Arkansas Trucking Association

2020 SMC First Quarter Meeting

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Name: 2020 SMC First Quarter Meeting
Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Attend the first quarter meeting of the Safety Management Council at Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock, 10914 Kanis Road, on Wednesday, March 4.
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The meeting will be held at 10:30 am, and lunch will be served while attendees network with other safety professionals in a workshop-style setting.

Session 1: OSHA
Presented by Clark Thomas
OSHA Consultation Project Manager

Arkansas Department of Labor


OSHA Consultation Project Manager for the Arkansas Department of Labor, Clark Thomas will talk about the audit safety services he provides for the DOL. He'll also share the most recent OSHA updates, top OSHA violations, and tips for reducing injuries.
Clark Thomas, safety administrator, Arkansas Department of Labor.Thomas has received several certificates from the OSHA Training Institute for completing studies in accident investigation, accident prevention, developing and setting up safety and health programs, initial OSHA compliance course, grain industry safety, basic consultation course and other studies provided by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that further prepared him for the safety field.
 Thomas has been certified as an Approved Professional Safety Source by the Arkansas' Workers Compensation Commission (AWCC). He is a member of the Arkansas Forestry Association and AFSCME Local 1399.
He has been employed by the Arkansas Department of Labor for approximately 40 years where he currently serves as safety administrator for the safety division. His job duties include processing reports, making public speaking appearances, presenting safety presentations, and monitoring the effectiveness of the overall safety and health program. His previous job duties consisted of serving as OSHA consultant, OSHA compliance officer, training coordinator, state safety supervisor, and state safety inspector.   
During Thomas's tenure with the Arkansas Department of Labor, safety division, he has written several safety and health manuals which have been utilized by the safety and health staff as a resource guide. Thomas was a speaker at the National OSHA Consultation meeting in 2004 and voted as a top project manager in Region VI in 2005 and 2009. During 2005, he received an Oscar Award for establishing a teen safety program and a SHARP Association in Arkansas.

Session 2: FMCSA
Presented by Kevin Breedlove
Arkansas Division Administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


FMCSA's Kevin Breedlove will be on-hand to talk about the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse opened for use on January 6, but many users have had questions, concerns and issues about how to stay compliant with the new system.  

Kevin Breedlove graduated with honors from Western Carolina University and holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.  After college, Breedlove served as a police officer in Mooresville, NC.  He began his career with the United States Department of Transportation as a civil aviation security specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration in Tampa, FL.  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.

To reserve your spot, RSVP by Friday, February 28.

Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock
10914 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72211
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 4
10:30 am - 2 pm
Contact Information:
Sarah Sheets
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, February 28. 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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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
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