Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit - Best Practices for Industry & Law Enforcement Partnerships

Date: 11/19/2019 8:45 AM - 11/20/2019 1:30 PM

Location: Hotel Northampton
6 King Street

Northampton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

160/165


Overview

The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe), with support from the FMCSA, will be hosting the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit - Best Practices for Industry & Law Enforcement Partnerships on November 19-20, 2019 in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Summit will feature demonstrations of innovative programming and technologies for reducing roadway crashes, while also providing a venue for the exchange of ideas and resources between safety stakeholders and industry.

Representatives from Truck & Bus Associations/Industry, Law Enforcement, FMCSADrivers Licensing Agencies, and Universities within the Eastern Service Center region are invited to attend.

Please join us and learn about the prevention of crashes involving large trucks and buses utilizing partnerships between law enforcement and industry! During this Summit, these groups will be sharing best practices and practical know how.

If you have any questions, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Ben Yeager at benyeager@umass.edu.

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Exhibitors

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  This material is based upon work supported by the FMCSA under a cooperative agreement, FM-MHP-0399-18-01-OC.
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The 2019 Summit is an opportunity to reach new clients in law enforcement, the truck and bus industry and State and federal government. Representatives involved in all aspects of commercial vehicle safety & operations attend our events for networking opportunities and learning about innovative tools and strategies. As a result, sponsoring at our Summit will provide an exceptional platform for introducing your company to the regulatory entities, as well as other leaders leaders and trendsetters in commercial vehicle safety.

View the Sponsor & Exhibitor Guide. 

 

 NAMESAKE SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Your Logo and Recognition as a Namesake Sponsor on the Conference Program Cover
  • Full Page Acknowledgment in the Conference Program
  • Your Logo on Event Exhibitor Website Page (Including Link to Your Organization’s Website)
  • Your Logo on Event Email and Direct Mail Marketing Materials
  • Namesake Sponsor Thank You Announcement at Beginning & End of the Conference
  • Special Recognition at Registration Booth Denoting Conference Sponsorship
  • Table Top Exhibitor Display Space with 6 Foot Skirted Table
  • Includes 2 Complimentary Summit Registrations (Including Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks)

PARTNER SPONSOR - $1,000

  • Recognition as a Partner Sponsor
  • Acknowledgement in the Conference Program
  • Your Logo on Event Exhibitor Website Page (Including Link to Your Organization's Website)
  • Sponsor Thank You Announcement at Beginning of the Conference
  • Special Recognition at Registration Booth Denoting Conference Sponsorship
  • Includes 1 Complimentary Summit Registration (Including Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks)

EXHIBITOR - $600 

  • Table Top Display Space with 6 Foot Skirted Table, One Chair and One Waste Paper Basket
  • Additional Considerations (electrical, chairs, location) on Request 
  • Includes 1 Complimentary Summit Registration (Including Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks)

NON-PROFIT EXHIBITOR - $300 

  • Table Top Display Space with 6 Foot Skirted Table, One Chair and One Waste Paper Basket
  • Additional Considerations (electrical, chairs, location) on Request 

Exhibitors will be located in the lobby & atrium, where breakfast and break refreshments will be served, in order to give the most exposure to all our exhibitors.

Additional information on the City of Northampton and the Hotel Northampton is available under the Hotel tab.

To secure your Sponsorship, please contact Kathryn (donnelly@umass.edu or 413-230-6791). Space is limited, so please reserve ASAP.

 

Travel

Summit Location:

Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Airport Information:

Bradley International Airport (BDL) - 35 miles south of event

Uber/Lyft Available (<$50)


This event is a MCSAP travel eligible expense.

Route from Bradley International Airport to Hotel Northampton:

 

Hotel Northampton Parking Map:

Overflow Parking Map (James House Parking Lot):


 

Hotel

This event is a MCSAP travel eligible expense.

Hotel Northampton (Summit Venue)

36 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Limited rooms available at this location, please reserve hotel accommodations as soon as possible. 

