When you think of safety, who in your organization comes to mind? Is it the Safety Director or Risk Officer? Is it someone in the maintenance department ensuring your trucks are continually repaired when needed? Is it the President and CEO leading a culture of safety that permeates every department? Or is it all of the above?
At this year’s Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Safety & Security Division Meeting, you’ll hear about the importance of a company-wide safety philosophy in which every employee continually has safety top-of-mind and is fully invested in the safety performance of the organization. The event, which will be held June 2-4 in Memphis, Tennessee, will offer substantive opportunities for safety, human resources, and operations professionals in the industry to learn more about key safety topics.
The program for this year’s meeting is packed full of meaningful content. We’ll have CEOs from both the U.S. and Canada discuss their priorities for safety technology adoption and internal communication of safety goals. Our keynote speaker, Don Osterberg, will provide insight on non-traditional ideas that can springboard your team to safety success. In our workshop sessions, attendees will learn about best practices for onboarding an increasingly diverse driver pool and coaching new recruits into being your safest employees. We’ll also have a deep dive into the data analytics provided through the widespread use of ELDs, and a peek into how one of the safest fleets in Canada and the U.S. utilizes an internal “safety committee” to crowdsource the best ideas from different departments.
Additionally, SiriusXM Radio Host Mark Willis will moderate a fireside chat between the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs David Heller, during which topics including pending hours-of-service changes, the December 16th full ELD mandate, and the forthcoming Drug & Alcohol Clearinghousewill be discussed. The conference will also provide the opportunity to learn about the FMCSA’s overhauled Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, which will utilize an Item Response Theory statistical model moving forward that does not focus on predicting crash risk. Rather, the FMCSA’s hope is that it will point to potential flaws in the safety culture of a motor carrier, which may do more to accurately identify unsafe carriers than crash and enforcement statistics alone ever could.
Truckload carriers and the larger trucking industry are is the midst of a significant shift toward a holistic culture of safety. We encourage you to be a part of this movement and learn how to propel your company into the future of advanced safety technology and methodology at this year’s TCA Safety & Security Division Meeting.