Fleet Forum

MATS Fleet Forum is a conference for fleet executives and Heavy Duty/Commercial Vehicle industry VIPs. The forum will combine the resources and expertise of trucking’s two major publications (Fleet Owner & Heavy Duty Trucking) and the largest trade show, to provide an in-depth look at the future of equipment and trucking.

The 2015 Fleet Forum schedule and speaker line-up will be available in January.

Fleet Forum

March 25, 2015

Wednesday11AM - 6PM


The forum will take place in the South Wing lobby room C203.

Register To Attend

Registation for the 2015 Fleet Forum will open on December 1.

Questions? Contact Exhibit Management Associates at 502.899.3892

2015 Agenda

11:30 AM

Doors Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Economic Overview

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 3:40 PM

The Road to the Self-driving Truck

Moderated by Jim Mele, Editor-in-chief, Fleet Owner

Our panel technology expert will explain what’s been done, what still needs to be done, and how these systems can all work together. On the regulatory side, our second expert panelist will address the legal roadblocks to self-driving trucks, early attempts to remove those roadblocks, as well as attempts to address questions of liability. The third panelist will tackle the broad issue of the people most affected – drivers. How will their lives change, and how will this technology change the profile and image of a truck driver? An interactive panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow their individual presentations.

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM


3:50 PM - 5:15 PM

How HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Overcome Tomorrow’s Challenges

Moderated by Jim Park, Equipment Editor, HDT

Succeeding and prospering in today's trucking environment takes more than traditional trucking and business skills. Hear from some of the most innovative fleet leaders in the industry with this panel lineup of HDT's 2015 Truck Fleet Innovator award honorees, on topics like:

• Smart ways to create capacity
• Getting and keeping the best drivers
• Innovative equipment spec'ing and maintenance practices
• Diversifying the business
• Using sustainability to your advantage

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Forum concludes with a reception to meet the panelists and network with attendees and sponsors.