Safety, Security & HR National Conference & Exhibition 2018


November 12-14, Long Beach, CA

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SSHRNCE 2018

November 12-14
Long Beach, CA

Register now

SSHRNCE 2018

November 12-14
Long Beach, CA

Register now

 

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

The 2018 Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition is a combined ATA Safety Management Council and ATA Transportation Security Council event, covering critical topics in trucking safety, security, human resources and claims and loss prevention.

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

This year's program will cover such topics as:

  • -The Defensible Driver
  • -Health and Wellness, and Its Imapct on Driver Recruitment and Retention
  • -Detecting Vehicle-Borne IEDs
  • -The Legal Aspects and Pitfalls of Video and other Safety Technologies used in Accident Investigations, Reconstruction, and Court Cases
  • -Workplace Violence in the Trucking Industry: Preventative Best Practices, the Employer's Responsibilities Under the Law, and the Roles Played by HR and Security

 

Opportunities to Save

You can save $100 on your conference registration by joining either the Safety Management Council or Transportation Security Council prior to completing your registration process, to secure the discounted member attendee registration rate.


In addition to an exceptional education program of half-day seminars, general sessions, breakout sessions and technical committee meetings spanning two and a half days, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to network with your colleagues and friends. Finally, this year’s exhibit hall promises to be one the largest yet, with over sixty exhibiting companies.

#SSHR18 is a unique and worthwhile experience, not only because of the tremendous quality of programming and speakers, but also the intimate, collegial atmosphere that we work to promote.

 

 

 

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and TSC National Chairmen.

Schedule of Events

As of September 28th 2018


Concurrent Committee Meetings

SMC State Association Safety Committee Meeting

(Promenade 202A)

Chairman: David O’Neal, CDS, Arkansas Trucking Association 

Staff Liaisons:  Brian K. Lagana, Executive Director, ATA Safety Management Council; and,

Jacob Pierce, Deputy Executive Director, ATA Safety Management Council
 

SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/ Health and Wellness Committee Meeting

(Promenade 202B)

Chairman:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc.

Staff Liaison:  Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety & Occupational Health Policy, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Trucking Associations
 

SMC Accident Review Committee Meeting

(Promenade 202C)

Chairman:  Fred Marsicano, ContainerPort Group, Inc. 

Staff Liaison:  Jacob Pierce, Deputy Executive Director, ATA Safety Management Council

Welcoming Remarks

(Promenade 203)

Jason Wing, Senior Director of Fleet Safety, Walmart Supply Chain; and, National Chairman, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council

Jeff Ferber, Manager of Security, ABF Freight; and, National Chairman, American Trucking Associations’ Transportation Security Council

Elisabeth Barna, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President - Industry Affairs, American Trucking Associations

Shawn Yadon, CEO, California Trucking Association

OPENING GENERAL SESSION 

“The National Transportation Safety Board and Accidents Involving Fleet Motor Vehicles”
Sponsored by HireRight

Facilitator: Jason Wing, Senior Director of Fleet Safety, Walmart Supply Chain; and, National Chairman, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council

Keynote Speaker:  Hon. Earl F. Weener, PhD, Member, National Transportation Safety Board

Four Concurrent Half-Day Sessions

Trucking Human Resources 2018: Best Practices, Compliance and Training

(Promenade 201B)

Facilitator:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

 

11:00 AM – 12 Noon:  The Latest in the Human Resources Regulatory Environment

Facilitator:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speakers: Kent Ferguson, Director of Transportation Solutions, HireRight

Human resource professionals operate in a dynamic regulatory environment, interpreting federal, state and local regulations as they are promulgated year after year.  This session will bring you up to speed on some of the latest and most critical changes to the laws impacting human resources and the trucking industry.

