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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    MAASTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    NASTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    SASHTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    WASHTO Meeting
    11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Joint State
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    SC&RA Pilot Car Task Force
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    State/Regional Meetings
    (Closed door meetings)
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Transportation Safety Education & Training Committee
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Permit Policy Committee
    1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Welcome

    Speaker: Rafael de los Santos, SC&RA Transportation Governing Group Chairman 

    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    How Changing Your Company’s Values and Hiring Practices Can Lead to Greater Success
    A recent study by global management consulting firm McKinsey and Company found that companies that are more gender diverse enjoy 15% better financial returns than those without women. Hear how Marcia Taylor transformed Bennett into a $266 million logistics and freight services powerhouse with a ‘we care’ motto that reaches customers through loyal employees. While women have traditionally been underrepresented in the specialized transportation industry, Ellen Voie explains how the trend is changing as more companies realize the practical benefits of hiring more women. Learn what practical steps you can take to change staffing practices and include more women in the specialized transportation workforce for greater success in all areas and levels of your company.

    Moderator: Kim Yeager, Director of Marketing & Member Relations, Nevada Trucking Association
    Speakers: Marcia Taylor, CEO, Bennett International Group
    Ellen Voie, President & CEO, Women in Trucking
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Specialized Transportation Commits to Uniform Permit Weight Analysis/Allowance
    After working diligently for over a year on envelope vehicle configurations of 5-13 axles, SC&RA unveils the Uniform Permit Transport 2021 proposal as a basis for discussion with individual states, as well as our four regions. Uniform Permit Transport 2021 represents our goal of 100% compliance across the country by the year 2021, as we advocate widespread acceptance of more comprehensive and representative vehicle models issued under routine or auto issued permits. This panel discussion will cover the merits of the proposal. Representatives of SC&RA will also share a plan of action to fight for uniformity to save members time and money.

    Moderator: Doug Miller, VP, Burkhalter
    Speakers: Todd Gibson, Bridge Evaluation/Hauling Permit Engineer, West Virginia DOT
    David Koenig, Bridge Management Engineer, MoDOT-Bridge Division
    Phillip Litchfield, Senior Bridge Rating Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Nudging Local Permitting Processes into the 21st Century
    It’s been proven that the more efficient the permitting process is, the better the opportunities for economic development. And yet many permitting challenges remain at the local level where the economic benefits are needed. Bryce Baker examines trends and best practices in local permitting across states and provides real-life examples of successful permit processes. From these easy-to-understand examples, learn how to expedite
    the permitting process on your routes.

    Speaker: Bryce Baker, Chief Operating Officer, Oxcart Permit Systems
    4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM
    2017 Hauling Job of Year
    Under 160,000 Pounds....................Emmert International
    160,000 – 500,000 Pounds .............Barnhart
    Greater than 500,000 Pounds .........Fagioli
    Moving............................................Fagioli
    6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
    First Timers’ Briefing

    Is this your first time attending an SC&RA event? This intimate briefing provides you the opportunity to meet with officers, staff and other first-time attendees, to network, and learn more about how to best leverage the event for business success.

     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Sponsors: Comdata Inc.; NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.); Unified Logistics Operating Group
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Permit America, Inc.; Mid Georgia Electrical Services
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    AASHTO Update
    American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Matt Hedge provides the specialized transportation industry an update on Harmonization Resolution Phase III and the future of the Subcommittee on Highway Transport.

    Speaker: Matt Hedge, Permit Manager, Pennsylvania DOT
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Comedian Mack Dryden: Falling on your face is still moving forward!
    From humble beginnings in Mississippi, Mack won two Associated Press writing awards as a reporter in his home state, and finally became a professional comedian whose talent and perseverance landed him numerous TV appearances on The Tonight Show, JAG and ABC’s The Guardian, as well as a writing gig on Bill Maher’s show Politically Incorrect. His stories of surviving two battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison, and sharks in show business, are inspiring and hilarious. He’ll make you feel good about yourself with the message that falling on your face is still moving forward!

    Speaker: Mack Dryden
    Sponsors: Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.; Truckstop.com; Western Star Trucks
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Refreshment Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    What’s Really Going on in Washington, D.C.
    Get the latest updates on DOT rules, regulations, and compliance issues such as hours of service, CSA scores, and ELDs, from a transportation expert and insider. Thirty-year industry veteran Osiecki is President of Scopelitis Transportation and began as a motor carrier safety auditor in the field for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers. He spent 20 years at the American Trucking Associations working on behalf of the trucking industry in policy, regulatory and advocacy-related positions. He has represented the industry before State legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and in the national media.

