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5 Must-Haves For Your Next Heavy-Duty Transmission

12/6/2017

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5 Must-Haves For Your Next Heavy-Duty Transmission

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Technology is quickly evolving for today’s linehaul transmissions. Alex Stucky will discuss the latest trends and help you to better understand what’s critical to spec’ing the right product for your fleet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why connectivity is important
  • How maintenance intervals impact your bottom line
  • How downspeeding contributes to fuel economy

Speaker:

Alex Stucky, Heavy-Duty Product Manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies

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A Telematics Conversation: Maximizing the User Experience

11/15/2017

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A Telematics Conversation: Maximizing the User Experience

Originally aired: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Today’s customers are demanding more and better customer service from the companies they’re doing business with, and today’s driver-employees expect more from their work place experience. To meet this challenge, service fleets are increasingly turning to telematics and mobile apps to improve and maximize the customer and workplace experience.

Automotive Fleet’s Chris Wolski, Verizon Telematics’ Kelly Frey, and a scheduled Verizon customer will discuss how service fleets can use this technology to improve all aspects of the operation.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How mobile apps and telematics are transforming service fleets’ day-to-day business for the better
  • Why telematics and mobile apps create more engaged, productive driver-employees
  • How telematics tools can be tailored to improve the customer experience and customer satisfaction
  • How to determine which telematics tools are the right ones for your service fleet

To learn how you can use telematics and mobile apps to transform your service fleet for the better, register today

Speakers:

Chris Wolski, Content Editor, Automotive Fleet Magazine

Kelly Frey, VP, Product Marketing, Verizon Telematics 

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How to Preserve Fleet Value

11/9/2017

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How to Preserve Fleet Value

Originally aired: Thursday, November 9, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

You have a gold mine sitting in your parking lot: your fleet. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help you protect that rolling investment so you can improve cash flow. Jim Rice of Lytx and Andrew Leavitt of Ryder will give you tools that you can use immediately to preserve fleet value—including tips on preventive maintenance, vehicle acquisition, and safety.

Speakers:

Jim Rice, Vice President, Mid-Market Sales, Lytx

Andrew Leavitt, Director of Fleet Risk Services, Ryder System, Inc. 

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Safety and Quality: How to Ensure Your Refinished Wheels Keep Your Fleet Moving Forward

11/8/2017

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Safety and Quality: How to Ensure Your Refinished Wheels Keep Your Fleet Moving Forward

Originally aired: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Your wheels endure a significant amount of environmental damage during their lifetime, and sourcing a wheel refinishing service is one way to extend the life of your wheels. When considering having your wheels refinished, the most important factor to contemplate is how safe the final product will be. The wheel must meet a number of technical safety specifications, and OSHA requires the wheel be refinished in an environment that meets equally as strict requirements.

View our webinar for these key takeaways to identify a superior refinished wheel:

  • How to identify an out-of-service wheel prior to sending it for refinishing
  • Quality of powder coating used in the refinishing process
  • Properly applied coating to ensure safe wheels post-refinishing
  • Wheel refinishing environment of your tire dealer

Nate Hoover, global senior product manager and new ventures leader at IMI, discusses what you should understand about your refinished wheels and what to look for in the finished product. Because the ultimate consideration of a wheel should be both an attractive and a safe wheel.

Speaker:

Nate Hoover, Global Senior Product Management & New Ventures Leader, IMI Products

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Fleetguard- Filtration Excellence for All Engines

11/7/2017

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Fleetguard- Filtration Excellence for All Engines 

Originally aired: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

To ensure “like new” performance and fuel economy from today’s complex diesel engines, you require high performance lube and fuel filtration products. What does this really mean, and how does it affect my fleet?

Key questions to be answered will include:

  • What do today’s engines really need from filtration? High performance engines, have high performance specifications…how does that translate to filtration?
  • Who determines filtration specifications? How are filtration specifications, for both performance and integrity determined?

Join us for this free webinar, and we’ll share information and answers to all of these questions. Come and learn how to think on your Fleet!

