Episode 39

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Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics and editor of iTECH, which focuses on the application of information technology in trucking. Previously he covered local government, business, schools and sports in Smyrna, Del., for the Dover Post Co. Clevenger is a 2005 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Senior Features Writer, Transport Topics

Dan Bearth

Managing Editor, Features, Transport Topics 

Trucking, logistics, supply chain, year in review, news

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Daniel Bearth is senior features writer at Transport Topics, which he joined in 1988. Bearth’s primary responsibility is the development of the four annual rankings features: For-Hire, Private Carriers, Logistics Companies and Global Logistics. He also covers business, finance and labor.

Seth Clevenger

Hayden Cardiff is founder and CEO of Idelic, a Pittsburgh-area company that provides comprehensive enterprise solutions for compliance, safety and risk management. He had been a commercialization and investment consultant for Pitt Ohio. He also co-founded and was COO of Hyliion.

Ryan Rogers is chief transportation officer at Covenant Transport. He had prior roles at U.S. Xpress from 1999-2015, including chief operating officer, and later worked at Trucker Path and Amazon. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Hayden Cardiff

Founder and CEO, Idelic

Ryan Rogers

Chief Transformation Officer, Covenant Transport

What's the Big Idea?

Right now, there are a lot of out of the box ideas changing trucking. You may have one... or you might be looking for one. You’re not alone: Some of the biggest and best for-hire carriers are looking for ways to solve real problems.

Which ideas might scale in this market? And why? Which ideas from other industries will transfer to for-hire trucking? Transport Topics Managing Editor Seth Clevenger and his panel of experts will look at some examples.

How are the newly-minted 2018 Top 100 companies suiting up to take good ideas to market? How are they adjusting hiring practices and reorganizing? How are they spinning ideas into new, related businesses?

Join this frank and lively discussion to find out on Wednesday, July 18, at 12 PM EST. 

Mike Roeth is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the trucking efficiency operations for the Carbon War Room. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Ohio State University and a master’s in organizational leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Brittain Ladd is a Dallas-based consultant who works with companies to solve highly complex business and operational problems. He has consulted for Amazon, Walmart, Kroger and Dell and previously worked as a strategy and omnichannel supply chain consultant for Deloitte.

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency 

Brittian Ladd

Consultant, Business Operations

Show time: 12 PM ET, Wednesday December 13

While we prepare the replay, take a look at our full interview with Bob Costello, ATA Chief Economist (right). Join in as he looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

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