2020 SSHR


2020 Safety, Security & HR National Conference
Nov 30-Dec 4

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ALL ABOUT SSHRNCE - NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT

 

The Top Conference for Safety, Security, and HR Professionals in Trucking

ATA’s Safety Management Council’s and Transportation Security Council’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference has moved to a virtual event that will now take place November 30 – December 4.  We know how important it is for our Council communities to get together to connect and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in our industry. That’s why we are committed to providing you with the latest actionable content to address common industry challenges geared towards keeping your company safe and secure, accessible from the convenience of your home or office.
 
The virtual #SSHR20 program provides you with the latest safety, security and HR training and educational sessions to help you and your team deepen your knowledge of the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of accidents and making the workplace safer and more secure. We have designed our program with specific tracks for safety topics, security topics, and HR topics to help your team quickly identify sessions of most interest to attend.

Stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry – check out the schedule below and get registered today!

 

Reasons to Attend #SSHR20

SMC Nuclear Verdicts Series

Schedule of Events

Opening General Session

Sponsored by SmartDrive Systems, Inc.

Keynote Speaker:

Harold Sumerford, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, J&M Tank Lines, ATA First Vice Chairman

 

Opening Speakers:

Lisa Gonnerman, Vice President, Safety & Security, Transport America, Safety Management Council Chair

Mark Landry, Senior Manager – Corporate Strategic Security, FedEx Freight, Transportation Security Council Chair

Elisabeth Barna, Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs & Senior Advisor to the President, American Trucking Associations

 

Safety Track: Trucking in the Nuclear Age – The Nuclear Age

Presenter:

Doug Marcello, Attorney, Marcello & Kivisto, LLC

The Threat — what you don’t know CAN hurt you.  What is the threat of “Nuclear Verdicts”?  What are the causes?  What are jury attitudes that fuel these verdicts?  What does jury research show to be the impact of the pandemic on these attitudes? Gain insights from experts, including the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) President and COO Rebecca Brewster who shares and provides insight on the recent ATRI study on “Nuclear Verdicts”.

 

Awards: ATA State Association Recognition Program

Awards Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company

Human Resources Track: Wellness… Lessons Learned from Over 100,000 Employee Responses

SHRM Professional Development Credits - 1.0

Presenter:

Drew Bossen, PT, MBA, Executive Vice President Atlas Injury Prevention

The attitudes toward wellness programs are evolving within the Transportation industry. What was once a topic for the “fringes” is clearly becoming more mainstream. That said, very little data exists on the population from which to draw industry-specific recommendations. This presentation will draw upon a large data set of over 100,000 transportation employees.  We will review several significant findings within this presentation including, Musculo-Skeletal Health (Sprains & Strains), Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) Health, and the impact of ongoing Wellness Coaching as a means to achieve sustainable outcome within the population.   

Safety Track: Trucking in the Nuclear Age – The Detonators

Presenter:

Doug Marcello, Attorney, Marcello & Kivisto, LLC

This session will cover elements that accelerate a case to “nuclear” level and ways you can identify the potential for an explosive verdict. 

 

Awards: Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities Truckload and Tank Truck Divisions

Awards​ Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company

Human Resources Track: Physical Ability Testing & Recent Legal Challenges

SHRM Professional Development Credits - 1.0

Presenter:

Jim Briggs, OTR/L, Jim Briggs Consulting

Why are major companies loosing EEOC and DOL challenges to their Physical Employment Test? What does the EEOC mean when they intend to eliminate barriers to employment? What makes a physical ability test a medical exam? Is my test legal? If you don’t know the answer to all of these questions, you need to attend this session.

Safety Track: Trucking in the Nuclear Age – Pre Litigation

Presenter:

Doug Marcello, Attorney, Marcello & Kivisto, LLC

What is the reaction of a mock jury to “company’s” data management and discipline system? What can be learned from these perspectives? What do you need to do to avoid a ‘nuclear verdict” based on ineffective data management and discipline? Find out in this session!

 

Awards: Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities LTL  and Flatbed Divisions

Awards Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company

General Session

Sponsored by Hyundai Translead

Keynote Speaker:

Commissioner William J. Bratton
Sponsored by Amarok 
Executive Chair Teneo Risk – Active
Former NYPD Commissioner
Former LAPD Police Chief
Former Boston PD Commissioner
Chairman Homeland Security Advisory Council – Active

Live Security Awards Presentation: 2019 Security Excellence Award & 2019 Claims and Loss Prevention – Truckload & LTL 
Presented by Mark Landry, Chairman, Transportation Security Council 

Safety Track: Trucking in the Nuclear Age – Witness Preparation

Presenter:

Bill Kanasky Jr., Ph. D., Senior Vice President, Courtroom Sciences

Dr. Bill Kanasky of Courtroom Sciences addresses what you need to know if you are called upon as a witness in deposition or trial.

