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2024 Ops Kickoff

 

February 16-17

 

Midwest DCS and JBI

Friday February 16

12:00 - 17:15: Registration - Foyer of Grand Ballroom

16:00 - 22:30: Friday Night Celebration - Grand Ballroom

16:00 - 22:00: Photography (Individual Headshots) - Foyer 

  • FCFS + driver window 16:00 - 17:00  

16:00 - 17:30: Welcome & Social Hour - Grand Ballroom

*Bars closed during presentations: 17:30 - 19:30

17:30 - 17:40: Event Kickoff - Brian Dieringer & Rachel Christensen

17:40 - 18:15: Driver Walkout - Derrick Harrison

18:15 - 18:25: 2024 Kickoff Message - Shelley Simpson, President

18:25 - 19:30: Awards Presentation - Brian Dieringer, Rachel Christensen, & others

19:30 - 21:00: Dinner/Dessert

19:30 - 2230: Games & Entertainment - Bars close at 22:00

Saturday February 17

7:00 - 15:30: Saturday Events - Grand Ballroom

6:00 - 7:30: Registration - Foyer of Grand Ballroom

7:00 - 7:50: Breakfast - West Ballroom

8:00 - 11:15: General Session - East Ballroom

8:00 - 8:45: Company Overview - Shelley Simpson, President

8:45 - 9:15: Dedicated - Tom Lastovica, Sr VP Operations

9:15 - 930: Break

9:30 - 9:50: Final Mile - Mark Gillespie, VP Operations

9:50 - 10:20: Intermodal - Bill Dietrich, Sr VP Operations

10:20 - 10:40: Highway - Josh Phelan, Sr VP Finance

10:40 - 11:10: Panel - Sales, Maintenance, Engineering & Technology

  • Tony Sica, Business Development Executive
  • Greer Woodruff, EVP of Safety, Sustainability, & Maintenance 
  • Eric Ervin, VP Engineering & Technology

8:00 - 11:15: General Session - East Ballroom

11:10 - 11:15: Wrap up (Video)

11:15 - 11:25: Break

11:25 - 12:10: Breakout Session #1 - *See Breakout Schedule for Group & Location

12:10 - 13:05: Lunch - West Ballroom

13:10 - 13:55: Breakout Session #2 - *See Breakout Schedule for Group & Location

13:55 - 14:05: Break 

14:05 - 14:50: Breakout Session #3 - *See Breakout Schedule for Group & Location

14:50 - 15:30: Operations Kickoff Conclusion - JBI West Ballroom, DCS East Ballroom

Dedicated Breakouts

  • East: Safety - Tim Crabtree & Tyler Thomas
  • E/F: Customer Value Delivery - Jay Debruin & Zachary Sienko
  • G/H: Labor Relations/Effective Feedback - Mark Jostad, Dana Deason, Kevin Gajewski, & John Flynn

Intermodal Breakouts

  • A: Safety - Daniel Fitzer
  • B: Customer Value Delivery - Rachel Christensen
  • C/D: Labor Relations/Effective Feedback - Gary Lofgren & Tyler Bussberg