Shipping Insights From Industry Experts in a Free, Virtual Event

Freight volumes and rates are down across the global supply chain — that means it’s a perfect time to take stock of your operations to optimize them for the next crunch.

In our next Supply Chain Master Series Event, we’ll fill you in on the state of the freight market, why rates are bottoming out, and when you can expect them to begin rising again. Then we’ll help you learn how to take advantage of this cyclical lull to assess your operations and make changes with a lasting positive impact.

Lean on the insights two panels of experts from Coyote and leading logistics organizations provide as you prepare your supply chain for the rest of 2023 and beyond.

Supply Chain Master Series: Event Details

  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. CDT
  • 2 sessions
  • 6 experts from Stephens, American Freight and Coyote Logistics
  • Free registration
  • Live Q&A or watch on demand
Q3 Freight Market Forecast: What to Watch in the Second Half of 2023

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m. CDT

Get truckload, LTL and intermodal market updates for Q3 from industry experts. Find out if rates have bottomed out and and how external factors will impact the freight market this summer.

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10:30 a.m.
Ask the Experts: How Network Optimization Can Save You Time & Money

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. CDT

Learn what network optimization actually means, why now is a great time to take on an optimization project, and how to work with supply chain consultants for a data-driven approach.

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Supply Chain Master Series Speakers

Mike LessoJack Atkins Jack Gerstner

Corey Klujsza Ben Steffes Jay Zaleski

Learn How to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Tune in live on Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. CDT or catch it on demand.

Session Details

Q3 Freight Market Forecast: What to Watch in the Second Half of 2023

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m. CDT

In last quarter’s update, we predicted that truckload rates had hit the bottom.

Have seven straight quarters of declining rates pushed enough carrier capacity out of the market to reverse the trend? And if rates are heading back up, how far off is an inflationary market?

Get the latest update on the North American freight market for each mode and watch our panel of experts weigh in on the impact of factors that may affect your rates this summer. We’ll cover everything from macroeconomic trends to labor issues to upcoming weather events to look out for.

Topics include:

  • The latest Coyote Curve® index, featuring spot & contract truckload rate forecasts.
  • North American freight market trends for truckload, intermodal and LTL.
  • Labor trends to watch that may impact your supply chain.
  • Produce season updates that can affect capacity regionally.
  • Weather events to track throughout the second half of the summer.


  • Jack Atkins, Managing Director, Research Analyst – Transportation, Stephens
  • Corey Klujsza, VP, Pricing & Procurement Strategy, Coyote Logistics
  • Ben Steffes, VP, Managed Services, Coyote Logistics

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Ask the Experts: How Network Optimization Can Save You Time & Money

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. CDT

“Network Optimization” sounds like a no-brainer for your supply chain, but it’s also vague enough that you might not be sure what exactly it entails.

But if you’re focusing less energy on your day-to-day shipping needs in the current market, it’s the ideal time to look at your entire supply chain through a wider lens. What’s working well and what could be going better? And are the right people handling the right tasks at all levels?

We’ll cover everything you can optimize — transportation, facility location, sustainability performance and more — as well as pitfalls to avoid and how to choose a provider with the expertise to help.

Topics include:

  • Network optimization defined.
  • What parts of your supply chain can be optimized.
  • How to take a data-driven approach to assessing capabilities and needs.
  • Prioritizing improvements based on resources & business goals.
  • How supply chain consultants can help you make the right choices.


  • Mike Lesso, Vice President, Distribution Centers & Logistics, American Freight
  • Jack Gerstner, SVP, Coverage, Coyote Logistics
  • Jay Zaleski, Director, Supply Chain Engineering & Analytics, Coyote Logistics

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Register for the Supply Chain Master Series

Get your supply chain ready for Q3 on Tuesday, June 20 or catch it on demand.