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TCA Profitability Program Seminar — Nashville

Thursday, December 8, 2022

December 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Lunch Provided)


Join TCA Profitability Program’s (TPP) Program Manager Shepard Dunn and Managing Director Jack Porter, and representatives from carriers already participating in the program, for an informative one-day seminar this fall to hear about all the things TPP can do for your business.

During the events, they’ll provide a detailed overview of TCA’s highly successful benchmarking program and the ways your company can get involved.

It’s time to learn what TPP delivers for your company and how you can become an engaged and active participant.

TCA will host three, one-day workshops this fall in three cities:  

  • October 26, 2022: Chicago 
  • November 14, 2022: Charlotte 
  • December 8, 2022: Nashville 

Registration Fees:

  • TCA For-Hire Carrier members receive a special discounted registration rate of $249 per person.
  • Non-TCA Members are $499 per person.


Key Topics

  • The critical metrics C-level executives observe and monitor to successfully navigate a turbulent market.
  • Measuring your Operating Ratio and understand what it means for sustaining business during a down market
  • Maximizing revenue per truck and revenue per driver
  • Increasing driver utilization in a flat market
  • Tracking the Gross Margin trends and identifying growth opportunities
  • Monitoring the Maintenance Cost Per Mile and opportunities for reduction
  • The top ten trends across the industry for sustaining profitability in today’s market

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: TPP Best Practices – Business Management Structure 

  • Roundtable Introductions – What are Your Expectations of this Session? 
  • TPP Overview
    • History of Program
    • Group Structure and How it Works — Agendas, Composites, and Surveys
  • Introduction to “Managing Your Business by the Numbers” 
  • Open Discussion and Q&A 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch  

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: What’s In It for You? 

  • Power of Data & Execution presented by FleetOps  
  • Current TPP Participant Case Study with David Shelton, CEO, Western Dairy Transport 
    • Hear a first-hand account of a current TPP member’s experiences with the program including their successes, struggles, and strategies.
  • Employing TPP Benefits in Your Business 
    • Accountability Based Management Model 
  • What’s Next? Becoming a TPP Participant
  • Open Discussion and Q&A 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Debrief Session & Networking 


NOTE: Hotel booking information will be sent upon registering for the event. 

Hilton Nashville Airport 
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Room Rate: $159.00 per night

Dress Code:

Dress code for this meeting is business casual.

Thank you to our sponsor:


For questions about the workshop, contact TCA’s Jim Schoonover at or by calling (571) 444-0310.