The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) will host an audio conference addressing how to manage risk when purchasing fuel in a volatile energy market on Jan. 26 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.

TCA said the conference will provide participants an opportunity to speak to experts who have successfully implemented financial tools and purchasing strategies to avoid buying high.

Topics will include:

  • tools and terminologies to know
  • how to assess risk (falling prices potentially put some carriers at a disadvantage)
  • how to hedge with a fuel buying program
  • how to cap future fuel purchase prices and protect investment in gallons purchased
  • how to establish a fuel price window that protects profit margins

    To register or get more information, go to www.truckload.org or go to www.linkconferencecall.com/reg/tca/buyingsmart.