Safety conference

2022 MTA SAFETY CONFERENCE &
DRIVER OF THE YEAR BANQUET

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis, 2540 Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN 55113

Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.        Registration Open

                                        Breakfast Served

 

7:30 – 8:25 a.m.        NEXTLEADERS – Breakfast with Safety Directors

 

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.        Welcome – John Hausladen

                                        Emcee – Lisa Gonnerman

                                        Begin with Self-Assessment – pre-conference (in journal)

 

8:40 – 9:40 a.m.            GENERAL SESSION 1

                                         Learning from the Billion Dollar Verdict: Key strategies, policies, and procedures to put in place now.

                                         Speaker: Sorena Fallin, partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, LLC

                                         Facilitator: Mehdi Arradizadeh – Anderson Trucking Service

 

Billion Dollar Verdict.  How does that effect you?  Regardless of where these verdicts occur, they impact the transportation industry as a whole.  From cost of insurance to future claims, higher demands, and larger verdicts.  We will dissect the case to provide insight on the Jury decision-making process about "distracted driving" and cell phone use and how to implement procedures within your company to help mitigate and defend against these lawsuits.

 

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion/ Networking Break/ Vendor Booths

 

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.     GENERAL SESSION 2

                                          Compliance & Safety: What is Coming Soon?

                                          Speaker: Dan Horvath, ATA

What should your company be preparing for now? Dan Horvath, ATA’s Vice President of Safety Policy, will provide a safety regulatory update covering the latest safety regulatory topics from FMCSA. Dan will provide an update on the current status on hours-of-service, drug and alcohol testing, proposed changes to driver medical qualifications, and additional regulatory items we may see as part of DOT’s agenda.

 

10:50 – 11:05 a.m.      Roundtable Discussion/Networking Break/Vendor Booths

 

11:05 – 11:15 a.m.      Identifying Critical Safety Conversations, we must be having NOW!

11:15 – 11:20 a.m.     Break and Move to Desired Topic Table

 

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.     Critical Safety Conversations Round 1 – Table Topic Conversations

                                          Roundtable discussions around identified topics

                                          Each table has a safety director facilitator and a NEXTLEADER recorder/reporter

 

11:50 – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch Buffet/Networking/Vendor Booths

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.          Move to 2nd Desired Topic Table

 

1:05 – 1:35 p.m.          Critical Safety Conversations Round 2 – Table Topic Conversations

1:35 – 2:00 p.m.          Critical Safety Conversations – Reporting back

                                          2022 NEXTLEADERS serve as Reporters

 

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.          Break/Networking or Continued Conversations

 

2:10 – 2:50 p.m.          GENERAL SESSION 3

                                           Transforming your Fleet Managers into an Extension of Safety Operations

                                           Panel of Fleet Directors from Mid-Size to Large Companies

                                           Moderator: Jan Markison – Great West Casualty Company

 

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.           Wrap-Up

                                            End with Self-Assessment – post conference

                                            Adjourn

 

5:00 p.m.                         Driver of the Year Banquet Cocktail Hour

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Driver of the Year Banquet

   TOPICS 

  1. Background checks

  2. Cell phone policy

  3. Covid policy

  4. Following too close

  5. Smith systems

  6. Safety procedure & protocol

  7. ELD Audits

  8. Internal Audits

  9. LMS Systems

  10. Dan Horvath – ATA VP Safety Policy

  11. Commercial Enforcement Rep

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