• Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Technology That’s Driving Efficiency in Food & Beverage Transportation, Sponsored by Drivewyze

Please view this live ATA webinar. 

Technology That’s Driving Efficiency in Food & Beverage Transportation, Sponsored by Drivewyze

Webinar Description: 

In the world of food & beverage transportation, everything depends on smooth movement along the supply chain. Delays due to mandatory stops, bad weather, and congestion, lead to spoilage and contamination, and ultimately, lost freight loads. In this session, you will learn how technology is helping improve the efficiency of food and beverage transportation, with real-world examples.

Decker Truck Line, a family-owned and operated company since 1931, is a diversified carrier transporting refrigerated, flatbed and dry van freight throughout North America. With a drive for continuous improvement as one its core values, Decker Truck Line is always looking for ways to improve efficiency. In this session, you will hear from Brent Ellis, VP of Business Systems & Processes, on how investments in technology and other business processes help keep his fleet of over 900 temperature-controlled trailers moving.

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About the Presenters

John Van Nortwick, Director, Safety Solutions, Drivewyze

John Van Nortwick is the Sales Director of Safety Solutions for Drivewyze, North America’s largest connected truck platform. With over 20 years of senior product leadership experience, John has designed and delivered safety and logistics product solutions to the trucking industry. He previously served as Product Manager/Senior Solutions Engineer at Mastery and held senior product leadership positions, including Vice President of Product Development at RAIR/Lytx.

Brent Ellis, VP of Business Systems & Processes, Decker Truck Line

Brent has 29 years of experience in the transportation industry and currently serves as the VP of Business Systems & Processes at Decker Truck Line. He leads a team responsible for EDI, helpdesk support, data mining, reporting, maintenance, upgrades, process automation, and vendor integrations. Brent spent 7 years as a Business Analyst at McLeod Software and became involved with Decker Truck Line in 2014 through their implementation of McLeod Software. Brent enjoys live music, exploring dive restaurants, and in the mountains of Tennessee or North Georgia on one of his Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Cindy Ellers, Chief Customer Officer, Bestpass + Fleetworthy Solutions

Cindy joined Bestpass in 2021 with more than 10 years of experience building and scaling programs to drive successful outcomes for customers. She most recently served as Senior Director of Growth at RDC, a leader in fighting financial crime. In her role as Chief Customer Officer, Cindy works to ensure Bestpass continues to offer a best-in-class customer experience through growth and execute on strategic initiatives that deliver added value for customers, helping drive operational excellence through actionable insights that support saving time and money. Outside of work, you can usually find her busy spending time outdoors with her husband, 3 sons and 2 dogs.

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