Standard Rooms $110 per night 

Upgraded Rooms $169 & $209 per night

Booking w/Discount (phone only) - (800) 547-3529 - Mention the 'Commercial Vehicle Summit' 

Website: https://reservations.hotelnorthampton.com/hna/availability.asp

 


Fairfield Inn & Suites (Overflow Hotel)

115A Conz St, Northampton, MA 01060

$118.00 per night

Booking Website: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1572013531732&key=GRP 

Phone: (413) 587-9800 - Mention 'Commercial Vehicle Summit' for block rate. 

 

Northampton, Massachusetts

Our local city offers a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, academic, and professional resources. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the winding Connecticut River and the gentle mountains of nearby Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom ranges, our downtown center is one of the most vibrant in New England. The superb quality of life in Northampton contributes to a strong and diversified economic base. Northampton is unique in the number of independently owned businesses that comprise our business community.

This material is based upon work supported by the FMCSA under a cooperative agreement, FM-MHP-0399-18-01-OC.

Schedule

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

7:45 AM              Registration, Exhibits, and Breakfast 

8:45 AM              Opening Remarks and Keynote

9:15 AM              Opening Panel

10:30 AM            Break and Exhibits

11:00 AM            Concurrent Session 1A, 1B and 1C

12:30 PM           Luncheon Keynote

1:45 PM             Concurrent Session 2A and 2B

3:00 PM              Break and Exhibits

3:30 PM              Plenary Session

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:30 AM              Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 AM              Opening Remarks

8:45 AM              Plenary Session

10:00 AM            Break and Exhibits

10:30 AM            Concurrent Session 3A and 3B

12:00 PM            Lunch, Best Practices Discussion and Closing Remarks

Agenda

Day 1 

8:45-9:15 AM - Welcome & Keynote - Ballroom

  • Robin Riessman, Director, UMassSafe
  • Mike Knodler, Director, UMass Transportation Center 
  • Taft Kelly, Field Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  
  • Alan Hanson, Chief Counsel, FMCSA

9:15-10:30 AM - Plenary Panel: Emerging Trends & Challenges in Commercial Vehicle Safety - Ballroom

The only constant in truck and bus safety is change. As new challenges arise, stakeholders in the field are required to develop novel solutions to ensure the safety of the public at large, as well as drivers and law enforcement personnel. In the opening plenary session, panelists from key stakeholder agencies will engage the audience in active discussion around trends, trials and challenges from both sides of the aisle.

  • Alan Hanson, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Rebecca Brewster, American Transportation Research Institute
  • Brandon Buchanan, American Bus Association
  • Daniel Horvath, American Trucking Association 
  • Lt. Thomas Fitzgerald, Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section

10:30-11:00 AM - Break/Exhibits - Atrium/Lobby 

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Concurrent Sessions  

1A: Behind the Wheel - Hampshire Room

Comprehensive programs that promote the safe operations of trucks and buses are essential to preventing crashes. In this session, speakers will focus on safety initiatives from the ground up, including carrier onboarding procedures, in-house driver training, compliance, and the positive effects of in-cab monitoring.

  • Driver & Forward Facing Cameras - Michael Lasko, Boyle Transportation 
  • Driver Training Safety Program - Jon Bowers, UPS
  • Onboarding Success - Jill Maschmeier, National Carriers Inc.
  • Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse - FMCSA

1B: Safety Data in Motion - Northampton Room

With the overwhelming amount of data being collected at all levels, one consistent challenge is how to best utilize it for efficiency, planning and enforcement. In this session, speakers will discuss how live-feed data is used by both law enforcement and industry to implement safety programming such as virtual weigh stations, work zone notification systems and electronic citations.

