• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Adam Wingfield

Innovative Logistics Group

Founder and Managing Director

Adam, the Founder and Managing Director of Innovative Logistics Group, has revolutionized the trucking industry with his Charlotte, NC-based firm. Innovative Logistics provides invaluable resources and guidance to small carriers, transforming their success. Hailing from South Carolina, Adam's journey began in 2000 as an OTR company driver. By age 23, he owned his first semi-truck and rapidly expanded his fleet.

Adam’s academic pursuit started at Johnson C. Smith University, culminating in a Magna Cum Laude degree in Business Management/Supply Chain from Strayer University. His visionary approach to trucking enabled him to manage a growing portfolio of trucks and transition into executive mentorship before turning 30.

Under his leadership, Innovative Logistics has empowered thousands of carriers through extensive resources and mentorship. The firm, which has grown to employ over 100 individuals, evolved from an asset-based trucking company into a multi-million-dollar consulting and carrier services powerhouse, driven by Adam's dedication to efficiency and margin control.

Adam's contributions to the industry have earned him multiple accolades for outstanding achievement and leadership. His unwavering commitment to improving the industry for small carriers reflects his ultimate goal: to leave the trucking landscape better than he found it.

Sessions With Adam Wingfield

Tuesday, 1 October

  • 02:35pm - 03:20pm (CST) / 01/oct/2024 07:35 pm - 01/oct/2024 08:20 pm

    Trucking II: Why Small Carriers Matter Across Market Ups and Downs

    Trucking may have several large carriers that are “household” brand names, but the majority of trucking companies are small fleets, most of them with only one or two trucks. These carriers play a critical role in providing capacity for shippers small and large, most often through third-party brokerages. Post-pandemic, there are more small carriers in the market than ever before. With large carriers focusing more on dedicated, non-transactional accounts, shippers are increasingly reliant on smaller carriers, and they’re changing how they work with them. Technology aids this transformation. This panel will dig into the evolution of the small carrier market and the truckload landscape.