In conjunction with American Automotive Leasing Association
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Schaumburg, IL | July 22-23, 2014

2014 Full Schedule

Subject to change.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

7:30am

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7:00pm   

REGISTRATION OPEN

1:00pm

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1:50pm

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Creating a Successful Corporate Safety Culture: A Step-by-Step Journey to Goal Zero
In a peer-to-peer presentation, learn how one company adopted its lifesaving rules to create a pervasive corporate-wide safety culture. In this lively, first-person presentation, attendees will discover: What a company needs sustain a corporate safety culture that extends beyond fleet drivers to occasional employee drivers and the fundamental initiatives that need to be implemented to achieve the lowest collision per mile.

2:00pm

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2:50pm

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How to Help Drivers Deal with In-Vehicle Distractions
The onset of electronics, both portable and those that are built into today’s vehicles, has created a driving environment that is rife with distraction. The reality is that many drivers don’t know how to properly use this equipment and dealers might not either. This session will explain what fleet safety professionals can do to decrease in-vehicle distractions.

How EHS/Fleet Professionals Can Engage Senior Leadership to Promote and Sustain a Corporate Safety Program
Obtaining support for fleet safety programs from senior management can sometimes be easier said than done. Of course, it only takes one spectacular crash or lawsuit for safety to gain in the attention of senior leadership. However, there are many safety programs where leaders may be lukewarm to support a robust corporate safety program since no major “issues” have occurred. This presentation will discuss how EHS and fleet managers can persuasively stress the importance of “proactive leadership” before something tragic happens.

2:50pm

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3:10pm

NETWORKING BREAK
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3:10pm

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4:00pm

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Fleet Safety for Vocational Vehicles
A growing percentage of vocational fleets have drivers operating in oil patch areas, quarries, construction sites, etc., which are more susceptible to an injury. This session will discuss driver training awareness and safe use of vehicles operating in off-road and construction or mining applications.
Presenter: Ed Iannuzzi, ARI – Automotive Resources International

Moving Beyond the Checklist to a Strategic “Blueprint for Safety”
While most fleet professionals are engaged at some level in structuring driver safety policies, administering associated training regimens, and monitoring compliance – many times the opportunity to achieve significant results is missed when these efforts are treated as tasks to compliance instead of being used as the blueprint for a strategic plan that produces a viable safety culture and gains employee buy-in and engagement.
Presenter: Arthur Liggio, Driving Dynamics

4:10pm

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5:00pm

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Training Drivers on How to Respond at the Scene of an Accident
Personal injury claims against fleets have skyrocketed, both in the number filed and the size of the jury verdicts. How the driver responds at the scene of an accident can be a significant factor in determining the outcome of the claim. Most companies offer little to no training to drivers. This session will explain how to train your drivers to respond at the scene of an accident, in particular, the five things you should never do following an accident.

The Risk Exposure of Operating a “Hidden Fleet”
Many companies today operate a “hidden fleet” without evening knowing it, and it could be putting your company at risk in the eyes of the law. While company leadership may honestly think, “we don’t have a fleet of vehicles,” the truth may be very different. During this eye-opening session by J. Kimo Ketner of the Fleet Safety Institute, attendees will learn about what constitutes a hidden fleet, the legal difference between a “personal” and “company” vehicle and the circumstances under which an employee’s personal vehicle could be considered a company vehicle, and methods to address and limit a company’s liability when it comes to these hidden fleet assets.
Presenter: J. Kimo Ketner, Fleet Safety Institute

5:00pm

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6:30pm

EVENING RECEPTION WITH SPONSORS
An oppurtunity to mix and mingle while you view the latest technology and services available to the fleet safety industry. 
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

7:30am

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3:00pm

REGISTRATION OPEN

8:00am

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9:00am

BREAKFAST WITH SPONSORS
Enjoy breakfast while you view the latest technology and services available to the fleet safety industry. 
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9:00am

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9:50am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
How Johnson & Johnson Used the NETS Benchmark Survey to Improve Fleet Safety Policies, Practices, and Results
This presentation will discuss how Johnson & Johnson is successfully using the NETS Road Safety Guidelines to make its employees safer. The NETS Road Safety Guidelines document can be used by any company to create a road safety program or to be used as an audit tool. The presenters will outline the steps they used to turn the guidelines into a practical, successful safety program.
Presenter: Sandra Lee, Johnson & Johnson
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10:00am

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10:50am 

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New Paradigms in Driver Safety
The purpose of this panel discussion is to discuss new ideas, programs, ideas, and best practices to ensure organization have qualified drivers – professional and gray fleet – behind the wheel. Attendees will learn how to really know who is behind the wheel, the risk exposure consequences of not knowing, best practices for mitigating driver risk, and creating a culture of safety and real-world results.

