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
Tickets Available
Safety Conference Only (MEMBER) $249
​Safety Conference & Driver of the Year Banquet (MEMBER) $329
Safety Conference Only (NON-MEMBER) $399
Driver of the Year Banquet Only* $99 *separate registration page


Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Call Meredith Armstrong at (763) 251-6431 or email meredith@mntruck.org to reserve your spot

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 

 

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: Tyler Schiltz, Dispatch Manager, Valley Transportation

                                                       Matt Zechmann, Director of Operations, CFI

                                                       Brian Tschider, Fleet Manager, Dart Transit

                                                       Moderator: Jan Markison – Great West Casualty Company

The foundation of Safety is protecting life from injury and death.  Operations Driven Safety is a management strategy where the company’s Safety Department is responsible for developing the safety plan/program and measuring the results.  The Operations Department, specifically Dispatch, Driver Managers, or Fleet Managers, (however you refer to them) are responsible to carry out or execute the plan.  Companies that embrace safety as a core value in their culture, recognize that safety really is driven by Operations and that relationship between your Drivers and the people who manage their activities is the place where culture is communicated.  Our panel will discuss how safety is enhanced when it comes from Operations.

 

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.           Wrap-Up

                                            End with Self-Assessment – post conference

                                            Adjourn

 

5:00 p.m.                         Driver of the Year Banquet Reception

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Driver of the Year Banquet *Bundle with Safety Conference Ticket or Sold Separately 

   TOPICS 

  1. Background checks

  2. Cell phone policy

  3. Covid policy

  4. Following too close

  5. Defensive driving programs

  6. Injury prevention

  7. ELD Audits

  8. Internal Audits

  9. Driver training methods

  10. FMCSA - Dan Horvath, ATA VP Safety Policy 

  11. Commercial Enforcement - Cpt. Jon Olsen 

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