Saturday – April 23
 <<Quick Schedule>>  Board and Committee Meetings (members-only):                                   -- subject to change --     Hotel=Hilton  CC=ConvCenter
 12:00 - 12:30pm     - Hotel  Joint Board Meeting Buffet Lunch -- Continental Ballroom
 12:30 - 3:45pm       - Hotel  Joint Meeting of NPTC Board of Directors, Institute Board of Governors and National Advisory Board -- Continental Ballroom
 4:00 - 5:30pm         - Hotel  NPTC Board of Directors Meeting -- Salon H & I
 5:30 - 6:00pm         - Hotel  Conference Planning Committee Walk-Through -- Salon M
 6:00 - 6:30pm         - Hotel  CTP Graduation Ceremony REHEARSAL (new, graduating CTPs only)
 8:00am - 5:00pm     - CC      Exhibitor Booth Move-In / Setup - Duke Energy Convention Center - Halls A and B
 2:00 - 6:00pm          - CC  Registration Desk OPEN - Duke Energy Convention Center - Outside Hall A, First Floor
 Sunday – April 24
 8:00am - 6:00pm     - CC  Registration Desk OPEN - Duke Energy Convention Center - Outside Hall A, First Floor
 8:00 - 9:00am          - Hotel  First Timer's Welcome Breakfast Orientation  (Sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing)
 8:00am - 2:00pm     - CC  Exhibitor Booth Move-In / Setup - Duke Energy Convention Center - Halls A and B, First Floor  (Setup Complete by 2:00pm)
 9:30 - 10:45am        - Hotel  Two Concurrent Educational Workshops:
 

Lean Transportation Means Green Transportation - Rookwood Room
The ability of today’s private fleet to deliver exceptional customer service at a competitive cost advantage continues to be complicated by numerous issues both internal and external to the organization. Find out how some of our leading private fleets are leveraging Lean Transportation principles to identify ways to increase efficiency, develop action plans to reduce cost and deliver productivity to the bottom line.

Using Data to Make Better Decisions & Drive Costs Out of the Operation - Rosewood Room
Do you know the value of your private fleet? How do you properly manage the deluge of data and turn it into actionable intelligence that will enhance that value proposition? Can you use that data to drive those big and everyday decisions such as fuel economy, productivity, compliance,  customer service and general business?  How do you sell the value up and down the corporate ladder?

 11:00am - 2:00pm    - Hotel


 CTP Graduation Ceremony

 NPTC/SmartDrive Professional Leadership Awards
 Kick-Off Brunch (Brunch sponsored by Bridgestone)

Howard Wasdin, Former Navy SEAL

 Speaker: Howard Wasdin

 -- Former Member, Navy SEAL TEAM SIX
 -- Served in Somalia "Black Hawk Down" conflict
 -- Recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart
 -- Author, "Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper"
   (Speaker sponsored by Lytx DriveCam)


HOWARD WASDIN 
is a former SEAL Team Six member.  After graduating with BUD/S Class 143, he later became a top sniper with SEAL Team Six.  For his actions in "Operation Gothic Serpent" in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States, and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in action.   In that conflict he was wounded three times and nearly lost his right leg. Howard served in the US Navy for twelve years, nine of which were as part of the SEAL Teams.  After twelve years, he was medically discharged due to the injuries he sustained in Mogadishu.  The Somalia conflict would later become more commonly known as "Black Hawk Down", nick-named after the story depicted by Mark Bowden in his book and movie of the same name.


 3:00 - 6:00pm         - CC

 EXHIBIT HALL

 Grand Opening and Reception  (Reception sponsored by 10-4 Systems and Penske Truck Leasing)
 A world-class exhibition featuring nearly 200 exhibitors packed with products and solutions that will increase the effectiveness of your private fleet. All registered fleet members are eligible for $500 gift-card prizes awarded every hour -- You must be present to Win!
Open bar and afternoon snacks served.

 7:00 - 9:30pm         - Hotel

  ACT-1 Gala Evening Reception & Dinner

  Sponsored by ACT-1, the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry.
 Monday – April 25
 7:00am - 4:00pm      - CC  Registration Desk OPEN - Duke Energy Convention Center - Outside Hall A, First Floor
 7:30 - 9:00am          - Hotel  Buffet Breakfast  (sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. and LeasePlan USA)
 9:15 - 10:45am        - CC  Five Concurrent Educational Workshops:
 

Legislative and Regulatory Update - Room 200 North
NPTC General Counsel Rick Schweitzer will provide an update on regulatory changes that affect your daily operations, including the hours of service restart, safety fitness determinations, changes to CSA metrics, electronic logging devices, mandated meal and rest breaks under state law, the drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse, medical qualifications and CDLs, insurance requirements, and more.

