State of Transportation: 2017 Wrap-up and 2018 Projection

February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Logistics Council (TLC) of Milwaukee invites you to a dinner program on Thursday February 15th with a leading industry analyst to review the State of Transportation in the United States.  Ben Hartford of RW Baird will provide a recap of the 2017 performance of transport companies, as well as offering an assessment of the 2018 market.  This is one of the most highly attended seminars every year, so be sure to reserve your seat early.

Program Overview:

Each year presents new challenges, opportunities and possibilities for carriers and shippers to collaborate on optimal transportation programs.  Hear from one of the top industry analysts on how the ever changing transportation marketplace can improve your partnerships and maximize profits – whichever side of the dock you’re on.  From severe winter weather again to the continuing carousel of drivers’ hours of service regulations, 2017 was as different from 2016 as it could be. How will the economy affect your business and your transportation partner; will capacity remain high and how can that be used productively? We’ll a look back at an eventful 2017 and provide our outlook for 2018 and beyond.

Get the information needed to make plans for your company to respond to and take advantage of changes in the transportation market.  Please join us for this great topic and speaker.

Our Speaker: Benjamin J. Hartford, CFA, Senior Research Analyst           

Ben HartfordBen Hartford is Baird’s senior analyst covering Transportation/Logistics. Ben has covered the transport sector since joining Baird in 2005, and has had senior analyst responsibilities since 2011. In 2016, he was ranked by Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (StarMine) as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics. In 2015, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2012 All-America Research Team Rising Stars list; and by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Road & Rail in 2012, the No. 1 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics in 2013. Ben received a BS with honors in Finance and an MS in Accounting from Indiana University.

Registration & Logistics:

Place: Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
Directions: Intersection of Hwy 45 & North Avenue
2303 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee WI 53226
Time: 5:30 pm Registration & Networking Social
  6:00 pm Dinner (included in registration fee)
  7:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A
  8:00 pm Adjourn
Cost:   Please pre-register for this event to ensure that space is available
  $45.00 Pre-paid with RESERVATION
  $55.00 AT-THE-DOOR


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