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FMCSA announces virtual 2020 Trucking Safety Summit

July 21, 2020
The virtual sessions will provide motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, safety advocacy groups and more – as well as members of the public – an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that its public meeting, “The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit,” will be held virtually through GoToWebinar on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss how to improve safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on the road.

The virtual sessions will provide motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, safety advocacy groups and more — as well as members of the public – an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety.

The 2020 Trucking Safety Summit was originally scheduled for March 19 and was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

After using the links below to register, a confirmation email will be delivered containing more detailed information about joining the webinar.

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. –  Introduction + Association Perspective: Moderated by Deputy Administrator Jim Mullen with Dan Furth of NTTC, Steve Owings of Road Safe America and Lewie Pugh of OOIDA as panelists.
  • 10:10-10:55 a.m. – What’s Working I: Moderated by Steve Parker with Thomas DiSalvi of Schneider National, Steve Fields of YRCW, Jamie Maus of Werner and Dean Newell, Maverick as panelists.
  • 11:05-11:50 a.m. – What’s Working II: Moderated by Shannon Watson with Ingrid Brown of Rollin’ B, Dave Edmondson of J&M Truck Group and Brett Sant of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. as panelists.  
  • 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
  • 12:30-12:50 p.m. – Special Guest Speakers: FHWA Administrator & NHTSA Deputy Administrator
  • 1:00-1:50 p.m.  – State Partner Discussion: Moderated by Thomas Liberatore with Collin Mooney of CVSA, Jon Olsen of Minnesota State Patrol and Jeremy Vickery of Georgia Department of Public Safety as panelists.
  • 2:00-2:50 p.m. – Technology: Moderated by Jeff Loftus with Richard Beyer of Bendix, Ritchie Huang of Daimler, and Greer Woodruff of JB Hunt as panelists.
  • 3:00-3:50 p.m. – Florida Safety Story: Moderated Jeff Sanderson with Kenneth Armstrong of Florida Trucking Association, Mike Cobb of Landstar Transportation Logistics, Jeffery Dixon of Florida Highway Patrol, Jeff Sanderson of FMCSA Florida Division 
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. – Open Forum for Public Comment: Moderated by Heather Eilers-Bowser 

For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, please contact this email address by August 3.

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