2020 Specialized Transportation Symposium


  • Closed  Closed
  • Optional  Optional
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Joint State Continental Breakfast
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    MAASTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    NASTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    SASHTO Meeting
    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    WASHTO Meeting
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: ProMiles Software Development Corporation
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    SC&RA Pilot Car Committee
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    State Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    AASHTO - Committee on Transportation System Operations Working Group on Freight Operations
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    Leadership Forum
    By invitation only
     Optional  Closed 
    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  -  12:00 PM
    Transportation Safety Education & Training Committee
    1:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Speaker: Ed Bernard, SC&RA Transportation Group Chair and President, Precision Specialized Inc.

    1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Opening Session: Keeping It Real: State Officials Dish on Future of Harmonization
    Three highly respected former State DOT officials offer their perspective on the future of specialized transportation based on their first-hand experience. Listen-in to a no-holds barred conversation about reality and possibility in the next decade.

    Speakers: Randy Braden, Retired, Alabama Department of Transportation
    Scott Marion, Retired, Missouri Department of Transportation
    Dan Wells, Retired, Colorado Department of Transportation

    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Charting the Course Through Demographic Change
    Charting the Course Through Demographic Change

    Come explore the common sense, but very counter-intuitive and fascinating realm of demography. Let John Maketa bring you into the world of counting people. As a thought leader and pioneer in innovative leadership, John has a passion for demographics, workforce trends, and developing skills for next generation leaders.

    Speaker: John Maketa, Caliper Corporation

    Sponsors: Marmon-Herrington, Meritor Inc., MSA Delivery Service, Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group
    BOSS Crane & Rigging
    3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Hauling Past the Present: Projections for Specialized Transport

    With more than 1,300 agents, 10,000 leased owner-operators, 16,000 trailers and 59,000 other approved capacity providers, Landstar empowers entrepreneurs to succeed in the highly competitive, technology-driven transportation industry. Find out how one of the nation’s leading transportation logistics companies is preparing for some of the industry’s biggest changes ahead.

    Speakers: Kyle Abbott, Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc., Mike Cobb, Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc., Rusty Cody, Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc.


    4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    What the Future Holds: Permitting in 2030 - Part 1
    Know what to expect in the next 10 years in OS/OW permitting so you can position your business for success with the tools and resources necessary to navigate potential pitfalls.

    Moderator: Geno Koehler, IL Department of Transportation

    Speakers: Wes Mollno, WCS Permits, Mike Morgan, Pit Row Transportation Solutions, Tim Pilcher, ProMiles Software Development Corp.
    5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM
    How Accuracy in Measurement Gives You an Advantage
    New sensor technology is changing the game as it opens up more bridges to OS/OW. Likewise, technology advancements in dimension and axel spacing measurements will lead give companies an exponential advantage in hauling times and compliance with permits. The growth of technology across OS/OW is being seen on the side of the road and in-cab, so carriers need to be one step ahead.

    Speakers: John Caya, 5C Strategy, LLC, Peter Vanderzee, LifeSpan Technologies
    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.

    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Sponsors: Comdata Inc., NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.), Unified Logistics Operating Group
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Kenco Bucket Trucks, LLC and Permit America, Inc.
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Five Ways SC&RA is Positioning Heavy Haul for the Next Decade
    Looking ahead to the next decade, SC&RA maps out five key steps critical to economic development and business success.

    Speaker: Steven Todd, V.P. Transportation
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Regulatory Update from FMCSA
    Kick start your morning experience by hearing the latest regulatory and compliance update, including HOS reform, from FMCSA.

    Speaker: Jim Mullen, FMCSA Acting Administrator

    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Networking Break

    Sponsors: Bennett International Group
    BOSS Crane & Rigging

    10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Breakout Session: The Science Behind Driver Retention
    Speakers: John Maketa, Caliper Corporation, Tom Schoenfelder, Caliper Corporation
    10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Breakout Session: What the Future Holds: Permitting in 2030 Part 2
    Know what to expect in the next 10 years in OS/OW permitting so you can position your business for success with the tools and resources necessary to navigate potential pitfalls.

    Moderator: Joanna Jungelss, ATS Specialized Inc.