  • Virtual Weigh Stations/Inspections - Duane Pearce, Motor Carrier Division ITD, Maryland DOT
  • Work-Zone Notification System - Steven Kalina, Arizona DOT
  • Electronic Citation & Adjudication - Stacey Manware, Connecticut Superior Court Operations

1C: Risks on the Road - Tavern

Some traffic safety risks have existed for decades, while others have emerged as a consequence of modern advancements - including data-enabled devices - or crises, such as forced labor. This session examines various risks specific to truck and bus safety, spanning driver, roadway, and environmental causation.

  • Crash Trends & Causation - Jack Van Steenberg, FMCSA
  • Human Trafficking - Kylla Lanier, Truckers Against Trafficking
  • Work Zone Safety - Martha Kapitanov, FHWA
  • Distracted Driving - D.R. "Ike" Iketani, University of California, San Diego

12:30-1:30 PM - Luncheon Keynote - Ballroom

  • National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted Improvements in Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety - Robert Molloy, Ph.D., Office of Highway Safety at National Transportation Safety Board

1:45-3:00 PM - Concurrent Sessions 

2A: In-State Joint Initiatives - Hampshire Room

Many states have pioneered collaborative programming to address truck and bus safety by implementing various methodologies, including education, enforcement, and technology. In this session, stakeholders from FMCSA, truck and bus associations, law enforcement, and licensing agencies will discuss examples of these partnerships, share lessons learned, and compare the strategies that have been most and least effective.

  • State FMCSA - Tim Cotter, Pennsylvania Division Administrator 
  • State Law Enforcement - Lieutenant Donald Bridge, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles 
  • Agency Partnerships - Kate Kennett, Trucking Association of New York 
  • New York License Event Notification Service - Rich Cirino, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • District of Columbia Electronic Notification System - Marquis Miles, District of Columbia Registry of Motor Vehicles 
  • Work Force Development - Craig Feister, Virginia Division Administrator, FMCSA

2B: Evidence-Based Research: Moving Safety Forward - Northampton Room

Ongoing research efforts have wide-ranging impacts on truck and bus safety, as more sophisticated data and technology becomes the norm. Research-based projects can provide the foundation that is crucial to implementing new programs as well as long-term directives. The production of tools, guidelines or protocols to assist government agencies, vehicle design entities, and roadway design specialists have been particularly beneficial to CMV safety research. In this session, presenters will share current projects aimed at making vehicles and roadways safer for commercial operations, as well as predictive and programmatic tools to help researchers and law enforcement better understand where, when and why truck and bus crashes occur.

  • T-Force Crash and Inspection Data Analytics - Dr. Cole Fitzpatrick, UMassSafe
  • VIEW Smartphone App - Alexander Epstein and Michael Change, Volpe Center USDOT 
  • Predicting Driver Crash Involvement - Brenda Lantz, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University

2C: Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles - Tavern

Connected and highly automated vehicles have captured engineers' imaginations for decades, and recent implementations of this technology is making the dream a reality. This session will explore highly automated commercial vehicle applications, communication needs with law enforcement, and how federal and state government are preparing for the societal impacts of this technology.

  • Commercial Vehicle Applications - Dr. Eric Jackson, Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
  • Next Gen Truck Freight Transport - Skip Yeakel, Volvo Group North America
  • State Government Planning - Mark Savage, Colorado State Patrol 
  • Federal Government Planning - Tom Kelly, FMCSA

3:00-3:30 PM - Break/Exhibits - Atrium/Lobby 

3:30-4:45 PM - Plenary Session: Industry Safety From All Angles - Ballroom

There are a growing number of methodologies, operations, and innovations for addressing the varied safety concerns specific to large truck and bus safety. In the day one closing session, speakers working hands-on in the trucking industry will showcase their specific initiatives, including driver health and wellness, driver telematics, and advanced vehicle technologies.

