UC2018 Sessions for Truckload Carriers
LoadMaster Enterprise Update
Learn about the new features in LoadMaster Enterprise. McLeod Software's growing investment in our core products is evident in these new features.
Logix Solutions Products Update
The Logix Solutions family of complete Business Process Automation solutions built using McLeod's FlowLogix continues to grow. Learn about the latest innovations in off-the-shelf Business Process Automation.
McLeod IQ Update
McLeod IQ is the most powerful business intelligence solution in the transportation industry and one of McLeod’s fastest growing products. Learn about the new financial analysis module and other recent enhancements in the 2018 release.
The New Detention Management Module
McLeod Software will soon release a re-engineered version of our popular Detention module. This tool is designed to help carriers notify shippers, document, bill, and collect for detention charges with business process automation that makes it easy for your staff.
DocumentPower & FlowLogix Update
New features have been added for both McLeod's DocumentPower Enterprise and FlowLogix products. Learn about these new capabilities.
The McLeod Data Science Initiative
Those who attended last year's User Conference heard Tom McLeod talk about this initiative, which was just getting underway. This year you will learn about the first products we plan to release that will make use of adaptive analytics and machine learning to help our customers improve their profitability by making the right decisions about pricing and which freight to accept.
LoadMaster Driver Load Choice
In this session, we will preview the soon to be released Driver Choice module for LoadMaster. This tool will allow carriers to identify multiple loads that are a good fit for either an Owner/Operator or a company driver, and offer those loads for the driver to choose and self-dispatch by selecting the load. This new feature will be structured to work with our Driver Mobile App and the LoadMaster Driver Portal in a future release.
Product Idea Exchanges
Accounting Idea Exchange
In this session, the financial professionals from our current customers are invited to share their ideas for improving and expanding the system.
Data Science Idea Exchange
Bring your ideas about future Data Science projects that would bring significant value for your business.
DocumentPower and FlowLogix Idea Exchange
Our current DocumentPower and FlowLogix customers are invited to share their ideas for improving and expanding these products.
LoadMaster Idea Exchange
Our current LoadMaster customers are invited to share their ideas for improving and expanding the product.
Market Insight & McLeod Exchange
We want to hear your suggestions for enhancements and new capabilities for the McLeod load exchange. One discussion topic is sure to be ways in which we could offer an API for completing the transaction between carriers and brokers who both run McLeod systems.
McLeod IQ Idea Exchange
Our current McLeod IQ customers are invited to share their ideas for improving and expanding the product.
Mobility and API Idea Exchange
Bring your ideas about future mobile applications and API's that would bring significant value for your business.
Operations Excellence Process Management Sessions
Advanced Use of Rating and FSC
Our trainers will show you how to set up and make the best use of the McLeod Autorating engine and fuel surcharge.
Automating Your Back Office Part I: Billing, Settlements and AutoBilling
In the first of this two-session series on automating the back office, we will explore the current level of business process automation that companies are applying to the work, including the new autobilling capabilities.
Automating your Back Office Part II: Accelerate Your Billing, Manage Exceptions, and Manage Your Collections Process
Continuing the focus on back office processes, we will look at ways in which companies are accelerating their billing process, accelerating the resolution of exceptions, then proactively managing the collections process by incorporating business process automation.
Best Practices for Bringing New Employees Up to Speed
Learn how to bring new employees, who will be McLeod system users, up to speed and make them productive faster. In this session, we will share some tips that have proven successful.
Best Practices for Driver Management
McLeod trainers and customer advocates will share a set of best practices for using the system to support your driver management process.
Best Practices for Managing Detention
McLeod trainers and customers will show you best practices for setting up the Driver Detention module, along with using elements of RANS in your process. Learn how to be effective in your proactive efforts for managing detention, how to bill for it correctly, and most importantly get paid for detention charges.
CRM Telemarketing Telephone Integration
McLeod CRM is a powerful tool for guiding your sales and marketing activities. It is even more powerful in this role, if you incorporate McLeod telephony integration as part of this solution.
McLeod 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.
Product Education Sessions
Best Practices for Configuring and Using the Driver Scorecard Module
Learn how to set up the LoadMaster Driver Scorecard for your company and understand best practices for using this tool to coach and recognize your drivers.
Maintaining and Optimizing Operations Control Files
Maintaining your control files is a key part of your business. Our trainers will look at optimizing operations control files for both Asset and Brokerage operations.
Managing Your EDI
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.
Reporting with McLeod IQ
McLeod IQ, our new data warehouse and Business Intelligence solution, is the easiest tool McLeod customers have ever had for custom reporting and analysis. Learn how it works and check out all of the possibilities it presents.
Setting Up Revenue and Expense Allocation
Learn how to set up Revenue and Expense Allocation in your McLeod system, and how it can be used in reporting.
