During this session, ATA’s Chief Economist Bob Costello will lead a discussion on trends in the industry, from freight to capacity, to the driver shortage and more. What is unique about this panel, is not only will you hear Bob’s outlook, but you will also get the perspective of top industry experts on the same issues, including Shameek Konar with Pilot Flying J, Jeff Pape with U.S. Bank, and others.

Special Awards:

  • 2020 ATA President's Trophy Award
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award Winners
  • Transport Topics Frontline Hero Awards
  • 2021 SuperTech Grand Champion 

Sponsored by Pilot Flying J

Speaker

Bob Costello
Bob Costello
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, American Trucking Associations

Bob Costello is the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry.

Cari Baylor
Cari Baylor
President, Baylor Trucking

Cari is President of Baylor Trucking, a family-owned business based out of Milan, IN that started with a single truck but has grown to more than 200 trucks. 

Shameek Konar
Shameek Konar
Chief Executive Officer, Pilot Company

Shameek serves as Pilot Company’s chief executive officer. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Company is the 10th largest privately held company in the United States and employs 28,000 team members.

Jeffrey Pape
Jeffrey Pape
SVP, Global Transportation Product and Marketing, U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems

Appointed to oversee U.S. Bank Transportation Solutions in March 2014, Jeff leads a product development and marketing team responsible for the U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card, U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Card and U.S. Bank Freight Payment.

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