 

Awards:

  • Truck Safety Contest – Heavy Hauler & Miscellaneous Divisions
  • Industrial Safety Contest – Tank Truck, Flatbed, & Miscellaneous Divisions

Awards Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company

Security Track: Future of Technology in Transportation Security – Part I

Moderator: 

Mark Landry, Senior Manager – Corporate Security, FedEx Freight

Panelists: 

- Mark McCourt, Commercialization, Cobalt Robotics
- Drew Leppert, National Account Director, Amarok
- Michael Quiroga, Chief Revenue Officer, Asylon

With the threats to your operation, your fleet, and your cargo constantly evolving, it is of the utmost importance that you as a security professional continue to raise the baseline of your operations security. In these two sessions, dive into case studies on what motor carriers are doing to take advantage of security technology and listen to a panel of industry experts on the upcoming trends in transportation security.

Safety Track: Trucking in the Nuclear Age – Jury Perspectives

Presenter:

Doug Marcello, Attorney, Marcello & Kivisto, LLC

What attitudes and inclinations do jurors bring to a trial?  Learn from the mock jury and from jury consultant Dr. Rachel York Colangelo of Magna Legal Services.

 

Awards: Industrial Safety Contest – General Commodities Truckload and LTL Divisions

Awards Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company

Security Track: Future of Technology in Transportation Security – Part II

Moderator:

Mark Landry, Senior Manager – Corporate Security, FedEx Freight

Panelists: 

  • Mark McCourt, Commercialization, Cobalt Robotics
  • Drew Leppert, National Account Director, Amarok 
  • Michael Quiroga, Chief Revenue Officer, Asylon

With the threats to your operation, your fleet, and your cargo constantly evolving, it is of the utmost importance that you as a security professional continue to raise the baseline of your operations security. In these two sessions, dive into case studies on what motor carriers are doing to take advantage of security technology and listen to a panel of industry experts on the upcoming trends in transportation security.

 

Safety Track: Safety Technology and AI

Moderator:

Ross Froat, Director, Technology & Engineering Policy, American Trucking Associations

Panelists:

  • Hayden Cardiff, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Idelic, Inc.;
  • Abhishek Gupta, Group Product Manager, KeepTruckin;
  • Gary Johnson, Director, Risk & Compliance, Lytx, Inc.

Technology continues to evolve the way motor carriers conduct business and apply safe practices within their organization. Staying at the forefront of safety technology and making full use of the products, systems and data only bolsters a motor carrier’s ability to maintain a safe operation. Whether you are already using AI or just thinking about incorporating it into your safety program, you will benefit from attending this session. Learn what AI can offer, how it can make your job as a safety professional easier and help you run your safety program smoothly and efficiently. 

 

Human Resources Track: When Crisis Strikes – The Human Impact

SHRM Professional Development Credits - 1.0

Presenters:

Sarah Hathaway, Manager, Clinical Consult, R3 Continuum
Steven Bojan, Director of Risk Management & Accident Prevention, Unigroup

In the transportation industry, employees are uniquely positioned with a heightened degree of exposure to potentially disruptive and traumatic events because there are so many variables beyond the control of the driver and fleet operations. Whether it’s a critical crash, or an unexpected act of workplace violence, organizations will ultimately be faced with the immense responsibility of ensuring adequate care for those directly impacted. This presentation will focus on addressing the various psychological complications that can stem from a critical incident, and that affect an individual’s capacity to maintain a normal, healthy, and productive life. In addition, the presentation will seek to provide acute insights regarding early intervention response mechanisms that have proven to be effective tools in improving stay-at-work/return-to-work outcomes, enhancing post-event employee retention, and improve participation in the claims process.

 

Human Resources Track: Recruiting and Retention

SHRM Professional Development Credits - 1.0

Presenter:

Timothy Hindes, Chief Executive Officer, Stay Metrics

Stay Metrics co-founder, Tim Hindes, will speak about current driver capacity and answer the question every fleet owner wants to hear: Why do drivers leave? Hindes will share tips, strategies, and tools that will help carriers better understand their turnover and how to effectively recruit the new demographic of the driver. Hindes will close with a passionate call for building a, “Wow Factor Workplace.”

Security Track: Industrial Hemp Transportation

Presenter:

John Hahn, Captain, Hazardous Materials Section, Colorado State Police

Since the signing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 farm bill), Interstate transportation of industrial hemp is legal, and states are not legally allowed to prohibit interstate transportation of hemp and hemp products. However, technicalities within the rulemaking process have caused confusion and some drivers and carriers have been cited for transporting hemp. Learn from Captain John Hahn of the Colorado State Patrol on the future of hemp transportation from law enforcement perspective.

 

General Session

Sponsored by ACT 1

Seven Sins of Safety: Curing Bad Behaviors That Are Predictors of Accidents

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Isabel Perry, The Safety Doctor 

The Seven Sins of Safety are often behaviors that are precursors of near misses and, even worse, accidents. The Safety Doctor will identify these systemic ailments, provide examples based upon your industry or environment, and prescribe the antidotes to help you recognize and cure the problems in your organization. 