    Speaker: Dave Osiecki, President, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC




    11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM
    Exhibit Center (Buffett Lunch Served)
    Lunch Sponsors: SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS-KAMAG-TIIGER; Transport Systems and Products, Inc.; XL Specialized Trailers
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Breakout 1: Tipping the Scales in Your Favor: Overcoming OS/OW Challenges
    You live it, day in and day out. The specific challenges and barriers that our industry faces for carriers as they move between states keep getting more and more complicated. Hear perspectives from industry and state officials and learn tips and techniques that can help you solve problems cooperatively.

    Speakers: Don Braman, License & Applications Supervisor for the Oversize/Overweight Unit, Connecticut Department of Transportation OS/OW
    Jackie Darr, Permit Section Manager, North Dakota Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Operations
    Shelley Latham, Sales & Operations, Perkins STC


     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Breakout 2: In-Cab Technology: Changing the Role of Drivers
    Technology continues to push its way into the truck cab: cameras that point both toward the driver and the road; auto collision detection; and lane changing technology. But another development is pushing the envelope in specialized transport. Industry experts share their expertise in implementing the technology, and will discuss ROI, safety, and the long-term implications for the industry and driving profession.

    Speakers: Joe Doerr, Product Line Manager, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.)
    Dave Merrill, General Manager, Pahoa Express
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Breakout 3: Bigger is Better Using New Driver Training to Break Down Specialized Carriers
    There are hundreds of truck driving schools around the country that cover the basics of driver training. But none offer the training that focuses on OS/OW loads. Industry experts will share success stories of how they’ve used this first-of-its-kind training to improve safety and get drivers up-to-speed. The training covers risk management, driver knowledge of rules, regulations and permits necessary across states and jurisdictions and explains in real-life examples, the consequences of not following routes and safety protocols.

    Speakers: Fred Kovall, Field Safety Specialist, ATS, Inc.
    Pete Trimble, Director of Corporate Safety & Claims, Keen Transport, Inc.
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Breakout 4: Effective Permitting Techniques From a Permit Services Perspective
    If anyone has a bird’s-eye view of the challenges of OS/ OW permitting across the country it is permit services. What developments are they seeing in the industry related to effective techniques to secure state and local permits faster and more efficiently? How can they help navigate around permit pitfalls that stall even the most prepared transportation companies? Explore these issues and more and ask questions so you can be prepared for what they see on the horizon.

    Speakers: Marka Woodruff, Team Manager, Permit America, Inc.
    Becky Woods, Vice President of Operations, WCS Permits
    Gladys Work, RCS Regulatory & Business Analyst, Comdata Inc.

     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Reception

    Sponsors: National Interstate Insurance Company; ODS North America; Trail King Industries, Inc.

  • Friday, March 2, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft; Ridewell Suspensions
    7:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Inspections & OS/OW Enforcement in the Midwest & Beyond
    Combining the experience of a state patrolman and President of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Turner and Armstrong will explain enforcement regarding load securement; permitting violations; weighing; and escorting. Know what troopers expect and what regional issues may be moving to the national level.

    Speakers: Todd Armstrong, Master Sgt.
    , Commercial Vehicle Section Supervisor, Illinois State Police
    Captain Chris Turner, Kansas Highway Patrol, President of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)


    9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Five Easy Ways to Make Your SC&RA Membership Pay
    Are you taking advantage of member benefits to make your company more successful? In this short session, learn 5 practical tips that you can start doing right away to leverage your membership investment and stand
    out from competitors.

    Speakers: Jason Bell, Director of Membership, SC&RA
    Lisa Grepps, Director of Marketing & Communications, SC&RA



    9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM
    When Time is Your Friend: The Importance of Planning Ahead with States on Large & Complicated Loads

    When you have large loads or several multiple loads, the importance of planning six months or even a year out can’t be overstated. It takes time to coordinate with states to make sure you’re compliant. Company representatives and DOT officials walk you through best practices to show how planning ahead can increase overall safety and save you headaches and fines.

    Speakers: Mihir Patel, VP, Logisticus Project Group
    Rob Simon, VP Heavy Haul & Specialized, Bennett Motor Express
    Justin Underwood, Assistant Director, Tennessee Dept. of Transportation

    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Manufacturers’ Perspective on the Future of Trailers
    Leading trailer manufacturers share their perspectives on Uniform Permit Transport 2021 and what’s on the horizon for this segment of the transportation industry. Learn about new data that’s leading to emerging technology to help meet market demands, and how this may impact operators.

    Speakers: Troy Geisler, VP Sales & Marketing, Talbert Manufacturing
    Dave Lutz, President, TransMaster Trailers/ Master Solutions, Inc.
      
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