 

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Networking Lunch in the Promenade Foyer

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Constructing Culture and Aiding Retention Through Awards and Recognition

Speakers: Steven Ralston, Director of Transportation Safety, Ashley Furniture Industries

Andrew Winkler, General Manager, Chief Carriers 

A reward and recognition program can encourage better performance and productivity, and recruitment and retention.  It can also say a lot about your organization’s culture. What types of behaviors and habits are you encouraging (or discouraging) in your drivers and other employees? Is your program building your culture?  This session will explore what makes a reward and recognition program meaningful; factors to consider when developing a program; and, how to utilize executive buy-in and initiatives.

 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM:  Strategies to Reduce Work-Related Sprains and Strains

Speakers: Drew Bossen, PT, MBA, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Nick Menke, ATC, CSCS, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Given the trend for more drivers to handle freight (i.e. final mile) or the injury risk inherent with more physically demanding jobs (flatbed, dedicated, and bulk), developing effective strategies to mitigate work-related sprains and strains has taken on more importance.  This session will cover post-offer pre-employment physical function screens; return to work physical function screens; job demands and ergonomics analysis; early intervention (addressing symptoms through telephonic, at-clinic, and onsite first aid measures); and, stretching programs.

Four Concurrent Half-Day Sessions

Managing Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Costs

(Promenade 103A)

Presented by the North American Transportation Management Institute

Speaker:  Angel Arzaga, CDS, TRANS-RESOURCES Consulting and the North American Transportation Management Institute

 

Indirect expenses such as lost productivity and retraining make up 80% of costs associated with workers’ compensation.

Employee injuries and associated workers’ compensation costs are a management problem-not an insurance problem, not an employee problem, and not a fraud problem. With proper management, injuries and workers’ compensation costs can be controlled.

This seminar is designed to help trucking companies reduce their injury rate and workers’ compensation costs. Experts familiar with workers’ compensation and the trucking industry will teach you how to:

  • Design an injury prevention program
  • Manage internal and external claims processing
  • Start benchmarking your company against industry   leaders
  • Spot fraud before it occurs
  • Use our checklists and formats to assess your program

(Note:  Managing Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Costs required a separate registration and payment of fee directly to NATMI.) 

 

Four Concurrent Half-Day Sessions

Trucking Safety 2018: Recommended Practices, Compliance  and Training

(Promenade 203)

Sponsored by PrePass - Services provided by HELP, Inc.

Facilitator: Jason Wing, CDS, CDT, Senior Director of Fleet Safety, Walmart Supply Chain, and National Chair, ATA Safety Management Council

 

11 AM – 12 Noon:  Impact of the New DOT Panel Change:  What Changed; Data on Lab Positives; Data on MRO Positives; Comparison to 2017; and, New Safety Concern Process

Speaker: Dr. Todd Simo, Chief Medical Officer, HireRight

This session will discuss drug positivity rates, medical and recreational marijuana regulations, and best practice recommendations you can employ for a solid drug-free workplace.

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Optional Specimen Screening Rates:  Oral Fluids, Hair Testing and Urine

SpeakerDr. Todd Simo, Chief Medical Officer, HireRight

The range of options for testing safety sensitive employees is broad, with each method offering the employer both positive and negative benefits.  This session will review three popular screening methods, and compare and contrast their benefits and screening rates.

 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM:  The Latest on OSHA Regulations and Reporting Requirements

Speaker: Larry J. Neenan, CESCO, REPA, CWMP, Director of Compliance Services, IEL Company, LLC

OSHA regulations and reporting requirements is a dynamic process requiring constant attention to remain compliant.  Human Resource professionals attending this session will hear about the latest regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and injury reporting requirements, and their impacts on drivers outside of the tractor – especially during the “last mile” of delivery.  This session will also review maintenance mechanics working in your shops as well.