Speaker:

Russ Bretell, Training & Technical Sales Manager, Cummins Filtration

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9 Things You Can Expect from a Roadside ELD Inspection

10/26/2017

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9 Things You Can Expect from a Roadside ELD Inspection

Originally aired: Thursday, October 26, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Everyone’s talking about getting ready for the ELD mandate, but then what? View this free on-demand webinar to learn what inspectors will be looking for during a roadside inspection post-deadline and what your drivers will need to know to be in compliance. You’ve been preparing to make sure you’re ready for the deadline. Now be sure you’re ready for what comes next.

Our expert speakers discuss:

  • What will be expected of your drivers during a roadside ELD inspection
  • What supporting documentation will still be required by DOT in compliance reviews
  • What your options are if your ELD is deemed defective or removed from FMCSA's list of registered devices

Speakers:

Jim Park, Equipment Editor, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

Brad Penneau, CDS, Safety Program Consultant, Telogis, A Verizon Company 

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ELD Mandate: How to Beat the Clock

10/17/2017

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ELD Mandate: How to Beat the Clock

Originally aired: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

When it comes to complying with the electronic logging mandate, fleets and drivers alike are now well into the eleventh hour before the new rule kicks in. With the December 18th deadline fast-approaching, this webinar will tell you exactly what you need to know and do to make sure your fleet is compliant in time.

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen will be joined by 27-year Wisconsin State Patrol vet and HNI Risk Advisor Mark Abrahamson as well as Telogis Safety Program Consultant Brad Penneau, who has 30 years of safety and compliance experience. These subject matter experts will walk you through the essential steps to take to be ready to meet this new, complicated and far-reaching rule — including the latest updates on how and when the mandate will be enforced.

Key questions to be answered will include:

  • Do you already have an ELD… or not?
  • What about that Grandfather Clause?
  • Who in your fleet needs to be trained on ELDs?
  • Is a self-certified ELD the same as a compliant one?
  • How will you work with shippers on delays?
  • Will enforcement of the rule be delayed?

Speakers:

David Cullen, Executive Editor, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

Mark Abrahamson, Risk Advisor, HNI

Brad Penneau, CDS, Safety Program Consultant, Telogis, A Verizon Company

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ELD Rule: Ready, Set, Go?

10/11/2017

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Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD

Originally aired: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Preparing for the ELD Mandate is more than just installing compliant devices on time. With the compliance deadline rapidly approaching, fleets need to think about training, implementation, and operational impact now. Learn best practices on how to prepare from a specialist on regulatory compliance technology. Gain insight from Ken Marvenko, Safety Director at Paper Transport and recent recipient of HDT’s 2017 Safety & Compliance award. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Best practices on driver training
  • Understanding new, required data values and how to update driver and vehicle data
  • When to convert from AOBRD to ELD
  • Ways to manage unidentified driving, diagnostics, and malfunction

Speakers:

Kam Roshan, Senior Product Manager, Omnitracs

Ken Marvenko, Director of Safety, Paper Transport, Inc.

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Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD

9/12/2017

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Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD

Originally aired: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

With the ELD Mandate deadline looming, fleets are understandably focused on ensuring they are compliant. But many fleets plan to minimally comply – investing as little as possible in ELD technology. For those fleets, ELDs will always be a cost center. By contrast, for fleets taking a long-term view, ELDs can be a profit center.

In this event, John Seidl, Transportation Consultant at Integrated Risk Solutions - a nationally known DOT/FMCSA expert - and 25-year telematics veteran Pete Allen, Executive Vice President at MiX Telematics, will describe how fleets can leverage ELDs for strategic advantage, including:

  • Improved safety

  • Improved efficiency

  • Improved security

Attendees will learn how fleets taking this approach have been able to reduce their overall costs by $50-100 per vehicle, per month, even after accounting for the cost of their ELD solutions.

Speakers:

John Seidl, Transportation Consultant, Integrated Risk Solutions

Pete Allen, Executive Vice President Sales, MiX Telematics (North America)

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Finders, Keepers: Winning Ways to Recruit and Retain Drivers

9/6/2017

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Finders, Keepers: Winning Ways to Recruit and Retain Drivers

Originally aired: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Today’s truck driver is every bit a professional as any other skilled job. But if you want people to view trucking as a profession, you need to package it as such.

