2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium

Schedule

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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Joint State Continental Breakfast
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    MAASTO Meeting

    8:30 am – 10:00 am

    State Reports

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    States General Sessions (MAASTO, NASTO)

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    One on Ones

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    States General Sessions (MAASTO, WASHTO)

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    NASTO Meeting

    8:30 am – 10:00 am

    One on Ones

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    States General Sessions (NASTO, MAASTO)

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    States General Sessions (NASTO, SASHTO)

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    State Reports

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    SASHTO Meeting

    8:30 am – 10:00 am

    States General Sessions (SASHTO, WASHTO)

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    State Reports

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    States General Sessions (SASHTO, NASTO)

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    One on Ones

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    WASHTO Meeting

    8:30 am – 10:00 am

    States General Sessions (WASHTO, SASHTO)

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    One on Ones

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    State Reports

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    States General Sessions (WASHTO, MAASTO)

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    SC&RA Pilot Car Task Force
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    State Continental Breakfast
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    AASHTO - Committee on Transportation System Operations Working Group on Freight Operations
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    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Permit Policy Committee
    (SC&RA members only)
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    State/Regional Meetings
    (Closed door meetings)
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Transportation Safety Education & Training Committee
    1:00 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Welcome
    Speaker: Ray Morgan, SC&RA Transportation Group Chairman, Perkins STC
    1:20 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Opening Session: Perspectives from the Global Corridors
    Experts from around the world share a brief snapshot of the state of specialized transportation in Europe, Asia Pacific, Central America and Oceania, giving fresh perspectives on shared challenges.

    Panelists: Jonathan Bhana-Thomson, Chief Executive, New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association
    Steven Dunnewijk,Vice President, Mammoet
    André Friderici, Director Friderici Special & European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes, Friderici Special SA

    Mathias Rehe, President, Daco Heavy Lift De Centro America

    2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM
    What Your Customer is Saying About You
    How can you be a better specialized carrier? Learn best practices in gaining work and being successful with manufacturers and shippers.

    Panelists: Marco Poisler, Chief Operating Officer, UTC Overseas, Inc.
    Mike Udermann, Manager, Transportation & Logistics, Superior Industries, Inc.
    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group
    BOSS Crane & Rigging
    3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Outside the Rectangular Box-Daseke Doing it Different
    What makes specialized transport so attractive as a business proposition? Don Daseke will share his experience from an entrepreneurial business background. He, along with Brett Sheets and Ronnie Witherspoon give their perspective on the state of the industry and what’s being done differently.

    Speakers: Don Daseke, CEO, Daseke Inc. Brett Sheets, President COO, Steelman Transportation Inc., Ronnie Witherspoon, CEO, Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, a Daseke Company
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    The Latest on HOS & More from FMCSA’s Larry Minor

    Larry Minor, will update attendees on the proposed rules relating to four specific aspects of the hours-of-service (HOS) for which the Agency is considering changes: Expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption; Extending the current 14-hour on-duty limitation; Revising the current mandatory 30-minute break; and reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10-hour off-duty rest break for drivers operating trucks that are equipped with a sleeper-berth compartment.


    Speaker: Larry Minor, FMCSA

    5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Border Crossings in Specialized Transport
    Learn how to navigate the new NAFTA agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, and hear best practices for border crossings

    Speakers: Ed Bernard, Vice President, Precision Specialized Division Inc.
    Ernesto Gaytan, President, Super Transporte Internacional, SA De CV
     Optional 
    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
    8:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
    American Sniper Viewing
    See tomorrow’s opening speaker, Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, in the Academy Award nominated American Sniper movie.

    *Cash bar only
     Optional 
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Mid-GA Electrical Services, Inc., Permit America, Inc.
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    OS/OW Across the Pond: Treading the Same Water
    With companies broadening their holdings often beyond borders, it’s increasingly important to understand the complexities and opportunities for specialized transport in North America and Europe and the shared nexus of safety.

    Speakers: Ton Klijn, Director & European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes, ESTA
    Steven Todd, Vice President of Transportation, SC&RA


    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Complacency Kills: The American Sniper’s Lessons Applied to the Business World
    Former Navy SEAL, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Co-Star of American Sniper, Kevin “Dauber” Lacz illustrates the pitfalls of becoming too comfortable in any situation, how to avoid stagnancy, and the characteristics of the most successful individuals.

