Sunday, June 6

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

General Session

Safety Vision – Industry Outlook: Beyond Safety   

As companies evolve, growing pains are inevitable.  This year’s panel of industry veteran CEOs and Presidents will provide some of their insight into where we, as a safety-driven industry, are headed as we look at the next decade and beyond.  They hope to expound on what has become more than just a compliance-driven industry, and focus how safety has changed over the years spreading to all parts of an organization.

moderator

John Lyboldt

President

Truckload Carriers Association

Jim Ward

President

D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Don Christenson

President/CEO

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

General Session

Safety from the driver's seat

What do drivers think about the bells and whistles that come along with operating new trucks? How has technology affected their jobs, and what human aspects should be taken into consideration before committing to these technologies? Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pros Clark Reed and Henry Albert will provide insights that could help inform your decision making moving forward.

Clark Reed

Company Driver and Trainer

Nussbaum Transportation

moderator

Jim Ward

President

D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Henry Albert

Owner

Albert Transportation, Inc.

Monday, June 7

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

General Session

Lessons for Team Management

in a Post-COVID World

As the industry begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, what lessons have been learned and what adjustments should be permanently adopted by safety, operations, and recruiting departments? Our panel of past TCA Safety Professional of the Year winners, led by Marilyn Surber of Tenstreet, will provide their views on how to better engage with your team and your drivers.

moderator

Marilyn Surber

Transportation Advisor

Tenstreet

Angie Buchanan

Vice President of Operations

Melton Truck Lines

John Mallory

Director of Safety

John Christner Trucking

Jill Maschmeier

Director of Safety/Compliance

National Carriers

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   &   2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Determining Impairment and Establishing a Response Plan

While alcohol has a clear standard for determining impairment, an increasing number of tools are being developed to detect the use of other drugs. Once impairment is determined, what’s next for both the safety department and the driver?

Dr. Darrin Grondel

Vice President, Government Relations and Traffic Safety

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   &   2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Navigating the OSHA Minefield

While you may be up to speed on other federal regulations, do you know how your company is affected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? How will the new Biden Administration change the OSHA landscape? Hear from Gillian Egan of Jackson Lewis P.C. about key considerations for truckload carriers.

Ray Perez
Counsel
Jackson Lewis P.C.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Workshop

Dealing with Data Overload

In our connected world, virtually every piece of technology collects and records data. This particularly true in trucking, with ELDs, telematics devices, cameras, and other safety features all producing independent streams of data. How can carriers utilize this resource to identify and act upon trends?

Amanda Schuier

Senior Vice President

Quality Transport

Ryan Camacho

Director

Axele

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Workshop

Litigation from the Plaintiff’s Perspective

When accidents lead to litigation, how do you respond? What are the secrets the plaintiff’s team don’t want to you know? Hear from Melton Truck Line’s Associate General Counsel Vallie Dugas about negotiation best practices and tips from the plaintiff’s perspective.

Vallie Dugas

Associate General Counsel & Director of Safety-Claims Management

Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Truck Safety – What’s Coming and What is Available Today?

As new technology becomes available, safety professionals need to judge what works for their fleet. Hear from safety leaders Michael Lasko of Boyle Transportation and Jeremy Stickling of Nussbaum Transportation about what they currently utilize and what they’re looking forward to implementing in the coming years.

Michael Lasko

Manager of Safety

and Quality

Boyle Transportation

Rick Schmidt
Director of HR & Safety
Nussbaum Transportation

Len Copeland

Product Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Accidents Happen...But What Happens Next?

Accidents are bound to happen, but it’s how you respond to them that makes all of the difference. The first part of a series, which will be completed through future webinars, Attorney Ted Perryman will discuss what your safety team should do in the first 48 hours after an accident occurs.

Ted Perryman

Attorney

Roberts Perryman P.C.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

General Session

Building Successful

Entry-Level Drivers

A panel of industry safety directors will discuss best practices for developing safe and committed entry-level professional truck drivers. The panel will highlight their successes in acclimating these drivers to the industry culture and the rigors of the road and will provide resources that attendees can utilize to improve their own programs. 

moderator

Lucas Mowrey

Safety Director

Grand Island Express, Inc.

David White

Safety Supervisor

Prime, Inc.

Antonio Torres

School Director

Raider Express

Deen Albert

Director of Operations

Grand Island Express, Inc.

Tuesday, June 8

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop

Accidents Happen...But What Happens Next?

Accidents are bound to happen, but it’s how you respond to them that makes all of the difference. The first part of a series, which will be completed through future webinars, Attorney Ted Perryman will discuss what your safety team should do in the first 48 hours after an accident occurs.

Ted Perryman

Attorney

Roberts Perryman P.C.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop

Dealing with Data Overload

In our connected world, virtually every piece of technology collects and records data. This particularly true in trucking, with ELDs, telematics devices, cameras, and other safety features all producing independent streams of data. How can carriers utilize this resource to identify and act upon trends?

Amanda Schuier

Senior Vice President

Quality Transport

Ryan Camancho

Director

Axele

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop

Litigation from the Plaintiff’s Perspective

When accidents lead to litigation, how do you respond? What are the secrets the plaintiff’s team doesn’t want to you know? Hear from Melton Truck Line’s Associate General Counsel Vallie Dugas about negotiation best practices and tips from the plaintiff’s perspective.

Vallie Dugas

Associate General Counsel & Director of Safety-Claims Management

Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop

Truck Safety – What’s Coming and What is Available Today?

As new technology becomes available, safety professionals need to judge what works for their fleet. Hear from safety leaders Michael Lasko of Boyle Transportation and Jeremy Stickling of Nussbaum Transportation about what they currently utilize and what they’re looking forward to implementing in the coming years.

Michael Lasko

Manager of Safety

and Quality

Boyle Transportation

Rick Schmidt
Director of HR & Safety
Nussbaum Transportation

Len Copeland

Product Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

General Session

3rd Annual Fireside Chat

Sit in on this annual event, as TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs David Heller shares the administration's and industry’s viewpoints on issues that are certain to affect your fleet's safety performance and efficiency. While administration policies and TCA priorities may not be entirely the same, this session is sure to focus on the viewpoints of both that would lead to the ultimate goal of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our nation’s highways.

Moderated by SiriusXM’s Dave Nemo, this panel is certain to discuss industry topics such as hours-of-service, the future of CSA, and even the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

David Heller

Vice President, Government Affairs

Truckload Carriers Association

moderator

Dave Nemo

Host

RadioNemo