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Fleet Safety Symposium

Enhancing Fleet Safety: An Interactive Fleet Safety Event 

June 24-26, 2024
Chicago area, IL (near O’Hare Airport)
Oakton Community College

Join us for a dynamic and interactive fleet safety seminar that will address your organization’s challenges and goals. Participants will engage in interactive sessions designed to enhance safety awareness, mitigate risks, and foster a culture of safety excellence within your fleet operations. Learn how to create and implement a culture of safety, safety policies and safety plans. 

This is not just another series of lectures. Instead, it’s a collaborative training where participants actively contribute their experiences, struggles, and successes. By sharing your challenges before the event, we will develop the seminar content to address your most pressing needs and the concerns.

During the “Trip Up the Expert” session, participants will be encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom and uncover blind spots in their safety protocols. Through thought-provoking discussions and real-world case studies, we will collectively identify areas for improvement and develop innovative solutions to enhance safety performance. By the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will:

  • Leave equipped with practical strategies, tools, and insights
  • Understand how to elevate safety standards
  • Be able to drive positive change within their fleet operations

Participants will benefit from hands-on activities, group exercises, and expert-led discussions aimed at fostering a proactive approach to safety management.

This unforgettable seminar experience goes beyond traditional learning methods. Together, let’s ensure the safety and well-being of our drivers, vehicles, and communities.

Registration

Early bird rates have been extended! Receive a discount on registration through May 29.

Early Bird (Through May 29)Regular (After May 29 and Onsite)
Member$449$499
Non-Member$599$699

Registration includes access to all sessions, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and event materials.

Schedule*

Monday, June 24, 2024: Developing a Comprehensive Safety Plan
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Check-In & Networking
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks Sponsored by Fleetworthy 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Developing a Comprehensive Safety Plan  

Speaker: Jerry Curl, Chief Operating Officer, G&D Trucking Inc./Hoffman Transportation LLC 

Day 1 will focus on the critical components of a safety plan, emphasizing its pivotal role in not only mitigating risks but also optimizing operational efficiency. Through interactive discussions, roundtable discussion and panel presentations, you’ll gain a profound understanding of why a proactive approach to safety is non-negotiable in today’s transportation ecosystem. How does a comprehensive safety plan fit into your actual company culture?

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions 

Roundtable 1: When was the last time you updated your safety plan? How often do you review it? 

Roundtable 2: What is covered in your safety plan? Facilities? Vehicles?  

Roundtable 3: Who is responsible for enforcing the safety plan? How do you deliver the message? 

Roundtable 4: How do you get buy-in from top to bottom? 

Roundtable Share Back

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.Ask the Expert

Engage with Jerry in an open Q&A session. Ask him anything and hear his candid responses, all aimed at achieving our ultimate goal of saving lives. 

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.Summary of Key Learnings
Tuesday, June 25, 2024: Effective Policy Implementation: Tools, Technologies, and Training
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.Effective Policy Implementation: Tools, Technologies, and Training 

Jerry Curl, Chief Operating Officer, G&D Trucking Inc./Hoffman Transportation LLC  

Sue Miller

Led by industry experts, this workshop is crafted to equip you with practical strategies and actionable insights essential for driving policy compliance and operational excellence. Uncover the keys to successful policy implementation through case studies and interactive roundtable discussions. Learn from real-world examples of organizations that have successfully navigated policy implementation challenges, overcome obstacles, and achieved measurable improvements in safety, efficiency, and compliance in the panel presentations.

10:00 – 10:15 p.m.Break
10:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions 

Roundtable 1: What policies do you have in place and what policies are you lacking? Is your Cell Phone policy included under safety or is it separate? 

Roundtable 2: When was the last time your policies were updated and what did you add the last time around? 

Roundtable 3: What new technology do you need to address and add to your policy? 

Roundtable 4: How do you get sign off from the top on a policy change? What drives a change?

Roundtable Share Back

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Group Activity: Policy Writing Session 
 
Engage in a collaborative policy writing session where you’ll work alongside your peers, guided by expert speakers. Together, you will develop a detailed and effective policy tailored to your organization’s needs. Utilize insights from the symposium, expert advice, and provided templates to craft a policy that is both practical and comprehensive. This hands-on session will ensure you leave with a robust policy ready for implementation. 
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.Panel Presentation–Technologies and How to Enforce with Jerry Curl, Sue Miller, Jeff Gates, Phil Moser 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.Summary of Key Learnings
Wedesday, June 26, 2024: The Importance of Safety Culture 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

The Importance of Safety Culture  

Led by industry leaders with a passion for safety culture, this day will dive into the fundamental principles of building a robust safety culture within your organization. We’ll examine how leadership commitment, employee engagement, and open communication channels are essential ingredients for cultivating a culture where safety is prioritized at every level. Through interactive roundtable discussions, you’ll gain practical insights into integrating safety and environmental considerations into your fleet management strategies.

10:00 – 10:15 p.m.Break
10:15 – 12:00 p.m.Roundtable Discussions 

Roundtable 1: Who or what leads your safety culture? 

Roundtable 2: What message does your culture send and what message do you want it to send? 

Roundtable 3: How do you get everyone on board with the safety culture? 

Roundtable 4: How much does a safety culture cost and what is the price if the safety culture is not from top to bottom? 

Roundtable Share Back

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Group Activity: Create a Safety Plan Workshop 

Collaborate with peers and create a comprehensive safety plan specifically designed for your organization. Expert speakers will guide you through the process, sharing valuable insights and advice from the symposium. You’ll develop a practical and effective safety plan, ensuring you depart with a well-rounded strategy ready for immediate application.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

*Schedule is subject to change.

NAFA Greatly Appreciates the Generous Sponsorship Support of

Area Hotels

If you need hotel accommodations, there are various area hotels located within close-proximity to Oakton Community College:

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road, Chicago, 60018

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel
1400 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Glenview/Northbrook
1801 N Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025

Best Western Plus Glenview-Chicagoland Inn & Suites
4514 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook, an IHG Hotel
2875 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062