 

Live Award Presentation: 2019 ATA President’s Trophy, 2019 ATA Safety Director of the Year, & 2019 ATA State Association Excellence in Safety Award

Awards Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company

Presented by John Joines, Vice President, Safety, Great West Casualty Company

Safety Track: Cannabis Decriminalization: Future Impacts on your Operation

Sponsored by HireRight

Moderator:

Abigail Potter, American Trucking Associations

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum, President & Chief Medical Officer, OccuMedix;
  • Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, Quest Diagnostics;
  • Dr. Todd Simo, Chief Medical Officer, HireRight

In this session, learn from leading doctors in the transportation industry and controlled substance testing on the future of marijuana, CBD and testing methods. The panel will discuss the impacts on how legalization and decriminalization of marijuana will affect federal regulations, future detection methods and your operation. Additionally, the group will discuss the consequences professional drivers may face if they consume CBD products and how far the industry and highway safety groups are pushing for a clear process of measuring driver impairment when it comes to CBD use.  

Security Track: Fraud, Fictitious Pick-ups, Pilferage and Broken Seals

Presenter:

Scott Cornell, Crime & Theft Specialist, Travelers

Strategic theft methods have changed over the years. There was a time when two tactics were primarily utilized—identity theft and fictitious pickups—but in recent years, we have seen more than a dozen different methods used. These types of cargo theft involve the use of fraud and deceptive information intended to trick shippers, brokers, and carriers into giving the load to the bad guys instead of the legitimate carrier. In this session, learn from industry expert Scott Cornell on ways to protect your cargo, vet brokers, and deter thieves from attacking your operation.

 

Human Resources Track: Management Training & Leadership Techniques for Safety & Human Resource Professionals

SHRM Professional Development Credits - 1.0

Presenter: 

Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Solutions, Inc.   

The principles outlined in this presentation are true game-changers in the lives of Safety and Human Resource professionals and the people they lead.  Kelly will share how to get out of the whirlwind and start working with a clearly defined purpose.  Kelly has helped many of his clients implement these “Techniques of Success” and they have realized phenomenal, measurable, and lasting results.

A few of the talking points include:

  • Managers Most Important Responsibilities
  • How do you Define Success?
  • Taking Initiatives from Concept to Implementation – How to stop them from dying when you leave the meeting room
  • Leadership Techniques that will Motivate your Workforce

Security Track: Freight Contraband Prevention – Part I

Presenters:

  • Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security, ABF Freight;
  • Mike Martin, Security Manager, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.;
  • Tazten W. Starnes, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations, DHS
  • Tim Cardwell, Domestic Highway Enforcement, Deputy National Coordinator, National HIDTA Assistance Center

The supply chain is constantly inundated with bad actors and smugglers attempting to move contraband. Trucks are regular targets for dealers to move large amounts of illegal products domestically and across borders. In this session, discover what motor carrier security professionals are doing to prevent contraband movement in their fleets and learn how you can work with law enforcement to stop the movement of illegal goods.

Safety Track: Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Panel

Moderator:

Mylene Patterson, Director, Business Development, DriverFacts

Panelists:

  • David Widly, President & Chief Executive Officer, DriverFacts;
  • David Yessen, Division Chief, Compliance, FMCSA
  • Melissa Pointer, Employment Compliance Coordinator, Prime;

Join a panel of industry experts to hear them discuss the first year of the Clearinghouse with its unique and common experiences for drivers, carriers, MROs and C-TPAs. The panel will have an open and informative dialogue, talking about the benefits and pain points to ensure motor carriers are maintaining the necessary compliance to enhance safety in their fleets. Closing out the session, the panelists will join in a Q&A with the attendees.

Live Awards Presentation: 2019 ATA National Driver of the Year

Award Sponsored by EROAD

Security Track: Freight Contraband Prevention – Part II

Presenters:

  • Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security, ABF Freight;
  • Mike Martin, Security Manager, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.;
  • Tazten W. Starnes, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations, DHS
  • Tim Cardwell, Domestic Highway Enforcement, Deputy National Coordinator, National HIDTA Assistance Center

The supply chain is constantly inundated with bad actors and smugglers attempting to move contraband. Trucks are regular targets for dealers to move large amounts of illegal products domestically and across borders. In this session, discover what motor carrier security professionals are doing to prevent contraband movement in their fleets and learn how you can work with law enforcement to stop the movement of illegal goods

 

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Conference Registration 

 

 

SMC/TSC/ATA MEMBER

$175
Motor Carrier
$250
Allied Member
No Charge
State Association Staff

Non ATA Member

$225
Motor Carrier
$300
Allied

 


Sponsors

 

We are working on developing a plan to provide our sponsors with virtual opportunities! Please check back for updates!

If you require immediate assistance, please contact Janine Taylor at JTaylor@trucking.org, 703-838-1923 or Daniel Duggan at DDuggan@trucking.org, 703-838-1756.