Arkansas Trucking Association

2020 Safety Symposium

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Name: 2020 Safety Symposium
Date: November 10, 2020
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On Tuesday, November 10, the Arkansas Trucking Association is pleased to present a virtual, multi-session safety symposium. From anywhere, you are invited to join us as we explore the new and evergreen practices, policies, regulations, and trends that keep the trucking industry safe. Check out the full list of topics and speakers below. 
Regulatory Update
American Trucking Associations' Bill Sullivan will be sharing the regulations and policies that ATA is following in Washington and what trucking needs to know about changing rules.   


Presented by Bill Sullivan
Executive Vice President of Advocacy
American Trucking Associations
Bill Sullivan is the executive vice president of Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.

As executive vice president, Sullivan leads ATA’s efforts to advance a pro-trucking, pro-safety, pro-efficiency agenda on Capitol Hill, before federal regulators and in state capitals around the country.

Before joining ATA, Sullivan was legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), overseeing and managing the senator’s legislative staff and efforts.

Previously, Sullivan was appropriations liaison for the Department of Justice and worked for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Trout Unlimited.

Impacts of Medical Marijuana on the Industry Panel
Get updated on the conflict between federal and state laws regarding marijuana and the impact on the trucking industry. Hear what the American Trucking Associations is doing to assist the industry in navigating through societal changes regarding marijuana. Learn how trucking companies can maintain a drug free workplace as states legalize marijuana.
Moderated by Greer Woodruff
Senior Vice President - Safety, Security & Driver Personnel
J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

With over 33 years in the Transportation Industry, Greer Woodruff is both a leader and an advocate for Motor Carrier Safety. As the Senior Vice President over Safety, Security, and Driver Personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Woodruff ensures a fleet of over 19,000 drivers stays up to date on the latest safety, compliance and technology best practices. Throughout his career, he has served on several safety policy boards and committees and is currently serving as the chairperson of the Technology Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Driver Safety and Security. In 2017, Woodruff participated in a roundtable on behalf of the American Trucking Associations before the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. He has received numerous industry awards, such as the “Distinguished Safety Leadership Award” from the Truck Safety Coalition in 2016, and the American Trucking Associations “Highway to Victory Award” in 2018.

Paul J. Enos

Nevada Trucking Association
Paul J. Enos is the CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association, which was established in 1932. The Nevada Trucking Association is the preeminent voice for the trucking industry in Nevada and is a 2-time recipient of the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, a national recognition bestowed by the American Trucking Associations, annually for enhancing the image of the trucking industry. In 2019, Enos was appointed as the co-chair of the American Trucking Associations Driver Health and Controlled Substance Task Force whose findings and policy recommendations regarding marijuana were adopted by the ATA. In 2020, Enos became the Vice Chairman of the Trucking Association Executive Council.

Since assuming his position as CEO in 2006, Enos has aggressively and successfully advocated for public policies that do not only enhance the trucking industry’s competitiveness and profitability, but also improve Nevada’s general business climate.
Previously, Enos served as the manager of government affairs for the Retail Association of Nevada and as the senior issues analyst for the McMullen Strategic Group.
Enos serves on the board of directors for the Nevada Transportation Network Self Insured Group, The American Trucking Associations Political Action Committee TRUCKPAC and the Hays Truck Museum, soon to be located in Reno, NV. In 2013, He was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Emergency Response Commission and also served on the City of Reno Charter Committee.

Abigail Potter
Manager of Safety & Occupational Health Policy
American Trucking Associations
Abigail S. Potter is the Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations, based in Arlington, VA. At ATA, Potter is an issue expert on highway safety data, trucking industry drug and alcohol regulations, commercial driver licensing, federal commercial driver medical qualifications, occupational health and safety compliance, and distractive driving.

Prior to coming to ATA in 2007, Potter worked in the U.S. Senate for former Ohio Senator George Voinovich in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs’ Subcommittee on Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.

