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Omnitracs Outlook 2017
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10 Actionable Tips for Dispatching

Grab a pen for these simple items in Dispatching that will help you better manage your business and drivers, all at your fingertips. We'll show you little known areas and tricks to make dispatching and managing the business better. From functionality to keystrokes to varying views, we'll help you save time and expose more information.

45 mins Breakout Jesus Trevino
10 Things to Start Doing in Territory Planner Tomorrow

Find ways to do things faster in the software and discover small things that can make a big difference in your company. Get the latest tips and tricks from power users of our software in order to find out how to do things faster and more efficiently.

45 mins Breakout Amine Faridi
Philip Friedman
5 Tips for Technology Implementation Success

Advancing technologies can create opportunities for your company, but actual technology adoption can create headaches. Learn implementation best practices and how Omnitracs Professional Services is here to help. Our implementation experts will show you how to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure a smooth and successful project every time.

45 mins Breakout Christopher Johnson
A Better Way to Bypass Weigh Stations, Save Money and Make Drivers Happy

Find out why drivers and fleets are raving about Weigh Station Bypass from DriveWyze with this in-depth panel discussion from actual customers and industry experts. Learn how the Weigh Station Bypass application works, and about the expected — and unexpected — benefits that users are realizing from this game-changing software.

45 mins Breakout Marc Pitcher
Tim Conner
Randy Rhines
Advanced Proof of Delivery: Higher Efficiency Means Higher Customer Satisfaction

Find out how to collect data and guide drivers through tasks at stops to make your company more efficient. You'll learn how to create mobile forms, surveys, and workflows as well as where to access that data. Elevate the game by understanding tools for customer service and proactive customer notifications.

45 mins Breakout Jesus Trevino
Application Integration: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Getting something from A to B isn't as easy as it used to be, and it can require several tools, processes, and programs to ensure a smooth delivery. In this session, find out how to create a seamless application ecosystem with integration options and Omnitracs solutions. You'll see examples of customer success stories for inspiration. 45 mins Breakout Bryce Murphy
M. Van Monzon
AS/400 - Options, Tools and Migrations

Omnitracs experts reveal the tools Omnitracs has available for the AS/400 platform and give you a tour of what migration options are available for your company. This session will detail examples of product configurations of the IBM AS/400 and how to implement them correctly to achieve your goals and minimize downtime.

45 mins Breakout Robert Blake
Michael Hein
Better Safe Than Sorry: Tips to Improve Safety and CSA Scores

Join Omnitracs experts to discuss how we can help you improve your safety program and increase your fleet's CSA scores.

45 mins Breakout Joe Thell
Closing the Driver Retention Gap The driver shortage is estimated to reach 120,000 by 2018 — is your company taking steps to ensure you will have the drivers you will need? In this fleet and industry expert panel discussion, learn about actions you can take right now to find and keep your best drivers and immediately improve your bottom line. 45 mins Breakout Quek Song
Michael Segal
Kehl Carter
Zack Pugh
Compliance Roundtable

Take advantage of this open forum to discuss any compliance topic or issue that you wish. Share and learn from your peers as we discuss topics of interest. The forum will be moderated by Omnitracs, but it is your ideas and concerns that will determine the topic and direction of the discussion.

45 mins Breakout
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Confident Compliance: How Omnitracs Solutions Will Address The ELD Mandate

In addition to concerns about how the mandate will affect day-to-day operations, carriers are equally concerned about rolling out a solution with their Omnitracs products. Learn how the Omnitracs team is addressing of the roll out of the ELD Mandate software, and the ways carriers may choose to implement and roll out the solution.

45 mins Breakout Joseph Ohr
Converting to Roadnet Anywhere: A Customer Perspective

Hear from a customer that moved from on-premise Roadnet Transportation Suite to cloud-based Roadnet Anywhere and the lessons learned along the way. Find out first hand what preparation you need to do from both a data and personnel perspective, and how the change will positively impact your company. You'll learn about the good, the challenges, and the team you'll need in place to ensure a smooth transition.

