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2013 Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, August 20
3 – 6:00 pm Registration -  Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom, 3rd Floor
6:00 pm Reception and Dinner – Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, August 21
7:00 am Breakfast – Trinity Ballroom, 3rd Floor
8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:15 am

The Dollars and Sense of Telematics

Speaker:  Max Fuller, chairman and CEO, U.S. Xpress Enterprises

Overcoming both technical and cultural biases, U.S. Xpress made telematics an integral part of the trucking firm’s business.  Fuller will detail what needs to be done — including how to change a company’s culture —  to take full advantage of this technology, and how much money a company can save with telematics, both through efficiency and productivity. 

9:15 am Break/Tour Sponsor Booths
9:30 am

CSA: The New Next Step

Speaker:  Jeff Davis, Fleet Safety Services

This interactive session will explore the most recent updates and challenges with the CSA safety initiative.  The session participants will learn the inner-workings of a CSA Intervention and how to best prepare.  In addition the participants will see real-life examples and the effects of an adverse CSA Intervention on non-trucking companies.  If you operate trucks this is the session for you!

10:30 am Break/Tour Sponsor Booths
10:45 am

Getting the most out of your equipment appraisal 
Speaker: Brett Hoffman, senior equipment appraiser for J.J. Kane, has more than 30 years of experience evaluating heavy equipment fleets

Equipment appraisals, in theory, should all come to roughly the same dollar figure. But who does the appraisal, under what conditions, and who owns the appraisal information can have a big impact on how your fleet is evaluated for sale, bonding or insurance purposes. Veteran heavy equipment appraiser Brett Hoffman will tell you how and why you must take ownership of the appraisal process and steer it toward goals that benefit you and your company’s future.

11:45 am Lunch 
12:30 pm Using propane to fuel your pickup truck: How to figure the ROI in construction fleet applications
Speaker: Michael Taylor, Director of Autogas Business Development, Propane Education & Research Council 
      1:30 pm Free Time 
3:30 pm Buses depart from Omni Hotel to Texas Rangers ballpark
4:30 pm  Tailgating and equipment demo
6:30 pm Pre-game activities and dinner at the ballpark
7:00 pm Rangers vs. Astros
10:00 pm Buses return to Omni Hotel after the game
Thursday, August 22
7:00 am Breakfast 
8:00 am Keynote: What are the real fuels of the future?

Speaker: Robert Bryce, prominent energy journalist and author of  “Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future.” 

9:00 am Break/Tour Sponsor Booths
9:15 am

Is ethanol contaminating your fuel tanks?
Speaker: Howard Chesneau, president of Fuel Quality Services, has built a career and a business out of the proper handling and storage of fuels and remediation of contaminated fuel tanks

Ethanol is a known additive for gasoline, but why have traces of ethanol started showing up in ultra low sulfur diesel fuel? Howard Chesneau, president of Fuel Quality Services will layout the best theories as to why diesel fuel now suffers from ethanol contamination, but more importantly, he’ll tell you how to keep it from contaminating your fuel storage systems and damaging your equipment and trucks.

10:15 am

OSHA’s coming truck crane rules: Better safe than cited

Speaker: Joel Oliva, manager, program development and administration, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

How will OSHA’s coming service crane truck safety rules affect your operation? Plan now to get your mechanics certified.

11:15 am Lunch and VIP access to Pro-Pickup Truck Expo and The Great American Truck Show