    Speakers: Darryl Foust, Comdata, Louis Juneau, Nova Permits & Pilot Cars

    10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Harmonization from a Manufacturer’s Perspective
    Over the past five years, Caterpillar has teamed up with SC&RA for three wins in permit harmonization. Using this collaborative approach as a framework, learn how leveraging strengths together can benefit the industry through such initiatives as UPT2021, etc.

    Moderator: David Purdy, Asset Manager, Ascendum Machinery, Inc.

    Speakers: Kathy Barber, Caterpillar Inc.
    10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: Using Technology for Safer Operations
    Integrating technology into your safety culture creates an extraordinary ROI. But how do you make it happen? Experts in in-cab and collision avoidance technology show you how to incorporate new technology for safer operations.

    Speakers: Brian Fielkow, Jetco Delivery and Dave Merrill, Pahoa Express, Inc.

    11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Exhibit Center (Buffett Lunch Served)

    Exhibitor lunch: 10:50 am - 11:20 am
    (closed promptly at 11:20 am)
    Show hours: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Attendee lunch: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    **New Bar hours: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    (Beer and wine will be served)

    Lunch Sponsors: Transport Systems And Products, Inc. and Truckstop.com

    Bar Sponsors: Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc. and National Interstate Insurance Company

    3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Breakout Session: An Inside Job: Coordinating with The Office on OS/OW Movements
    Do you understand the challenges your office team faces? Learn how to work better with project coordinators, permit coordinators, permit supervisors, dispatchers and managers for successful OS/OW transports. Be prepared to share your insights.

    Speaker: Randy Starnes, Kenco Bucket Trucks

    3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Breakout Session: Leveraging Technology as a Proactive Loss Prevention Tool
    How are leading organizations leveraging technology to create a culture of safety?  From Accident Event Recorders (AERs), Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to Telematics, companies now have more tools than ever to improve workplace safety and push dangerous incidents down to zero. Choosing the right technology can be overwhelming.  Key strategies include developing safety KPIs to identify what technology solution is best for your company.   

    Speakers: Cameron Boots, Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc., Bert Mayo, TrueNorth Risk Solutions Companies, Paul Stock, National Interstate Insurance Company
    3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and BOSS Crane & Rigging
    4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Breakout Session: Demonstrations of Pilot Cars Best Practices
    Hear the latest advocacy efforts of the North American Pilot Vehicle Safety Alliance as well as participate in a hands-on demonstration of the most effective equipment for pilot cars and pilot car drivers.

    Speakers: Dale Karns, Co Chair of NAPVSA, Don Morgan, Pit Row Services, Jeff Vaughan, Evergreen Safety Council
    4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Breakout Session: Managing your Company’s Technology & Data as it relates to your Insurance Policy
    Attending this session will give companies reason to review their business data and technology tracking services. Includes a review of the public data on your CAB report and how other companies put that to use to analyze your services, risk management and safety controls. How underwriters and claims executives use your supplied information to determine how your technology is being used to manage & transfer risk in order to determine your insurance needs & costs. Hear about the role your Insurance Agent has in helping you manage the risk, control your data and protect your investment, your company.

    Speakers: Jeff Haynes, USI Insurance Services LLC,
    Bill Hebron, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.), James Stovall, USI Insurance Services LLC
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

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

    7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Leadership Forum Dinner
    By invitation only
     Optional  Closed 
  • Friday, February 21, 2020
    7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast: Breakfast with Champions

    Ditch your Wheaties and join us for breakfast with our Hauling Job of the Year finalists and winners. Enjoy presentations exemplifying safety practices, ingenuity and specialized engineering. Get inspired for your own entry next year!

    Presenters Invited:
    Omega Morgan
    Barnhart Crane & Rigging

    Emmert International
    Berard Transportation, Inc.
    Deep South Crane and Rigging

    Sponsors: Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, Ridewell Suspensions

    9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsors: Bennett International Group and Boss Crane & Rigging
    9:15 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Outdoor Demonstration
    Join us outdoors for demonstrations on load securement. Learn tips for acing law enforcement inspections; get advice for maintaining excellent CSA scores; and understand best practices for preventing accidents.

    Speakers: Danny Cain, Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc., Donny Hinds, Yarbrough Transfer Company, Pete Trimble, Keen Transport, Inc.