45 mins Breakout Matthew Mascia
Court in Session: A Legal Perspective

On average, road accidents involving a truck crash cost over $240,000 per incident, and over $460,000 when injuries are involved. How can you defend your business in the case of an accident? Join the experts at Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, a law firm serving the business and legal needs of the transportation industry since 1978, to review past trial cases, common plaintiff legal techniques and how new technologies like video cameras will help your business protect your brand and avoid costly losses during litigations.

45 mins Breakout Renea Hooper
Thomas Schulte
Cybersecurity and the Connected Vehicle

Cyber threats are no longer limited to our desktop and laptop computers. There are just as many cyber threats on the mobile landscape. Telematics devices are not immune to these types of threats and the ELD mandate goes a step further into requiring connectivity of the telematics device. Join us to learn more about cyber threats and other cybersecurity topics.

45 mins Breakout Sharon Reynolds
Paul Schaaf
Urban Jonson
ELD Migration Strategies: Customer Panel

How will carriers migrate to ELD?  What changes are they planning to make?  Will they implement the solution right away or take advantage of the grandfather clause? Hear from a panel of the nation's top carriers on what their migration strategy for ELD will be, what keeps them up at night about the ELD, and how they expect to tackle this major task. The panel will include carriers with MCPs and well as XRS platforms.

45 mins Breakout Russ Elliott
Tom Nartker
Joseph Ohr
Steven Field
Mahal Cason
ELD Roundtable Discussion: Ask an Expert

The ELD mandate is comprised of 516 pages of comments, analysis, and regulatory text. As with any regulation, there are always edge cases and vague sections left to interpretation. Joe DeLorenzo from FMCSA and Tom Cuthbertson from Omnitracs will head a roundtable discussion to answer all of your ELD-related questions. Bring your ELD question to this roundtable discussion and get it answered by these industry experts.

45 mins Breakout Joe DeLorenzo
Tony Forrest
Thomas Cuthbertson
ELD Roundtable Discussion: Ask an Expert (Overflow)

The ELD mandate is comprised of 516 pages of comments, analysis, and regulatory text. As with any regulation, there are always edge cases and vague sections left to interpretation. Joe DeLorenzo from FMCSA and Tom Cuthbertson from Omnitracs will head a roundtable discussion to answer all of your ELD-related questions. Bring your ELD question to this roundtable discussion and get it answered by these industry experts.

45 mins Breakout Tony Forrest
Thomas Cuthbertson
Joe DeLorenzo
Engaging your Drivers Through Social Media and Big Data

Take a trip into the future of Omnitracs Data and Analytics. We’ll share our vision for next-generation industry solutions that enrich your driver engagement through the power of social media, continuous learning, and Big Data gamification.

45 mins Breakout Bill Mattingly
Deepak Kadambi
Evening Event at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale

One of the most anticipated networking events at Outlook, come party at the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership! There will be plenty of eye candy for motorcycle enthusiasts, along with entertainment, food, libations, and even a few surprises! No need to hop on your hog — transportation to and from the event is included in the registration fee.

3 Hours Networking Event
Fighting Cyber Attacks in the Trucking Industry

Connectivity in the transportation industry is growing at a rapid pace. As trucks and other vehicles become always-online with advanced telematics and other software applications, the risk of cyber attacks is real. Join us in this session to discuss what fleets can do minimize risks and protect their business.

45 mins Breakout Jeremy Doucet
Final Evening Party at the Sheraton

Because one isn’t enough, we’re ending Outlook 2017 with another party! Get ready for a fun night with entertainment from 80s favorite, Loverboy! As in, “Working for the Weekend”. Enjoy indoor and outdoor mingling space, food, drinks, and live music.

4 Hours Networking Event
FleetScience’s Top 5 Tips for Fleet Productivity Launched in 2016, FleetScience.com has become a go-to source for the most current information on new trends and technologies facing our industry today. To celebrate a successful year, the Fleetscience team has found the best tips to help you turn industry trends into meaningful change for your fleet and your customers. 45 mins Breakout Christian Beatty
Food Safety Modernization Act and Your Business How will the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affect your transportation business? How can you proactively prepare and lead your customers to cost-efficient solutions? Hear from an industry expert who has done the legwork to understand and prepare for change and find out what role Omnitracs Roadnet solutions play in managing FSMA. 45 mins Breakout P. Sean Garney
Get Up and Running on Omnitracs Navigation This session will walk you through how to set up and configure Omnitracs’ best-in-class navigation solution, Omnitracs Navigation. Includes how to use the map editor and how regular over-the-air map updates help your company stay up-to-date, become more efficient, and drive more safely. 45 mins Breakout Noah Palmer
Hands-On Overview: Roadnet Telematics

Get an in-depth demonstration of Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics to find out how it can make a positive impact on delivery and driver safety as well as how it can power the Roadnet Anywhere dispatching tool for accurate plan vs. actual and ETAs.

