2020 SSHRNCE


Safety, Security & HR National Conference & Exhibition 2020

Rescheduled Date - Learn More    Register now

2020 SSHRNCE


Safety, Security & HR National Conference & Exhibition 2020
Dec 1-3
Indianapolis, IN

Rescheduled Date - Learn More    Register now

ALL ABOUT SSHRNCE

 

 

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

This three-day conference features industry-leading educational programs covering critical topics in trucking safety, security, human resources, claims, and loss prevention. Explore the exhibit hall to discover innovative products and services designed to solve trucking’s challenges in safety, security and human resources. In addition to an exceptional educational program and interactive exhibit floor, we provide networking opportunities – another highly appreciated benefit of #SSHR20 conference. Join us in Indianapolis to learn the latest in your profession and improve your ability to provide the safest, most secure and dependable transportation services.

We look forward to welcoming you to Indianapolis at this year's rescheduled event. Please know that we understand that COVID-19 will be a concern for the foreseeable future, but we will take the necessary steps to create an environment for you to feel comfortable learning from some of the foremost experts and interact with your colleagues.

 


 

Schedule of Events

Concurrent Committee Meeting/Sessions

SMC State Association Safety Committee Meeting 

Chairman:  Kate Kennett, Trucking Association of New York

Staff Liaison:  Jacob Pierce, American Trucking Associations

Room 140


SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee Meeting 

Chairperson: Frank Ems, FedEx Freight

Staff Liaison: Abigail Potter, American Trucking Associations

Room 141


SMC Publications Task Force 

Co-Chair Persons:

Ron Uriah, PITT OHIO
Doug Marcello, Marcello & Kivisto

Staff Liaison: Lonnie Edwards, American Trucking Associations

Room 142

Welcoming Remarks

SMC National Chairperson, Lisa Gonnerman, Transport America
TSC National Chairperson, Mark Landry, FedEx Freight
Gary Langston, President, Indiana Motor Truck Association
Elisabeth Barna, Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO, American Trucking Associations

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7

Opening General Session

Sponsored by HireRight

Keynote speaker: Harold Sumerford, Jr., J&M Tank Lines, Inc. American Trucking Associations Second Vice Chairman

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7

 

Concurrent Sessions

Safety Technology and Incorporating AI

Technology continues to evolve the way motor carriers conduct business and apply safe practices within their organization. Staying on the forefront of safety technology and making full use of the products, systems and data bolsters a motor carrier’s ability to maintain a safe operation. In this session, learn from industry experts about the future of safety technology and how you can stay on the leading edge in the future of trucking.

Panelists:
Gary Johnson, Director, Risk & Compliance Management, Lytx, Inc.
Harden Cardiff, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Idelic, Inc.
Abhishek Gupta, Group Product Manager, KeepTruckin (invited)

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

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7


Security Technology: Future Tech in Transportation Security - Part I

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.

Moderator: Mark Landry, Corporate Security Manager, FedEx Freight

Panelists:

Michael Quiroga, Chief Revenue Officer, Asylon (invited)
Mark McCourt, Commericalization, Cobalt Robotics (invited)
Drew Leppert, National Account Director, AMAROK
 

Room 116


Organizational Change Anticipates Situational Leadership

We often hear of organizational change as an event or some new dynamic interjected to take the organization to the next level. While the latter is true, organizational change is most effective when paired with situational leadership of those leading the charge. As key leaders and persons of influence within our companies, we owe it to those we lead and serve to understand how our change management processes will strengthen the company and each individual. Those who look to us as coaches, leaders, and mentors are likely wondering what will change, what should change, and how does it affect their situation?

Speaker: David Guess, MBA, Ph. D. SPHR, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Usher Transport, Inc.

Room 117


 

NATMI: Accident Prevention, Investigation & Management

Presented by the North American Transportation Management Institute

Accident prevention begins with the driver during the first stages of hiring. Gain the tools needed to help your business identify and hire safe drivers. Once an accident occurs, learn the key policies and procedures your company should develop to effectively communicate with police agencies, gather data and report findings as required by state and federal law agencies and insurance companies.

Course Objectives:

1. Prevent / Reduce Accidents
2. Manage Police and Media Interactions
3. Manage Accident Investigations effectively:
        - Documentation and Evidence Collection
        - Interviewing Witnesses
4. Reduce Accident-Related Costs

Note: Accident Prevention, Investigation & Management requires a separate registration and payment of fee directly to NATMI. Please use the NATMI registration form in this brochure to register for the course, and return directly to NATMI.