Developing Fleet Policies that Address the State Legalization of Marijuana on Impaired Driving
With the high-profile legalization of marijuana in a number of Western U.S. states and the increased use of medical marijuana across the country, the risk of impaired driving due to marijuana use must be addressed by fleet and safety managers. Among the issues discussed will be if and how fleet policies address the use of marijuana and what are the intelligent guidelines with regard to their employee drivers and marijuana use.

10:50am

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11:10am

NETWORKING BREAK
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11:10am

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12:00pm          

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Using Gamification to Increase Safe Driving Awareness
Many companies have moved beyond traditional motivational solutions and use gamification to engage employees and drive program compliance. Whether you are implementing a new driver safety initiative or managing an existing one, keeping drivers engaged with the fleet’s safety program is a must when it comes to achieving company fleet safety goals. This session offers insights and techniques on how you can use gamification to increase safety driving awareness and foster a culture of responsible vehicle usage within a fleet.
Presenters: Brian Chau, Wheels, Inc.; Ted Lewin, Wheels, Inc.

Crash Analysis – Getting to the Truth
Fleet and safety professionals hear some interesting explanations from employee drivers about the cause of company and on-the-job vehicle crashes. Driver statements and reports can border on the unbelievable and downright bizarre. It has been said that, “the only true statement made at the scene of a vehicle crash is that somebody is lying.” This presentation will provide information that will assist fleet and safety professionals with separating fact from fiction.
Presenter: Phil Moser, Advanced Driver Training Services

12:10pm

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1:30pm

AWARD LUNCHEON
Join us for the third annual Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA). The award seeks to recognize candidates who have shown leadership, innovation, and measurable results in enhancing the safety of their employees, those traveling with them, as well as everyone else who shares the road with them.
*Award program will begin at 12:40pm. 
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1:40pm

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2:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

Latest Trends in Vehicle Safety Engineering
What are the current best practices for fleet requirements (number of air bags, ESC, collision advance technology, crash rating, etc.) Other vehicle safety features to be examined include: pre-collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane changing cameras, back up cameras/sensors, etc.? And, most important, how effective in keeping fleet drivers safe and secure.

How to Develop a Telematics Safety Policy
This panel discussion will examine why some fleet organizations are creating telematics use safety programs and are avoiding creating a safety policy, especially when the driver is paying the company for personal use. Also discussed will be the pros and cons of developing such a safety policy and the possible liability consequences of both approaches.

2:30pm

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2:50pm

NETWORKING BREAK
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2:50pm

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3:40pm

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The Effect of Management Involvement on Vehicle Safety Improvement
How much of an impact do fleet managers have on the safety of a company fleet? More than you may think. In this presentation, you will learn the effect management has on a fleet’s driver safety program—backed by the safety history of thousands of anonymous drivers. This data covers varying degrees of management involvement leading to varying degrees of success in the safety improvement in the fleets monitored. The results of this study show that management attitudes alone dramatically affect the outcome of vehicle safety programs and ultimately save lives.
Presenter: Corey Catten, inthinc

The Key to Retaining Safe Drivers: Predictive Analytics
In this session, attendees will learn how to identify the root causes of driver turnover to get ahead of the problem. They will also gain insight on management techniques, new technologies and how and why fostering a culture of safety and driver satisfaction results in increased retention of top driver talent.

3:45pm

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4:30pm

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION:
Increasing Seat Belt Usage: Update on NETS Collaboration with NHTSA
NETS is working with NHTSA to develop a tool kit that can be used by employers to put in place programs to significantly increase seat belt use by all employees and address how a company can use its position in the community through outreach to increase seatbelt usage by all citizens. This session will address how a corporation can extend the programs it offers its occupational drivers and transfer it to all drivers without incurring a major expense.
Presenter: Jack Hanley, Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)

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