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Conference Program Sponsored by Fleetworthy Solutions

Wednesday, September 8, 2021                                              
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open
1:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
Gary Petty, NPTC President & CEO
Tim Eckhardt, CTP, Chair-NPTC Safety Committee, Dot Transportation, Inc.
1:15 PM Keynote: What’s More Important to Safety: The Driver, Management, or Emerging Technologies?
Honorable Michael E. Graham, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
Speaker sponsored by IDELIC
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Trucking Issues & Opportunities Associated with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Dan Murray, SVP, American Transportation Research Institute
Speaker sponsored by Fleet Advantage
4:45 PM Break
4:15 PM COVID Lessons Learned: Protecting the Health and Safety of the Workforce
Charlie Fetters, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC
5:00 PM Open Evening for Fleet and Exhibitor Networking
Thursday, September 9, 2021
6:45 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts in Catastrophic Accident Cases
Scott Carey, Baker Donelson
Mark Barber, Baker Donelson
Presentation sponsored by Bluewire LLC
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM Washington Report: Legislative & Regulatory Update, Sponsored by TransForce Group
Rick Schweitzer, NPTC General Counsel
11:00 AM NPTC National Driver All-Star Recognition, Sponsored by International Trucks
Tom Moore, CTP, NPTC Executive Vice President
12:00 Noon Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM Safety in the Round: Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

  • Effective Integration of In-Cab Cameras
    Facilitated by Eric DeJesus, CTP, Pitney Bowes
  • Working with Driver Training Schools to Combat the Driver Shortage and to Ensure a Safe Driver
    Facilitated by Greg Sikorski, KeHE Distributors
  • Driver Incentives 
    Facilitated by Scott Roberts, CTP, Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics
  • Surviving a Focused DOT Audit
    Facilitated by Keith McWilliams, CTP, Core-Mark International
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Safety in the Round: Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

  • How to Hire and Develop an Effective Driver Coach
    Facilitated by Eddie Davis, CTP, Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Running an Effective Driver Meeting
    Facilitated by Mark Winters, CTP, Dot Transportation, Inc.
  • Strategies to Integrate Technology and Enhance Driver Engagement
    Facilitated by Keith Maisch, America’s Service Line, LLC
  • Safety Training for the Less Experienced Driver Workforce
    Facilitated by Aaron LeFever, Home City Ice
6:00 PM Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, September 10, 2021
7:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Building a Safety Department from the Ground Up
Brian Johnston, CTP, Core-Mark International
8:45 AM Integrating Active Safety Technologies that Improve Safety
Tim Eckhardt, CTP, Dot Transportation, Inc.
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM Safety Best Practices

  • Dispatchers and their Role in Safety – Steven Roberts, CTP, Deseret Transportation
  • Integrating Driver Management Technologies – Keith Frantz, CTP, ADM Trucking
  • Enhancing Driver Training – John Gillenwater, CTP, Home City Ice
  • Improving Site Safety – Kathy Fellenstein, CTP, International Paper
11:30 AM Conference Adjournment
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