Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit

Date: 11/9/2016 8:00 AM - 11/10/2016 1:30 PM

Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton Mass
6 King Street

Northampton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

121/125



Overview

  


Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit

Best Practices for Advancing Safety through Partnerships with Universities

Law Enforcement * Driver Licensing Agencies * Universities

 

November 9-10, 2016

Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA

Summit Registration

Registration is free and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

Hotel Accommodations

If you are a representative from law enforcement, DMV, a university or a workshop  speaker, please email Robin Riessman to reserve your complementary hotel room (limited availability).
If you are not from one of the above organizations, please call the Hotel Northampton (800) 547-3529 and book under the 'UMassSafe' block ($119.00 per night) for Nov 8th & 9th (limited availability at this rate).

Travel

Attendees who have MCSAP travel funding may be eligible to use those monies, subject to the Division’s approval.  However, use of MCSAP grant funds is not required. Funding has been provided, in a FMCSA grant with UMassSafe,  to help with some travel costs.  Grant funds are available to fund some travel expenses for up to 6 participants (2 Law Enforcement, 2 Licensing Agency Representatives and 2 University representatives) from Eastern Service Center (ESC) states to attend the two-day Summit (limited availability). For more information contact Robin Riessman.
 

Please join us, and learn about the prevention of crashes involving large trucks and buses utilizing state partnerships with universities!   There are a variety of ways in which Universities can support the work of law enforcement and drivers licensing agencies.  During this Summit, these groups will be sharing best practices, practical know how, and funding strategies.
 
The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe) has worked closely with the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (MSP CVES) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) on a number of projects to prevent crashes involving large trucks and buses.  We are now working with other states to form and/or expand such partnerships between law enforcement, licensing agencies and universities as well as share best practices.
 
Attendees from the FMCSA Eastern Service Area from:
·       State law enforcement        
·       Drivers Licensing Agencies
·       Universities              
·       FMCSA State Offices


TOPICAL WORKSHOPS, PANELS, GROUP DISCUSSION AND SHARING OF BEST PRACTICES

This material is based upon work supported by the FMCSA under a grant/cooperative agreement/, FM-CDL-0192-15-01-00.

 
Sponsors

Thank You to our Sponsors!

  PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Help Inc. logo             Price waterhouse Coopers Logo

 


GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR

               Innovative Data Logo           New England Tractor Trailer Training School Logo 

   UMass Transportation Center LogoBaystate Roads Logo


 


     

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR


Peter Pan Bus Lines Logo

 

 

Other Fees

Become a Sponsor!

The Summit, which will be held in Western Massachusetts at Hotel Northampton, on November 9th and 10th, will provide you with the chance to reach potential transportation safety clients. Representatives involved with research, licensing and enforcement in the commercial motor vehicle safety industry will be partaking in the Summit with the sole purpose of networking and learning of new and innovative tools and strategies. The Summit will also provide your company with the opportunity to introduce its services, technology, and products to leaders of transportation safety programs, as well as an unlimited potential to network with education, enforcement, licensing and government officials.


 SUMMIT NAMESAKE SPONSOR - $10,000 (Only one sponsorship available at this level)

·        Recognition as an Namesake Sponsor

·        Co-branding on Event Exhibitor Website Page as Namesake Sponsor (Including Link to Sponsor’s Website)

·        Co-branding on Event Email and Direct Mail Marketing Materials

·        Full-Page Acknowledgment in the Conference Program

·        Five minute presentation during the kick off session, plus PowerPoint presentation during coffee breaks (5 minutes, no sound)

·        VIP table at Summit events including opening ceremony

·        Twenty-minute educational session (approved by UMassSafe)

·        Host for evening networking party

·        Exhibit space, social media promotion through UMassSafe social media channels and promotional material in conference bags

·        Special Recognition at Registration Booth Denoting Conference Sponsorship

·        Two hotel rooms for conference period


PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR - $2,500

·        Recognition as an Official Sponsor

·        Logo on cover of conference program as well as Full-Page Acknowledgment in the Conference Program, event exhibitor website, event email, etc.

