2016 - 42nd Annual Conference Presentations

 
 
Monday, May 2nd
 
8:30 am - 10:00 am
General Session I
 
TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY UPDATE
Leading representatives from industry and the trade press will provide an overview of critical issues facing the transportation industry - funding for infrastructure, capacity, impact of recent regulatory initiatives and other important current issues.
 

 

 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 1
 
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HAZMAT SHIPPING
Even if you don't regularly ship or transport dangerous goods, there are many things you should know. Hazmat shipping involves very specific rules and regulations for domestic/international, truck, rail, air and ocean shipments. Non-compliance with these requirements may have costly, and even deadly, results. This session will introduce you to the basics: hazardous materials classification, communicating the risks, packing & packaging, documentation, segregation & compatibility, and training requirements, and where to get help when you need it. 
 
Moderator:
Doug Arents, Manager, Corporate Logistics, Rite Hite
 
Presenter:
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 2
 
TRANSPORTATION OF FOOD AND DRUGS
This session will cover important new laws and regulations, including implementation of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, and how they impact shippers, carriers and receivers.  Panelists will also discuss issues involving transportation of food and drug shipments such as broken seals, adulteration or contamination, salvage, illegal shipments, vicarious liability and will suggest "best practices" to avoid typical problems.
 
Moderator:
David Broering, Senior Vice President-Integrated Solution, NFI Industries
 
Panelists:
 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
           Luncheon - Guest Speaker                         
 
Jeff Silver, CEO, Coyote Logistics
 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
General Session II
 
LAW OF THE LAND, LAW OF THE JUNGLE
A continuation of the ever-popular annual session where "Lawyers Explain the Law, and Businessmen Tell it Like it Is"
 
Moderator:
 
Panelists:
James O'Neill Attridge, Esq., Business Trial Lawyer
David Broering, Senior Vice president-Integrated Solution, NFI Industries
Clark Van Orman
Brent Wm. Primus, JD, Primus Law Office, P.A.
Robert Voltman, President & CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association
 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop 3
 
HOW TO PREPARE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AND EVALUATE SUBMISSIONS
This session will cover the essentials - identifying commodities, volumes, lanes, specific service requirements, and providing history and forecasts in requests for proposals from motor carriers, 3PL's , NVOCC's and ocean carriers.  Criteria for evaluating competing proposals - not just the rates - will also be discussed.
 
 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop 4

TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE - WHAT DOES IT COVER?
Identifying the foreseeable risks that could disrupt your supply chain and determining who would be responsible for a loss; Analyzing insurance products available for shippers, carriers, intermediaries and warehousemen to see whether they actually protect your interests; Determining and specifying what coverage you should require of your transportation and logistics service providers.

 
Moderator:
David Fleming, General Manager, Transportation Operations, US Cold Storage
 
Panelists:

 

Tuesday, May 3rd

8:30 am - 10:00 am 
General Session III
 
SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
Theft, pilferage and "shortages" throughout the supply chain cost shippers, carriers and intermediaries millions of dollars every year.  Best practices to avoid or minimize exposure to theft and hijacking; What to do and who to contact for help when thieves strike.
 
Moderator:
 
Presenters:
Sal Marino, Vice President of Business Development, CargoNet
John Tabor, Vice President of Supply Chain Support, AFN
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 5
 
INTERMEDIARIES – PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS
Panelists will discuss current issues involving brokers, freight forwarders and 3PL’s; liability for freight charges, cargo loss and damage, surety bonds and insurance, “double brokering”, liability for “negligent hiring”, and how the parties can protect their interests
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 6
 
INTERNATIONAL MULTI-MODAL SHIPPING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  
Panelists will give a "tour" through an international shipment from the Far East to the U.S., explaining the roles and responsibilities or the parties - the freight forwarder, NVOCC or ocean carrier, inland motor and rail carriers, draymen, customs brokers and intermediaries - and will discuss contract, insurance, and cargo liability issues.
 
Moderator:
Reed Tepper, Manager, North American Logistics & Transportation, Parker Hannifin Corporation
 
Panelists:
Carl R. Soller, Esq., McBreen & Kosko
 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Luncheon Guest Speaker
 
Daphne Y. Jefferson, Deputy Administrator, FMSCA
 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
General Session IV
 
TRANSPORTATION ATTORNEYS PANEL
Leading transportation attorneys will address current issues, court decisions dealing with cargo claims and independent contractors, and recent laws and regulations impacting shippers, carriers and intermediaries. 
 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop 7
 
SOFTWARE & PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU MANAGE
A host of software products and systems are available to help you manage your logistics and transportation requirements.  Panelists will explain what they do, how they work, and how they can increase efficiency and productivity in your business, including transportation management systems, warehouse management systems and programs for managing freight payments and for handling loss and damage claims.
 
Moderator:
Curtis Hart, Sr. Manager Carrier Development, OHL
 
Panelists:

 

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop 8
 
MEET THE EXPERTS - ONE ON ONE MEETINGS
Would you like help with a problem or have questions that need answers?  Then this session is perfect.  A Pre-Scheduled One on One meeting with top transportation professionals will give you an opportunity to ask specific questions or get guidance with a problem.  Each meeting will be 10-15 minutes of uninterrupted time with a presenter or panelist of your choice.  Sign up at the registration table for your own personal consultation.
 
Coordinator:
Nadia Martin, CCP, Claims Manager, Blakeman Transportation, Inc.
 
Wednesday, May 4th
 
8:30 am - 10:00 am
General Session V
 
MITIGATING THE LOSS – DEALING WITH DAMAGED, REFUSED AND UNDELIVERABLE FREIGHT
Federal and state laws and regulations, bill of lading terms and conditions, provisions in the NMFC and carrier tariffs.  Mitigating damage by inspection, sorting & segregation, repair, repackaging; dealing with special situations such as perishables, food and food-related products, drugs, special order goods, as well as product liability, brand and trademark considerations.  Salvage rules and procedures.
 
Moderator:
 
Panelists:
Dan Hill, Director, Cargo Claims & Prevention, ABF
Paul Kozacky, Partner, Kozacky, Weitzel McGrath, P.C.
Stephanie S. Penninger, Esq., Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Les Vaagen, VP Cargo Claims, Midwest Motor Express, Inc.
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
General Session VI

FREIGHT CLAIMS – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Panelists will tackle questions submitted by the audience and to the Council's "Q&A" forum, tell how they would answer them from both a shipper and carrier view point, and give suggestions on how to resolve difficult situations.  Be sure to bring your questions to this session!