 

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM:  Practical Steps and Methods to Establishing a Culture of Safety

Speakers: Amara Andrews, J.D., Director of Business Development and Strategic Communications, Transportation, TrueNorth Companies

Bert Mayo, CDS, Vice President, Transportation Risk Solutions, TrueNorth Companies

Bill Zenk, Principal and Practice Leader, TrueNorth Companies

Most transportation companies face a similar set of risks: get and keep great drivers, ensure they’re operating safely, attract a strong customer base, keep the trucks moving profitably, manage the fixed and variable costs, and avoid surprise visits from federal & state agencies.   The natural tendency is to react to these challenges as they come, while still managing to keep the company focused on its purpose – the safe and timely transportation of goods.  Instead, we will discuss creating a culture that is scalable and sustainable; developing a system whereby operations, safety, compliance, and recruiting are seamless.  Using data analytics at the core, we will demonstrate how to create a platform that will use cross-functional, multi-level stakeholders within the enterprise that will break down silos and create efficiencies across the organization. The result is a more efficient, a safer and a more profitable company.

 

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM:  Preventability Determinations 2018 

Speaker:  Douglas B. Marcello, Esq., Partner, Marcello & Kivisto, LLC

Establishing a sound preventability program is an important and complex component to a commercial motor carrier’s overall safety program.  This session will assist you in avoiding litigation problems because of your “preventability” program; protect your “preventability” process from discovery in litigation; and, align your “preventability” program with federal regulations.

Four Concurrent Half-Day Sessions

Trucking Security 2018: Best Practices, Compliance and Training

(Promenade 103B and Elephant Lot)

Transportation Security Administration Highway and Motor Carrier Vehicle Ramming I-STEP Exercise
NOTE:  THIS WORKSHIP IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA

Equipment sponsored by J.B. Hunt and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Law Enforcement Sponsor - Wider Group, Inc

This Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn, discuss, experience and showcase challenges and solutions to the very real threat of vehicle ramming and other security threats facing the trucking industry.  Through briefings, a scenario-based breakout group exercise, and outdoor, interactive demonstrations, attendees will address current and emerging threats, information resources, security concerns, vulnerabilities, protective measures, and challenges facing trucking companies.

 

11:00 PM – 12:40 PM: Security-Related Briefings

Speakers: Jimmy Beasley, Transportation Security Specialist, Security Policy and Industry Engagement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – TSA

David Cooper, Section Chief, Industry Engagement Manager – Highway, Security Policy and Industry Engagement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – TSA

Jeff Ferber, Manager of Security, ABF Freight; and, National Chairman, American Trucking Associations’ Transportation Security Council

Eric Halzel, I-STEP Support Team, Eagle Hill Consulting

Rochelle Johnson, Intelligence Analyst, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – TSA

Brian K. Lagana, Executive Director, American Trucking Associations’ Transportation Security Council and Safety Management Council

Officer Jason Lamborne, Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector, Commercial Vehicle Section, California Highway Patrol (CHP)

 

Scenario-Based Breakout Group Exercise

Facilitator:  Eric Halzel, I-STEP Support Team, Eagle Hill Consulting 

 

Outdoor Traffic Stop Demonstration

(Elephant Lot)

Speakers: Dan Horvath, Vice President, Safety Policy, American Trucking Associations

Officer Jason Lamborne, Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector, Commercial Vehicle Section, California Highway Patrol (CHP)

 

Networking Lunch


Promenade Foyer 103A-B

Promenade Foyer 2nd Level

Networking Break

Sponsored by DriverFacts

Promenade Foyer 2nd Level​

Networking Break

Sponsored by DriverFacts

Promenade Foyer 103A-B

 

Concurrent MAB Meetings

SMC MAB Meeting (closed)

(Promenade 201A)

TSC MAB Meeting (closed)

(Promenade 103C)

General Session

The Seven Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover

(Promenade 203)

Facilitator:  Jeff Ferber, Manager of Security, ABF Freight; and, National Chairman, American Trucking Associations’ Transportation Security Council

Keynote Speaker:  Gordon Graham, Graham Research Consultants

Admiral Hyman Rickover is known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.” This portion of the U.S. Navy has a reputation for excellence as well as a phenomenal safety and reliability record. Admiral Rickover developed some rules for success in dealing with the risks he faced in working with nuclear power. How do these rules apply to you in your organization? A funny yet information packed program that applies to any risk-centric organization. 