·        Workshop speaker (approved by UMassSafe)

·        Exhibit Space

·        Social media promotion through UMassSafe social media channels

·        Sponsor Thank You Announcement at Beginning of the Conference

·        Special Recognition at Registration Booth Denoting Conference Sponsorship

·        Promotional materials included in conference bags


GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR - $1,000

·        Recognition as an Official Sponsor

 

·        Full-Page Acknowledgment in Conference Program

·        Logo On Event Exhibitor Website Page Under GOLD Level Sponsor (Including Link to Sponsor’s Website)

·        Sponsor Thank You Announcement at Beginning of the Conference

·        Special Recognition at Registration Booth Denoting Conference Sponsorship

·        Promotional materials included in conference bags

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR - $500

·        Half-Page Acknowledgment in Conference Program

·        Logo On Event Exhibitor Website 

·        Sponsor Thank You Announcement at Beginning of the Conference

·        Promotional materials included in conference bags

 

DEMONSTRATION SPONSOR - $650 for profit and $350 for non-profit

·        Table Top Display Space with 8 Foot Skirted Table, One Chair and One Waste Paper Basket

·        Additional Chairs Are Available On Request

·        Indicate Any Special Considerations and Requests, Including Electrical Outlets

 

To secure your Sponsorship space, please contact Robin Riessman via email at riessman@ecs.umass.edu, or at 413-577-1035.

Schedule

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

8:00 -9:00           Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast

 

9:00-10:15          Welcome Remarks and Opening Session

                              Curtis Thomas, FMCSA Regional Field Administrator

                              Daphne Jefferson, FMCSA Deputy Administrator

 

10:15-10:30        Break

 

10:30-12:00        Panel:  Emerging Trends, Issues and Challenges in Commercial Vehicle Safety

 

12:00-1:30          Lunch and Keynote Speaker:  Anne Ferro, AAMVA President and CEO

 

1:30-3:00             Concurrent Session # 1

 

3:00-3:15             Break/Exhibits

 

3:15-4:45             Concurrent Session # 2

 

5:30-7:00             Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 10, 2016

8:00-8:30             Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

 

8:30-9:00             Opening Session

 

9:00-10:30          Concurrent Session # 3

 

10:30-10:45        Break/Exhibits

 

10:45-12:15        Concurrent Session # 4

 

12:15-1:45          Lunch, Best Practices Panel and Closing Remarks

Venue

Hotel Accommodations

If you are a representative from law enforcement, DMV, university, or a workshop  speaker, please email Robin Riessman to reserve your hotel room (limited availability).

If you are not from one of the above organizations, please call the Hotel Northampton (800) 547-3529 and book under the 'UMassSafe' block for Nov 8th & 9th.  

*MCSAP Eligible Travel*

*Travel Grants Available*  For more information contact Robin Riessman.

 Any questions please contact Robin Riessman via email or by phone (413)577-1035.

 

Hotel Northampton - (800) 547-3529
6 King Street, Northampton, MA

 

The Hotel Northampton is easily reached by car via Interstate 91, only one mile off the highway. Just 45 minutes from BDL Airport, or 2 hours from BOS. Just steps from the front door, you will find an array of art galleries, specialty shops, unique boutiques, exciting nightlife and fabulous dining. Free parking.

 


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City of Northampton, Massachusetts                                     Hotel Northampton

   

 Welcome to “Paradise City”: Northampton, Massachusetts.

                                   

As residents of the Pioneer Valley, we enjoy the great natural beauty that surrounds us, from the winding Connecticut River that defines our eastern border, to the gentle mountains of the nearby Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom Ranges. 

Northampton offers a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, academic and business resources. Our downtown center is one of the most vibrant in New England, and the excellent quality of life contributes to a strong and diversified economic base. Northampton is unique in the number of independently owned businesses that make up our business community. 

    

 

 


Agenda

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits:  8:00-9:00

 

Welcome Remarks and Opening Session:  9:00-10:15   

Master of Ceremonies:  Michael Knodler, UMass Transportation Center and UMassSafe Director

Introduction:  Curtis Thomas, FMCSA Regional Field Administrator

Keynote Speaker:  Daphne Jefferson, FMCSA Deputy Administrator

Break/Exhibits:  10:15-10:30         

Emerging Trends, Issues & Challenges in Commercial Vehicle Safety: 10:30-12:00           

Description:  Some aspects of CMV safety never change, and others won’t stand still. Get on top of the emerging trends, issues and challenges facing law enforcement and drivers licensing agencies.

