In conjunction with American Automotive Leasing Association
July 13-15, 2015 | Schaumburg, IL
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Full Schedule

2015 Full Schedule*

*Schedule subject to change

 Session Key

Session content covers all vehicle class types, but those that include a specific focus on heavy-duty vehicles are labeled accordingly:


Heavy-Duty Focus

Monday, July 13, 2015

4:00pm

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7:00pm

 

Registration Open
Utopia Threshold

5:00pm

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7:00pm

 

Welcome Reception
Utopia Threshold

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7:00am

-

6:00pm

 

Registration Open
Utopia Threshold

7:30am

-

8:30am

 

Breakfast with Sponsors
Utopia Threshold

8:30am

-

9:20am

 

Opening Keynote Address: How to Create a Successful Corporate Safety Culture - Shell's Journey to Goal Zero
In a peer-to-peer presentation, 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: Mike Watson, Global Road Safety Manager for Shell
Utopia Ballroom

9:30am

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10:30am

 

Concurrent Sessions:

How to Use Fleet Data to Reduce Risk and Increase Safety
This panel discussion will identify the fleet data that is most applicable to risk and safety and how it can be used. The session will also explain how to obtain this data and most effective ways to use it to reduce risk and increase driver safety.
Moderator: Terry Horrocks, Fleet Risk & Safety for Element 
Nirvana A

Building a Safer Fleet
A panel discussion of fleet/safety managers on the most important safety areas and how to ensure that your company is meeting and exceeding its goals.
Euphoria

10:30am

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10:50am

 

Refreshment Networking Break
Utopia Threshold

10:50am

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11:50am

 

Concurrent Sessions:

Mitigating Hidden Risks to Deliver Optimal Safety Program
Nirvana A
Assigning safety training, conducting driver assessments, and running regular MVR checks are key elements of any good fleet safety program. But no matter now diligent you are in managing these tasks, you can’t always be sure that all your bases are covered. That’s because incidents like camera violations, negligent maintenance, and other “hidden risks” can easily slip through the cracks of a standard safety program. During this presentation, these hidden risks will be identified and techniques provided to help ensure your safety program is optimized to mitigate their impact. 
Presenters: Heidi Ford, Wheels; Ted Lewin, Wheels; Jeff Whiteside, Wheels

How to Prevent Cheating on E-Logs
With the deadline of the electronic log mandate looming on the not too distant horizon, fleet executives need to understand not only the letter of the law, but also how may attempt to skirt it. In this session we will discuss the security requirements in the existing regulations and ELD proposal, and the policies and procedures management at a carrier should have in place to catch (and prevent) the common methods that drivers (and supervisors) use to get around the rules.
Presenter: Tom Bray, J.J. Keller & Associates
Euphoria

12:00pm

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1:30pm

 

Lunch & General Session: How EHS/Fleet Professionals Can Engage Senior Leadership to Provide Management and Financial Support for Corporate Safety Programs
Obtaining support got 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 quick visibility in the eyes 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.
Presenter: Joseph L. McKillips, CSP, Director, Commercial Environment, Healthy & Safety for Abbott
Utopia Ballroom 
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General session will begin at 12:40pm

1:40pm

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2:40pm

 

Concurrent Sessions:

The Unfortunate Downside of Crash Avoidance Technology
Relying too heavily on crash avoidance technologies on their vehicles, fleet drivers may be becoming too complacent and losing their focus on safe driving techniques. In this session, attendees will learn how to adjust their fleet policies to address drivers; regard to these technologies, the kinds of supportive training that should be assigned to drivers when these technologies are in their vehicles.  
Presenter: Ed Iannuzzi, ARI 
Nirvana A

Preparing for Upcoming FMCSA Rules
There are several new regulations on the horizon as well as updates to existing regulations that are still “In the news.” It is always a challenge to stay abreast of changes and updates surrounding the regulatory requirements of motor carriers.  Whether it is the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), Motor Carrier Safety Fitness Determination (SFD), National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse, and other various hot topics coming your way, it is important to stay ahead of the curve!  Come join this valuable session.
Euphoria


2:40pm

-

3:00pm                  

 

Refreshment Networking Break
Utopia Threshold

3:00pm

-

4:00pm

 

General Session: Developing Fleet Policies that Address the State of 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.
Presenter: Tom Bray, J.J. Keller 
Utopia Ballroom

4:00pm

-

5:30pm

 

Evening Reception with Sponsors
Utopia Threshold 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

7:00am

-

12:00pm

 

Registration Open
Utopia Threshold

8:30am

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9:50am

 

Breakfast & General Session: Latest Industry Initiatives to Reduce Deaths and Injuries Associated with Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic impacting all fleets. The best way to defend your fleet from distracted driving is by going further than federal rules and state laws and implementing policies banning both hands-free and handheld devices while driving. This session will explain how such a fleet safety policy will not only decrease in-vehicle distractions, improve employee safety, and minimize employer liability, but also increase driver productivity.
Presenter: David Teater, Transportation Initiatives for the National Safety Council
Utopia Ballroom

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Session begins at 9:00am

10:00am

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11:00am

 

General Session: MVRs: Managing Driver Risk 
Employing a risk management perspective, attendees will learn how to use driver violation records as leading indicators of future crashes. Historical MVR ROI examples will be provided along with methods to efficiently and effectively maximize use of this data. Also, an overview and update will be given on regulatory issues affecting the use of MVRs.
Presenter: Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics
Utopia Ballroom 

11:00am

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11:20am

 

Refreshment Networking Break

11:20am

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12:20pm

 

Concurrent Sessions:

Best Practices in Driver Risk Management for Light-Duty Fleets
Driver safety is the next frontier in cost and risk reduction for fleets of all sizes. But flat budgets, rising insurance cost and an ever-increasing litigious society are pushing the boundaries of corporate responsibility – making current approaches to driver risk management less than adequate. This session will focus on the trends of driver risk and driver behavior modification with real-world examples of their impact on company safety policies, company culture, legal strategies, and data privacy. 
Moderator: Eric Bearly, Bobit Business Media
Nirvana A

Best Practices in Driver Risk Management for Heavy-Duty Fleets
Euphoria

12:30pm

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2:00pm

 

Award Luncheon & Closing
Utopia Ballroom 

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2015 Featured Speakers

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 
   

9:00am - 9:50am
Opening Keynote Address:
How EHS/Fleet Professionals Can Engage Senior Leadership to Provide Management and Financial Support for Corporate Safety Programs
Presenter: Joseph L. McKillips, CSP, Sr. Manager, Commercial Program Support Global EHS&E for Abbott

     
   

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & General Session:
How to Create a Successful Corporate Safety Culture – Shell’s Journey to Goal Zero
Keynote Speaker: Mike Watson, Global Road Safety Manager for Shell

     
 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
General Session: Developing Fleet Policies that Address the State of Legalization of Marijuana on Impaired Driving
Keynote Speaker: Tom Bray, J.J. Keller

     
Wednesday, July 15, 2015    
 
   

9:30am - 10:25am
Breakfast & General Session:
Latest Industry Initiatives to Reduce Deaths and Injuries Associated with Distracted Driving
Presenter: David Teater, Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives for the National Safety Council