Concurrent Sessions

What is Real Risk Management

(Promenade 203)

Sponsored by PrePass – Services Provided by HELP, Inc.

Facilitator: Becky J. Perlaky, Executive Vice President, Safety, The Kenan Advantage Group; and, Chair, ATA Safety Management Council’s Occupational Safety & Health Committee 

Speaker: Gordon Graham, Graham Research Consultants, Graham Research Consultants

The phrase "risk management” gets thrown around quite a bit, but what is "real" risk management?  It is more than the safety stuff.  It is more than the insurance stuff.  And it is more than the ergonomics stuff.  Everything you do in your organization involves a level of risk.  In this brief program, Gordon will explain how to recognize the real risks you face and give you some thoughts on how to prioritize these risks. Finally, he will show you how to mobilize (act) to do something about the real risks you face in your organization. 
 


Transportation Security Administration Highway and Motor Carrier Detecting Vehicle-borne IEDs I-STEP Seminar 
NOTE:  THIS WORKSHIP IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA

Part 1 (classroom)

(Promenade 103B)

Speaker: Chris Cheshire, Lead Explosives Specialist, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration

As risks such as trucking terrorism continue to evolve, it's imperative that trucking companies take a holistic risk management approach to ensure they are informed and prepared to address those concerns.

This two-part TSA I-STEP on detecting vehicle-borne IEDs will provide an overview of the vehicle-borne IED threat, and help you learn steps to prevent, detect, identify and react to explosive threats, hazards or prohibited items; the first steps for responders in identifying explosive hazards and safety precautions; and, measures to help prevent, detect, protect against and respond to the illegal use of explosives.


The Latest in Human Resource Law and Case Precedent

(Promenade 201B)

Facilitator: Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speaker: James W. Wimberly, Jr., Senior Principal, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C.

Changes in government policy and court precedent continue to affect independent contractor/joint employer issues and relationships, and some carriers have gone so far as to change their business models as a result of these developments.  On the other hand, other changes in policies and precedents may have a positive effect on the ability of carriers to limit legal actions and lessen the regulatory burden in employment matters.  This session will address the most important changes to the industry and how industry employers can take advantage of the developments to further their business goals. 

Some of the topics to be covered include the following:  new policy changes/precedents in independent contractors/joint employer arrangements and how the industry is adapting; use of agreements with employees to avoid class and collective actions, jury trials and the like, even in the trucking industry; common mistakes to avoid in application of the wage-hour laws, including 29 U.S.C. 213(b)(1) transportation exemption; developments at the NLRB increase management rights; what has not changed at the EEOC; regulatory changes that benefit the industry; and, immigration and healthcare issues of importance to the industry.


 

Concurrent Sessions

The Legal Aspects and Pitfalls of Video and Other Safety Technologies in Accident Investigations, Reconstructions and Court Cases

(Promenade 203)

Sponsored by HELP, Inc

Facilitator:  Samuel C. Faucette, Vice President, Safety & Compliance, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.; and Second Vice Chairman, ATA Safety Management Council

Speaker:  C. Fredric Marcinak III, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Utilizing on-board cameras and their resulting video, as well as other on-board and off-board safety technologies can assist a motor carrier during an accident investigation, accident reconstruction and throughout the legal procedures that can follow.  However, plaintiff’s attorneys can utilize the discovery process to turn your best intentions of enhancing fleet safety against you.  This session will look at the pros and cons of safety technologies and how you can manage accident litigation from the moment the accident happens through trial; how to combat "reptile" tactics that seek to dig into and exploit a company's safety history and its technology underpinnings, and how to prepare company personnel to defend against these tactics.


