Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

Sunday, September 17

8:00 am - 1:00 pm – Golf Outing at Stone Mountain Golf Course

1:00 pm  – McLeod Excursion: CNN World Headquarters Studio Tour

3:00 pm – McLeod Excursion: World of Coca-Cola Museum

5:30 - 7:30 pm Grand Opening Exhibition & Reception

Monday, September 18

7:15 - 8:15 am – Breakfast & Exhibition

8:15 - 9:15 am – Opening General Session, Tom McLeod

9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakout Sessions

  • LoadMaster Update (Carriers)
  • Best Practices for Making Your Daily Numbers (Logistics)
  • McLeod API Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Truckstop.com - Harnessing Truckstop Data through Integration (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Introduction to DocumentPower and FlowLogix (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Setting Up Revenue and Expense Allocation (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Logix Solutions For Logistics, Carrier Onboarding and e-Rate Confirmation (Logistics)

10:30 - 11:15 am – Exhibition Activities & Refreshments

11:15 am - 12:15 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • PowerBroker Update (Logistics)
  • Changing Landscape of Asset Management, Leases & Taxes (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Women In Trucking: Challenges and Opportunities in Attracting and Retaining Female Leaders (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Best Practices for Planning (Carriers)
  • SkyBitz ​- The Future of IoT Asset Tracking and Fleet Management: SMARTrailer™(Carriers)
  • Automating Your Back Office with Logix Solutions Part I, Billing, Settlements, AutoBilling and Accounts Payable (Carriers & Logistics)
  • A New Solution for Final Mile Delivery and Partial Shipments (Carriers)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Managing Your Back Office Process (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Using McLeod Anywhere (Carriers & Logistics)

12:15 - 1:45 pm – General Session Lunch & Featured Speaker Kevin Elko

2:00 - 3:00 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Mixing Financial and Operational Data in Your Company Analytics and Reporting (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Best Practices for Driving Your Marketing and Organizing Your Sales Efforts with CRM (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Making Your Key Users More Effective (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Successful LTL Brokerage (Logistics)
  • DAT - Stronger Economy, Tighter Capacity (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Automating Your Back Office with Logix Solutions Part II, Billing Accelerator and Automated Collections (Carriers & Logistics)
  • McLeod IQ  (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • KSM Benchmark Program    (Carriers)
  • What FSMA Really Means for Refrigerated Carriers (Carriers)

3:00 - 3:45 pm – Exhibition Activities & Refreshments

3:45 - 4:45 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Managing HOS and Planning in the Era of the ELD Mandate (Carriers)
  • Best Practices for Carrier Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retention (Logistics)
  • LoadMaster LTL Overview (Carriers)
  • Best Practices for Setting Up and Using the Driver Detention Module (Carriers)
  • MacroPoint - How You Can Exceed Your Shippers’ Visibility Expectations (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Logix Mobile Solutions for Driver Document Capture and the New Carrier Short Haul Driver App (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Using McLeod Pricing and Bid Management (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Reporting with McLeod IQ (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Navistar SuperTruck (Carriers)

6:00 - 8:00 pm – Georgia Aquarium Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 pm – After Party at STATS Sports Bar

Tuesday, September 19

8:00 - 9:00 am – Breakfast & Exhibition

9:00 - 10:00 am – Breakout Sessions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Preparation & Aftermath (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Becoming a Data Driven Transportation Company (Carriers & Logistics)
  • TIA - Transportation Intermediaries Association Update (Logistics)
  • Best Practices for Setting Up and Using the Safety Module (Carriers)
  • Omnitracs - The ELD Mandate – Benefits Beyond Compliance (Carriers)
  • Using FlowLogix to Build Custom Business Process Automation (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Carriers, Understanding Trends and Acting on Your KPIs (Carriers)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • LoadMaster Idea Exchange (Carriers)
  • Blockchain: What is it and Should You Care? (Carriers & Logistics)

10:00 - 10:45 am – Exhibition Activities & Refreshments

10:45 - 11:45 am – Breakout Sessions

  • The Demographics of Driver Management (Carriers)
  • Continuous Improvement Programs, How to Make Them Work (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Using the Rapid Alert Notification System (RANS) (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Carrier Scorecard (Logistics)
  • Geotab - Full Featured, Affordable and Deep Data Telematics (Carriers)
  • New Capabilities for McLeod FlowLogix (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Managing Your EDI (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Accounting Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Platooning! (Carriers)

11:45 am - 1:15 pm – General Session Lunch, Featured Speaker Thom Albrecht

1:30 - 2:30 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Shippers Perspective (Carriers & Logistics)
  • The Driver Manager and Driver Retention (Carriers)
  • Cyber Security, Don't be the Next Headline (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Best Practices for Driver Management (Carriers)
  • Rand McNally - Evolution of ELD’s and the Solutions of Tomorrow (Carriers)
  • PowerBroker Idea Exchange (Logistics)
  • Using the McLeod API (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • McLeod IQ Idea Exchange (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Using Advanced Planning to Optimize Your Network and Operations (Carriers)

2:30 - 3:15 pm – ​Exhibition Activities & Refreshments

3:15 - 4:15 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Logistics Companies, The Right KPIs for Your Organization (Logistics)
  • Using Lane Analysis and Profitability Analysis to Influence Your Strategic and Tactical Decisions (Carriers)
  • Tax Reporting (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Best Practices for Configuring and Using the Driver Scorecard Module (Carriers)
  • ALK - Timing is Everything: The Power of Precision with PC*MILER (Carriers & Logistics)
  • More Logix Solutions for Business Process Automation (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Using the Newest Version of Responsibility Filtering to Segment Your Users, Agents, Terminals, and Divisions (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Computer Lab (Carriers & Logistics)
  • System Security, Backup, and Recovery Best Practices (Carriers & Logistics)
  • Setting Up and Managing Permissions and Profiles, Maintaining Your Master Files & Control Files (Carriers & Logistics)

6:00 - 8:00 pm – College Football Hall of Fame Dinner


Wednesday, September 20

8:30 am - 3:00 pm – McLeod University Training Classes

Schedule subject to change

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