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Building a Safety Culture at the Fleet Safety Conference

May 13, 2015

The schedule for the Fleet Safety Conference has been released and both days are packed with sessions about creating a positive safety culture within a company at the corporate and fleet level.

The Fleet Safety Conference takes place from July 13-15 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. The education kicks off on July 14 at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day before concluding at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday morning after the keynote address, the first concurrent sessions will begin. On the schedule is a panel discussion titled "How to Use Fleet Data to Reduce Risk and Increase Safety." Panelists include Krista Davis from Nustar Energy Corp., Dave Rush of RJ Reynolds and Mike McDonald from Mosaic.

The second session occurring that first hour is a panel discussion on "Building a Safer Fleet" presented by Mitzi Hartman of McLeod Express.

After a short refreshment break, the second set of sessions will begin with a talk titled "Mitigating Hidden Risks to Deliver an Optimal Safety Program" presented by Heidi Ford, Ted Lewin and Jeff Whiteside of Wheels, Inc. There will also be a session titled "How to Prevent Cheating on E-Logs" given by Tom Bray of J.J. Keller and Associates for heavy-duty truck fleets.

At noon there will be a lunch and General Session on "How EHS/Fleet Professionals Can Engage Senior Leadership to Provide Management and Financial Support for Corporate Safety Progams." The session will be presented by Joseph L. McKillips, CSP, from Abbott.

After lunch, there will be a panel discussion titled "The Unfortunate Downside of Crash Avoidance Technology" moderated by Ed Iannuzzi of ARI. The panel includes Kate Duffy of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rich Radi of ARI and Dan Shive of LeasePlan USA.

Concurrently there will be a session for heavy-duty trucks on "Preparing for Upcoming FMCSA Rules," which will be presented by John Seidl, an FMCSA consultant.

For the final session of the day, Tom Bray from J.J. Keller will present a general session titled "Developing Fleet Policies that Address the State of Legalization of Marijuana on Impaired Driving." After the final session there will be an evening reception with sponsors.

Be sure to share the event with colleagues who have roles in risk management, safety management, and EHS in your company. For more information and a complete schedule of the Fleet Safety Conference, click here.

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