2018 Fall Meeting

October 17th – 20th

The SandPearl Clearwater

Event Sponsors

TruckersReport.com, CPC Logistics, Trillium, LRI Logistics & Labor Services Inc.


 Wednesday, October 17th

  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM Board of Directors Meeting
  • 5:00PM – 8:00M Reception, Full Dinner and Open Bar

Thursday, October 18th   

  • General Session 8:00AM – 12:00PM

8:00AM – 8:45AM

Dr. Todd Simo Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Business Development HireRight

Dr. Simo served as HireRight’s medical director starting in 2009 and was promoted to chief medical officer in 2015. In addition to maintaining his role as CMO, Dr. Simo was also appointed to the role of Vice President of Business Development for HireRight’s transportation and drug & health screening business in 2018.

Dr. Simo came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Before that, he was the medical director for an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director services to employers across the United States. In that capacity, he established multiple customer-specific health and drug screening services.

Dr. Simo completed his medical training at the University of Minnesota and served as a Naval Medical Officer until 1998. He is a board-certified medical review officer with vast experience and training in family, occupational and addiction medicine. Along with his clinical experience, Dr. Simo was a clinical investigator for three pharmaceutical companies and has served on multiple speaker bureaus.

Impact of the Recent DOT Panel Change & Alternate Specimens for DOT Employers

  • Lab impact
    • The number of additional non-negative results
  • MRO impact
    • The effect of new safety concern protocol
  • Turnaround time impact
    • The process is taking longer
  • Where is DOT in the approval for
    • Oral fluid
    • Hair
  • A brief business case for alternate specimen testing 

9:00AM – 9:15AM Break

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Eric Waidelich, Director of Business Development Rizikon

Eric was named to the position of Business Development in June 2017, due to his professional knowledge of the field, which includes:

  • Certified in Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Certified in Continuity of Operations Planning
  • Certified Emergency Planner
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional
  • Certified Safety Manager

Prior to this assignment, Waidelich served as a risk management consultant. In this position, he provided assessments, training & consultation to all levels of government, healthcare systems, petrochemical, manufacturing, and educational institutions. He joined the FDI Group of companies, in 2014.

In 2017, Eric was invited to guest speak on Active Shooter Planning to the Risk Management Society (RIMS), Detroit Chapter as well as the annual conference for Association of Governmental Risk Pool (AGRiP), in Baltimore MD.

A veteran of the U.S. Armed Services, Eric is a recipient of a letter of commendation from Rear Admiral Zlatoper, Battlegroup Echo, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific 7th Fleet, for duties performed during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Eric is married with two daughters and a son. He volunteers for the Veteran Home Project as well as Camp Liberty.

How Do You Prepare Your In-House Staff and Drivers When Workplace Violence Occurs?

Workplace Violence Training and Mitigation Strategies

  • Active Shooter Training
  • Conflict Mitigation Strategies
  • Training Strategies and Best Practices

10:30 – 10:45AM Break

10:45AM – 11:30AM

Chad Hendricks, Vice President Brand Outcomes

As the host of the Recruit and Retain: Trucking Edition podcast and Vice President of Brand Outcomes, a consulting and advertising agency, Chad has helped companies continue to improve their marketing and operations to make it easier to recruit and retain drivers.  By using unique solutions and even helping companies establish basic solutions, our team has helped carriers with a good leader to drop their 100% turnover by over 50%.

Retention is Everyone’s Job

“Retention is everyone’s job” is the phrase used in so many companies, but for most that hasn’t changed the results. Finding, managing, and keeping the next generation of drivers is the most talked about issue in trucking. How do you lead a “hostile” workforce? What are the rules to this game? Maybe you just need permission to start being the leader.

Friday, October 19th   

  • General Session 8:00AM – 12:00PM

8:00AM – 8:15AM

Business Meeting

8:15AM – 9:00AM

David J. Osiecki, President

Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC (STC) Dosiecki@scopelitisconsulting.com

David J. (Dave) Osiecki is the President & CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting (STC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Scopelitis law firm. Mr. Osiecki personally delivers the consulting, training and advisory service offerings of STC.

Mr. Osiecki was previously Executive Vice President for ATA, and represented the industry before State legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and in the national media, including appearances on national network news programs.

As President & CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, Mr. Osiecki is a regular speaker and commentator before transportation and trucking industry groups.

Dave is married with two grown children who are mostly off of mom and dad’s payroll…

A Regulatory 180 for Trucking – Are De-Regulatory Actions in Washington the New Normal for Drivers & Carriers?’ – There is a regulatory tug-of-war going on in Washington, and longtime Washington insider Dave Osiecki will be with us to cover what it means for the trucking industry.  Mr. Osiecki will cover the Obama Administration rules that remain to be implemented (e.g., full AOBRD conversion to ELDs, the higher driver training bar for new drivers, and even tighter controls on drug & alcohol use) that could reduce driver capacity even more.   At the same time, Mr. Osiecki will explain what favorable regulatory changes and de-regulatory actions the Trump Administration has already taken, and what regulatory initiatives the industry should expect over the next two years (e.g., changes to the driver application process, hours of service rule changes, etc.).  Mr. Osiecki will also provide the latest on Congressional efforts on two important and controversial topics—federal pre-emption of State meal and rest break laws and lowering the 21-year-old driving age requirement for interstate commerce.

9:00AM – 9:15AM Break

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Peter Susser Shareholder Littler Mendelson

Nancy Delogu Shareholder Littler Mendleson

  • Legal and Legislative Update
  • Employment Law Update

My practice focuses on working with global employers to design and implement human resources policies and to resolve a broad range of workplace issues. Domestically, I handle matters involving, defense of discrimination and harassment, traditional labor law, union organizing, collective bargaining, occupational safety and health issues and compliance counseling. I am also a registered lobbyist involved with legislative developments in Congress and participate in rulemaking proceedings before federal agencies, such as the Department of Labor. Currently, I serve as Littler’s corporate secretary, Global Practice Leader and chair of the International Employment Law practice group.

10:15AM – 10:30AM Break

10:45AM – 11:30AM

Alex Chillow, Partnerships @ Aclaimant

  • Leveraging Technology to Manage Risk in Real Time

At Aclaimant, we’re changing the way people think about insurance technology. We want to bring the same easy to use, intuitive, time-saving and game-changing technology that has permeated throughout other aspects of our lives.

This discussion will focus on how to engage the employee, employer, and insurance carrier in making workplace incidents everyone’s res