In conjunction with American Automotive Leasing Association
July 25-26, 2017 | Schaumburg, IL
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Full Schedule

Subject to change. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

1:00pm

-

5:30pm

   

NTSB-NSC Roundtable Discussion: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – Strategies for Increasing Commercial Vehicle Adoption
Euphoria
Highway crash-related deaths and injuries in the United States have increased dramatically in the last few years, despite the fact that technology is available today that can possibly prevent or mitigate many types of crashes. Advanced driver assistance systems (collision avoidance technologies) have proven life-saving benefits and are increasingly available and affordable. So why aren’t businesses incorporating them at a faster pace into their fleets? The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Safety Council have identified the need for a broader discussion on the benefits of these life-saving technologies and their incorporation into commercial (truck and buses) and employer/rental fleets. Highway safety, vehicle technology and other experts from industry, government, advocacy, media, and academia will join this roundtable to discuss the challenges to ADAS adoption among commercial and employer/rental fleets, and identify strategies for wider adoption.

This session is limited to 50 participants (members of audience) on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance RSVP is required to attend this event. Alternatively, attendees can view this discussion via a live web broadcast. RSVP here>>

2:00pm

-

5:00pm

   

Registration Open
Prism Staircase, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:30am

-

5:30pm

   

Registration Open
Prism Staircase, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by

7:30am

-

8:30am

   

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Utopia Threshold

Sponsored by

8:30am

-

9:30am

   

Opening Keynote Address:
Reaching Zero Crashes: The Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Utopia Ballroom
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle fatalities rose 14% since 2014 – the highest two-year escalation in more than 50 years. And in 2015, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, an 8 percent increase from 2014. Most of these deaths were preventable, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) – also known as collision avoidance technologies - can play a significant role in saving lives. Yet the commercial vehicle market has been slow to adopt these technologies. National Safety Council’s Deborah Hersman will discuss how these technologies can improve highway safety and why employers should implement them in fleets.
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council

Sponsored by

9:45am

-

10:45am

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light-Duty Session:
Collision Avoidance Technologies – Employer Fleet Safety Case Study 
Nirvana A
Advanced driver assistance systems – also called ADAS or collision avoidance technologies – can prevent or mitigate crashes and improve driver safety. A fleet owner will provide a case study showing how the company successfully implemented vehicle safety technologies in its light-duty fleets, and discuss various benefits of ADAS.
Presenter: Abe Stephenson, DISH

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Session:
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – Commercial Vehicle Deployment Case Studies
Nirvana C
From investigations to investment, learn why the National Transportation Safety Board - a federal highway crash investigative body - recommends ADAS in all commercial fleets and why some truck fleets have made the safety investment. Hear about the latest National Highway Transportation Safety Administration/Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research on ADAS in heavy-duty vehicles, as well as insights from fleet owners on the benefits/challenges of implementing ADAS.
Presenters: Kevin Grove, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI); Jennifer Morrison, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Randy Watson, J&M Tank Lines

Sponsored by

10:45am

-

11:15am

   

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Utopia Threshold

Sponsored by

11:15am

-

12:15pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light-Duty Session:
Making Your Safety Data Work for You
Nirvana A
This session will explain how to proactively analyze trends, KPIs, and use benchmarking to maximize the true potential of your fleet’s safety program. A case study will explain how using real-time monitoring of driver behavior on an ongoing basis and safety data has helped cut accidents in half.
Co-Presenters: Rich Radi, ARI; Blair Schober, Red Hawk Fire & Security 

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Session:
How to Turn ELD Data into a Competitive Advantage
Nirvana C
The benefits of the ELD mandate reaches far beyond just compliance.  In this session we will discuss how to ensure you are compliant and how to leverage the real time data from e-logs to increase fleet safety and decrease costs.
Co-Presenters: Brad Jacobs, Merchants Fleet Management; Robin Kinsey, Geotab

Sponsored by

12:15pm

-

1:30pm

   

Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Utopia Ballroom

Lunch Sponsored by


Fleet Safety Award Sponsored by

HDT Safety & Compliance Award Sponsored by

1:45pm

-

2:30pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light-Duty Session:
Trying a Wrongful Death Case
Nirvana A
Some vehicle accident cases must be tried to a jury.  Often, those are wrongful death cases involving a fleet defendant.  The plaintiff will demand $20 million dollars and the insurer will refuse to pay it.  So the case is tried and millions of dollars turns on only a few key facts, some clever lawyering, and the minds of jurors.  This presentation will describe that process.
Co-Presenters: John Cruickshank, Alaniz, Schraeder, Linker, Farris & Mayes; Shari Goggin, Cozzi & Goggin

