In conjunction with American Automotive Leasing Association
July 18-20, 2016 | Schaumburg, IL
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Full Schedule

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Monday, July 18, 2016

2:00pm

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7:00pm

 

Registration Open
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5:00pm

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7:00pm

 

Welcome Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors

         

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7:00am

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6:30pm

 

Registration Open
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7:30am

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8:30am

 

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30am

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9:20am

 

Opening Keynote Address:
Developing Fleet Safety Strategies That Go Beyond Compliance
Presenter: Dane Bremer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

9:30am

10:30am

 

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Light Duty Sessions:
Using Leading Indicators to Anticipate Safety Issues and Strengthen Safety Systems

In the latest phase of this ongoing study, EHS experts from Campbell Institute members shared a wealth of leading indicator information, steering the development of a practical guide of EHS leading indicators, with lessons learned around defining, aligning, refining, and designing programs. This session will provide an overview of the concepts behind a practical approach to leading indicators, as well as specific sample metrics and case studies all organizations can put to use. This presentation will answer long-standing questions that will enable attendees and their organizations to develop and sustain the leading indicators they need to achieve EHS excellence.
Presenter: Joy Inouye, National Safety Council

How to Convince Drivers to Develop a Fleet Safety Attitude & Adopt Ownership of this Responsibility
Electronics over dependency on enhanced vehicle safety features and the typical overloaded work schedule are all contributors to a commonly recognized cause of thousands of traffic collisions every year – driver distraction. We all know the reasons, but how do we convince drivers that it is their responsibility to stay focused when they are behind the wheel? Using real life experiences and participant demonstrations, this presentation will teach fleet and safety managers how to convince the drivers they manage to obtain an “attitude” of driver safety and responsibility.
Presenter: Phil Moser, Advanced Driver Training Services (ADTS)

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
The Safety Behind Autonomous Trucks
With the recent approval of the country’s first autonomous truck license, the reality of driverless vehicles coming to fruition is sooner than expected for many. While drivers will still have to sit at the wheel of these trucks, the technology currently being used and further developed is the real behind the scene story.
Moderator: Jim Park, Heavy Duty Trucking
Presenters: Bill Kahn, Peterbilt Motors Company; Jennifer Morrison, NTSB-Office of Highway Safety; Jon Morrison, WABCO Americas

10:30am

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11:00am 

 

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
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11:00am

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12:00pm

 

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Light Duty Sessions:
How to Make Your Vocational Fleet Safer
Vocational fleets operating vans and other work vehicles have unique safety issues involving vehicle size, weight, and limited driver visibility. Often, it is a struggle to get service techs to consider themselves “professional drivers” and to conduct themselves as such. This session will examine best practices in how to cultivate a safety culture among service techs, who often view themselves as technicians first, and drivers second.
Presenter: J.J. Keig, CBRE/Global Workplace Solutions/FM & Technical Services

Identification of Crash Risk Factors & Effectiveness of Crash Prevention Strategies
Hear from project leaders how the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, and Johnson & Johnson work together to identify crash risk factors and determine the effectiveness of numerous crash prevention strategies, such as behind-the-wheel driver training, in-vehicle monitoring system, and specific driver assessments and risk tools. The results of this multi-year study will be presented for ready adoption into your fleet operation.
Presenters: Sandra Lee, Johnson & Johnson; Stephanie Pratt, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Tony Vinciguerra, Element Fleet Management/Center of Transportation Safety

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
ELD and Coercion Rule!
Embrace new challenges and opportunities in transportation. Stay ahead of the curve by attending this educational seminar and acquire valuable knowledge and information concerning the mandated electronic logging devices and coercion rules. Empower your company to make informed decisions. This seminar will identify solutions to help you achieve safe and efficient operations for overall increased safety and profitability. Various electronic logging device vendors will also be on display to provide information and guidance as well.
Presenter: John Seidl, Integrated Risk Solutions

12:15pm

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1:40pm

 

Lunch and Keynote Address:
New Safety Technology: Does it Work?

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) is an independent, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injury, and property damage – from crashes on the nation’s roads. In this presentation, the HLDI will share its results on what works and what doesn’t work in crash mitigation technology.
Keynote Speaker: Kay Wakeman, Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)
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1:50pm

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2:50pm

 

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Light Duty Sessions:
Integrating Safety Across Your Mobile Workforce: Reimbursement and Lease
When it comes to a mobile workforce, many companies have a mix of leased vehicles and reimbursed vehicles. But integrating and enforcing the key elements of a good safety program may be difficult to do across multiple programs. During this session, we will share insights on how to develop and implement a safety strategy across your entire mobile workforce.
Presenters: Kip Fournier, Wheels, Inc.; Ted Lewin, Wheels, Inc.

Crash Prevention Technology: Onboard vs. Online
Studies of emerging driver assist technology are showing that some systems can and do prevent accidents. But this kind of onboard technology has its limits. While useful in intervening with drivers once they’ve made a mistake, online fleet safety systems change driver habits so they avoid these mistakes in the first place. In addition, they identify high-risk drivers and keep record of fleet interventions to protect against potential liability claims. Both are effective and should have their place in comprehensive fleet safety programs.
Presenter: Ken Latzko, CEI

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
Changing Habits, Reducing Accidents
Accidents usually occur due to a change in behavior or a change to our environment. Fleet managers must look at the changes that occur to their drivers both internally and externally. Safety professionals must limit these distractions and teach drivers to handle change within their world. This presentation will provide insight into distracted driving, the increase in collisions in 2015, and how to make an impact during safety meetings.
Presenter: Jerry Veres, Fleet Response

2:50pm

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3:20pm

 

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
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3:20pm

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4:20pm

 

