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Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit to hit FreightWaves virtual stage on June 15

Trucks use highways to move America's goods. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

The Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit will take place on Wednesday, June 15. Leaders from across the industry will provide critical information and insights needed to streamline operations and improve bottom lines.

Speakers and topics

Each FreightWaves virtual event presents a special lineup of key business leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs. Among the confirmed key speakers at the Summit are: Matt Parry, Senior Vice President of Werner Logistics; Paul Estrada of PE Consulting; and Prasad Gollapalli, the founder, Strategic Advisor & CCO of Trucker Tools. In addition, Craig Fuller, the founder and CEO of FreightWaves, and Kevin Hill, FreightWaves’ Vice President of Communities & Research, will take part.

Featured topics to be covered at the Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit include: 

  • Rising costs and fleet ownership
  • Spot market challenges for small fleets
  • Maximizing the RFP process with shippers
  • How AB5 might impact leased owner-operators 
  • How you’re preparing for emissions regulations (CARB)
  • How are you embracing electrification? 
  • Positive relationships with intermediaries 
  • Staying profitable by knowing your operating costs
  • More!

These topics and the speakers that will address them are chosen to provide you with key data, valuable advice and insights to help you meet the challenges of the road.

Through informative fireside chats, you will receive updates on the latest industry regulations and driver issues. Speakers will also help you find solutions through relevant and actionable information, streamed directly to your device.  

An aerial view of semi-trucks passing on major roads are moving goods.
Trucks, trucks, trucks! (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)


Although the Summit is a streaming event, FreightWaves leads the industry in providing opportunities for real-time networking. You can join the conversation, live! Virtual networking  allows you to share your thoughts with other event attendees and ask the speakers questions.

Don’t miss the Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit, which will kick-off live at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 15! You can learn more and register here.

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Scott Mall

Scott Mall serves as Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics. He writes articles for the website, edits the SONAR Daily Watch series, marketing material for FreightWaves and a variety of FreightWaves special projects. Mall’s career spans 45 years in public relations, marketing and communications for Fortune 500 corporations, international non-profits, public relations agencies and government agencies.