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Last updated: October 22, 2019

Medium- & Heavy- 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

Vehicle collision frequency and severity continue to rise, and there’s no dispute that driver distraction is a significant contributing factor. There are many choices for fleet safety, but there is no single end-to-end solution. Given that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle collisions, your business should consider a both training and technology as part of its portfolio approach to fleet safety.

Speaker: Ted Chen, Co-Founder, LifeSaver Mobile


10:45 AM - 11:25 AM

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Entry-Level Driver Training requirements will change the way new drivers enter the trucking workforce. Seidl will speak on the changes, how to prepare for them, how they can help boost you driver recruitment program and how they can help lower costs and accidents.

Presenter: John Seidl, VP of Risk Services, Reliance Partners

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Long will give suggestions on building the bridge between manager/ supervisor/corporate and your drivers. How building the proper relationships will improve on safety, compliance, moral and turn over. 

Presenter: Gary Long, Driver Compliance Manager, Aaron’s Inc.

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation will prepare fleet managers on what to expect from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearing House, when it is slated to go into effect, and what an employer’s responsibilities will be.

Presenter: Lukas Shaw, Account Manager, CleanFleet

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Although each fleet has its own unique safety challenges, there are specific indicators that significantly increase the likelihood of potential accidents, such as driving during high-risk hours, fatigued driving and hard braking. During this presentation, Azuga’s CEO will share results of its Accident Risk Model, which examines risky driving behaviors, and will outline how fleet managers can use advanced telematics technology to improve the safety of drivers and reduce accidents by an average of 38%.

Presenters: Ananth Rani, CEO & Co-Founder, Azuga; Matt Camden, Senior Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

This presentation will provide the results of nine in-depth case studies of heavy vehicle fleets that significantly improved their safety performance. Proven safety-related programs and policies discussed in the presentation will include: driver hiring policies and procedures, driver training, strategies related to fleet safety culture, dispatching, implementation of new technologies, and vehicle maintenance.

Presenter: Matt Camden, Senior Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The presenter will share how consistent, high safety standards across Shell have resulted in a strong safety culture within the company. He will also describe what other companies need to do to drive and sustain a corporate safety culture that extends beyond fleet drivers to contractors and occasional employee drivers. In addition, he will provide an update on how Shell is strengthening its safety culture, focusing on caring for people and leadership commitment.

Presenter: Jim Perkins, North America Marketing Manager, Shell Fleet Solutions 


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.

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Milan Ballroom

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