In this session, you will learn the best ways to accomplish your full range of tax reporting tasks.
Using FlowLogix to Build Your Own Business Process Automation Solutions
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 their lessons learned along the way.
Using McLeod Anywhere
This session will include an overview of the capabilities, best practices, and practical uses for the McLeod Anywhere product.
Using McLeod Pricing
Learn how to set up and use the McLeod Pricing module to become more efficient in your bid responses and more effective in making the pricing decisions that go into those responses.
Using the McLeod API
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.
Business Process & Industry Issue Sessions
Asset Management and Tax Strategies
An expert panel will discuss asset management and tax strategies, especially what has changed in 2018 because of changes in the law and the tax code.
Becoming a Data Driven Transportation Company
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.
Carriers, Understanding Daily and Hourly Trends and Acting on Your KPIs
Several carriers will explain how they use and react to their most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a daily basis.
Change Your Culture, Change Your Performance
Learn about the importance of culture, and how it is created, managed, and maximized. In this session, we will incorporate beliefs systems and how they are impacting your company's performance right now. Learn ways to assess, then change, those beliefs to be in alignment with your goals.
Continuous Improvement Programs, How to Make Them Work
Many transportation providers have achieved success in implementing the concept of Continuous Improvement in their organization. In this session you will get some ideas about how to start and learn what it takes to succeed.
How to Measure and Evaluate Employees
McLeod customer Jim Becker of Becker Logistics will share his approach to measuring and evaluating employees. Get some new ideas about ways to measure performance and motivate!
Managing Risks: External Threats
A panel of IT security experts will discuss external threats, including cyber security, natural disasters, and how to put in place the protections to mitigate those threats.
Managing Risks: Internal Threats
Our panel of IT security and infrastructure experts will discuss causes of systems disruption, backup failure, system failure, how to educate employees, and best practices for Sys Admin and Disaster Recovery Planning.
Accounting for Leases
The new lease accounting standards may change your financials and future decisions. In this session, our panel of experts will discuss these major changes and their broad impact.
Mobile Communications Workflow
Mobile communications workflow offers carriers great potential value, but it is not always easy to get started. In this session, we will share some tips about how to get started and be effective in deploying it.
Recruiting and Retaining Drivers
In this panel discussion, several carriers will share their ideas and best practices for recruiting and retaining the best drivers.
Using Incentive Compensation to Drive Growth and Balance Risk and Reward
Incentive compensation (variable pay) is common for sales reps and drivers, but many do not realize that it can be effectively used for other roles as well. This session will provide a basic understanding of the different types of incentive plans (commissions, goal-based bonuses, bounties, etc.) and the different considerations when setting up or changing your incentive plan, including how to determine the appropriate pay mix and the different ways salary can be used in conjunction with incentive pay. One size does not fit all, and it’s important to understand the pitfalls when making changes to what is probably one of your biggest budgetary line items. Beth Carroll is the author of “Taming the Compensation Monster” which can be found on Amazon.com.
Using Lane Analysis, Customer Analysis, and Profitability Analysis to Influence Your Strategic and Tactical Decisions
Are you serving the right customers? How do you know? Several McLeod customers will share how using Lane and Profitability Analysis drives their choices.
The Future of Trucking Sessions
The Autonomous Truck and STAAC
Those who attended last year's User Conference heard Tom McLeod talk about our Smart Tractor as a Client (STAAC) initiative, which was just getting underway. In this session, we will present some ideas about how the integration of the autonomous truck with the home office dispatch system is likely to evolve, based on brainstorming work that McLeod and the tractor manufacturers have collaborated on over the last year.
An API Driven Future
In this session, we will discuss the current and future role for API's, as they are used more in trucking for things such as load tenders, blockchain interactions, and data exchange. Learn how things the entire load tendering process may change in the future. We will also explore ways in which API's could be crucial in the blockchain environment.
Blockchain: Understanding What It Is
We will take the non-technical person through the basics of what blockchain is, what it is not, and how we see it emerging in our industry. If you don't understand Blockchain today, but want to, come to this session!
Blockchain: Where We are Headed
McLeod's Ken Craig, co-founder of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), and members of the BiTA staff will bring you up to date on the organization's efforts and progress in creating blockchain standards for the trucking industry.
McLeod Partner Sessions
Hear the latest from ALK Technologies.
Hear the latest from DAT.
Hear the latest from Omnitracs.
Hear the latest from Rand McNally.
Hear the latest from SkyBitz.
Hear the latest from Truckstop.com
Women In Trucking Update
How can you attract and retain more women in leadership roles at your company? Find out some surprising facts about unconscious bias in hiring and promoting women, and learn how to avoid them.