Arkansas Trucking Association

2022 SMC-MTC-AFC Second Quarter Meetings

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Name: 2022 SMC-MTC-AFC Second Quarter Meetings
Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
One day. Three meetings.
On June 7 at 10:30 a.m., Arkansas Trucking Association invites SMC, MTC and AFC to Rogers for second quarter meetings. After the council meetings, the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship Committee and the Arkansas Technician Championship Committee will meet in preparation for the return of the Arkansas Trucking Championship for the first time since 2019.
Find details on the second quarter council meetings below and register to join us for this networking and educational event.

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Session 1: Live Demonstration of ERODs and ETHOS
Presented by Kevin Breedlove and Gary Grigg, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
In this session, FMCSA representatives Kevin Breedlove and Gary Grigg will discuss what ELD enforcement will look like and tips for staying compliant. They will do a live demonstration of ERODS and ETHOS (the education tool for hours of service). They'll be answering questions about hours of service violations, audits carriers should conduct, how the 34-hour reset can be used with sleeper berth time, unassigned drive time on and off the yard, personal conveyance and more. Get updates on oral fluid and hair follicle drug and alcohol testing, the registered apprenticeship program and how carriers can apply for participation.
Kevin Breedlove graduated with honors from Western Carolina University and holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice.  After college, Breedlove served as a police officer in Mooresville, N.C. He began his career with the United States Department of Transportation as a civil aviation security specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration in Tampa, Fla.  Breedlove has been with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since 1999 and has held the positions of safety investigator, federal programs specialist and state programs manager.  He is currently serving as the Arkansas division administrator.
Gary Grigg is currently the state program specialist for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Arkansas division. His areas of focus include supporting state partners and providing oversight for all FMCSA grant programs. Grigg began his carrier with the FMCSA as a safety investigator, conducting investigations on motor carriers. Before joining the FMCSA in 2015, Grigg honorably served in the United States Air Force with deployments to the Middle East and South America.

Session 2: Arkansas Truck Driving Championship Committee Meeting
Session 1: Electric Vehicle Buying Guide
Presented by Craig Harper, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
J.B. Hunt Transport's Craig Harper will speak to his company's experience adopting electric vehicles. He'll discuss what considerations guided their decisions.
Craig Harper is the chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. He joined the company in 1992 as vice president of special commodities and, after five years, was appointed to the role of chief operations officer. In 2020, Harper was named chief sustainability officer. 
In his role, Harper is responsible for leading the company?s sustainability efforts including initiatives involving electric and autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies. He also leads driver hiring, orientation and safety programs, as well as fuel purchasing for the company.  
Harper has served on the board of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance Standards Council, the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security and the Arkansas Trucking Association.  

Session 2: Arkansas Technician Championship Committee Meeting
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Session 1: Bankruptcy
(CPE Business Law - 1 credit)
Presented by Andrew Muller, Associate General Counsel, Academy Bank
This program will provide an overview of some of the challenges involved in having claims against bankrupt individuals or entities.  The discussion will explore industry-specific issues that can arise in a bankruptcy context and strategies for avoiding losses stemming from bankruptcy filings.
Andrew Muller joined Dickinson Financial Corporation and its affiliate banks, Academy Bank and Armed Forces Bank in September 2021 and was promoted to associate general counsel in February 2022. Prior to joining the bank, Andrew was a partner with Stinson LLP in the law firm's bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights department

Session 2: Employee Benefits Benchmarking
(CPE Personnel/Human Resources - 1 credit)
Presented by Jamie Bishop and Jill Lange, Cottingham & Butler
Each year, Cottingham & Butler conducts an annual benefits and compensation survey for the trucking industry. Hear the results of the 2022 Trucking Benchmark Survey and gain insight on driver compensation, bonus structures, non-driver compensation and benefit packages.
As vice president in the employee benefits division, Jamie Bishop works in conjunction with clients to develop and implement short term and long term strategies for their employee benefits programs. Bishop has been with Cottingham & Butler since 1997 and has been working in the employee benefits division since 1998. She enjoys the opportunity to work directly with her clients and in the marketplace. Prior to joining Cottingham & Butler, Bishop worked as the director of marketing at an OEM Company and as a marketing manager for a collectable toy company.
Jill Lange is an account executive in the employee benefits consulting practice at Cottingham & Butler and has been with the organization for 3 years. Currently, Lange leads her experienced team on providing solutions for employers in the areas of cost-containment strategies, creating HR efficiencies, compliance needs, alternate funding methods, and much more. Lange?s top priorities include new business development and overseeing the relationships with existing clients in helping to build strategic employee benefits programs.


Rogers Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy
Rogers, AR 72758
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, June 7
10:30 am - 2 pm
Contact Information:
Kelcie Sonnier
In order to provide proper accommodations, we must guarantee a headcount in advance.
  • For ATA members who submit their meeting registration by the deadline and attend the meeting, there is no fee.
  • ATA members who attend without registering or register but do not attend will be charged $25.
  • Out of courtesy, if you decide to attend after the registration deadline, please contact the ATA office.
  • ATA welcomes guests and non-members to Council meetings for $50.
Refunds and Cancellations:
Deadline to register is Friday, June 3. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and/or complaints, please contact our office at 501-372-3462 or send an email.
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