Room 145

General Session

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

Sponsored by HireRight, Inc.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Isabel Perry, The Safety Doctor 

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7
 

Concurrent Sessions

Mock Trial Series: Starting with the Conclusion 

Sagamore Ballroom 6-7


Security Technology: Future Tech in Transportation Security - Part II

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.

Moderator: Mark Landry, Corporate Security Manager, FedEx Freight

Panelists:

Michael Quiroga, Chief Revenue Officer, Asylon (invited)
Mark McCourt, Commercialization, Cobalt Robotics (invited)
Panelist: Drew Leppert, National Account Director, AMAROK

Room 116


Physical Ability Testing & Recent Legal Challenges

Why are major companies losing 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.

Speaker: Jim Briggs, OTR/L, Vice President, Advanced Ergonomics, Inc

Room 117

Concurrent Sessions

Mock Trial Series: The Company Before the Accident 

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7


Transportation Security: Railroad Perspective

No matter the mode of transportation, secure movement of freight is of high importance. In this session, learn the current security trends in the rail industry and their current action plan. Additionally, gain insight of security products that may be applied to the trucking industry.

Speaker: Deputy Chief Gerald Sowell, BNSF Railway Police

Room 116 


When Crisis Strikes: The Human Impact

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 how that affects 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-atwork/return-to-work outcomes, enhancing post-event employee retention, and improve participation in the claims process.


Speakers:

Sarah Hathaway, Manager, Clinical Consult, R3 Continuum (invited)
Steven Bojan, Vice President, Transportation Practice Leader, HUB International (invited)

Room 117

General Session

Sponsored by HireRight, Inc.

Speaker:  William J. Bratton, Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk, Former Police Commissioner, City of New York, Former Chief, Los Angeles Police Department, Director AMAROK, formerly known as Electric Guard Dog

Speaker Sponsor:  AMAROK, formerly known as Electric Guard Dog

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7

Concurrent Sessions

Understanding CBD: Current and Future Challenges 

The use of CBD related products is quickly growing and this newly heralded “miracle cure” is vastly unregulated by the federal government. Many products are advertised to solve a multitude of health issues and be THC free, but is that really the case? Find out in this session the consequences professional drivers may face if they consume CBD products.


Panelists:
Dr. Todd Simo, Chief Medical Officer, HireRight
Dr. Natalie P. Hartenbaum, President & Chief Medical Officer, OccuMedix
Dr. Barry X. Sample, Director of Science and Technology, Quest Diagnostics

Moderator: Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety & Occupational Health Policy, American Trucking Associations

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7


Fraud and Fictitious Pick-ups

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.


Speaker: Scott Cornell, Crime & Theft Specialist, Travelers

Room 116
 


Recruiting and Retention

In this session, 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.”

Speaker: Tim Hindes, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Stay Metrics (invited)

Room 117

Concurrent Sessions

Mock Trial Series: Scene of the Accident

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7


Industrial Hemp Transport

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.

Speaker: Captain John Hahn, Colorado State Patrol - Hazardous Materials Division

Room 116
 


Forensic Interviewing from the Perspective of Safety & HR

As practitioners in the field of Safety & HR, we all want the truth. We ask for the truth. Consequently, we may be told; “You can’t handle the truth!” Okay, no more infamous movie lines… In this session, we’ll take a look at the five steps to the truth in the form of a BASIC:

1. Baseline Behavior.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions.

3. Study the Clusters.

4. Intuit the Gaps.

5. Confirm.

Your speaker today will discuss one of the biggest mistakes within HR, particularly in interviewing people. That is, to resist the urge to fill in missing information when listening to a person’s story. Perhaps we tend to finish someone’s sentence or thoughts without realizing it because, after all, we all speak the language of trucking, or do we?

Speaker: David Guess, MBA, Ph. D. SPHR, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Usher Transport, Inc.

Room 117
 

Concurrent Sessions

Mock Trial Series: Litigation

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7 


Freight Contraband Prevention: Motor Carrier and Law Enforcement Recommended Practices - Part 1

The supply chain is constantly inundated with bad actors and smugglers attempting to move contraband. Trucks are regular targets for traffickers to move large amounts of illegal product 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.

