Specialized Transportation Symposium to emphasize risk management and safety

- Risk management and safety will be a focal point of several of the educational sessions during the SC&RA 2016 Specialized Transportation Symposium, March 1-4, at The Peabody, Memphis, Tenn. Attendance is expected to surpass that of the 2015 Symposium, which attracted more than 450 specialized carriers, state and federal government officials, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • The ABC’s of the Looming ELD Mandate—Bill Smith, Executive Vice President, Claims and Risk Management, NBIS; Chris Nelson, Vice President, Business Development, ISE Fleet Services; and a representative from Anderson Trucking Service will examine how the anticipated mandate by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for Electronic Logging Devices may result in safety benefits and affect risk management, insurance costs and claims.
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Update—Larry Minor, FMCSA’s Associate Administrator for Policy, will provide up-to-the-minute compliance and regulatory updates from his agency, including hours of service, electronic logging devices, Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) and more.
  • FMCSA/30-Minue Break Exemption—Danny Cain, Safety Director, Edwards Moving & Rigging, and a speaker to be named will explain how SC&RA’s successful effort to gain an exemption from FMCSA’s mandatory 30-minute rest break requirement as part of the Hours-of-Service rules will improve driver safety and efficiency.
  • What the Specialized Carrier Needs to Know about Crane Inspection—A representative from Barnhart and a law-enforcement agency will discuss best practices to ensure mobile cranes pass inspection and perform at optimal levels of safety.
Safety will also be among factors considered in other sessions. All attendees are invited to sit in on the meeting of the SC&RA Safety Committee.

Click here to review the entire program, learn more about the hotel, and register. Information is also available by calling SC&RA at (703) 698-0291.

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