CLEVELAND Fleet Response hosted an inaugural Safety Summit for fleet, risk and safety professionals, last week in Cleveland. The purpose of the event was to offer a forum for Fleet Response clients and prospective clients to share their experiences and ideas of how safety is shaping fleet policy and direction.

Featured in full group photo:

(l to r) back row: Lynda Dinwiddie, LabCorp; David Zuby, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Boyd Smith, Driving Dynamics; Bob McLovich, TevaNeuroscience; Kurt Berger, Bridgestone/Firestone; Mike Antich, Bobit Business Media; Roger Atkins, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority; Jason Jakubsen, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Tom Artushin, Ford Motor Company; Mark Leuenberger, Cox Communications; Mark Welty, Hobart; Jeff Bonchek, Fleet Response; Mark Genger, Fleet Response; Gerry Martin, AlertDriving.

(l to r) middle row: Jerry Bunning, RSC; Lance Keith, The Pape' Group; Kimberly Fisher, Cardinal Health; Pam O'Mealy, Daiichi-Sankyo; Bill Waltzeck, Bridgestone/Firestone; Theresa Belding, Forest Pharmaceuticals; David West, RSC; Allison Lanzilotta, Fleet Response; Bill Gooden, Cox Communications; Ed Castro, Fleet Response; Fritz Clark, Fleet Response; Ray Breault, Fleet Response; Scott Mawaka, Fleet Response; RJ Brown, Bobit Business Media; Wasif Bokhari, ADP; Omar Amlani, AlertDriving.

(l to r) front row: Jodie Varner, Fleet Response; Marianne Garvey, Sealed Air; RoseMary Kalas, Kraftmaid; Lee Miller, Boehringer Ingelheim; Joe Niszczak, Endo Pharmaceuticals; Jeff Fender, Fleet Response; Lisa Bauer, T-Mobile; Dave Vance, Fleet Response.

Scott Mawaka, Fleet Response president and COO, spoke at the opening reception and set the tone for the two-day event. "Our hope is to bring together organizations from across the country, not only to learn from industry experts, but also to network and learn from each other." "It is our expectation that the agenda will provide insight and assist attendees in their organization's fleet and safety policy development," said Mawaka.

The summit agenda included speakers from AlertDriving, Bobit Media, Bridgestone/Firestone, Driving Dynamics, Ford Motor Company, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Millsor & Nobil, LLP, and National Safety Council. Topics covered included Dynamics of Safety Driving, Negligent Entrustment, Crash Testing, Vehicle Safety Features, Tire Safety, Risk Management System Development and overall tips for safer drivers.

In addition to the speakers, the summit included a half-day for the attendees to experience "behind the wheel" training and learn new driving strategies to share with their drivers. Approximately 26 organizations were represented by the 40 participants at the event. Sponsors for the event included AlertDriving, Bobit Media, Driving Dynamics and Ford Motor Company.

For additional information, contact Jodie Varner, manager of business development at (800) 338-0619, ext. 227, or