NSC 2017

NPTC 2017 National Safety Conference
September 14-15, 2017 - Dulles, Virginia

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 7:00 – 8:00 am  Continental Networking Breakfast
 8:00 – 8:15 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Gary Petty
, NPTC President & CEO
 8:15 – 9:15 am

The Trump Administration’s New Motor Carrier Safety Agenda
Jack Van Steenburg, Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

 9:15 – 10:00 am  FMCSA Regulatory Update
 Rick Schweitzer, NPTC General Counsel
 10:30 – 11:15 am  Ensuring Safety Performance in the Face
 of a Looming Driver Shortage

 David Simpson, CFS, CFM, Corporate Transportation/Safety Manager, BWI Companies
 11:15 – 12:00 noon

Effective Screening Methodologies

  • Hair Follicle Testing – Will Carter, Director of Fleet Management, Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Personality Profiling – Brian Johnston, CTP, Sr. Director of Transportation, Core-Mark International
  • Functional Capacity Testing – Keith Frantz, CTP, DOT Compliance Manager, ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • PSP Background Checks – Jamey Eilerman, CTP, Director-Logistics, Apio, Inc.
12:00 – 2:00 pm  National Driver All Star Luncheon & Recognition Ceremony
Come honor those drivers who have demonstrated that they are at the top of their profession in terms of safety, compliance and customer service, sponsored by International Trucks. Bob Mann, Vice President, Dealer Sales, International Trucks, and Gary Petty, NPTC President & CEO, presenting.
 2:00 – 3:15 pm      Concurrent “Safety-in-the-Round” Discussions
In these open-forum sessions, participants share freely their challenges, resources and solutions in an atmosphere of trust and confidence. Discussions lead by subject matter experts.
  • Enhancing Background Searches – Phil Komorowski, Division Manager, FTC Transport, Inc.
  • Electronic Logging Devices – Megan Rollo, DOT Compliance, Wilbur-Ellis Company
  • Accident Reconstruction – Rebecca Richard, Fleet Safety & Compliance Supervisor, East Penn Manufacturing Co
  • Managing Multiple/Remote Locations – Meghan Chan, CTP, Fleet Safety & Compliance Manager, Mondelez International LLC
 3:30 – 4:45 pm  Concurrent "Safety-in-the Round" Discussions
In these open-forum sessions, participants share freely their challenges, resources and solutions in an atmosphere of trust and confidence. Discussions lead by subject matter experts.
  • Dealing with an Aging Driver Workforce – Jeff Smith, Director of Transportation, Gold Medal Bakery, Inc.
  • Safety Training Programs – Lewis Allen, CTP, Director, Fleet Operations, Aaron's, Inc.
  • Enhancing Safety Meetings – Cameron Hafer, CTP, MSHR, Sr. Mgr., Transportation & DOT Compliance, Trans Papa Logistics / Papa John’s
  • Comparative Liability and Negligence – Jeremy C. Decker, CTP, Transportation Safety Manager, The Mennel Milling Company
6:00 – 7:00 pm  Sponsored Networking Reception with refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

7:00 – 8:00 am  Continental Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am

The Industry’s Top Safety Challenges and Distracted Driving
Dan Murray
, Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute

9:15 – 10:30 am

Putting Active Safety Technology to Work

  • Collision Warning/Mitigation – Nick Cindrich, CTP, CDS, Director, Enterprise Safety & DOT Compliance, CVS Health
  • Automatic Transmissions – Jeff Newey, Manager, Deseret Transportation
  • Electronic Stability Control – Chuck Amen, CTP, Manager, Transportation Operations, Hillyard, Inc.
  • Lane Departure Warning – Paul Miller, CTP, Director of Transportation, Merchants Distributors, Inc.
  • In-Cab Cameras – Scott Duvall, CTP, Safety Manager, Dot Transportation, Inc.
  • Speed Monitoring Devices – Ricky Abell, CTP, Sr. Mgr., Fleet Safety & Compliance, MedTrans LLC
  • Disk Brakes – Sean Dubman, CTP, Transportation Safety Coordinator, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
10:45 – 11:30 am Case Study in Excellence:
Putting it All Together - Building a Culture of Safety

Victor Hart, Director of Safety, Dot Transportation, Inc.

11:30 am  Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks