June 11, 2024

Third Annual Trucking Matters Seminar Series Recap

Premier Trucking Event of Industry Experts Driving Innovation and Growth


The third annual Trucking Matters Seminar Series by Reliance Partners was a resounding success, drawing over 250 attendees to the Grand Hyatt in Nashville, TN. This year’s event featured 27 speakers and panelists from various sectors within the trucking industry, including motor carriers, freight brokerages, risk and insurance, shippers, and equipment manufacturers.

We were honored to have representatives from major companies such as Werner Enterprises, Bridgestone, Nissan, Wabash, Covenant, Kimberley-Clark, Crete Carrier, and many more. Their insights and expertise provided invaluable knowledge and perspective to all in attendance.

Event Highlights

The seminar series covered a broad range of topics crucial to the trucking industry including the health of the US consumer, data on what freight sectors are growing and shrinking, the current state of trucking capacity, and when supply and demand will be more favorable for motor carriers, including predictions around two upcoming months. Our speakers shared their expertise and discussed current trends, challenges, and innovations. Examples of topics discussed included pros and cons of captive insurance products; handling difficult shipper RFPs; is it better to park trucks or cut headcount early in a slump; the likely upcoming tractor pre-buy in 2026 and 2029; and the fluff and substance around digital brokers, etc. The diverse range of topics ensured that there was something valuable for everyone in the audience, whether they were from a motor carrier, a freight brokerage, or key vendors to transportation and logistics.

Client Testimonials

  • “The event offered valuable insights and excellent networking opportunities. Kudos to the entire team for organizing such a successful conference. I am already looking forward to next year’s event and further enriching my knowledge and network. Thank you for creating such a rewarding experience.” – CEO of a Trucking Company.
  • “The conference was fantastic. The networking opportunities were excellent, with plenty of motivational insights. The venue and reception were top-notch, and we had a great time! We look forward to attending your events in the future.” – President of a Trucking Company.
  • “I was thoroughly impressed with the level of organization, the quality of the information presented, and the caliber of the attendees. I look forward to attending next year.” – CEO of a Trucking Company.

Gratitude and Future Plans

We at Reliance Partners are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to host this event each year. Our team works tirelessly to ensure the seminar series provides maximum value to attendees, and we are proud of the positive feedback we have received.

CEO Andrew Ladebauche expressed his gratitude, saying, “We are thrilled to see such a tremendous turnout for Trucking Matters. It’s a testament to the dedication and passion of our team and the industry’s desire for continued education and growth.”

President Chad Eichelberger added, “Our goal has always been to foster a collaborative environment where industry leaders can share their knowledge and drive the industry forward. This year’s event exceeded our expectations, and we are already looking forward to next year.”

Save the Date for 2025

Mark your calendars for July 9-10, 2025, for the next Trucking Matters Seminar Series by Reliance Partners. We are excited to continue this tradition and bring together the brightest minds in the trucking industry once again.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for their generous support, which made this event possible:

Event Photos of 2024 Trucking Matters Seminar Series

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this seminar series memorable.