. Join us for this lively panel discussion.

The Smart Truck as a Client (Carriers)
As tractors get more sophisticated, and their internal systems grow in capabilities, we expect to see the "tractor as a client" arriving for your McLeod LoadMaster system long before the real autonomous truck arrives. In this session, we will share some over the horizon concepts that may be closer than you think for turning that driver and tractor into real direct users in LoadMaster.

Transportation Intermediaries Association Update (Logistics)
In this session, you will learn about the latest developments both on the legislative and regulatory fronts from the TIA.

Truckload Carriers Association Update (Carriers)
In this session, you will learn about the latest developments for the Truckload Carriers Association.

Truckstop.com (Carriers & Logistics)
Come learn about the latest products and integration solutions from Truckstop.com.

Using Advanced Planning to Optimize Your Network and Operations (Carriers)
In this session, carriers will discuss how they have optimized their planning process using the Manhattan Associates tools, and share the impact it has had on their network.

Using FlowLogix to Build Your Own Business Process Automation Solutions (Carriers & Logistics)
McLeod FlowLogix, when purchased with the editor, is a powerful tool both carriers and brokers can use to build their own business process automation and workflow solutions. Several McLeod customers will share how they have done this and lessons learned along the way.

Using Lane Analysis and Profitability Analysis to Influence Your Strategic and Tactical Decisions (Carriers)
Are you serving the right customers? How do you know? Several McLeod customers will share how using lane and profitability analysis drives the choices they make.

Using LoadMaster LTL for Final Mile Delivery and Partial Shipments (Carriers)
In this session, we will explain the option of using the new LoadMaster LTL product for truckload partial shipments and as a final mile delivery solution.

Using McLeod Anywhere (Carriers & Logistics)
This session will include an overview of the capabilities, best practices, and practical uses for the McLeod Anywhere product.

Using McLeod Pricing and Bid Management (Carriers & Logistics)
Learn how to set up and use the McLeod Pricing & Bid Management module to become more efficient in your bid responses and far more effective in making the pricing decisions that go into those responses.

Using the McLeod API (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, we will give you a technical overview of the McLeod Application Program Interface (API) product and how it can be used with web services for integration solutions with your LoadMaster and PowerBroker systems.

Using the Newest Version of Responsibility Filtering to Segment Your Users, Agents, Terminals, and Divisions (Carriers & Logistics)
In this session, our trainers will help you learn how to use the newest version of Responsibility Filtering within your LoadMaster or PowerBroker system. Discover some of the best ways to use it for segmenting and segregating users and operations within your company.

Using the Rapid Alert Notification System (RANS) (Carriers & Logistics)
Our trainers will help you understand how McLeod's Rapid Alert Notification System (RANS) works and how you can configure it. We will also share some best practices for setting up ad using RANS.

What FSMA Really Means for Refrigerated Carriers (Carriers)
Jon Samson, Executive Director of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of theAmerican Trucking Associations will lead this panel discussion about the actual impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act and the road ahead for refrigerated carriers who serve the food market place.

Women in Trucking Update (Carriers & Logistics)
How can you increase the percentage of women in your company? From driver to CEO, women are under-represented in the trucking industry. Find out why women don't look at careers in transportation and how your company can attract and retain more women.

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