  • Motorcoach Safety Considerations - Pam Martinez, DATTCO
  • Vehicle Safety Technology Advancements - Michael Lasko, Boyle Transportation
  • Career Health - Siphiwe Baleka, Fitness Trucking

Day 2

8:30-8:45 AM - Opening Remarks - Ballroom

  • Robin Riessman & Michael Knodler, UMass Transportation Center

8:45-10:00 AM - Plenary Panel: Decriminalization of Marijuana

While marijuana decriminalization has profound implications for all highway safety, is of particular concern within the realm of professional drivers, as truck and bus crashes are often far deadlier than passenger vehicle crashes. As a result, the transportation industry and law enforcement have been tasked to manage education and enforcement in unison. Panelists from both research and enforcement realms will discuss the consequences of marijuana use among drivers, the increased potential for crashes, initiatives for clear regulations and solutions for protecting our roadways.

  • Decriminalization and Crash Risk - Jennifer M. Whitehill, Assistant Professor, UMass School of Public Health 
  • Impaired Driving Among Commercial Drivers - Nicholas J. Ward, Director, Center for Health & Safety Culture, Montana State University 
  • Solutions for Protecting Our Roadways - Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
  • Educating Enforcement and Industry - Captain Tom Foster, Washington State Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Division

10:00-10:30 AM - Break/Exhibits - Atrium/Lobby 

10:30-11:45 AM - Concurrent Sessions

3A: Moving Forward: Safety Culture & Partnerships - Hampshire Room

Effective safety solutions emerge from sustainable partnerships and institutionalizing safety as the top priority. This session will focus on the architecture of strong partnerships between industry and government towards the creation of a safety culture. By working together, protecting lives and improving everyday practices, we can make truck and bus safety a central pillar of our institutions.

  • Safety Culture - Nicholas J. Ward, Center for Health & Safety Culture, Montana State University 
  • Effective Partnerships - Anne Collins, FMCSA
  • Ensuring Operator Success - Jill Maschmeier, National Carriers Inc.

3B: Advancing Safety Technology

Safety technologies seem as though they're changing daily, and in many ways that isn't far from the truth. Advancements can be as simple as a smartphone app, or as extensive as the complete vehicle design. In this session, speakers from private industry will provide insight into the latest advancements being implemented within fleets, and how to best comply with regulations and law enforcement.

  • Collision Avoidance Systems for Buses - Uri Tamir, Mobileye 
  • Crash Mitigation with Adaptive Cruise Braking - Robert Buchwalter, Prevost Car Division of Volvo 
  • GPS Hazard Based Warning - Brian Mofford, Drivewyze

12:00-1:00 PM - Luncheon: A Call for Action

  • Robin Riessman, UMassSafe 
  • Anne Collins, FMCSA

 

Because of their shared and individual expertise, we've asked speakers from private industry to share their knowledge and engage in the larger discussion of CMV safety and crash prevention. However, it is important to note that this is not an endorsement by UMassSafe, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit, nor the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of their affiliated companies or products.