Transportation Security Administration Highway and Motor Carrier Detecting Vehicle-borne IEDs I-STEP Seminar 
NOTE:  THIS WORKSHIP IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA

Part 2 (hands-on lab)

(Promenade Plaza Entrance off of Pine Avenue)

Equipment sponsored by FedEx Freight, Inc., and J. B. Hunt
Law Enforcement Sponsor - Wider Group, Inc.

Speaker: Chris Cheshire, Lead Explosives Specialist, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security AdministrationInstructor: DHS TSA

Part 2 of this I-STEP exercise will take place immediately outside of the classroom on the Promenade Plaza and provide a comprehensive hands-on experience for inspecting vehicles and identifying vehicle-borne IED threats.


Bullet-Proofing Your Employment Application and Employee Manual

(Promenade 201B)

Facilitator:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speaker:  Richard Rahm, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

The initial hiring process and the ongoing maintenance of the employer-employee relationship can be fraught with challenges as new laws and requirements seem to crop up on a regular basis. Attendees at this session will come away with solid practices for developing the best possible employment application and employee manual and avoiding some of the common pitfalls.

Concurrent Sessions

The Defensible Driver
(Promenade 203)

Sponsored by PrePass – Services provided by HELP Inc.  

Facilitator:  Lisa Gonnerman, Vice President, Safety & Security, Transport Corporation of America, Inc.; and, First Vice Chairman, ATA Safety Management Council

Speaker:  Douglas B. Marcello, Esq., Partner, Marcello & Kivisto

The driver shortage in this litigious climate makes it challenging to find drivers without issues on their Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs).  Similarly, actions by your existing drivers can make it challenging to keep them in your fleet for fear of repercussions in later accidents.  This presentation reviews your potential exposure for driver background issues in accident litigation and provides strategies to develop defensible drivers.


Maximizing the Use of Technology in Trucking and Cargo Security

(Promenade 103B)

Facilitator: Tom Richardson, President, SafeKey

Speakers: Charles Forsaith, Senior Director, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Barry Conlon, Principal and Founder, Over-Haul

Technological advances in on-board systems such as locking devices, vehicle and cargo tracking, trailer load weight sensors, photo sensors, etc.; and, off-board systems focused on cybersecurity, geo-fencing, driver training, cargo theft reporting services, access-control, CCTV, motion sensors and alarms, etc., have allowed motor carrier fleets to bolster their shipper-client’s confidence in their ability to keep their cargo safe and protect their own personnel.  This session will review some of the latest on-board and off-board advances in high-tech protection that are available to motor carriers, and will look the tangible results of their investment in 21st century security measures.
 


Health and Wellness and Its Impact on Driver Recruitment and Retention

(Promenade 201B)

Facilitator:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speakers: Bob Perry, Health in Transportation

Motor Carrier, TBA

The trucking industry at large has a serious problem on its hands: it simply cannot effectively attract, recruit and retain drivers. The current population of drivers is largely made up of an aging demographic, with notoriously poor health. Annual turnover regularly exceeds 80% and every driver replaced costs the employer at least $5,000. Fleets absorb other significant costs as well, such as insurance, healthcare, lost revenue, recruiting, training, reduced productivity and more, due to driver injuries and illnesses - a large percentage of which are directly related to the general poor health of drivers due to the sedentary lifestyle they typically lead. Those drivers interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle are faced with a double challenge: making good choices regarding nutrition and exercise in a very difficult environment, and increasing industry requirements for driver health putting significant pressure on trucking companies to address driver health in a serious manner.

This session will provide you with an overview of how health and wellness programs can dramatically improve a commercial motor carrier’s recruitment and retention efforts, and improve the bottom line.  You will also learn how to use "Orientation Lunch as an Education Moment”.


Allied Committee Meeting

(Promenade 103A)

Chairman: Steve Wilhelm, Vice President, Sales, RMIS/Safety, EBE Technologies, Inc.

