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Final Program Schedule

Wednesday, September 7, 2022                                              General Sessions: National Ballroom  |  Exhibit & Meals: International Ballroom
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 NPTC Annual Benchmarking Survey Report, Sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing
Tom Moore, CTP | NPTC Executive Vice President
1:45 PM Washington Report: Legislative & Regulatory Update, Sponsored by Centerline Drivers
Rick Schweitzer | NPTC General Counsel
2:45 PM Break
3:15 PM General Session

Risk Managers vs. Risk Takers: Exploring the Inherent Conflicts Between Safety & Management
Keith Maisch | Safety Manager | America’s Service Line LLC
Scott Willert, CTP | President | America’s Service Line LLC

Preserving a Commitment to Safety in an Environment of Rapid Change
Charles Mensah | AVP-Operations | MedTrans LLC

4:45 PM Open Evening for Networking
Thursday, September 8, 2022
6:45 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM General Session – Active Safety Technologies: A Panel Discussion
Shana Barton, CTP | Logistics Manager | Oldcastle Building Products
Paul Miller, CTP | Director of Transportation | Merchants Distributors LLC
Larry Parsons | Chief Administrative Officer | McLane Company, Inc.
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM General Session – Working with Driver Training Schools
Steven Ralston, CDS, CDT | Director, Transportation Safety & Compliance | Ashley Distribution Services
Ed Reardon, CTP | GM-Fleet Safety & Compliance | CF Logistics/Country Fresh
11:00 AM General Session – 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

  • Working with Third-Party Safety Professionals
    Facilitated by: Randy Perry, CTP | Sr. Manager, EHS | Schwan’s Consumer Brands
  • What Does the Trend to Reduce Driver Hiring Standards and Screening Protocols Mean for Safety Performance?
    Facilitated by: Mike Schwersenska, CTP | Director, Transportation & Distribution | Brakebush Transportation
  • Data Indigestion: How Much is Enough?
    Facilitated by: Brooke English, CTP | TMS Manager | The QUIKRETE Companies
  • Extended Trade Cycles and the Impact on Safety
    Facilitated by: Jacob Krumm, CTP | EHS/DOT Sr. Fleet Safety Manager | Frito-Lay, Inc.
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Safety in the Round: Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

  • Customizing Your Driver Training Programs
    Facilitated by: Eric Cook | Fleet Safety Trainer | Home City Ice
  • Adapting the Driver Handbook in the Age of Technology
    Facilitated by: Mandy Davidson, CTP | Fleet & Safety Manager | Lumina Foods
  • Driver Wellness in the Aftermath of the Pandemic
    Facilitated by: Lucas Church | Fleet Operations Manager | Home City Ice
  • Building a Program to Recruit from Within
    Facilitated by: Carol Heinowski | Logistics Manager-Safety & Compliance | Meijer, Inc.
6:00 PM Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, September 9, 2022
7:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM General Session – Safety Best Practices Snapshot Presentations

  • Implementing Entry Level Driver Training
    Ray Byrd, CTP | Vice President, Transportation & Distribution | Pioneer Sand Co.
  • Developing Driver Trainers & Coaches
    Norman Dickerson | Safety Director | Home City Ice
  • How to Develop & Implement Peer Review
    Cassie Wood, CTP | Transportation Manager | BCT, Inc.
8:45 AM Break
9:00 AM Safety in the Round: Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

  • Driver Rewards and Recognition
    Facilitated by: Kate Mirise, CTP | Logistics Manager | The Royal Group
  • Dealing with the Aging Workforce
    Facilitated by: Mark Winters, CTP | Asst. Transportation Mgr. | Dot Transportation, Inc.
  • Data Integration Strategies
    Facilitated by: Rodney Wilson, CTP | Director of Logistics-Central/SE Regions | Walgreen Oshkosh, Inc.
  • Strategies to Reduce Lost Time Injuries
    Facilitated by: Lisa Thompson | Director of Safety & Compliance | America’s Service Line LLC
10:30 AM General Session – Safety Best Practices Snapshot Presentations

  • Building an Internal Audit Process that Works
    Keith Frantz, CTP | DOT Compliance Manager | ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Developing Effective Safety Metrics and Dashboards
    Samantha Lee, CTP | Distribution Continuous Improvement Coordinator | Upstate Niagara Cooperative
  • The Link Between Driver Turnover and Safety
    Tim Eckhardt, CTP | Director of Safety | Dot Transportation, Inc.
11:30 AM Conference Adjournment
Gary Petty | NPTC President & CEO
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