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Ayshvar Bentley Systems Inc
Debora TrucBrush
Uri Mobileye
Tsvi Mobileye
Kathryn UMTC UMass Amherst
Cole UMTC UMass Amherst
Jennifer UMTC UMass Amherst
Mike UMTC UMass Amherst
Robin UMTC UMass Amherst
Benjamin UMTC UMass Amherst
Kassandra UMTC UMass Amherst
Alyssa UMTC UMass Amherst
Jack UMTC UMass Amherst
Francis UMTC UMass Amherst
Eric Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Richard FMCSA Massachusetts Division
Karen Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Kevin Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
ADRIAN FMCSA Puerto Rico Division
Anne Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Timothy FMCSA Pennsylvania Division
Craig FMCSA Virginia Division
Linda Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Alan Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Christopher FMCSA Connecticut Division
Richard FMCSA Maryland Division
Thomas Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Taft Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Thomas Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Brodie Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Ture Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Steven Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Matthew Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Christopher Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Darrell Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Lolita Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Joseph FMCSA Virginia Division
Philip Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Brian Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Philip FMCSA Maryland Division
Jack Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT FMCSA)
Michael FMCSA West Virginia Division
Stephen Pennsylvania State Police
Joshua Maryland State Police
William Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Transportation Oversight Division
Jon UPS
Candace USDOT/Volpe
Brandon American Bus Association
Robert Prevost Car (US) Div. of Volvo Buses
Cameron C&J Bus Lines
CHRISTOPHER Peter Pan Bus Lines
Brian Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Transportation Oversight Division
Peter Lily Transportation
Rolando Trucking Association of Massachusetts (TAM)
Timothy Maine Motor Transport Association
Jacob Peter Pan Bus Lines
Allen Chittenden County Sheriff's
Sarah New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS) - RI
Luis Puerto Rico Transportation and Other Public service Bureau
Cheryl Dept of Public Utilities - Transportation Oversight Division
Kevin Rutland County Sheriff's Department
Mike Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC)
Matt King Ward Coach Lines
David Private Citizen
Carl FedEx Ground
Dan American Trucking Associations
Louis ABC Companies
Sam FedEx Ground
Rosalyn US VIRGIN ISLANDS
MaryGrace NHMTA
Kevin USI Insurance - Transportation
Kate Trucking Association of New York (TANY)
Debbie Private Citizen
Daniel Regency Transportation, Inc
Kylla Truckers Against Trafficking
Michael Boyle Transportation
Elizabeth Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Transportation Oversight Division
Donna C&J Bus Lines
Jamie C&J Bus Lines
Robert GTSC
Joe C&J Bus Lines
Pam DATTCO
Jill National Carriers
Jose Puerto Rico Transportation and Other Public service Bureau
Christopher Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
Daphne US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Jeremy Center for Advanced Public Safety, University of Alabama
Thom ABC Companies
Ken United Motorcoach Association
Dyann Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Transportation Oversight Division
Jayson New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS) - RI
Mark Colorado State Patrol
Christopher C&J Bus Lines
Joe Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC)
Michael FedEx Ground Package System
Chad King Ward Coach Lines
Kevin PA Motor Truck Association
Paul PrePass Safety Alliance
Brenda Maryland Motor Truck Association
Vera New Hampshire Motor Transport Association
Steve PrePass Safety Alliance
Kai Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
Nicholas Center for Health and Safety Culture
Steven New Hampshire State Police
Maria Lucky River Transportation
Alyssa Lucky River Transportation
Michael Volpe (The National Transportation Systems Center)
William Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV)
Alexander Volpe (The National Transportation Systems Center)
Lisa Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI DMV)
Charles University of Connecticut
John Maryland State Police
Pamela Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Aaron Maine State Police - Troop K
Steven Maine State Police - Troop K
Eric University of Connecticut
Darlene Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Paul Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Marquis District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV)
Brandon Connecticut Transportation Institute
Daniel Delaware State Police
Thomas New York State Police
Kenneth New Hampshire State Police
Iliana Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Christophjer Maine State Police - Troop K
Tina Maryland DOT
Samantha US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Vanita Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
Sean Virginia State Police
Rhonda University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety
James Rhode Island State Police
Caleb Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles (DE DMV)
Shanshan CT Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC)
Siphiwe Fitness Trucking
Bradford Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles
Rebecca American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
Donald Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV)
William New Hampshire State Police
Paula Massachusetts State Police
Rich NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
Marcy Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI DMV)
Adam Massachusetts State Police
Thomas Massachusetts State Police
Thomas Washington State Patrol
Darren University of California, San Diego
Steven Arizona Department of Transportation
Martha Federal Highway Administration (USDOT FHWA)
Christopher Maryland Public Service Commission
Brenda North Dakota State University
Stacey Connecticut Superior Court
L'Kiesha Maryland State Highway Administration (MD-SHA)
Brian Drivewyze
Robert National Transportation Safety Board
Jim Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO)
Duane Maryland DOT SHA- Office of Traffic & Safety
Jill UC San Diego-Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety
Kara Pennsylvania DOT
Jennifer University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Skip Volvo Group North America