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 10-17) around the corner, it’s the perfect time to discuss how to bring drivers on board as professionals and then craft an appealing career path for them.

Our panel of expert speakers will discuss:
    • Building relationships with truck driving schools
    • Attracting younger drivers
    • Better onboarding practices
    • Rethinking pay and home time
    • Benefits you may not have thought of
    • Outlining and rewarding clear goals and expectations
    • And more!

HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge will lead the discussion and will be joined by Duff Swain, President of Trincon, and Tom McKellar, VP of Transportation for Plastic Express.

Speakers:

Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

Duff Swain, President, Trincon Group, LLC

Thomas McKellar, VP, Transportation & Terminals, Plastic Express

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Leveraging Video Safety to Incentivize and Reward Drivers

8/30/2017

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Leveraging Video Safety to Incentivize and Reward Drivers

Originally aired: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Your drivers are your most valuable assets, but how can you keep them safe and happy on the road? No longer can you rely on a simple safety bonus once a year. You need to continually motivate your drivers while ensuring safety is maintained throughout your fleet. Video safety provides an objective way to measure your drivers’ progress. Better yet, it can be used to help incentivize them to be safer and reward those who are. 

Join us on August 30th to learn how Cypress Truck Lines successfully implemented a rewards program, best practices for rolling out the program, and how it has impacted their drivers’ results.

Speaker:

Matthew Penland, VP, Risk Management, Cypress Truck Lines

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Countdown to ELD: Get Your Burning Questions Answered

8/29/2017

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Countdown to ELD: Get Your Burning Questions Answered

Originally aired: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

With time running out for fleets to implement an ELD solution, there are still many questions to be answered. For example: 

  • How do I know my ELD is compliant? 
  • How do I know if I’m exempt? 
  • Who has access to my ELD data? 
  • Would an AOBRD fulfill the mandate? 

This is your chance to get answers to these and other pressing ELD questions.

After a panel of ELD experts addresses some common questions being asked by fleets, you will have the chance to ask your questions about implementing and complying with the ELD Mandate. No topic — technical, operational, or legal — is off limits.

The FMCSA hosted two Q&A sessions in July, which quickly filled up — this is a not-to-be missed opportunity. The December 18, 2017, ELD Mandate deadline is fast approaching, and this could be your only chance to get your questions answered. Don’t wait. Register today!

Speakers:

Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

Avery Vise, President, TransComply

Kelly Frey, VP, Product Marketing, Verizon Telematics

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Daimler Trucks North America introduces the new Detroit Connect portal

8/23/2017

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Daimler Trucks North America introduces the new Detroit Connect portal

Originally aired: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Take a spin through the all-new Detroit Connect portal, now available for Freightliner and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect subscription. The new portal will provide vehicle performance insights to help you make the best decisions possible for your fleet to improve uptime, fuel efficiency and fleet safety. The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician will deliver:

  • Fault event notifications listed by severity level
  • Fault event diagnostics
  • Recommendations for resolution and repair parts in stock
  • Maps to the nearest authorized service locations
  • Vehicle fault event history
  • Fault event trends / fleet health overview

Register today and learn how to gain access to this new interface and discover what roles within your business can take advantage of the information in the portal. Tune in to also get a sneak preview of the new Detroit Connect mobile app as well as new Detroit Connect services available Q4 2017!

Speakers:

Greg Treinen, Sales and Marketing Manager, Connectivity, Daimler Trucks North America

Sherise Rivera, Marketing Analyst, Connectivity, Daimler Trucks North America

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Recruiting and Retaining Talent Amidst the Driver Shortage

7/12/2017

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Recruiting and Retaining Talent Amidst the Driver Shortage

Originally aired: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimate the trucking industry is currently short about 55,000 professional drivers. But with nearly 70 percent of all goods in North America being shipped on trucks, trucking companies know they need to have a strong strategy in place to attract and keep their drivers. Discovering the secret to keeping drivers happy lies in listening to the voices of professional truck drivers.