    Speaker: Kevin “Dauber” Lacz


    Sponsors: Meritor Inc., MSA Delivery Service, Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.,
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break

    Sponsors: Bennett International Group
    BOSS Crane & Rigging


    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Permit Track: Best Practices for dealing with Law Enforcement on Weighing
    Speaker: Captain Matthew Scales, Texas Highway Patrol
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Safety Track: Inspections and Load Securement

    Speaker: Pete Trimble, Safety Director, Keen Transport, Inc.

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Permit Track: How to Coordinate the Best OS/OW Move Team
    Speaker: Randy Starnes, Business Development Manager, Kenco Bucket Trucks

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Safety Track: Driving Best Practices for Nighttime

    Speaker: Danny Cain, Safety/Risk Manager, Edwards Moving & Rigging

     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM
    Exhibit Center (Buffett Lunch Served)
    Lunch Sponsors: Scheuerle-Nicholas-Kamag-Tiiger, Transport Systems And Products, Inc., XL Specialized Trailers
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Permit Track: Avoiding Bridge Hits
    Speaker: Dan Wells, Retired Colorado DOT
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Safety Track: Best Practices for Dealing with Law Enforcement on Weighing (repeat)
    Speaker: Captain Matthew Scales, Texas Highway Patrol
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Permit Track: Driving Best Practices Nighttime (repeat)

    Speaker: Danny Cain, Safety/Risk Manager, Edwards Moving & Rigging

     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Safety Track: How to Coordinate the Best OS/OW Move Team (repeat)

    Speaker: Randy Starnes, Business, Development Manager, Kenco Bucket Trucks

     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Permit Track: Increasing Efficiency With Local Permitting

    Speaker: Bryce Baker, Owner, Oxcart Permit Systems

     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Safety Track: Hours of Service
    Speaker: Chris Nelson, Specialized Transportation Program Manager, NBIS
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Permit Track: Onboarding Automated Permit Systems

    Speaker: Lance Green, CMV Program Specialist, Idaho Transportation Department

     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Safety Track: Contracts

    Speaker: Robert Moore, Legal Counsel, Southwest Industrial Rigging


     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Free Headshots
    Take advantage of this opportunity to have your professional headshot taken by SC&RA’s photographer. No cost. First come, first serve. Guaranteed to the first 25.
     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Reception

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

  • Friday, February 22, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, Ridewell Suspensions
    7:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Attracting & Retaining the Next Generation of Talent

    What does the next generation expect of the specialized transport sector and how can your company prepare to attract and retain new talent? Hear multiple viewpoints and practical tips to strengthen your company’s chances of retaining the best employees in the future.

    Moderator: Jason Bell, Director of Membership, SC&RA
    Speakers: Kevin Kwateng, Director of Heavy Haul Operations, Transport Bellemare International Inc.,
    Larry Wainscott, Managing Director, Global Executive Solutions Group,
    Nathan Barnhart, Project Sales Representative, Barnhart

    9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Meeting the Needs of the Energy Sector

    Learn what’s expected of specialized transport in the energy sector, including wind, oil, gas and solar. Energy customers share the future trends and best practices that you need to know to compete in this ever-changing, but growing sector.

    Speaker: Eric Gagnon, Senior Logistics Operations Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group
    BOSS Crane & Rigging
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    What Law Enforcement Really Thinks About Your Load
    Learn first-hand how to avoid permit fines, what law enforcement looks for, and why they might suspect you’re in violation of your permit provisions.

    Speaker: Captain Mathew Scales, Texas Highway Patrol
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2018 Hauling Jobs of the Year

    What does it take to win the Hauling Job of the Year? These are the four best projects in their categories for exemplifying safety practices, ingenuity, specialized engineering, and in some instances defying common misconceptions. Get inspired for your own entry next year!

    Under 160,000 pounds (net) - Precision Specialized Division Inc.
    160,000 – 500,000 pounds (net) - Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc.
    Over 500,000 pounds (net) -ALE
    Moving - Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions

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