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Last updated: October 22, 2019

Light-Duty Sessions

Monday, October 28, 2019

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Representatives from a handful of electronic logging device providers will on hand to answers all your ELD questions, from compliance to the current and upcoming regulations and deadlines.

Moderator: Jim Park, Equipment Editor, HDT 

Panelists: Mike Ahart, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Omnitracs; David Blackwell, Fleet Safety Product Manager, Coretex; Ken Evans, Founder & CEO, Konexial; Brian McCoy, Vice President, MiX Telematics North; Dave Osiecki, Trimble Regulatory Consultant and President and CEO, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Based on 25 years of real-world experience of working with a wide variety of corporate fleets, this presentation will provide a 10-step template on how to create an effective and sustainable corporate safety culture for both new and veteran fleet safety managers. In addition, the presentation will provide proven strategies on how to convert both field and senior managers into becoming safety evangelists.

Keynote Speaker: Phil Moser, Associate Director of Global Driver Safety, Syneos Health

Milan Ballroom

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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

New regulations and new ways to get around are keeping fleet, risk and HR managers on their toes. We all know that having a solid fleet policy is a critical component to keeping your drivers safe, but when was the last time it was updated? During this session, you will hear about the latest trends in policy content and approach. Both fleet and legal professionals will share tips on how to build a policy that promotes driver safety while limiting your liability.

Speakers: Tim Harrison, Fleet Consulting Manager, Wheels; Sara Sweeney, Senior Product Manager, Wheels


10:45 AM - 11:25 AM

This session will provide a deep dive into understanding manufacturer recalls. For example:

•   What is the difference between a Field Service Action and a Recall?

•   What tools are you using today and what will you be using soon?

•    Are you monitoring recall completion? If not are you at risk?

•    How can you manage recall completion with multiple OEMs?

Presenter: Chris Eldridge, Regional Manager, U.S. Fleet Service Operations, Ford Motor Company

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Even though vehicles are built with more safety features than ever before, due to several causes, such as increased distractions for drivers, the number of vehicle accidents and fatalities are still high. Rather than reacting, you can be proactive and leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and key data to act and prevent accidents for your fleet. Hear from our experts and their insights regarding:  Successful safety programs, AI-powered coaching, and Actionable data.

Walk away with knowledge about the latest in fleet safety innovation and actionable tips that will help you manage your safety data and take action.

Presenters: Eli Rossiter, Director, Telematics and Safety Products, Donlen; Jon So, Director of Marketing, Nauto

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Fleets have mountains of data available to them. But Big Data has limited value if not paired with its younger and more intelligent sibling, Context. Layering real-time contextual data (weather, road conditions, etc) on top of existing trips data can totally change how fleets measure driver safety and performance.

Presenter: Rob Minton, Associate Vice President-Connected Car Business Development, Geotab

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Join us outside in the Pavilion Parking lot for light refreshments and live vehicle demonstrations.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It’s only through giving the driver a personal relationship with the idea of a safer road that you can really change hearts and minds. He wants to share his vision, that every driver can be persuaded to take ownership of their safety record – through awareness and education. The key to getting this driver buy-in is showing the driver the right data points at the right time. And it’s not just about the tech – it’s about connecting with the driver and getting to the root of safety.

Presenters: Kris Bush, Vice President, Product Management, LeasePlan USA​; Jim Petrillo, Manager Treasury Services & Fleet Management, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

A comprehensive driver safety policy is a must for any fleet - small or big - to avoid exposure to unnecessary risk. The implementation of a fleet safety program formalizes guidelines that establishes rules and procedures needed to maintain a safe driving culture within your fleet.

Presenter: Ralf Wessel, Senior Manager Global Facilities, Fleet and Security, AGCO Corporation​

Sponsored By

Milan Ballroom

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Safety is always a top concern for fleet managers, but how do you effectively modify driver behavior? Learn from a data specialist how to develop and successfully launch a safety program that fits your culture while delivering results. This session will cover identifying pain points, communicating with drivers and executives about the program, and measurement and adjustment, plus it will review real-life success stories.

Presenters: Brad Jacobs, Director, Strategic Consulting, Merchants Fleet; Cindy Douglas, Program Manager, Tuff Shed; Sally Allen, Fleet Professional

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Through our discussion of specific tools and techniques, attendees will gain an understanding of how telematics and driving behavior data can help fleet safety managers better understand and mitigate driver risk.  Specifically, attendees will learn 1) how to create a company-wide, crash-free focus and culture, 2) how telematics data is being effectively leveraged to predict and, when appropriate, amend driving behaviors, 3) how telematics data should be incorporated into a 360-degree view of driver and organizational risk, and 4) the key advantages of closed-loop training in mitigating risk.

Presenters: Jim Noble, Vice President, Risk Engineering, eDriving; Rachel Bell, Vice President, Scores and Analytics, FICO Decisions


12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

This session will teach attendees what's involved in setting a state of the art fleet safety program. The aim of a world class safety program is to reduce claims and risk exposure, drive employee accountability, reduce unnecessary expenses by deploying industry metrics and key performance indicators to foster a safety-conscious culture that thrives on continuous improvement.

Keynote Speakers: Kevin Fisher, Manager, Mercury Associates Inc.; Scott Rood, Senior Consultant, Mercury Associates Inc.

Lunch Sponsored By

Milan Ballroom

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