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Weston LaBar


Chief Strategy Officer

Weston LaBar serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Cargomatic, the leading digital brokerage and freight marketplace creating solutions for customers’ drayage, intermodal, and short-haul FTL/LTL needs in all the nation’s seaports, rail ramps, and most major metropolitan markets with over 35,000 trucks. Prior to joining Cargomatic, Weston spent seven years serving as Chief Executive Officer at the Harbor Trucking Association, the nation’s largest drayage trucking association. He has more than a decade of experience as an investor, strategic advisor, and executive helping grow early-stage startups, managing trade associations, as well as large advocacy and external affairs projects. Weston is active in local, state, and federal policy-making on goods movement and international trade and has led countless initiatives with other stakeholders in the global supply chain to increase port productivity and the advancement of technology in freight.

Sessions With Weston LaBar

Wednesday, 28 September

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