Arkansas Trucking Association

2019 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting

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Name: 2019 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Attend the fourth quarter meeting of the Accounting & Finance Council at the The Victory Building, 1401 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201 on Tuesday, December 3.  

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The meeting will be held at 10:30 am, and lunch will be served while attendees network with other accounting professionals in a workshop-style setting.

Participants will
  • Receive an overview of the basics of fuel supply chain
  • Discuss how the commodity futures market affects over the road (OTR) diesel prices
  • Discuss the facts and impact of International Maritime Organization's 2020 regulations
  • Receive an overview of the key macro-economic trends impacting the industry
  • Discuss expectations of demand, rules and capacity in 2020
  • Discuss the key drivers of stock performance within our industry for the year ahead
Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits.  
In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, register your attendance and departure on provided attendance sheets at registration desk.

Fields of Study: Specialized Knowledge, Economics
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 
Delivery Method: Group Live

Session 1: Fuel Supply Chain Primer and 2020 IMO Changes
Presented by Jake Fry, Manager of Fleet Solutions
Love's Travel Stops
(CPE Specialized Knowledge - 1 credit)  

This presentation will cover the basics of the fuel supply chain and how the commodity futures market affect over the road (OTR) diesel prices. We will also discuss the facts of International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 regulations and how the change may impact diesel prices and possibly fuel surcharges.

Jake Fry has been in working in the transportation fuel industry for 12 years.  He has worked for Love’s Travel Stops as manager of fleet solutions for the past seven years.  He is a diesel fuel price expert with a specialty in developing strategies to minimize fuel price volatility and fuel surcharge strategies.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Session 2: 2020 Economic Outlook
Presented by Jack Atkins, Managing Director of Transportation Research
Stephens Inc.
(CPE Economics - 1 credit) 

This presentation will discuss the key theme and macro-economic trends impacting the truckload and less-than-truckload industries as well as our current outlook for demand and rates and capacity in 2020. Finally my presentation will discuss the key drivers of stock performance within the sector and our outlook for the public equities in the group over the next year.

Jack Atkins is a research analyst covering the logistics/maritime & truckload/less-than-truckload sectors. He joined Stephens in August 2007 as a research associate in the Industrials group, with a primary focus on industrial distribution and service companies. He was promoted to analyst on the transportation research team in August 2011. Jack holds a B.A. in history from Auburn University and an M.A. with a concentration in history from Virginia Tech.

To reserve your spot, RSVP by Monday, December 2.


The Victory Building
1401 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, December 3
10:30 am - 2 pm
Contact Information:
Katie Thomason
In order to provide proper accommodations, we must guarantee a headcount in advance.
  • For ATA members who submit their meeting registration by the deadline and attend the meeting, there is no fee.
  • ATA members who attend without registering or register but do not attend will be charged $25.
  • Out of courtesy, if you decide to attend after the registration deadline, please contact the ATA office.
  • ATA welcomes guests and non-members to Council meetings for $50.
Refunds and Cancellations:
Deadline to register is Monday, December 2. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and/or complaints, please contact our office at 501-372-3462 or send an email.
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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

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  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
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