45 mins Breakout Carisa Husak
Tom Dorgan
Happy Hour in the Partner Pavilion and Solutions Center

Meet in the Partner Pavilion and Solutions Center for a happy hour leading up to the Biker Party at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale.

1 Hour Networking Event
Hours of Service Training for Dispatchers and Drivers Hours of Service is a complicated topic. This session will walk you through how Omnitracs MCP devices and the new Intelligent Vehicle Gateway (IVG) device will help you comply with the ELD Mandate. This session is a hands-on solution training that addresses how to add drivers, edit logs, run reports, and use the web portal. 45 mins Breakout John Metcalf
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ELD Mandate

After decades of wrestling with hours-of-service regulations and paper logbooks as a driver, owner-operator and fleet owner, Steve Rush has reached a conclusion: ELDs are the best thing to happen to the trucking industry.  Find out why in this eye opening session.

45 mins Breakout Stephen Rush
How Its Made: The Omnitracs UX Design Lab Join us as we walk you through the Omnitracs User Experience design process. We'll show you how our dedicated team of designers work with drivers and dispatchers to create relevant and impactful applications to meet your growing needs. This session is designed to give you first-hand experience that you can take back to the office and implement best practices. 45 mins Breakout Aneil Razvi
Industry Regulatory Update

Have you wondered about the new speed limiter ruling? What about the Canadian ELD Mandate — do you know enough about it? What ever happened to the 34-hour reset rule?  FSMA? FastAct? Join industry expert Tom Cuthbertson in a discussion of the latest and upcoming regulatory changes.

45 mins Breakout Thomas Cuthbertson
Inside the Mind of a Cargo Thief Each year in the US employers incur 50 Billion dollars in losses due to shrinkage. This means your fleet could be losing money where you least expect it. In this session we will explore a different way for fleets to analyze, identify, and eliminate cargo theft using simple forensics and psychological analysis. 45 mins Breakout Ronald Thrasher
KP-Why? Using the Right KPIs to Manage Transportation

Find out from power users the key performance indicators (KPIs) that you need to truly manage your business and make meaningful change. Find out which KPIs are important to understand, and what they mean to your business. You'll also learn how to distribute this information effectively throughout your company so that the right constituents get the information they need to make better decisions.

45 mins Breakout John Shalaby
Casey Crawford
Managing ELD Operational Compliance Changes on the ES (IVG, MCP) Platform

As carriers migrate to implement the ELD requirements, there will be a number of operational issues they will have to consider. From Yard Move to Unassigned Driving Time to Log Edit and the Drive Acceptance/Decline of changes — there will be a number of new and modified operational process that carriers will have to implement. Join us for a discussion on these changes as they apply to the ES platforms including MCPs and IVGs. We'll also cover AOBRD/ELD mixed fleets and the grandfather clause.

45 mins Breakout Joseph Ohr
Managing ELD Operational Compliance Changes ON The Omnitracs XRS platform

As carriers migrate to implement the ELD requirements, there will be a number of operational issues they will have to consider. From Yard Move to Unassigned Driving Time to Log Edit and the Drive Acceptance/Decline of changes — there will be a number of new and modified operational processes that carriers will have to implement. Join us for a discussion on these changes as they apply to the XRS platform. We’ll also cover AOBRD/ELD mixed fleets and the grandfather clause.

45 mins Breakout Kam Roshan
Managing Risk Through Data: Creating, Growing, and Protecting Your Company's Safety Culture

Learn how to use data and analytics to drive true business success and improve fleet safety from one of the leaders in the industry.