Concurrent Committee Meetings/Sessions

SMC Hazardous Materials Committee Meeting

(Promenade 202)

ChairmanHeath Arnold, ABF Freight

Staff Liaison:  Dan Horvath, Vice President, Safety Policy, American Trucking Associations


Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

(Promenade 103B)

Facilitator:  Mark J. Landry, Senior Manager - Corporate Strategic Security, FedEx Freight, Inc.; and, First Vice Chairman, ATA Transportation Security Council

Speaker:  Kylla Lanier, Co-founder and Deputy Director, Truckers Against Trafficking

In January of this year, President Trump signed No Human Traffcking on our Roads Act into law, which places a lifetime ban on a CDL for anyone using their CMV to commit a felony involving a severe form of human traffcking. Eight states now require anti-traffcking training in conjunction with CDL issuance, and two with renewals. When it comes to risk management, all carriers should consider implementing anti-traffcking training for their drivers, as well as adopting an anti-traffcking in persons policy with a demand reduction focus. Come learn frsthand from Truckers Against Traffcking about their Congressionally-awarded, nationwide program and how you can equip your drivers to combat this heinous crime, while ensuring compliance.


Effective Driver and Motor Carrier Employee Onboarding

(Promenade 201B)

Facilitator Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speaker:  Steve Ralston, Director of Transportation Safety, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.

Enduring retention amongst your driver and other motor carrier company employee population starts from day one – with an effective on-boarding program.  This session will review some best practices to helping you develop a new, or refine and existing on-boarding program that will yield lasting benefits by way of reduced turnover and improved retention.
 

Safety & Security Awards Reception and Banquet

(Aquarium of the Pacific)

(Including T & I and State Safety Awards)

The Safety & Security Awards Reception and Banquet are open to all conference attendees, exhibitors and speakers. Everyone is encouraged to attend and recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies being honored this year.


Reception and Banquet Sponsored by Idelic, Inc.​
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception & Entertainment
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Awards Banquet & Program
 

 

Breakfast

(Promenade Foyer)

Baggage Check

All checked baggage must be claimed by 12:30 PM.

(Promenade Foyer)​

Concurrent Committee Meeting/Sessions

SMC Regulations Committee Meeting

Chairman:  Larry Bizzell, CDS, FedEx Ground

Staff Liaison:  Dan Horvath, Vice President, Safety Policy, American Trucking Associations   

                                                                                                                                                                                                            
(Promenade 202)


Food Security in Transport

Facilitator:  Chad Cullen, Security Investigator, ABF Freight; and, Chair, ATA Transportation Security Council’s Cargo Theft Committee

Speakers: Edgar Jaimez, Senior Investigator, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Compliance and Investigation Division, Western Division

Guadalupe Solis, Compliance Investigator, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Compliance and Investigation Division, Western Division

This session will provide an overview of the role played by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit when conducting surveillance activities at transporters and focus on food security and safety during transportation.

(Promenade 103B)


Best Practices in Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education

Facilitator:  Brian K. Lagana, Executive Director, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council and Transportation Security Council

Speaker:  James W. Wimberly, Jr., Senior Principal, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C.

The effect of the "Me-Too" movement has resulted in a re-examination of employer policies and procedures dealing with all types of harassment, particularly sex harassment.  Perhaps the greatest changes pertain to training methods and efforts to improve a company's image to employees.  With the current national attention given to harassment, the situation warrants a review of what changes in a company's policies and procedures can best improve outcomes and avoid litigation.  These subjects will be explored as applicable to the industry. 

This session will cover the following topics:  how the Me-Too movement has affected content and methods of harassment training; how the movement has affected investigatory procedures and follow up; “What Do You Mean You Have No Policy Regarding Harassment?  What Should It Say?”; how state laws are impacting harassment issues; some important considerations that are often forgotten; current considerations involving zero tolerance policies; how codes of ethics for supervisors may help; critical mistakes in harassment avoidance and control; necessary documentation in harassment investigation; and, due process in harassment investigation.