Six Safety Leadership Principles: How to Create Operations/Safety Alignment
In this 45 minute presentation, we will review how to ensure that our companies safety and operational functions are working in harmony.  In the old school, there is a perception that safety hinders productivity.  In reality, the safest companies are also the most productive.  They enjoy lower insurance costs and spend less time cleaning up the mess.  

During this presentation, participants will learn easy to implement/high value tool to ensure that their operations and safety cultures are fully aligned.  

Presented by Brian Fielkow
Founder & CEO
Jetco Delivery

Brian Fielkow is a senior executive, author and keynote speaker.  He is passionate about building high performing business cultures, with a special focus on employee engagement and safety culture.  He approaches business with the philosophy of “strong on the inside - unbeatable on the outside.”
Fielkow currently serves as CEO of Houston-based Jetco Delivery and Executive Vice President of Montreal-based The GTI Group. GTI purchased Jetco from Brian’s ownership group in 2019.  Since acquiring Jetco in 2006, Fielkow invested in people, fleet and technology resulting in ten-fold growth and a highly differentiated business model.  The company offers open deck/heavy haul, intermodal, dedicated van and freight brokerage services. At GTI, Fielkow leads the US trucking business and safety, risk management and marketing for the enterprise.  He serves on GTI’s Board of Directors.
Feilkow has spoken internationally to tens of thousands of people, offering hands-on tools for building healthy company and safety cultures.  He is the author of dozens of articles and two books, including Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield.   He recently launched Making Safety Happen, an on-line course and workshop designed to help organizations of all sizes grow their safety cultures.
Fielkow is especially proud of receiving the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award for his work in the field of applied safety.  
Q&A Moderated by Jeremy Reymer
Founder & CEO

As founder and CEO of DriverReach, Jeremy Reymer is passionate and innovative in addressing today’s challenges with recruiting CDL drivers. Reymer brings over 15 years of experience in the trucking industry as both a carrier and a vendor, having led a small truckload operation as well as a regional CDL driver staffing company. As a member of ATA’s Workforce Development Committee and ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, Reymer is devoted to solving the industry’s greatest challenges. In 2016, Reymer founded DriverReach, a modern driver recruiting management solution, to address the ongoing driver shortage. 

A Brave New World: OSHA Compliance During the Pandemic, the Election & Beyond

This presentation will focus on OSHA COVID-19 guidance, record keeping and the work-relatedness determination, whistleblower complaints and what to expect post-election. 

Presented by Melanie Paul
Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Melanie L. Paul is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  She co-leads the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group. Her practice focuses on occupational safety and health and wage and hour issues. Paul’s clients benefit from her unique inside experience as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for more than a decade.

During Paul’s time with the DOL, she regularly appeared at hearings and trials before federal administrative tribunals and federal district courts throughout the southeastern U.S. in matters of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law, Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law, whistleblower and federal wage and hour matters.  She also defended agency management against allegations of employment discrimination and prohibited personnel practices before the EEOC and the MSPB. While at the DOL, Paul was the Criminal OSHA Coordinator for the southeastern region and worked with U.S. Department of Justice to have Occupational Safety and Health cases criminally prosecuted.

Prior to working at the DOL, Paul gained invaluable trial experience as an assistant district attorney in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia, where she tried felony criminal jury cases. She also was a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia, where she worked on predominantly employment discrimination cases.






Put your name on "Logged in to Safety," the 2020 Arkansas Trucking Association Safety Symposium and receive the following sponsor benefits:
  • Corporate logo on event promotions
  • Corporate logo and website link on event page
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed during all sessions
  • Opportunity to show company promotional video
  • ATA to send promotional email to all registered attendees and full Safety Management Council membership
  • Recognized in Arkansas Trucking Association quarterly safety newsletter
  • Recognized in Arkansas Trucking Report Issue 6
Click below to learn about sponsoring this event.
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, November 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, CST

Deadline to register is November 6, 2020.

Contact Information:
Katie Thomason
$175 (ATA member)
$225 (Nonmember) 

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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