In this webinar, Ryder experts unveil what professional truck drivers really want and how addressing their needs can help ease the shortage. The answers are not what you think.

Learning Objectives:

  • What truck drivers really want from their employers
  • Best practices to recruit and retain drivers
  • How some companies are improving work conditions for drivers
  • How the right strategy can ease turnover and build a strong pool of talent for your company

Speaker:

Patrick Pendergast, Group Director, Talent Acquisition, Ryder System, Inc.

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4 ELD Myths and What You Should Know About Bundled Solutions

6/22/2017

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4 ELD Myths and What You Should Know About Bundled Solutions

Originally aired: Thursday, June 22, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

With any new, complicated set of regulations there can be plenty of confusion. In the case of how fleets need to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be in compliance with the ELD mandate, myths abound — and need dispelling:

  • Myth #1: Every ELD Vendor Who Is Certified Is Really Certified
  • Myth #2: Device Registration = Verification
  • Myth #3: If I Purchase a Non-Compliant Device from a Provider, They Will Replace it — No Sweat!
  • Myth #4: I’ll Wait ‘Til November to Find A Solution. I Have Plenty of Time — and How Hard Can it Be?

Adding to the complication is considering the option of a bundled ELD/GPS tracking solution. But bundling has a number of advantages, among them the ability to have all driver and vehicle data provided in a single platform, giving added transparency to the fleet manager and drivers.

Join us for this webinar and learn how a bundled solution can help you seamlessly comply with the regulations, and give you a deeper insight into your fleet operations in a single, integrated data stream — improving operations, reporting, and the bottom line.

Speaker:

Kelly Frey, VP, Product Marketing, Verizon Telematics

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4 Steps to Retain Drivers and Keep the Wheels Rolling

6/20/2017

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4 Steps to Retain Drivers and Keep the Wheels Rolling

Originally aired: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

It’s harder to find drivers — especially good, safe drivers — than ever, which makes it more important than ever to keep them once you’ve found them. Heavy Duty Trucking Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge will explore four ways to do just that, with the help of one fleet’s driver retention expert and sponsor Compli. We’ll look at four areas:

  1. How to do onboarding right — and do it efficiently
  2. Training drivers without wasting their time and your money
  3. Why ongoing communication is key to a driver-centric corporate culture
  4. Keeping drivers safe for their sake and yours

Learn how a mix of technology and personal attention can help you retain drivers without breaking the bank.

Speakers: 

Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief, Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

Debbie Landry, Director of Driver Services, Halvor Lines, Inc.

John Piper, Sales Director, Transportation, Compli

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The Dollars and Sense of Outsourcing Maintenance

6/7/2017

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The Dollars and Sense of Outsourcing Maintenance

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Fleets may consider outsourcing to major leasing companies due to their technological prowess and extensive service capabilities. Some fleets are drawn to the full-service leasing and contract maintenance services offered by these firms because lessors remain ‘brand neutral,’ so they can spec or service any make or model of truck.

This Heavy Duty Trucking webinar, sponsored by Ryder, will feature several fleet managers who have opted to outsource their truck spec’ing and/or maintenance requirements to a major truck lessor. Our speakers will discuss:

  • What led them to consider outsourcing
  • Why they opted to outsource to a leasing company
  • Their experience to date in terms of cost control, quality of service, and vehicle uptime

This panel will be moderated by HDT Executive Editor David Cullen and will include a question-and-answer session open to all attendees.

Panelists: 
Darry Stuart, President/CEO, DWS Fleet Management Services 

Dan Deppeler, VP Maintenance, Paper Transport, Inc.

David Duhamel, President, N & D Transportation

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Web Seminars

Roadcheck 2017: Is Your Truck’s Cargo Secure Enough?

5/25/2017

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Roadcheck 2017: Is Your Truck’s Cargo Secure Enough?

