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Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Transportation Challenges in 2011

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Jan 11, 2011 11:10:48 AM

Original post by Columbus Roundtable

The Great Recession has driven significant capacity from the transportation industry. However, as the transition from 2010 to 2011 gets underway, this general economic distress is compounded by a new set of challenges on the legislative and regulatory front.

For instance:

  • Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 was implemented nationwide as of December 12, 2010;
  • The new Hours of Service regulations were published on December 23, 2010;
  • New rules expanding the mandatory use of Electronic On Board Recorders are being published;
  • State and federal authorities continue to attack the independent contractor business model; and
  • Legislation remains pending in the U.S. Congress that could significantly affect the way that transportation brokers are regulated.

Join Lunch Panel Discussion

Please join us on Friday, January 28, 2011 for a lunchtime panel discussion of these regulatory issues and other pressing business issues (such as tight capacity and rate increases) facing both users and providers of transportation services. Our blue ribbon panel will consist of a motor carrier representative, a transportation broker representative, and a shipper representative to ensure that you hear all perspectives.

More specifically, you will hear real-world insights on the most timely of issues from:

  • John Frownfelter, CEVA Logistics. Mr. Frownfelter will provide the motor carrier’s perspective as he serves as the General Manger of Transportation for CEVA Ground’s trucking operation.
  • David Giblin, ODW Logistics. Mr. Giblin will provide the transportation broker’s perspective as he serves as Manager of Strategic Development for ODW LTS, ODW’s transportation brokerage operation.
  • Sue Wood, Worthington Industries. Ms. Wood will provide the shipper’s perspective as she serves as the Corporate Director of Transportation for Worthington Industries.

Learn what these companies are doing to respond successfully to a wide variety of business and legal challenges in this industry. Marc Blubaugh, President of the Columbus Roundtable and Co-Chair of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group at the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, will moderate the panel.

With all that is happening in transportation and logistics as 2011 gets underway, you simply cannot afford to miss this panel. Buckle up and get ready for a fast-paced discussion that promises to leave you with fresh insights and, most importantly, practical take-aways that you can implement in your own business!


January 28, 2011


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Concourse Airport Hotel Conference Center
4300 International Gtwy
Columbus, OH 43219-1749


At the Door (After January 27, 2011) – $40
**Members Advance Registration – $30
Advance Registration – $35
$20 – In Transition

** Members – please remember to log in using your CSCMP username and password to receive your membership discount

Register Here

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