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Truck Equipment

Monday, September 9th

2024 CONFERENCE ATTENDEES CAN EXPECT:

  • Economic and freight outlooks, and forecasts focused on the key factors impacting truck and trailer sales in 2025

  • Gain an understanding of important regulations and emerging technologies that will impact the industry in the coming years. Includes a review of vital environmental issues

  • Executive Keynote discussions to get insights on the market and technologies directly from knowledgeable industry executives

  • An update on the current and future conditions in the used trailer market, and the current state of the truck and trailer dealers

  • A deep dive into FTR’s Commercial Vehicle forecasts for 2025 and beyond. An analysis of the key indicators and trends impacting the Class 8, commercial trailer, and medium-duty market

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From sessions to networking, we impact your decision-making

Pent-up demand has been propping up the industry for over a year now as trailer builders, suppliers, and OEMs have been forced to navigate disrupted supply chains, labor shortages, and continued pricing pressure resulting from sky-high commodity costs.  This comprehensive day of coverage will feature presentations from prominent industry executives as well as exclusive forecasts powered by the FTR Freight•cast™ forecasting methodology.  You'll leave with a heightened awareness of the potential upside and downside risks of the current market and how to navigate when you see the changes developing.

 

ATTENDEES CAN EXPECT:

  • Economic and freight outlooks and forecasts focused on the key factors impacting truck and trailer sales in 2025

  • Gain an understanding of important regulations and emerging technologies that will impact the industry in the coming years. Includes a review of vital environmental issues

  • Executive Keynote discussions to get insights on the market and technologies directly from knowledgeable industry executives

  • An update on the current and future conditions in the used trailer market and the current state of the truck and trailer dealers

  • A deep dive into FTR’s Commercial Vehicle forecasts for 2025 and beyond. An analysis of the key indicators and trends impacting the Class 8, commercial trailer, and medium-duty market

From sessions to networking, we impact your decision-making

Pent-up demand has been propping up the industry for over a year now as trailer builders, suppliers, and OEMs have been forced to navigate disrupted supply chains, labor shortages, and continued pricing pressure resulting from sky-high commodity costs.  This comprehensive day of coverage will feature presentations from prominent industry executives as well as exclusive forecasts powered by the FTR Freight•cast™ forecasting methodology.  You'll leave with a heightened awareness of the potential upside and downside risks of the current market and how to navigate when you see the changes developing.

 

ATTENDEES CAN EXPECT:

  • Economic and freight outlooks and forecasts focused on the key factors impacting truck and trailer sales in 2025

  • Gain an understanding of important regulations and emerging technologies that will impact the industry in the coming years. Includes a review of vital environmental issues

  • Executive Keynote discussions to get insights on the market and technologies directly from knowledgeable industry executives

  • An update on the current and future conditions in the used trailer market and the current state of the truck and trailer dealers

  • A deep dive into FTR’s Commercial Vehicle forecasts for 2025 and beyond. An analysis of the key indicators and trends impacting the Class 8, commercial trailer, and medium-duty market

Monday Agenda

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September 12th

12:00 PM - Registration Opens

Grand Hall Lobby, Union Station

Hours: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

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From sessions to networking, we impact your decision-making

 

ATTENDEES CAN EXPECT:

  • Economic and freight outlooks and forecasts focused on the key factors impacting truck and trailer sales in 2025

  • Gain an understanding of important regulations and emerging technologies that will impact the industry in the coming years. Includes a review of vital environmental issues

  • Executive Keynote discussions to get insights on the market and technologies directly from knowledgeable industry executives

  • An update on the current and future conditions in the used trailer market and the current state of the truck and trailer dealers

  • A deep dive into FTR’s Commercial Vehicle forecasts for 2025 and beyond. An analysis of the key indicators and trends impacting the Class 8, commercial trailer, and medium-duty market

Truck Equipment Agenda

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6:30 AM - Indy Canal Run/Walk

Start your day off right with a 3 or 5-mile run, or a 2-mile walk down the Indy canal. A great time to enjoy the beauty of Indianapolis and engage with your colleagues. Participants also receive a complimentary running shirt.

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast

Located in the Union Station Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - Truck Equipment Kick-off

Welcome!

Jonathan Starks - CEO, FTR

 

8:45 AM - The Economy and the Commercial Vehicle Market

The U.S. economy has returned to something approximating normal, but echoes of the pandemic upheaval are still disrupting normal patterns.  Hear FTR's economic outlook and how it might affect the demand for and the production of commercial vehicles.

Presenters:
Eric Starks - Chairman of the Board, FTR
Avery Vise - Vice President of Trucking, FTR

9:15 AM - FTR's Class 8 Market Outlook

Learn from FTR's evaluation of how the dynamics of truck freight and economically driven demand align with Class 8 truck orders, production, and backlogs, and anticipate what the upcoming year holds in terms of shipments and retail sales. The session will also cover potential positive and negative factors impacting the forecast.

