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Lets Talk Profitability line-up features top industry experts

TORONTO, Ont. -- Truckers will have a chance to learn the secrets of profitability from top industry experts at Mar...


TORONTO, Ont. — Truckers will have a chance to learn the secrets of profitability from top industry experts at Markel Insurance Company of Canadas Lets Talk about Driving a More Profitable Trucking Business in November.

Featured speakers at the upcoming (Nov. 6 at the Doubletree International) seminar include well-known trucking lawyer Miriam Isenberg; Gorski Bulk Transport president, Ted Gorski Jr.; Carriers Edge CEO, Mark Murrell; and Kriska president, Mark Seymour.

In Montreal (Nov. 7 at Hotel Mortagne) featured speakers include trucking lawyer Simon Rainville, rate modeling expert Frdrik Franois, and Jacques Dulude, vice-president of AGD Verchres Express.

Calgary (Nov. 20 at the Delta Calgary South) is slated to welcome trucking lawyer Leo Caffaro, among other local trucking luminaries. And in Edmonton (Nov. 21 at the Best Western Sherwood Hotel), attendees will benefit from the hard-won knowledge of trucking die-hards such as Barry Bembridge of Pauls Hauling (Winnipeg).

All of the above will deliver industry know-how via in-depth live interviews with the trucking industrys foremost journalists: Lou Smyrlis (Motortruck and Canadian Transportation & Logistics), John G. Smith (former Truck News and Truck West editor) and Steve Bouchard (Transport Routier editor). Audience members will get the opportunity to ask questions on the issues that matter to them, while hobnobbing with the industrys very best.

Novembers Lets Talk about Driving a More Profitable Trucking Business seminar series will provide concrete best practices to help small to intermediate trucking companies build better, more profitable businesses, officials said in a release. Topics to be discussed include red flags in shipper/carrier contracts, setting rates to adequately cover costs and maximize profits, cost management strategies and best practices and strategies for operational investments.

All seminars run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-event networking and continental breakfast session begins at 8:30 a.m. Trucking carriers, insurance brokers and other trucking and insurance industry representatives are all welcome to attend. Regular registration price is $349; but if you purchase tickets more than seven days in advance you save Markel clients pay a discounted rate of $149 and all other registrants pay $249.

To register call 888-MARKEL or for additional information, including venue maps and content information, visit www.markel.ca/letstalk.


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