General Session:
A Fleet Manager’s Guide to Surviving Fleet Safety-Related Lawsuits
This session will help fleet managers avoid the pitfalls that commonly occur during fleet-safety related lawsuits, along with how to handle other fleet-related legal issues. Here’s a real-world explanation on the “do’s” and “don’ts” that every fleet and risk manager should follow.
Presenter: John Cruickshank, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes, LLP

4:20pm

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4:50pm

 

2016 Fleet Safety Award and HDT Safety & Compliance Award Ceremony
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4:50pm

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6:30pm

 

Evening Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors

         

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

8:00am

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2:00pm

 

Visit with Exhibitors

8:30am

9:50am

 

Breakfast and General Session:
TSA and Industry Partnerships
TSA has security responsibility for all modes of transportation regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  In the highway and motor carrier modes this responsibility benefits from a strong public-private partnership to address security vulnerabilities and respond to potential threats against the transportation sector.  TSA will provide an update on available security guidance, tools, and other resources to help reduce the risk of an attack against passenger and cargo conveyances.
Presenter: David Cooper, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

10:00am

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11:00am

 

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Light Duty Sessions:
Reinforcing the Positive – Keys to Building a Comprehensive Safe Driver Incentive Program

Monitoring and addressing high-risk driving habits is of the utmost importance for every fleet but all too often, organizations forget to recognize and reward those drivers who consistently perform well on the roads. Key to any comprehensive driver safety is identifying and incentivizing the top performers to help reinforce proper driving practices while still managing those who need improvement. This presentation will focus on effective methods for identifying good drivers and how to incorporate a multi-tiered recognition system into the overarching driver safety program. 
Presenter: Rich Radi, ARI

Increase Safety by Modifying Driver Attitudinal Issues Using Employee Assistance Program
One under-utilized resource in fleet safety is Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors to modify drivers’ attitudinal issues. It is a big shift away from current thinking, which, in many cases, is solved with behind the wheel training, computer training, and/or letting sales/service people go. The co-presenters, an EAP counselor and psychotherapist, present the premise that counselors need to work with attitudinal issues to form a consensus with the driver of what their problem(s) are and steps to rectify the behavior.
Presenters: Robert Kauffman, Critical Thinking for Success LLC ; Penny Levin Fields, PAL

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
A Guide to Effectively Implement Safety Monitoring Technologies
The implementation of onboard safety monitoring (OSM) systems in commercial motor vehicles involves more than installing the technology in vehicles. It requires effective driver coaching and detailed planning and involvement from all levels within an organization. This presentation will provide an overview of recent research related to the effectiveness of OSM systems and will review strategies for implementing a behavior-based safety program to maximize the effectiveness of the OSM technology.
Presenter: Matt Camden, Center for Truck and Bus Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

11:00am

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11:30am

 

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
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11:30am

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12:30pm

 

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Light Duty Sessions:
E-Z Coaching Techniques for Non-Safety Professionals (Direct Supervisor Driver Safety Coaching)
By personalizing the business intelligence obtained from Crash, MVR, Telematics Data, etc. this driver safety coaching method helps break down the barriers of communication between a supervisor and team member on vital safety issues, which directly put the driver at risk. Building on a company’s fleet safety policy action plan, this easy to use coaching method encourages and helps drivers reach their own conclusion, the “ah-ha” moment, to make positive, discernible changes in their safety driving performance. This interactive presentation (mini-workshop) provides insight on how to use simple coaching tools to foster acknowledgement of warning signs, create a personalized action plan within the corporate safety guidelines and routinely perform and ongoing self-evaluation (self-awareness). 
Presenter: Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics

Beyond the MVR: Getting the Most Out of Your MVRs
The annual MVR purchase has been the standard source of driver behavior information for decades. The unfortunate side effect of the annual MVR review is that it leaves a big gap in truly understanding and managing the behaviors and risks inherent in your fleet during the next 365 days. In addition, the tremendous amount of data on the MVR leaves many organizations asking “What does it all mean?”  During this session, we will discuss how new advances in driver monitoring can turn the MVR into actionable information—enabling a transformation of your drivers, policies, and procedures, including: how to build solutions to help you enforce your driver policy; how building a comprehensive driver profile provides 360 degree visibility of driver behavior; and examples of gray and commercial fleets that are taking driver safety to the next level.
Presenter: Chris Stites, SambaSafety

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
The ELD Experience: Through the Eyes of Fleets Large and Small
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule concerning the mandated use of electronic logging devices has met both positive and negative reactions. With the two-year implementation deadline looming, many fleets are getting in gear to meet the requirements concerning electronic logging devices. The panel members will discuss their experiences putting electronic logging devices into effect in their fleets.
Moderator: Christopher Ripple, McGuireWoods
Panelists: Dale Dunaitis, Martin Transportation Systems; Leon Lupina, Heniff Transportation Systems, LLC; Joshua Prater, United Salad Co. 

12:40pm

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2:00pm

 

Lunch and Closing Keynote Address:
NETS Debuts a New Suite of Fleet Safety Resources

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has debuted three new fleet safety resources. The first is an extensive tool kit to help companies determine the cost of motor vehicle collisions; the second is a comprehensive guide to defensive driver training; and the third is best practices in road safety that identifies 10 must-haves for fleet safety programs.
Presenter: Jack Hanley, Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
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2016 Featured Speakers

 
   

Dane Bremer
Director of Employee Safety & Global Business Continuity
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Keynote Address: Developing Fleet Safety Strategies That Go Beyond Compliance

     

David Cooper
Industry Engagement Manager - Highway
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

General Session: TSA and Industry Partnerships

   

Jack Hanley
Executive Director
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)

General Session: NETS Debuts a New Suite of Fleet Safety Resources

   

Kay Wakeman
Research Analyst
Highway Loss Data Institute

Keynote Address: New Safety Technology: Does it Work?