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Agenda

The HDTX agenda consists of an array of offerings that provide participants with numerous opportunities for meaningful connections amid a resort setting. It’s an excellent environment that will foster casual conversations and information sharing.

See below for a sample agenda from 2019. 2020 agenda coming soon.

Last updated: March 18, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Badge Pick-Up and Vehicle Showcase

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Free Time

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner and Keynote Address: Jeff Sass, Hendrickson

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Evening eXchange: Cigar and Cordial Night

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

NACFE helped the transportation industry benchmark the best possible long haul operations in late 2017 with the first Run On Less demonstration using only production level options and obtaining 10.1 miles per gallon.  In 2019 NACFE is planning a second Run On Less demonstration but this time focusing on Regional Haul.  They are also working to continue to release new Guidance reports and update existing confidence reports.  If your fleet is seeking ways to lower operating costs then www.NACFE.org has many tools for you and this presentation will provide an overview of what NACFE has for you.
Keynote Speaker: Dave Schaller, NACFE

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Seidl will speak to attendees about the benefits of using the hours of service rules to help increase a fleet’s revenue, improve their driver recruitment programs, and ensure that once drivers are through the door and in the trucks, they stay there. He will also show how overall costs can be reduced by ensuring compliance of the HOS rules and the recently implemented ELD mandate within the ever-changing regulatory landscape. 
Speaker: John Seidl, Reliance Partners

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Supplier Host Focus Groups

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Supplier Host State of the Industry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

One-on-One Appointments

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Group Photo

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote Address: Colonel David W. Sutherland, US Army (Ret.)

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

HDT Fleet Innovator Awards

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

HDT Fleet Innovator Panel Discussion and Q&A

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Supplier Host Focus Groups

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Supplier Host State of the Industry

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

One-on-One Appointments

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Free Time

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM

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Friday, May 10, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Keynote Address

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Supplier Host Focus Groups

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

One-on-One Appointments

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Farewell Lunch

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Testimonials

Brian Kujala

“HDTX remains our best event. The Bobit team knows our industry, and our customer needs. This is our second time attending, and we have documented ROI in both years. We will be back again!”

-Brian Kujala, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Hadley, Grandville, MI

Marc Scibilia

"HDTX is one of the most valuable events you can attend for your company’s bottom line."

-Marc Scibilia, Director of Safety and Maintenance, Atlas Trucking Company LLC, Taylor, MI

“I was able to connect with more than 20 fleet managers from all over the country in one-on-one meetings, and with several others during meals and networking sessions. We are also close to closing a large sale that came out of one of our meetings."

-John DeLong, Fleet Sales Manager, Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America

“HDTX is a great peer-to-peer event. The comradery among the attendees is as strong as the fleets represented. To connect with innovators and suppliers alike fosters the unique spirit that is alive and well in the trucking industry.”

-Chip Warterfield, Fleet Safety and Operations, Upstaging Inc.

“Very well planned event where you have interaction with peers as well as suppliers to discuss common issues and common solutions. No wasted time - excellent interaction.”

-Mike Grima, Vice President of Maintenance, Stone Transport

Travis Crossman

“One of the better organized conferences I have been to, agenda was well done, the host facility was great, food was good, excellent job by the host committee with everything from start to finish."

-Travis Crossman, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Midland Transport

Lance Barton

“HDTX provided a unique opportunity for us as a supplier host to meet individually with fleets and in group & panel discussions. We had the undivided attention of prospect customers/fleets in a networking environment unique to the trucking world."

-Lance Barton, National Business Development Manager, EpicVue

"The event was an excellent way to meet potential new customers, understand their needs, and set appointments to follow up with their companies. HDTX was very well organized. The venue was intimate, allowing for great networking."

-Natalie Olson, Communications & Event Manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MIY

Mike Harris

"The event was outstanding with the opportunity to engage new prospect customers, as well as connect with industry experts to discuss real world challenges and solutions."

-Mike Harris, Vice President and General Manager, National Accounts Business, FleetPride, Inc., Irving, TX

Paul Johnson

"I can read all day, but I got more out of HDTX than I could get in a thousand magazines. So THANK YOU all who put this together."

-Paul Johnson, Safety Manager, R. l. Leek Industries Inc., Rockford, IL

Kevin Tomlinson

"HTDX was very well put together and the table discussions helped to get a lot of things taken care of. You were able to have face-to face time with the suppliers,the format was quick and easy, just honest conversation about products."

-Kevin Tomlinson, Director of Maintenance, South Shore Transportation, Sandusky, OH

Jay Matthewson

"I learned a great deal from other fleet managers, including new specs on trucks. I was also able to talk to several OEM suppliers and vendors on items that could be used in our fleet."

-Jay Matthewson, Fleet Manager, Ben E Keith Co., San Antonio, TX

Zach Meiborg

"Great networking opportunity and I would highly recommend it to others."

-Zach Meiborg, President, Meiborg Bros Inc., Rockford IL

Heath A. Nace

"Your ability to assemble a group of diverse backgrounds with a common view for the future was great to be a part of! HDTX was an absolute wealth of knowledge and experience in one event!"

-Heath A. Nace, Fleet Maintenance Manager, K. L. Harring Trans. LLC

Jarit Cornelius

"The HDTX event surpassed my expectations. Spending dedicated time with various vendors allowed me to make conscious decisions about topics of conversations and the amount of time spent networking with fleets was exceptional."

-Jarit Cornelius, Vice President Asset Maintenance & Compliance, Sharp Transport Inc., Ethridge, TN

Rob Myers

"We were very pleased with the networking opportunities at HDTX."

-Rob Myers, Vice President of Sales, Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Daniel Poeschel

"I learned about a lot of different types of equipment available to the industry and their benefits. I took away 3 solid ideas that I can implement rather quickly, which will help reduce fleet maintenance costs."

-Daniel Poeschel, Associate Dean, Transportation, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Bill Morgan

"As a supplier host, we were very pleased with HDTX! The ability for a manufacturer to have quality interaction and networking time with many fleets was truly a win-win for us and the fleet manager. We would certainly attend this event in the future"

-Bill Morgan, National Sales Manager,, E-ZOIL Products, Inc., Tonawanda, NY

Tim Zigler

"HDTX provides an intimate, focused event with sufficient time to interact with both industry suppliers and other fleet professionals to discuss the demands placed on our business. I would highly recommend this event in the future."

-Tim Zigler, Maintenance Manager, Chief Carriers Inc., Grand Island, NE

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