Presenter: 
Dan Moyer - Sr. Analyst, Commercial Vehicles, FTR

9:45 AM - Bracing for the 2027 Emissions Change

As tighter Environmental Protection Agency NOx standards loom for the model year 2027, FTR and a panel of commercial vehicle industry stakeholders delve into what the rules will likely mean for technology and costs, plus how the 2027 mandate could affect the CV market.

Presenters:
Krista Toenjes - General Manager - Field Sales & Support, North America On-highway, Cummins Inc.
Paul Rosa - Senior Vice President, Penske

Moderator:
Avery Vise - Vice President of Trucking,  FTR

10:30 AM - Networking Break
11:00 AM - FTR's Trailer Market Outlook

Join us as FTR reviews recent trends in orders, cancellations, build, and backlogs for major trailer types, while outlining a production forecast for 2025. This session will also address forecast uncertainties that may influence production to either strengthen or weaken.

Presenters:
Eric Starks - Chairman of the Board, FTR
Dan Moyer, Sr. Analyst, Commercial Vehicles, FTR

11:30 AM - An Equity Analyst's Perspective on the CV Outlook

Different perspectives can help paint a richer picture of the commercial vehicle industry. Listen as a leading equity research analyst shares their views on where the Class 8 industry is heading in the coming year.

Presenter:
Jeffrey Kauffman - Principal,
Vertical Research Partners

12:00 PM - Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM - Truck Equipment Keynote

A recognized leader in the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today and in years to come.

Presenter: 
David Carson - SVP, Sales & Marketing, Daimler Truck North America

1:30 PM - Used Trucks: Have Market Disruptions Ended?

The surge in used truck prices from 2021 to 2022, driven by robust freight demand and curtailed new truck production, quickly normalized. This session will examine whether the disruptions are behind us or if the market will continue to face consequences from the pandemic-era stresses, upcoming emissions regulations, and other influencing factors.

Presenters:
Chris Visser - Director, Specialty Vehicles, J.D. Power

2:00 PM - FTR's Medium-Duty Outlook

The medium-duty truck market has experienced some unusual swings in demand and production in recent years. Hear FTR's views on the economic factors that drive the Class 4-7 market and how those same factors might shape production, sales, and inventories during the coming year.

Presenter: 
Dan Moyer - Senior Analyst Commercial Vehicles, FTR 

2:30 PM - Networking Break
3:00 PM - ZEVs: Next Big Thing or An Emerging Short-Circuit?

Listen to stakeholders discuss the challenges faced by government zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) regulations, considering factors such as cost, range, and infrastructure needs. They will explore strategies for implementing new technologies in a manner that is economically viable while still adhering to regulatory mandates.

Panelists:
Brett Wilson - Director of Partnerships, EV and Advance Vehicle Technology, Ryder

Mike Roeth - Executive Director, NACFE

Greer Woodruff - Sr. VP Safety & Security, J.B. Hunt

Moderator:
Avery Vise - Vice President, Trucking, FTR

3:45 PM - Insights from Leading CV End-Users

Prominent fleet executives delve into a range of immediate and future challenges related to equipment procurement and management. This includes the integration of emissions regulations into their strategic planning and their perspectives on emerging technologies.

Presenter:
Bruce Stockton - Chief Operating Officer, Wilson Logistics

Moderator:
Avery Vise - Vice President, Trucking, FTR

4:30 PM - Market Intelligence Master Class

Join Derek Young, FTR’s VP of Sales & Marketing, as he discusses the importance of devoting resources to your market intelligence toolkit to protect your profits and maximize your margins.
He’ll discuss why a defined market intelligence process is more important now than ever before. You’ll learn who benefits, how the impact trickles throughout the organization, the key components of a robust process, and how FTR subscriptions help our clients with our turnkey market intelligence solutions.

Presenter: 
Derek Young - Vice President of Sales & Marketing, FTR

5:30 PM - Truck Industry Evening Reception - Sponsored by NTDA

Location: Grand Hall, Union Station

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Truck Equipment Speakers

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David Carson SVP, Sales & Marketing, Daimler Truck North America
Dan Moyer Senior Analyst, Commercial Vehicles, FTR
Jeffrey Kauffman Principal, Vertical Research Partners
Michael Roeth Executive Director, NACFE
Paul Rosa Senior Vice President
Eric Starks Chairman of the Board, FTR
Jonathan Starks CEO, FTR
Bruce Stockton Chief Operating Officer, Wilson Logistics
Krista Toenjes General Manager - Field Sales & Support, North America On-Highway
Avery Vise Vice President, Trucking, FTR
Chris Visser Director, Specialty Vehicles, J.D. Power
Brett Wilson Director of Partnerships, EV and Advance Vehicle Technology
Derek Young VP of Sales & Marketing, FTR
Greer Woodruff Sr. VP Safety & Security, J.B. Hunt

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