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Session:
Ensuring Driver Safety Through the Life of a Vehicle 
Nirvana C
When it comes to work trucks, many variables must be considered in order to choose the right vehicle for the job. From ordering to upfitting and driver monitoring, join LeasePlan upfitting and safety experts Wayne Reynolds and Dan Shive as they discuss how to keep safety in mind, every step of the way.
Presenters: Wayne Reynolds, LeasePlan USA; Dan Shive, LeasePlan USA

Sponsored by

2:30pm

4:00pm

   

The ALL-NEW Fleet Safety Conference
Vehicle Safety & Technology Showcase
more info>>
South Parking Lot

Refreshments sponsored by

4:15pm

-

5:15pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light-Duty Session:
Impaired Driving – It’s on the Rise and It Involves a Lot More than Just Alcohol 

Nirvana A
With the legalization of recreational and/or medical marijuana in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and the over prescribing of pain medications, it is evident that we are now facing a new level of impaired driving. This presentation will take an in-depth look at the current problem of impaired driving, provide best practices for fleet and safety managers regarding how to deal with this issue within their own organizations and offer defensive driving techniques that will help drivers avoid collision with impaired drivers.
Presenter: Phil Moser, Advanced Driver Training Services 

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Session:
Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: History and What to Expect
Nirvana C
This session will explain who, what, when, where, why and how the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Final Rule came about.  We will discuss the roles the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress, and FMCSA played in the ultimate development of this long awaited final rule.   
Presenter: John Seidl, Integrated Risk Solutions

5:15pm

-

6:30pm

   

Evening Networking Reception with Exhibitors 
Utopia Threshold

Sponsored By

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:30am

-

8:30am

   

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Utopia Threshold

Sponsored by

8:30am

-

10:30am

   

General Session: Security Threats Against Fleet Safety
Utopia Ballroom
South Parking Lot
In this session, TSA will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security. This workshop will include a presentation on security threats against transportation fleets and an additional hands-on training session for attendees to improve their company’s security posture as part of the TSA Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP). TSA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) will administer this session.
Presenter: David Cooper, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA; Daryn Frank, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA 

10:30am

-

11:00am

   

Networking Break with Exhibitors
Utopia Threshold

Sponsored by

11:00am

-

12:00pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light-Duty Session:
Creating a Risk Management Playbook for Your Company
Nirvana A
This session will guide you through a three-pronged approach to building and maintaining a culture of safety within your organization by gaining buy-in, selecting the right vehicle/safety technology, and managing driver behavior. A case study will illustrate how one company used this approach to achieve real-world results.
Co-Presenters: Tim Cengel, Wheels Inc.; Patrick Krapec, Wheels Inc.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Session:
Best Practices in Mitigating Workplace Violence and Vehicle-Borne Threats

Nirvana C
Drawing upon multiple combat tours as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, Lev Pobirsky will help you recognize warning signs of troubled employees. Also discussed will be the emerging terrorist tactic of using vehicles to commit acts of violence. Learn best practices for mitigating workplace violence risks, as well as protecting a fleet from a terrorist threat. 
Presenter: Lev Pobirsky, Pepsi-Cola National Brand Beverages

12:00pm

-

1:30pm

   

Lunch and Closing Keynote Address: How to Create a Successful Corporate Safety Culture - Shell’s Journey to Goal Zero
Utopia Ballroom
Learn how Shell has used their Lifesaving Rules to create a pervasive corporate-wide safety culture. What does a company need to do to drive and sustain a corporate safety culture that extends beyond fleet drivers to contractors and occasional employee drivers? What are the fundamental initiatives that must to be implemented to achieve the lowest collision per mile?"
Keynote Speaker: Karen Spring, Shell

Lunch sponsored by

Last update: July 20, 2017

2017 SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
 
 
Bronze Sponsor
Supporting Associations
Media Sponsors

Sign up for News & Updates

2017 Featured Speakers

      

Opening Keynote Address: Reaching Zero Crashes: The Role of Advance Driver Assistance Systems

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council

     

General Session: Security Threats Against Fleet Safety

Presenter: David CooperIndustry Engagement Manager - Highway, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA

      

General Session: Security Threats Against Fleet Safety

Presenter: Daryn Frank, Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector - Surface & Cargo, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA

   

Closing Keynote Address: How to Create a Successful Corporate Safety Culture - Shell's Journey to Goal Zero

Keynote Speaker: Karen Spring, Road Transportation Safety Manager
Shell