Annual State of Transportation Review

March 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
2303 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

The Logistics Council (TLC) of Milwaukee invites you to a dinner program on Thursday March 19th 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 2014 performance of transport companies, as well as offering an assessment of the 2015 market.  This is one of the most highly attended seminars every year, so be sure to reserve your seat early.

This year witnessed a number of influences that stressed the domestic U.S. capacity environment: severe winter weather compounded the 2013 modifications to drivers’ hours of service requirements, resulting in capacity shortages across the rail and truck network. These shortages were exacerbated by the sharp recovery in volume trends in early 2Q, which taken in total led to pressures far greater than expected transportation budgets. Was 2014 simply a year of anomalous events or was it the beginning of what is a new era of capacity management among carriers and freight rate increases to shippers? We’ll a look back at an eventful 2014 and provide our outlook for 2015 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

Benjamin 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 November 2012 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 and 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 pre-paid less than 4 days from the event date or AT-THE-DOOR


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