Moderator:  Michael Knodler, UMassSafe

Presentations:

Decriminalization of Marijuana and Potential Impact on CMV Drivers, Captain Darrin Grondel, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Washington State Patrol

Homeland Security, Drugs and Trafficking: Mitigating the Risks of Large Truck Operations James Higgins, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Critical Issues in Trucking Industry, Rebecca Brewster, American Transportation Research Institute

Autonomous Vehicles, Dr. Chris Gerdes, USDOT and Stanford University

Lunch and Keynote Speaker:  Anne Ferro, AAMVA President and CEO:  12:00-1:30   

Concurrent Session # 1:  1:30-3:00

Session 1A - Utilizing Innovation to Fill the Data Toolbox: Best Practices for Accessing and Using the Newest Data Tools

Description:  A variety of data query tools exist and can be used to provide integral information to assist with planning and programing. Learn about best practices for accessing and using these innovative tools.

Moderator: Robin Riessman, UMassSafe

Presentations:

WisTransPortal, Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, Dr. Dave Noyce, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Connecticut Crash Data Repository, Dr. Eric Jackson Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center, University of Connecticut

CARE, Center for Advanced Public Safety, Beau Elliot, University of Alabama

Coverlab Analytics, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Resource Lab, Greg Ferrara, Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), North Carolina State University

 


 

Session 1B:  Is Anybody Listening? Delivering Your Roadway Safety Message through Media, Marketing and Social Media Platforms

Description:  Your program is only as good as your ability to communicate the message. Learn the ins and outs of utilizing different media avenues to spread your roadway safety message to the right audience as well as strategies for utilizing social media channels to increase your impact.

Moderator: Cole Fitzpatrick, UMassSafe

Presentations:

The Importance of Key Messages, Maria Farrah Howell, Farrah Consulting Group, Inc.

Social Media: Not Just for Millennials, Marty Buss Smith, MBS Consulting

Sharing Examples of Using Social Media for CMV Safety, Dustin Fitch, Massachusetts State Police

Break/Exhibits:  3:00-3:15

Concurrent Session # 2:  3:15-4:45

Session 2A:  Make Data Work: Translate Data into a Valuable Asset

Description:  Data can be an incredible tool, or a major headache, depending on who you ask. Discover successful strategies for utilizing crash data for strategic planning, exploring crash causation and measuring program performance.

Moderator:  Robert Rowland, MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division

Presentations:

High Crash Corridors, Jenn Gazzillo, UMassSafe

Forensic Investigations, Jeff Muttart, Crash Safety Research Center, LLC

Performance Measures Matter/ How Am I Doing? Using Data to Plan and Evaluate Your Program, Bob Scopatz, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc.

 

Session 2B:  The Road to Results:  An Overview of the FMCSA Grant Program, a Show & Tell of Successful Partnerships Used to Access Funding, and what to do with research results from your grant work.

Description:  Securing funding for our projects can be the most frustrating and complicated piece of the puzzle. This workshop offers information on where you can look for grant funds, who to partner with to get them and what to do with your research results once your grant project is completed. 

Moderator: Janettarose Greene, FMCSA

Presentations:

Overview of FMCSA Grant Program, Tom Keane, FMCSA

Examples of Successful Partnerships to Access Funding

Robin Riessman, UMassSafe

Kevin Slater, University of Connecticut

Disseminating Research Results, Brenda Lantz, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University

Welcome Reception:  5:30-7:00    

 


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits:  8:00-8:30   

Welcome Remarks and Opening Session:  8:30-9:00     

Concurrent Session # 3:  9:00-10:30         

Session 3A - Taking Action Against CMV Driver Distraction

Description:  Distracted driving is both a public health and a public safety issue, due to the enormous numbers of both fatal and non-fatal crashes it causes.  This workshop demonstrates that an integrated approach and effective partnerships can reduce these numbers.

Moderator: Curtis Thomas, FMCSA

Presentations:

Innovative and Effective Distracted Driving Enforcement Strategies, Chris Sanchez, MA State Police

Just Drive Program, D. R. Iketani, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Training for CMV Drivers on Driver Distraction, Don Lane, New England Tractor Trailer Training School

Session 3B - Integrated Safety Planning:  A State’s Team Approach

Description:  Many hands make light work, and partnerships are one way to bring many hands to problem solving. Gain the insight of the people already working together in this way, sharing their unique knowledge and helping to create a safer future.

