MATS hosts variety of seminars; FMCSA chief appears

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And you thought the Mid-America Trucking Show was just three days of fun, checking out sharp custom trucks and shopping for some cool new gear for your truck.

Nope. MATS is also educational. The show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville March 26, 27 and 28 hosts numerous seminars and presentations to help truckers be safer, more profitable and well-informed.

A highlight of the show will be a presentation at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26by Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA’s Associate Administrator for Enforcement Joe DeLorenzo will also make two presentations at the show. The entire lineup includes:

Finding Success as a Digital Owner-Operator

  • 10 a.m Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Brent Hutto of Truckstop.com and Kevin Rutherford of Let’s Truck
  • Seminar Room B104

What’s Different About Your Dad’s Truck, Your Truck, and Your Kids or Even Grandkids Trucks?

  • 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Mike Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency
  • On-Floor Education Area

Maximum Efficiency

  • 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Henry Albert of Freightliner Team Run Smart
  • On-Floor Education Area

How Fuel, Oil Cleanliness and Quality Affect Emission System Maintenance

  • 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Clean Air Fleet
  • Seminar Room B104

Choosing the Right Partners as a Small Trucking Company

  • 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by OTR Capital
  • On-Floor Education Area

Tire Retreading: Myths and Misconceptions

  • 1:45 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Tire Retread Information Bureau
  • Seminar Room B104

Let’s Get on the Driver’s Side

  • 1:45 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Trucker Tools
  • On-Floor Education Area

How to Open a Diesel Repair Shop

  • 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Fullbay
  • On-Floor Education Area

FMCSA Hot Topics with Acting Administrator Jim Mullen

  • 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen
  • Seminar Room B104
  • The latest actions taken by FMCSA to promote safety and reduce burdens on the CMV industry.

Going the Extra Mile from Driver to Carrier

  • 3:15 p.m.  Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Chad Boblett, Rate Per Mile Masters
  • On-Floor Education Area

Operating Income Efficiency Within a Tough Freight Environment

  • 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26
  • Presented by Justin Brevik, Shawn Murphy, and Adam Trundle of Love’s Financial
  • Seminar Room B104

FMCSA Hot Topics with Associate Administrator for Enforcement Joe DeLorenzo

  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by FMCSA Joe DeLorenzo of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Seminar Room B104

Success as a Sole Owned Woman Owner-Operator

  • 11 a.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Ingrid Brown
  • On-Floor Education Area

The Evolution of Carriers Finding Work in Transportation

  • 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Greg Askelrod of Convoy
  • Seminar Room B104

Maximum Efficiency

  • 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Henry Albert of Freightliner Team Run Smart
  • On-Floor Education Area

Financial Impact of Owner Operator Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  • 1:45 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by: OTR Capital
  • Seminar Room B104

Owner-Operator: Using Technology to Get Better Broker Freight

  • 2 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Brent Hutto of Truckstop.com
  • On-Floor Education Area

Shift into Success

  • 3 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by OOIDA
  • Seminar Room B104

Visibility Technologies: Why they’re not all the same, key strategies for drivers and fleets in choosing the right platform

  • 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Trucker Tools
  • On-Floor Education Area

Pulling Ahead of the Competition

  • 4 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by Samsara
  • On-Floor Education Center

Managing Distractions

  • 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 27
  • Presented by The Traffic Injury Research Foundation, Drop It and Drive Program
  • Seminar Room 104B

Comparing Weigh Station Bypass Technologies

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by PrePass Safety Alliance
  • Seminar Room B104

Running and Growing a Carrier Business

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by Uber Freight
  • On-Floor Education Area

Safety Discussion with FMCSA

  • 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by Ingrid Brown
  • On-Floor Education Area

FMCSA Hot Topics with Associate Administrator for Enforcement Joe DeLorenzo

  • 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by FMCSA Associate Administrator for Enforcement Joe DeLorenzo
  • Seminar Room B-104

Owner-Operator: Using Technology to Grow Your Business

  • 11:15 a.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by Jenna Moore of Truckstop.com
  • Seminar Room B104

Is Expediting for you?

  • 1:45 p.m. Saturday, March 28
  • Presented by: Bob and Linda Caffee, Team Run Smart
  • On-Floor Education Area