• JOC Inland Distribution
  • 26-28 September 2022 | The Westin Chicago North River
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Curtis Garrett

FreightPlus, Understand LTL

Sr Vice President, Founder

Curtis is on a career-long mission to advance LTL, while simplifying and breaking down the silos that have existed for decades.

He is a huge believer of working in public; documenting and sharing challenges, progress, and goals in a collaborative and community driven way.

Curtis has spent 15 years in the LTL industry - 8 of those with Old Dominion Freight Line, and the last 7 with Reconex, FreightPlus, and working on various other consulting projects with many industry leaders.

Curtis recently announced the creation of an LTL industry education brand, Understand LTL, which will provide courses, tools and other products to the industry.

He also is a massive proponent and student of LTL technology.

Curtis believes that as an industry, LTL is still in the very early stages of information sharing, connectivity, and decision making.

Sessions With Curtis Garrett

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 09:45am - 10:15am (CST) / 28/sep/2022 02:45 pm - 28/sep/2022 03:15 pm

    Tech II: LTL Tech's Coming of Age

    The less-than-truckload market has been the big beneficiary of pandemic-based shifts in consumer behavior, but its robustness expands beyond our insatiable hunger for e-commerce and home delivery. With the market seeing an overflow from truckload and parcel, the question that lies ahead for shippers in the space is: How will LTL carriers and brokers cater to a new level of baseline demand? Technology certainly must play a role. In the last few years, a number of technologies aimed at empowering LTL carriers and brokers have emerged. The breadth of providers trails that seen in the truckload space — the truckload market is far bigger, but LTL is also more complex. This session will explore the extent to which technology is helping the market cope with demand and complexity, including empowering LTL carriers to improve their interfaces with shippers and brokers, and new models that bridge the gaps between modes.