Moderator: Anne L. Collins, FMCSA

Presentations:

Overview: Building a Single Strategy for Safety Including all State Agencies, Anne L. Collins, FMCSA

Commercial Vehicle Safety Planning in New York State, Debra Rood, Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, University at Albany

Michigan Truck Safety Commission, Daniel Blower, Univ. of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Break/Exhibits: 10:30-10:45          

Concurrent Session # 4: 10:45-12:15       

Session 4A - Technologies Impact on Transportation Today: What has gone by the “weigh-side?”

Description:  Providing digital services in a physical world has its challenges; but the highway safety benefits are impressive. This workshop will explore proven and developing technologies aimed at advancing the safety and efficiency of the Commercial Transportation Industry. 

Moderator: Daphne Jefferson, FMCSA

Presentations:

Leveraging Technology for Safety:  Learning from Uber, Heather Rothenberg, Uber

PrePass Weigh Station Bypass, Steve Vaughn, HELP Inc.

Insurance Implications of Autonomous Vehicles, Anand Rao, Pricewaterhouse Cooper 

Lunch, Best Practices Panel and Closing Remarks: 12:15-1:45

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Nadia Uber
Joe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Leslie MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Parth Rowan University
Daniel UMTRI
Larry Secretary of State - Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Lorenzo University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Rebecca American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
Donald Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Marty MBS
Edgardo Puerto Rico Police
Danjue University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass)
Steven New Jersey Institute of Technology
Marcy Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI DMV)
Anne Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Tim Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Enrique IIS / Drivewyze
Ivette University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Michael New England Tractor Trailer Training Schools (NETTTS)
Swaroop Crash Safety Research Center
Beau University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety
Maria Farrah Consulting Group
Craig FMCSA Virginia Division
Greg Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Todd New Hampshire State Police
Anne American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Dustin Massachusetts State Police
Thomas Massachusetts State Police
Susan PwC
John Rhode Island State Police
Joseph US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Linda Secretary of State - Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Mark New England Tractor Trailer Training Schools (NETTTS)
Janettarose Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Darrin Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Christopher FMCSA Connecticut Division
James FBI Springfield Division
Robert Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV)
Alice Maryland DOT Motor Vehicle Administration
Darren University of California, San Diego
Eric University of Connecticut
Amy FHWA CT
Angelisa Virginia Highway Safety Office
Regina Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles (DE DMV)
Christopher Maryland Public Service Commission
Robert Pennsylvania State Police
Darlene Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Brenda North Dakota State University
Rusty University of Delaware
Kang-Won University of Rhode Island
Xiang Hampshire College
Robin New York Department of Motor Vehicles (NY DMV)
Robert GTSC
Becky Volpe (The National Transportation Systems Center)
Javier Puerto Rico Police
Marquis District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV)
Jeffrey Crash Safety Research Center
Ture Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Robert Maine State Police
Buck Norwich University
David University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeff State of New Hampshire Department of Safety
Daniel Delaware State Police
Robin UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Debra Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, University at Albany (NY)
Heather Uber
Christopher Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Robert MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Christopher Massachusetts State Police- Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section
Bob Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Robert VHB
DeShawn Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Kevin University of Connecticut
Kathryn Kathryn Slater Consulting
Carl New England Tractor Trailer Training Schools (NETTTS)
Philip Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Paul HELP, Inc.
Brian Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Kara Pennsylvania DOT
Steve HELP, Inc.
Michael FMCSA West Virginia Division
Alan FMCSA Maine Division
Sonsiree Puerto Rico Police
Barbara Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Maribeth Conneticut DOT
Yuanchang University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass)
Eric Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Daryl MassDOT District 2
Kevin Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV)
Sanjay Morgan State University
Tameka Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Alison Volpe (The National Transportation Systems Center)
Kevin Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
William Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Gretchen MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Thomas Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Kakan West Virginia University
Susan MassDOT
William Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV)
Lisa Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI DMV)
Jennifer UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
William New Hampshire State Police
Daphne Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Christopher New Hampshire State Police
Veron Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Debbie Maryland Public Service Commission
Michael Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Amy Volpe (The National Transportation Systems Center)
Joseph Conneticut DOT
Steven Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Matthew Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Crystal Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Lolita Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Joseph FMCSA Virginia Division
Hyeon-Shic Morgan State University
Paula MassDOT District 2
Rhonda University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety
Curtis Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Brandon FHWA MA