• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Curtis Garrett

Understand LTL


Curtis is on a career-long mission to advance LTL via technology, process and relationships while simplifying and demolishing the silos that have existed for decades.

He is a huge believer of working in public. Curtis documents and shares challenges, progress, and goals in a collaborative and community driven way.

Curtis has spent 16 years in the LTL industry - 8 of those with Old Dominion Freight Line, and the last 8 with Reconex, FreightPlus, and Understand LTL - which he recently launched as an LTL focused education firm.

Curtis' career has taken him through LTL operations - both driver and dock, Weights and Research, pricing, yield management, strategy, sales, and technology.

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

Curtis is very much looking forward to seeing what the LTL community has to bring to the table as it evolves. 

Sessions With Curtis Garrett

Monday, 25 September

  • 10:00am - 10:45am (CST) / 25/sep/2023 03:00 pm - 25/sep/2023 03:45 pm

    Inland Academy: How Precise LTL Data Unlocks Consistent Pricing

    Clean, concise data, as early as possible: This is the new mantra advancing from less-than-truckload carriers into a market full of partners and customers all with varying shipment data and connectivity capabilities. It’s rapidly evolving from a request to a requirement. From the electronic bill of lading to accurate shipment dimensions and weights, carriers have been catching information discrepancies for years with scales and dimensions. Now is the time to push the LTL industry into a fully digitized state and clean up the chaos, manual processes, and information silos. This Inland Academy session focused on LTL data and digitization will get you up to speed on the rapidly changing industry and equip you with tools to stabilize your LTL costs while finding the optimal balance of price and service.