Moderator/Speaker: Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security, ABF Freight
Speaker: Michael Martin, Security Manager, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc

Room 116 


Management and Leadership Techniques for Safety and Human Resource Professionals

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 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

Speaker: Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Solutions, Inc

Room 117


Allied Committee Meeting

Chairperson: Steve Wilhelms, Infostream

Staff Liaison:

Jacob Pierce, American Trucking Associations;
Dan Duggan, American Trucking Associations

Room 145
 

Concurrent Sessions

Mock Trial Series: Deposition Training & Jury 

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7 


Freight Contraband Prevention: Motor Carrier and Law Enforcement Recommended Practices Part II

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 product 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.

Moderator/Speaker: Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security, ABF Freight
Speaker: Michael Martin, Security Manager, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc

Room 116


Wellness...Lessons Learned from Over 100,000 Employee Responses

The attitude toward wellness programs are evolving within the Transportation industry. What was once a topic for the “fringes” is clearly becoming more mainstream. Yet, 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, 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.

Speaker: Drew Bossen, Executive Vice President, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Room 117

Awards Banquet

Sponsored by Idelic, Inc.

Sagamore Ballroom 4 - 5

Concurrent Committee Meetings

SMC Regulations Committee Meeting 

Chairperson: Larry Bizzell, FedEx Ground

Staff Liaison: Dan Horvath, American Trucking Associations

Room 240-241


Transportation Security Council: Current Trends Round Table

Room 116


Human Resources: Round Table

Room 117

 

Concurrent Committee Meeting/Sessions

SMC Occupational Safety & Health Committee

Chairperson:  Becky Perlaky, Kenan Advantage Group

Staff Liaison:  Abigail Potter, American Trucking Associations

Room 240 - 241


TSC Annual Membership Meeting

Room 141


Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse - Panel Session

Join a panel of industry experts to discuss the initial months of Clearinghouse operation, with its unique and common experiences for drivers, carriers, MROs and C-TPAs. This open and informative dialogue will also cover the benefits and pitfalls motor carriers must endure to maintain compliance in order to enhance safety in their fleets. Closing out the session, the panelists will join in a Q&A with attendees.

Moderator: Mylene Patterson, DriverFacts

Panelists:

FMCSA Representative

David Widly, President & Chief Executive Officer, DriverFacts

Steven Field, Director of Safety, Prime

Sagamore Ballroom 6 - 7

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Conference Registration 

 

Registration Sponsored by

 

SMC/TSC/ATA MEMBER

$500
Motor Carrier
$700
Allied Supplier
$200
State Trucking Association Staff
$250
Spouse/Guest
(Includes SMC/TSC food & beverage functions)
$500
Indiana Motor Truck Association Member*

Non-Member

$650
Motor Carrier
$850
Allied Supplier
$300
Spouse/Guest
$400
Law Enforcement/Government Employee (Fed, State, or Local)

First-Time Attendee (Fleets Only)*

$400
SMC/TSC/ATA Member
$550
Non-Member

 


 

 

  PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the 2020 ATA SSHRNCE in order to secure your hotel room. Once registered online, you will receive an email confirmation including your personal hotel reservation link. For username and password assistance registering online, please call ATA Registrations at (866) 821-3468 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET or email us with any questions at: registrations@trucking.org.

*First-time fleet attendees and Indiana Motor Truck Association members email smc@trucking.org or call 703-838-1919 for verification and to receive a discount code. 
 


Sponsors

 

The Safety, Security & HR National Conference and Exhibition (SSHR) brings trucking professionals who are ready to see the latest products and services available to enhance safety, security, or human resources capabilities at their companies. This year we have launched new sponsorship packages.

The sponsorship levels are designed to provide optimal exposure, flexibility, and value to help you accomplish your sales and marketing goals. With a strong lineup of educational programs, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall specific to the trucking market, you can't pass up these business opportunities.

 

Exhibitors  

The exhibit hall at ATA's Safety, Security & HR National Conference & Exhibition features more than 70 companies from our industry's top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their latest safety products and services. The exhibition provides networking opportunities and a chance for carriers and suppliers to catch up with their peers. Here key decision-makers visit the exhibit hall - ready to see the latest products and services available to enhance safety, security, or human resources capabilities at their companies.

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