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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 Washington Report: Legislative & Regulatory Update, Sponsored by TransForce Group
Rick Schweitzer, NPTC General Counsel
3:15 PM Integrating Active Safety Technologies that Improve Safety
Speaker TBA
COVID Lessons Learned: Protecting the Health and Safety of the Workforce
Charlie Fetters, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC
Building a Safety Department from the Ground Up
Brian Johnston, CTP, Core-Mark International
The Missing Link: Driver Turnover and Safety
Tim Eckhardt, CTP, Dot Transportation, Inc.
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
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM Keynote: FMCSA Update
Meera Joshi, Deputy Administrator, FMCSA (invited)
Speaker sponsored by Fleet Advantage
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
  • Improving Site Safety: How to improve safety with all non-employees on your sites
    Facilitated by Kathy Fellenstein, CTP, International Paper
  • 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 Trucking Issues & Opportunities Associated with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Dan Murray, SVP, American Transportation Research Institute
9:15 AM Break
9:30 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
  • Working with Third Parties to Achieve Safety Results – Speaker TBA
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Safety Best Practices (continued…)

  • The Impact of Trade Cycles on Safety – Marc Scibilia, CTP, ADICA Trucking
  • Best Practices in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring – Speaker TBA
  • Complying with the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse regulations – Speaker TBA
  • Managing Remote Locations – Speaker TBA
11:45 AM Conference Adjournment
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