In conjunction with American Automotive Leasing Association
July 24-26, 2017 | Schaumburg, IL
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Full Schedule

Subject to change. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

2:00pm

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5:00pm

   

Registration Open

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:30am

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5:30pm

   

Registration Open

7:30am

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8:30am

   

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30am

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9:30am

   

Opening Keynote Address:
Reaching Zero Crashes: The Role of Advance Driver Assistance Systems
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle fatalities were 7.2 percent higher in 2015 than 2014 – the highest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years. And in 2015, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 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. NSC’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

9:45am

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10:45am

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light Duty Session:
Collision Avoidance Technologies – Employer Fleet Safety Strategies and Case Studies
Employer groups/associations will discuss benefits of safety technologies and industry strategies to addressing driving safety in the workplace, and a fleet owner will provide a case study for how their company successfully implemented vehicle safety technologies in its fleets.

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
Collision Avoidance Technologies – Commercial Vehicle Investigations & Case Studies
National Transportation Safety Board highway crash investigators will discuss their 2015 special investigation report, “Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-end Crashes” and industry representatives will provide a case study for how their company successfully implemented vehicle safety technologies in its fleets.

10:45am

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11:15am

   

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

11:15am

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12:15pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light Duty Session:
Making Your Safety Data Work for You
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.
Presenters: Rich Radi, ARI; Blair Schober, Red Hawk Fire & Security

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
How to Turn ELD Data into a Competitive Advantage
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.
Presenters: Cheryl Horn, Merchants Fleet Management; Vik Sridhar, Geotab

12:15pm

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1:30pm

   

Lunch and Awards Ceremony

1:45pm

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2:45pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light Duty Session:
Best Practices in Evaluating Applicants and Making Hiring Decisions

In this session, attendees will gain insight into new rules and regulations affecting drug testing of employees, including a new database that will serve as a central location to find violations of the alcohol and drug testing programs by drivers with a commercial license. The session will also cover reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act for drivers that use prescription medications, laws that forbid employers from requiring an applicant to disclose their criminal history before an offer of employment and how the electronic logging device rule will affect carriers and drivers through its recording of driving time.
Presenter: John Cruickshank, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes

Medium and Heavy Duty Session:
Ensuring Driver Safety Through the Life of a Vehicle 
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

2:45pm

3:15pm

   

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:15pm

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4:15pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

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

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
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

4:15pm

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5:45pm

   

Evening Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:30am

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8:30am

   

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30am

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10:30am

   

General Session: Security Threats Against Fleet Safety
Presenter: David Cooper, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA 

10:30am

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11:00am

   

Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00am

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12:00pm

   

Concurrent Sessions:

Light Duty Session:
Trends in Autonomous Safety Technology

Autonomous safety technology is changing at a rapid pace. Knowing which safety technologies will provide the greatest benefits today can be challenging. During this session, examined will be initial analysis of the effectiveness of various autonomous safety technologies on crash and injury rates to help adopt the right safety features for your fleet.
Presenters: Tim Cengel, Wheels, Inc.; Ted Lewin, Wheels, Inc.

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

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

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1:30pm

   

Lunch and Closing Keynote Address: Case Study: Abbott
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Liaboe, Abbott

Last update: March 22, 2017

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