Contractor Expo 2019 Program Details
All times are local. Events listed occur throughout three distinct spaces inside of Music City Center.
Expo Display Booths + Networking Opportunities
10:00 am - 5:00pm
Top Considerations for Selecting the Right STAR V P&D Scanner Solution
10:30 am - 11:15 am · Peak-Ryzex
The transition to STAR V brings you choice and flexibility in P&D scanners and services for your business, it also brings many questions and decisions to consider. Join Peak-Ryzex for an overview of the STAR V Scanner program where we’ll cover topics including: Which device has the longest battery life and is the most rugged? How do I build the package that is right from my business? What are the pros and cons of leasing? What will happen when my device or software is not working and I need help? What will happen if my device breaks and needs to be replaced? What options are available for peak season? And many more!
Planning for Growth? Evolving Insurance Needs? Get Up-to-Date on Program Options
11:15 am - 12:00 pm · Marsh
Growth in the network is giving your business opportunities to expand. As your business grows your needs may change. Have you kept up with all that Marsh has to offer through their insurance program? Come hear directly from Marty LaPointe on ways you can prepare and plan for expansion.
The Benefits of Joining the Turbo FedEx Ground Work Comp Insurance Group Captive
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM · Paradiso Insurance
Paradiso Insurance Programs include a Guaranteed Rate Work Comp Insurance Program and the Turbo FedEx Ground Work Comp Insurance Group Captive, which has been a great success. We boast some of the greatest FedEx Ground CSPs—from CA to NY—as members and friends. As members, you have voting rights and power. In Turbo, we meet twice a year to share best practices and have a little fun. Come to our presentation and hear directly from FedEx Ground CSPs how they have benefited from being a member of Turbo.
MythBusters: Consider Non-Bank Lending Options
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM · Ready Capital
Have you heard you’re out of options when a conventional bank denies your loan? Are you under the impression that it will take an extremely long time to get a loan? Maybe you think you cannot receive a loan because of past bankruptcy or credit issues?
Let us bust these myths and more! We can help you understand a broader range of loan options for FedEx contractors.
Driver Recruitment, Retention, and Development Strategies that Work
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM · Impact Solutions
In this fast-paced, to-the-point presentation Kelly Anderson will share best practices and insider knowledge on how to recruit and retain the workforce you need. He will also outline a process to influence and motivate your team to embrace professional development.
Welcome + Introduction to the Q&A Panel
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm · Route Consultant
We will mark our afternoon with an official Welcome Note from Spencer Patton, President of Route Consultant, and one of the nation’s largest FedEx contractors. He will provide an overview of industry changes in the pipeline and insight into how he and his team are preparing for these changes. Spencer will also touch on essential cost saving opportunities he uses in his entity and urges other contractors to consider.
Contractor Q&A Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
We will feature large-scale operators to provide additional insight into ways their businesses plan and expand during periods of change. We will focus on big topics such as the large package network, SmartPost, and 7-day operations. Come ask questions and learn with us! (Please consider submitting a question for our panel!)
Cutting Edge Fleet Strategies: Cash Purchase Options, Multi-Truck Financing, and Rental Programs
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm · Bush Truck Leasing
Bush Truck Leasing has been a provider for FedEx contractors since the days of RPS. We know the business better than anyone! We have a huge inventory—from Transits to Tractors—and we are not tied to select manufacturers: contractors have wide ranging options with us. Come learn about creative ways to build, upgrade or replace your fleet including cash purchase options, multi-truck financing, fleet buybacks, and our growing rental program. Whether you need 1 truck or 100 trucks, we’re your partner for Peak Season and beyond!
How to Not Get Hit With a $10,000 Indemnification Charge
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm · GroundCloud
There’ve been so many changes in the FXG world with technology, safety, and compliance requirements. Seven-day-a-week operations is around the corner. Learn how to not just navigate the new changes, but thrive in them, and ensure you never get hit with a $10,000 charge due to falling out of compliance.
We Know Trucks! Get Answers to Your Questions
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM · Auto Park Fleet
The professional Auto Park Fleet team knows more about FedEx vehicles than any other team and we are here to answer your questions. Talk to us about your fleet strategy and we will show you why our team has more repeat and referral business than any vendor in this market. Plus, our team will walk you through how to use the Auto Park Fleet online resources to find the answers to your questions right from your phone or computer. We make the whole process of buying a truck easy. We feel once you work with us, you won't want to use anyone else. Why Auto Park Fleet? Please come and see why our current contractors have helped us grow to North America's largest.
Protect Your Investment: A Proven Route to Success
3:15 pm - 4:00 pM · Protective Insurance
Profitability is impacted by many parts of your operation. This presentation will focus on improving your entire program through safety, training, coaching, using the appropriate resources and more. Minimizing your downtime will reduce your losses, and lead to a more profitable business.
The Future Landscape of Final-Mile Package Delivery
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM · Morgan Olson
Morgan Olson’s Adam Young and Mark Surber, bring a fresh perspective as they share the future landscape of final mile package delivery. Plus you’ll see first-hand how Morgan Olson’s new “Innovation Incubator” Research and Development Center is bringing walk-in step van fleet owners, award-winning innovations. Don’t miss this insightful and informative session!
What It Means To Lead The Way
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM · Keni Thomas
The Ranger motto is Rangers Lead the Way. Leadership is the core of every skill developed as a Ranger. But, leadership is not a position but rather an example set by every Ranger. Whether approaching the beaches of Normandy or the mountain ranges of Afghanistan, the world is made better when leadership is owned by each member of the team.
Keni Thomas’ stories of Task Force Ranger are extraordinary examples of leadership. And, the stories are not about Generals, Colonels or Captains. For example, Private David Floyd was in charge of one person that day - himself. But his leadership and example saved lives.
In the pace of life, it is easy to lose perspective on our value to others. Make no mistake: Your presence is crucial! The individuals to the left and right are directly affected by the result of your actions.
Each team is a puzzle with invaluable pieces.
Still have questions?
We want you to be excited about this opportunity to come and learn. Let us help make it a personalized, seamless experience. If you have questions about Contractor Expo, please connect with our team directly. We are thrilled to help you make this a reality!
Disclaimer: The Route Consultant Contractor Expo for FedEx Ground Contractors is not endorsed by and is not recommended by Federal Express Corporation and FedEx Ground. Route Consultant is not sponsored by, is not approved by, is not associated with, and has no connection whatsoever with Federal Express Corporation or FedEx Ground.