The Impact of the Green House Gas Emissions Standards on Truck and Trailer Technology - Room 201 North
Do you know the value of your private fleet? How do you properly manage the deluge of data and turn it into actionable intelligence that will enhance that value proposition? Can you use that data to drive those big and everyday decisions such as fuel economy, productivity, compliance,  customer service and general business?  How do you sell the value up and down the corporate ladder?

Fatigue Management - Room 204 North
The North American Fatigue Management Program is designed to address the issue of driver fatigue with a comprehensive approach. For the past several years, Canadian and American regulators, carriers, and researchers have worked on the development of a comprehensive approach for managing fatigue. Come discover how one fleet has implemented these guidelines within their fleet and what you can learn from their experience.

Successful Driver Recruiting Strategies - Room 205 North
In an era in which attracting and retaining drivers is hard and getting harder, some fleets are finding new applicant pools in their own backyard. Learn from two fleets that are opening their warehouse workers a chance to climb behind the wheel.

Managing Remote Locations - Room 212 North
With many private fleet operations operating out of multiple and remote locations, ensuring consistency in safety, operations and human resources becomes central to a fleet manager's success. In this roundtable open forum, come prepared to share (and to learn) strategies that will ensure all of your locations are operating seamlessly.


 11:00 - 1:00pm        - Hotel

NPTC/Lytx DriveCam Driver Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony, Fleet Safety Awards and Luncheon

(Luncheon sponsored by:
CPC Logistics, FleetNet America,
Frito-Lay, Inc., and PeopleNet)


Speaker: Frank Abagnale

-- Security Consultant
-- Famous Impostor and Check Forger
-- Author of "Catch Me If You Can"
  (Speaker sponsored by Mack Leasing System)


FRANK ABAGNALE
 is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 45 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and in April 2011 opened on Broadway and won a Tony Award. Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish and U. S. prison systems. After five years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over four decades . More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998 he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

 1:15 - 2:30pm        - CC

 Exhibitor Meeting / Booth Selection for NPTC 2017 - DECC Room 206 North

 1:30 - 2:45am        - CC  Five Concurrent Educational Workshops:
 

Best Practices in Driver Onboarding - Room 200 North
Once a candidate clears the application process and begins the transition to the workplace, the first step is building a thoughtful and effective onboarding process that is designed to teach expectations, rules and procedures to new employees in a positive and consistent manner. Orientation programs offer another opportunity to evaluate candidates. Come learn how two private fleet professionals use the orientation process to help ensure a culture of retention.

Developing Bench Strength - Room 201 North
People are the backbone of any business and treating people in such a way that benefits the company as well as the associates involved is tremendously important. With a variety of focus areas such as development, enablement, creating a symbiotic culture of appreciation, and companionate love in the workplace, this workshop will provide opportunities to create a people-first mentality that not only positively affects the bottom line but also creates both momentum and velocity to the organizations that employ these concepts.

Fuel Management Strategies - Room 204 North
Although fuel prices have eased significantly, fuel still represents the second largest cost for private fleets after labor. Even as prices have come down, private fleet managers remain under pressure to get this volatile expense under control. Come hear how two different private fleet managers are leaving no stone unturned to improve their fuel spend.

How to Get in the Game of Backhauls - Room 205 North
Collaborative logistics. Reverse logistics. Managing returns, dunnage and spoilage. Private fleets have their share of backhaul challenges, To improve their cost competitive advantage, many private fleets continue to adjust their own private fleet capacity and offset costs by capturing more backhaul movements, taking control of inbound freight, collaborating with customers and suppliers on logistics, and optimizing the supply chain. Come learn from the experiences of three private fleet professionals who have worked through what has worked, what hasn't, and why.

Driver Wellness Programs - Room 212 North
With an aging driver population helping to accelerate healthcare and worker's compensation costs, how do leading fleets protect their investment in the driver? This workshop will examine the effectiveness of leading health and wellness programs and take a look at sleep apnea programs.


 3:00 - 5:30pm         - CC

 EXHIBIT HALL

 Reception Extravaganza  (Reception sponsored by Decisiv and International Trucks)
 Nearly 200 exhibitors packed with products and solutions that will increase the effectiveness of your private fleet. All registered fleet members are eligible for $500 gift-card prizes awarded every hour -- You must be present to Win!
Open bar and afternoon snacks served.
 
