Linehaul News

Regional Conference

Linehaul News

Regional Conference

Friday, April 14, 2023

Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

About the Conference

Join us in Atlanta for the first-ever Linehaul News Regional Conference!

This one day event brings together FGX contractors and industry suppliers to learn and connect in the heart of the southeast.  Join us in Atlanta to turbocharge your business.

What You Get

Educational Sessions

The Linehaul Regional Conference brings together regional resources and industry leaders to teach and inform FXG contractors. Discussions will focus on the challenges facing the industry, hot topics, innovations, and solutions to common problems.


Connect with experienced owners and share challenges and learnings with fellow contractors and industry leaders

Meals and Networking

You can’t afford to miss out on our networking lunch and exhibit reception. Join your fellow TSPs and enjoy a drink while you meet with suppliers eager to serve linehaul contractors.

Time to kickoff!








When and Where

Join us on April 14, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. This hotel places you in the center of this iconic neighborhood — home to remarkable architecture, restaurants, shopping, and the financial district. Our discounted room block gets you into the city at price that can’t be beat. Discounted room prices end March 21st, so don’t delay.

Conference Schedule

All times tentative and subject to slight changes in the final schedule.

9:00 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 11:00 am

Safety Beyond the Numbers

FXG is releasing new KPIs and safety scoring processes.  What do we need to know about the new FXG system?  What are the optimal practices for actually being more safe on the road?  Where do the two not connect perfectly and how do we manage that disconnect optimally?

  • Brian O’Connor – Paradiso (Moderator)
  • John Davis – Linehaul Central
  • Kenneth Eichenberger – True Transport
  • Billy May – No Boundaries
  • Jon Stanley – Synergy Solutions

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

After the Boom Time, What Comes Next?

Three years of pandemic-fueled ecommerce growth spoiled us.  The new reality is margin pressure from all fronts – driver costs, equipment costs, etc. – along with seasonal and economic slow downs in freight volume.  How can we best adapt to a higher cost, lower volume environment so that we can survive and thrive in the FXG network?

  • Tyler Tattum – REL (Moderator)
  • Bob Aris – Mountain Group
  • Jason Berger – Sigma Continental
  • Jonathan Cooper – True Transport
  • Steve Crawford – SCT of Ohio

12:20 pm – 1:40 pm


1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Trucks – Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

The FXG contractor model creates different incentives compared to outside in the broader trucking industry.  Whether leasing or buying, asset lifecycle decisions have obvious costs but there are hidden costs and benefits that need to be discussed and understood.  Are trucks going to get cheaper or more expensive in ’23 and ’24?  How will supply/demand in the truck market change as the economy unfolds?  Are we getting ready to hit an iceberg in the form of CARB’24?

  • John Haldi – HaldiTech (Moderator)
  • Pat McKay – REL
  • Jeremy Newberry – No Boundaries
  • Dave Tomasch – DTI
  • Jim Vore – Vorzik Transport

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Would You Drive For You?

Recruiting, motivating and retaining drivers in an environment of freight volume inconsistency and unpredictability isn’t easy.  How do you build a culture in your operation that motivates good drivers to stick with you?  How can you structure payroll and benefits to keep drivers happy but still manage the bottom line?  How do you communicate effectively with drivers about the variability you’re dealing with as a TSP? 

  • Steve Thorn – TLC (Moderator)
  • David Cooper – HaldiTech
  • Randy Kurek – Spartan Logistics
  • Jessica Meadows – Square One Recruiting
  • Toni Tovi – Bright Flag Recruiting

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Sponsor Expo

Join us for cocktails and appetizers and explore how our sponsors can add value to your business and help you maximize your success in this competitive environment.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Want to Become a Sponsor?

There are still sponsorship opportunities available.

Don’t Miss Out!

There’s been lots of recent changes in the linehaul space. Now’s the time to connect with fellow contractors and solution suppliers, share insights and experiences, and turbo charge your business in 2023.

Register Early and Save

Register before March 10, 2023 and lock in our lowest price at $100. After March 10, registration will increase to $150.

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