45 mins Breakout Jeffrey Gilcrease
Alfred LaCombe
Mastering Business Intelligence: Roadnet Insight Training Join Omnitracs Roadnet experts as they walk through Roadnet Insight and how its powerful business intelligence tools can help you a master business intelligence and make your company more efficient. 45 mins Breakout Matthew Vesey
Maximizing the Ins and Outs of Auto Arrive and Depart

Drivers have enough to do at each stop — manually arriving and departing shouldn't have to be part of the clutter. Find out how to successfully use Auto Arrive & Depart to collect service times. Understand how to use the canceled stop analyzer and driver-based mobile stop analyzer, which brings canceled stop analyzer in real time into the hands of the driver.

45 mins Breakout Brian Struckmeier
Maximizing your investment in XRS Omnitracs XRS is a powerful solution available for your fleet. Come learn some best practices, tips and tricks, and hidden — and not-so-hidden — gems to make your back office more efficient as we walk you through applications to use the tool to improve your efficiency. **This is an interactive session, so we invite you to bring your own laptop and follow along. 45 mins Breakout Tim Carlquist
Nick Gardner
Monday AM Break Sponsored by Sprint Business

Take a quick snack break in between sessions.

Half Hour Networking Event
Monday Breakfast

Get your day started bright and early with breakfast before General Session.

1 Hour 15 Min Networking Event
Monday General Session Join John Graham, Omnitracs CEO on Monday morning as he kicks off Omnitracs Outlook 2017. The Opening General Session will also feature Chris Spear, President and CEO of ATA, and Jim Carroll, one of the world’s leading global futurists, and trends and innovations expert. 120 min General Session Jim Carroll
John Graham
Chris Spear
Monday Lunch in the Partner Pavilion and Solutions Center Sponsored by Volvo/Mack

Lunch in the Partner Pavilion and Solutions Center is a great time to network with others while re-energizing for the afternoon sessions.

1 Hour 30 Min Networking Event
Monday PM Break

Take a quick snack break in between sessions.

Half Hour Networking Event
Moving Drivers off Paper onto Mobile Devices to Manage Their Day

Follow the journey that LKQ took moving drivers from shuffling paper invoices to embracing mobile devices. You’ll be walked through the process discussing what did and didn’t’ work from the management and driver perspectives. From introducing devices to drivers, to tracking driver position, and managing orders – you’ll hear how a company did it and the improvements in efficiencies gained. Find out how to best implement trip management and proof of delivery.

45 mins Breakout Allan Hicks
Mythbusting Road Safety

Are new and proposed industry regulations based on fear or supported by real data? What is the effect of these factors in your business? Join this panel discussion with truck association representatives and fleet owners where we will cover the real effect of truck driving on road safety.

45 mins Breakout Boyd Stephenson
William Jennings
Jaime Maus
New Directions In Routing Technology

Find out how routing theories have been improved in Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere routing and Roadnet Transportation Suite. You'll learn what has been added and enhanced for various industries and general efficiency improvement — walking away with ideas on how to find your fleet's ideal routing direction.

45 mins Breakout Jason Melody
Omnitracs End-to-End Setup and Configuration: Part 1 Focusing on the customer portal, this session will walk you through how to best administrate your company settings. This is a hands-on training session where you can bring your laptop and sign in to a training environment. We'll walk through setting up operational profiles, activating units, system verification, and discuss overall best practices. This is the first of a two-part session on the customer and services portal. 45 mins Breakout Jay Weber
Omnitracs End-to-End Setup and Configuration: Part 2 Focusing on the services portal, we'll guide you through the process of setting up drivers and vehicles, sending and receiving messages, viewing a vehicle’s position history, and several tips and tricks to help you improve the value and productivity you get from QTRACs. This session is designed to be interactive so please bring your questions and issues so we can solve them together. This is the second of a two-part session on the customer and services portal. 45 mins Breakout Stephen Harmon
Omnitracs XRS IFTA Solution

Simplify the entire IFTA process, all the way from managing fuel receipts, generating reports, and performing audits, — all the way down to generating the final filing report. Let Omnitracs XRS handle the reporting rules and regulations in each state and province. Learn how to use IFTA preparation tools to import and export fuel receipt files and assign fuel purchases.

45 mins Breakout Ken Yeomans
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