Werner President and COO Derek Leathers was the keynote speaker at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit, garnering attention from national media sources. Leathers delivered a comprehensive industry outlook discussing the growth in freight demand, the role of technology as a solution, the strength of intermodal and the impact of regulations.
“Slowly but steadily, freight demand is growing,” stated Leathers. “More demand is good, but the risk is that it brings the truckload industry closer to an imbalance that could disrupt distribution. You need the proper blend between technology and human interaction. The fleets that survive will be the ones that can offset rate increases with innovation,” he said. “You need to have the optimization and collaboration that is required to thread the needle to get the rate you need while respecting the customer’s need to lower costs.”