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Program Highlights

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, June 13
8:15-9:15 a.m.

Innovation Drives the Future of Trucking

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker
Scott Steinberg, one of the world's best-known business strategists, strategic innovation consultants, and trends experts, joins us for an eye-opening conversation about how transportation-related technology could impact the way we live and work. In the first part of this session, Scott will discuss innovations such as autonomous vehicles and trucks, Uber and Lyft, and how they could redefine and displace jobs.

Scott is the CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm, he helps clients create competitive advantage and drive change, innovation and growth. A bestselling book author and the creator of 'Becoming Essential', the Fortune 500 calls him a "defining figure in business and technology" and "top trendsetter to follow."

After his presentation, Scott will talk with Rob Penner, Bison Transport, and Dan Doran, Doran Logistics, LLC, about what our future workforce could look like as our industry evolves.

Rob PennerTCA Chairman
Rob Penner, President & Chief Executive Officer
Bison Transport
Winnipeg, MB
leftTCA First Vice Chair
Dan Doran, President
Doran Logistics, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Closing General Session Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, June 14
12:00-12:45 p.m.

The Evolution of Ransomware: Protecting Your Workforce and Your Company

Closing General Session

The Internet Crime Complaint Center collected reports of over 24 million dollars of loss in 2015 from ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks occur around the world affecting hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and small and large businesses. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them. In this closing keynote session, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Darren Holtz will share best practices and tips for dealing with cyber threat. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Supervisory Special Agent Darren Holtz manages the Cyber program for the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office. He earned a master’s degree in computer science, with a focus on information security and cryptology. SSA Holtz entered on duty with the FBI in 2008, and has worked cyber national security, cybercrime, on-line sexual exploitation of children, and cyber counter terrorism.

Carrier School Summit

Monday, June 12: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Decisions, or sometimes indecisions, made within the policy and legislative environments touch all parts of our industry. We will discuss the issues, and their solutions, that carriers and schools face in working together within the current regulatory framework, and what opportunities exist in addressing future regulations. A variety of perspectives from individuals with lengthy careers within trucking will be presented. Specific subjects to be addressed include entry-level driving training, the younger driver pilot program, and the challenges ahead in recruiting. This summit is for North American public and private schools, as well as for-hire and private fleet carriers of all sizes.

Featured Intensive Workshops

The WFBCON sessions are organized into four subject areas and color-coded to easily identify them.

HR Track Icon HR/Legal/Health & Wellness

Recruitment Track Icon Recruitment

Retention Track iconRetention

Fleet Management Track Icon Fleet Management

Tuesday, June 13: 9:45-11:45 a.m.

HR Track-1 The Changing Legal Landscape for Employers: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

During this interactive intensive workshop you will learn about key statutory and regulatory changes that were made during the final months and years of the previous administration and the changes that have taken place in the first months of the new administration. You will also learn how to plan for their impact on your operations.

Legal experts will also show you how to anticipate possible new laws and regulations and how to adjust your business strategies if and when they come into effect.

Eddie Wayland, Partner, King & Ballow
Howard Kastrinsky, Partner, King & Ballow

Recruitment Track 1EEOC: Friend or Foe— Criminal Convictions Used to Deny Employment
Under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidelines, employers can only deny employment based a criminal conviction if that criminal conviction has nexus to the job. Moreover, the EEOC indicates the relevance must be company specific and not a broad-brush approach based upon industry practices.

This interactive workshop will present a systematic way carriers can develop a conviction relevance table that relates “nexus” to the over the road job in order to deny employment based upon a criminal conviction. Small groups will be formed in order to have in-depth discussion among similar situated workforces, e.g., dry van versus flatbed.

Lana Batts, Co-president, Driver iQ
Billie Lee, Co-president, Driver iQ

Retention Track 1 Reimagining the Workplace: The 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For
What sets the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive apart from their peers? What are they doing differently that allows them to rise above the crowd? This interactive session will dig deeply into this year’s results to answer those questions. You will hear about emerging and shifting trends, details of innovative programs working at fleets of all sizes, and case studies of winning fleets. You will hear about specific programs that you could adopt within your fleet and participate in interactive exercises to give you the opportunity to work through parts of the fleet evaluation.
Jane Jazrawy, Co-founder, CarriersEdge and Co-creator, Best Fleets to Drive For Program
Mark Murrell, Co-founder, CarriersEdge and Co-creator, Best Fleets to Drive For Program

Wednesday, June 14: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

HR Track 2 The Real Driver Health Crisis and How to Mitigate Your Losses!
Learn about the next wave in the driver health crisis. The good news is you can control the loss of your drivers if you know where to find them. More importantly, you will discover the next steps to take once you identify the pool of potential drivers.

In this interactive intensive workshop, you will hear from preventive health professionals, TPA’s, wellness legal experts and retired FMCSA directors on how to gain executive buy-in, build your business plan, implement practices that are HIPPA compliant, and measure your program results.
Steve Howell, President ComplyFirst
Howard Kastrinsky, Partner, King & Ballow Law Offices
Elaine Papp, Previous Division Chief, Medical Programs
Bob Perry, President and Founder, Rolling Strong