R. Thomas Dean


President and CEO

Over the past 25 years my experience in the energy, industrial, and investment industries I've learned that there are three basic keys to simplifying and solving problems: 1) organization, 2) visibility and 3) communication. Every time I have applied these keys to problems, no matter how complex, issues just seem to disappear.

Today's logistics market is plagued by lost time due to inefficient management, and the root causes can all be traced back to the lack of the three keys. At Renaissant we are revolutionizing the way our customers manage their truck drivers, warehouses and freight yards. Our simple objectives are to significantly reduce driver dwell time and improve safety. Driver's are not generally the cause of long driver wait times, that is usually a symptom of other issues in the warehouse or yard.

Renaissant's powerful workflow and analytics platform isolates these issues and fixes root cause problems.

Sessions With R. Thomas Dean

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 09:15am - 10:00am (CST) / 28/sep/2022 02:15 pm - 28/sep/2022 03:00 pm

    Trucking III: Solving Detention Problems

    Truck driver detention has been a problem for years, but driver delays have become much more disruptive, and costly, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their impact cascades across supply chains, throwing off delivery schedules that likely already were disrupted because of supply shortages, lack of capacity at critical points, and a scarcity of labor. Shippers stung by higher costs and customer penalties are trying to move away from live loading and unloading and increase their use of drop-and-hook trailer pools, but they’re also investing in technology that improves yard management, moving freight and drivers through their facilities faster. That’s helping to improve efficiency, create capacity, and lower costs for all parties. Drivers get back on the road more quickly and make more money. This panel will explore what can be done to unravel the knot that detention ties in supply chains.