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This two day Summit will be focused on helping transportation companies lower their operating ratio through improvements in operational efficiency.

As the economy slowly recovers, transportation companies recognize that increases in profitability will more likely be realized by reducing its operating expenses than taking on additional freight. At this Summit, you will hear from transportation professionals speaking on how they have been able to positively affect their bottom line by standardizing processes and implementing application solutions to identify revenue leaks more quickly, automate repetitive tasks, respond to freight and driver acquisition opportunities, manage CSA and driver safety more effectively.



We've selected the Hyatt Lodge in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.  It's beautiful setting and retreat-like atmosphere offers a perfect venue to learn and relax.  Take advantage of the many hotel amenities including jogging and nature trails, a 60 foot lap swimming pool, health club, whirlpools and paddle boats.  Also, be sure to sign up for your Hyatt Gold Passport membership before you arrive to take advantage of the fitness center facilities at no charge. 




Rob Abbott
Vice President of Safety Policy
American Trucking Association

Rob Abbott is Vice President of Safety Policy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the largest national trade association representing the trucking industry.

Rob will be the keynote speaker during the Tuesday lunch hour. He will be discussing today's safety hot-topics including but not limited to: hours of service, electronic logging devices, drug/alcohol testing and FMCSA's safety monitoring and enforcement programs. To read more of Rob's bio, click here.


Greg Feary
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
Attorneys At Law

Greg Feary is President of the firm and also serves as a managing partner who practices primarily in the area of transportation insurance law and transportation contract matters.

Greg will be the keynote speaker first thing Wednesday morning after breakfast. He will be presenting alternative risk programs including single parent and group captive insurers, risk retention groups and various self-insured retention programs. Greg also designs independent contractor programs and defends independent contractor disputes. To read more of Greg's bio, click here.




The Hyatt Lodge parterned with EBE are known for treating guests to first class meals, snacks and cocktail receptions. Monday night is the "opening reception night" for early arrivers and walk-in registrants.
Tuesday evening EBE will host a "cocktail reception" followed by a dinner and a night out in downtown Chicago at the House of Blues! Join us as we celebrate our 40th year in business with dinner, drinks, live music, prizes and much more! You won't want to miss this! 









The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus is conveniently located between both airports serving the Chicago area. It is situated 11 miles south of O'Hare International Airport and 15 miles north of Midway Airport. For airport shuttle service information please click here. For detailed driving directions please go to http://thelodge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/ and click on maps and directions.



Dress for the Summit is business casual. Temperature in late October is normally in the mid 60's. Pack a sweater and/or a fall jacket for the possibility of cooler weather. 







The pictures used are courtesy of The Hyatt Lodge's website and EBE's past User Group Conference. They do not depict actual set-up for the Summit. The Summit will be customized to meet our needs.


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