TCA Safety and Security Division meeting slated for May 19-20

March 29, 2013

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has announced its Safety and Security Division meeting will be held May 19-20 at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. Along with exhibits, regulatory updates and safety in the round meetings, the event will offer presentations on the following topics of interest to attendees:

How to Avoid Having the EEOC and Federal Trade Commission Knocking on Your Door

This general session will focus on recent consent agreements and guidelines issues with the Federal Trade Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as on recent lawsuits concerning background screening. It will detail common background screening processes in the trucking industry and how for-hire carriers may be at risk in light of these new initiatives. The session will use case studies to show the practical application of what needs to be done and what can no longer done, asked for, or utilized.


Lana Batts, Co-president, Driver iQ (Moderator)

R. Eddie Wayland, Partner, King & Ballow

Fred Giles, Senior Vice President, Operations, Driver iQ

Tom Burck, Director of Safety, Celadon Group, Inc.

The Science of Sleep

Sleep apnea and other disorders continue to make inroads into our industry. As carriers continue testing the market and performing research on this issue, listen to this representative explain the benefits to your drivers and company of testing for these disorders.


Dean Croke, Vice President, Fleet Risk Advisors

After the Accident

The unthinkable has happened; one of your drivers has been involved in an accident. What do you do next? This presentation will ensure you are well versed on the procedures to follow after an accident so that you and your company can withstand pending litigation.


Duncan Manley, Esq., Attorney, Christian & Small LLP

Accident Reconstructionist, TBD

Retention Through Fitness: A New Look at Driver Wellness

For truckload carriers, driver turnover and retention are never-ending battles. Learn how one for-hire carrier, through the development of a quality health and wellness program, has learned to increase its driver retention rate as well as improve the lifestyles of its drivers.


Sipewe Baleka, Driver Wellness Trainer, Prime Inc.

Understanding CSA, More Than Just BASICs

This session focuses on the essentials of carrier safety data and ensuring that the most accurate picture is portrayed by your safety data.


Scott Manthey, Vice President, Safety & Compliance, Gordon Trucking, Inc.

Drew Anderson, Director of Sales, Vigillo, LLC

History in a Hair

Drug testing in itself has become an art form in our zero-tolerance industry. As hair testing for drugs and alcohol makes inroads into trucking, listen to this for-hire carrier executive and testing consultant separate myth from reality and determine if hair testing is the right direction for your fleet.


Dustin England, Corp Vice President, Safety Compliance, C.R. England, Inc.

Mark Freemal, Sales Manager, Omega Laboratories, Inc.

CSA on the Roadside — It’s all in the Points

CSA has nearly turned roadside inspections into a board game in which those with the fewest points wins. These state enforcement officers will expand upon the nature of the inspections as well as their take on what is good and bad when it comes to positive CSA roadside inspections.


Sgt. Rocco Domenico, Colorado State Patrol,

Operational Services Branch

Sgt. Tyler Utterback, Indiana State Police,

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division

The Industry Generational Gap

Not only do more generations of drivers exist within our fleets than ever before, but safety departments are reflecting the same generational divide. This session will help prepare you for what lies ahead and how you can relate and interact with a company of multigenerational drivers and employees.


John Simms, Vice President of Risk/Business Solutions, HNI Truck Group, LLC (Moderator)

Kristi Seibers, Vice President of Safety, Big G Express, Inc.

Tom Lansing, Vice President of Safety & Driver Services, Hogan Transports, Inc.

Don Lacy, Director of Safety, Prime, Inc.

Fighting the Cost of Cargo Theft

Cargo-theft-related crimes continue to rise with no real end in sight and motor carriers continue to pay an annual price tag estimated to be as high as $10 billion annually. That figure merely accounts for the products lost, not the costs of downtime and administrative work. Come listen to this session and find out some of the best practices that carriers are using to increase the odds of not becoming a victim.


JJ Coughlin, Director - Law Enforcement Services, Prevention, Detection, Investigation Recovery,

LoJack Supply Chain Integrity

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