 Tuesday – April 26
 7:30 - 8:30am        - Hotel  Buffet Breakfast
 8:45 - 10:00am       - CC  Five Concurrent Educational Workshops:
 

Optimizing Driver Labor Spend - Room 200 North
A look into driver policies, drop time improvements, routing efficiencies, productivity. On-duty and non-driving metrics, knowing the difference between this and on duty. what are they doing do this period of time and how do you measure it, difference between on duty and off duty, how drivers manage their hours.

CSA: How Can it Transform Safety Performance? - Room 201 North
CSA re-engineered the former enforcement and compliance process to provide a better view into how well fleets and drivers are complying with safety rules, and to intervene earlier with those who are not. In this workshop, learn how three fleets are using the program to monitor, manage and ultimately, improve, safety within their fleet.

Driver Scorecarding - Room 204 North
You can't manage what you don't measure. More and more, data analytics are transforming the way we operate. But how do you ensure you get identify and define the most appropriate metrics and create an effective dashboard to manage your operation? How do you use these metrics to change behavior and improve performance? Come learn how three different fleets develop scoreboards that drive performance improvements.

Smart Spec'ing - Room 205 North
Today, more than ever, fleet managers must wrap the right truck around business conditions, customer expectations, productivity improvements, image, performance & maintenance. Learn how to blend these demands into vehicle specs that deliver results on the road, in the shop and in the resale market. Learn how to determine what work needs to be accomplished to increase productivity and efficiency by tailoring vehicle acquisition to user needs.

Biggest Time Traps for Today's Private Fleet Manager -- And How to Avoid Them  - Room 212 North
In today’s transportation world, we are all busy and hard at work. We wonder what we can do to be more efficient. Come and sit in on a round table discussion about “Time Traps” that affect us in being efficient and what we are doing to deal with them. This is a round table discussion to learn from each other on what today’s time traps are and how we deal with them.

 10:15 - 11:30am        - CC  Five Concurrent Educational Workshops:
 

Becoming a Shipper of Choice - Room 200 North
With more for-hire capacity shortages rippling through the private fleet community, how can private fleet managers ensure that their company "owns" the supply chain? What are leading practitioners doing to become more carrier friendly and get the price and service options they need to enhance productivity.

Fixing your Driver Turnover Problem by Training and Incentivizing Your Dispatchers  - Room 201 North
Take a journey through Kellogg Snacks DSD’s (Direct Store Distribution) Evolution of the Solution Center and Routing Team. Creative solutions, challenging training and team engagement at many levels brought us from centralized processes to full decentralization in a matter of a few years.

Pre-Employment Screening: What Every Trucking Industry Employer Needs to Know - Room 204 North
Increasing numbers of organizations are utilizing Pre-Work Screen (PWS) processes to verify that their respective hires have the physical capabilities to perform the work at hand. This session will examine the issues an organization should be aware of when considering, designing, testing and implementing a Pre-Work Screens process. In addition, we will provide an in-depth discussion of the legal issues related to federal employment guidelines, disparate impact, and interactions with employers. Case studies will demonstrate the importance of understanding the legal risks, illustrating real world positive outcomes and consequences.

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership - Room 205 North
Over the past few years, pressures continue to mount to extend trade cycles as a "low cost" option to counter rising equipment costs and to preserve increasingly tight capital expenditures. In this workshop, explore concerns about how that strategy may not make financial sense in the long run by getting shut out of new technologies, fuel economy, and resale value. Learn how to reconcile the often competing views between the finance department and fleet management. Learn how to successfully build a financial case for updating your fleet from an operational, safety and technological perspective.

Technician Recruiting, Retention and Development - Room 212 North
Today's trucks and trailers are technologically more advanced than ever before. They last longer and from a safety and operational perspective, they perform better than previous generations. But have they bypassed the ability of the typical private fleet maintenance shop to maintain and repair them. Come to this roundtable discussion and learn how leading private fleet equipment and maintenance professionals are ensuring they have the talent and the training to keep up with today's equipment demands.

 11:45am - 2:15pm   - Hotel  Luncheon
  (Sponsored by GPS Insight, LLC)

 'Success Trends and Practices of Today’s Private Fleets'
 Speaker: Thomas Moore, CTP, NPTC Senior Vice President
 

**** Spouse/Guest Program ****
♦ Open Lounge with refreshments at Hotel on Sunday and Monday -- Julep Room, 3rd Floor
♦ All Conference Social Functions, including meals and Exhibit Hall Activities

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Questions about the program? Contact Tom Moore, CTP, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.