Originally aired: Thursday, May 25, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

With Roadcheck 2017’s focus on cargo securement, it’s a good time to not only refresh your knowledge on how to keep cargo secure in day-to-day operations, but how to protect it from thieves who are bent on stealing your client’s cargo. In this wide-ranging webinar you will get insights from Keith Lewis, VP of operations for CargoNet and a 30-year veteran of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, about how you can stop cargo thieves in their tracks—using a combination of old-fashioned common sense and leveraging the newest technologies available.

During the hour-long webinar you will learn about:

  • What to expect during Roadcheck 2017
  • What inspectors will likely be checking
  • Cargo theft statistics for 2016
  • Tactics that are trending among cargo thieves
  • The latest tools that thieves are using to steal your cargo
  • Prevention and recovery tools you can use to stop thieves in their tracks

Speakers: 
Chris Wolski, Custom Media Producer, Bobit Business Media

Keith Lewis, Vice President of Operations, CargoNet

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Web Seminars

Leasing vs Owning: Accurately determine your fleet's total cost

5/9/2017

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Leasing vs Owning: Accurately determine your fleet's total cost

Originally aired: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

In a challenging transportation landscape that includes increasing regulations, more complex vehicle technology, and rising fleet costs, it is increasingly critical for executives to uncover all direct and indirect costs impacting their fleets. That’s why Ryder partnered with KPMG to reevaluate cost components of ownership, analyze market trends, and develop a proprietary tool to help businesses like yours understand their transportation infrastructure. In this webinar, Kirk Morton and Nicole Smith, Ryder financial experts, will walk you through this unique financial model and help you understand the variables impacting your costs. In addition, they will review an industry-first leasing option for your organization to consider – Ryder ChoiceLease, which is the most flexible option in the industry. 

Register today to discover how your business can save up to 30% on your transportation spend. After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Have access to key industry benchmarks
  • Identify key market trends affecting ownership cost
  • Access to a free estimate of your transportation network

Speakers:

Kirk Morton, Director of Financial Consulting, National Accounts, Ryder System, Inc.

Nicole Smith, Manager of Financial Consulting, South Eastern Region, Ryder System, Inc.

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Web Seminars

Introducing the new International® A26 engine

3/30/2017

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Introducing the new International® A26 engine

Originally aired: Thursday, March 30, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Built with uptime in its DNA, the new International® A26 is engineered with proven components that deliver optimal reliability and fuel efficiency in a lightweight design. Join us for a complete overview of our new engine. 

Speaker:

Darren Gosbee, Vice President, Advanced Engineering, International Truck

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Web Seminars

7 Compliance Trends that Will Shape 2017

1/26/2017

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7 Compliance Trends that Will Shape 2017

Originally aired: Thursday, January 26, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

What are the top compliance trends that will shape the industry in 2017? Is your company prepared for what’s ahead? Join us for this informative webinar on the top compliance trends for 2017, including:

  • The Transportation & Logistics Hiring Reform Act
  • The Speed Limiter Mandate
  • The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate
  • The Drug and Alcohol Clearing House Mandate
  • The Driver Coercion Mandate
  • Changes to the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program in regards to Safety Fitness Determination and the 7 BASICS

Keeping up with these compliance trends is a challenge and will require businesses to get prepared in advance. Register now and take the steps to get ready today.

Speakers:

Kelly Frey, VP of Product Marketing, Telogis, A Verizon Company

Brad Penneau, CDS, Safety Program Consultant, Telogis, A Verizon Company

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Find Out How the Leaders of Tomorrow Are Making a Difference Today

12/15/2016

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Find Out How the Leaders of Tomorrow Are Making a Difference Today

Originally aired: Thursday, December 15, 2016 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Meet the leaders who are driving the trucking industry forward. This select panel chosen from HDT’s Emerging Leaders honorees will offer insights into why they chose this career and how to bring like-minded young people into the industry.

Our panelists include a president who integrated GPS data from five different providers into one open portal, a VP of sales and marketing with “a heart for the trucking industry,” and a director of finance who helps out with everything from marketing to operations.

Join us on December 15, 2016, at 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET, for a panel discussion with these trucking leaders, who will be ready to speak about this year’s hottest industry topics.

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