(Promenade 201B)

Concurrent Committee Meeting/Sessions

SMC Occupational Safety & Health Committee

(Promenade 202)

Chairman:  Becky Perlaky, Kenan Advantage Group

Staff Liaison:  Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety & Occupational Health Policy, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Trucking Associations
 


Workplace Violence in the Trucking Industry:  Preventative Best Practices, the Employer’s Responsibilities Under the Law, and the Roles Played by HR and Security

(Promenade 103B)

Facilitator:  Kelly Anderson, President, Impact Transportation Solutions, Inc., and Chairman, SMC Driver Recruitment & Retention/Health and Wellness Committee

Speakers: Michael H. Bassett, Senior Partner, The Bassett Firm

Kent Ferguson, Director of Transportation Solutions, HireRight

Kenneth F. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Leonard’s Express, Inc.

Violence in the workplace – including the trucking industry – is becoming an all-to-common occurrence.  In fact, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that approximately 2 million Americans a year are victims of one of four types of workplace violence.  This session will explore some best practices to mitigate the potential for violence in the workplace prior to hiring; a case study on prevention techniques employed by a motor carrier company; and, a legal overview of what you can expect should the worst happen, and your company experiences an incident of workplace violence.

Closing General Session

Putting ATRI’s Research To Work for Your Fleet

(Promenade 203)

Sponsored by HireRight

Facilitator:  Jason Wing, CDS, CDT, Senior Director of Fleet Safety, Walmart Supply Chain, and National Chair, ATA Safety Management Council

Keynote Speaker:  Rebecca Brewster, President & COO, ATRI

 

Conference Registration

 

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
California Trucking Association Member

Non-Member

$600
Motor Carrier
$800
Allied Supplier
$300
Spouse/Guest
$400
Law Enforcement/Government Employee (Fed, State, or Local)

First-Time Motor Carrier

$400
SMC/TSC/ATA Member
$500
Non-Member

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the 2018 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.

 

 

 

 

 

ATA MOBILE APP  

Download the SSHRNCE 2018 Mobile App to enhance your experience at SSHRNCE! Its features will help you to maximize your time, be more productive and stay connected.

With ATA SSHRNCE 2018 App You Can:

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and event information
  • Receive important real-time communications from show organizers
  • Build a personalized schedule and bookmark exhibitors
  • Take notes and download event handouts and presentations
  • Rate the sessions you attend and partake in live polling
  • Find attendees and connect with your colleagues
  • Interactively locate exhibitors
  • Stay in-the-know and join in on social media
  • Find Long Beach local places

 

It's free and easy to download. The SSHRNCE App is available for iPhone and Android, a hybrid web-based version for BlackBerry, and a web-based version for any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability. Click on the appropriate icon to access/download the app for your mobile device. Or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android Phones and search for the "ATA Events" App.

Access is easy:
1. Download the ATA Events app
2. Download the included ATA SSHR 2018


Our Sponsors

 

Exhibitors  

For suppliers of trucking industry products and services, this joint council's Conference & Exhibition can launch your company into a world of new business opportunities and secure your prominence among your current customers. You'll network one-on-one with purchasing decision-makers, gain insights into industry changes and needs, and open doors to prosepcts. The SSHRNCE exhibit hall features over 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.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Janine Taylor at 703-838-1923 or Daniel Duggan at 703-838-1756, or email ATAExhibits@trucking.org for exhibiting information.
 

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Sponsorship Opportunities  

Sponsoring an event or award at this conference will give your company the greatest exposure possible to all attendees of the conference. It is an effective marketing tool as it will leave an imprint of your company’s name in the minds of potential customers while you promote its goods or services as you show support for the Council.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus    Sponsorship Contract

For sponosorship opportunities, please contact Janine Taylor at JTaylor@trucking.org, 703-838-1923 or Daniel Duggan at DDuggan@trucking.org, 703-838-1756.

 

 

 

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