Transportation Division Classes

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

10:15 am
Preventing Common Injuries in the Transportation Industry (Basic)  Leon Saladin, Martin Transportation Systems; and Jon Lee, CSP, CAWC, Senior Loss Control Specialist, Loss Control Services, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

The speakers will provide an overview of the most frequent types of injuries sustained by workers in the transportation industry, along with solutions that organizations can implement to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of these types of injuries.

12:30 pm
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Update (Intermediate)  Eli Recollet, Investigator, US DOT-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

This program will be a high level overview of updates to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and basic requirements for motor carriers and drivers.

1:45 pm
Roundtable:  Traffic Safety & CMV Enforcement (Advanced)  Ryan Dannenberg, Traffic and Safety Sergeant, Kent County Sheriff’s Office; MC Officer Chad Schmitt, Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; Leon Saladin, Martin Transportation Systems; and Brittany DeVries, North American Transportation Safety & Compliance Manager, Gordon Food Service.

This session is a roundtable discussion about traffic safety and commercial vehicle enforcement with representatives from the transportation industry and enforcement agencies present to answer questions from the audience. Please email questions in advance to

3:15 pm
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) (Basic)  Bobbi Jo Hill, Vice President, Fleet Compliance Group, Ltd.

This presentation will include the requirements for Entry Level Driver Training.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
9:00 am
Changing Driver Behavior – A Systematic Approach (Basic)  Chuck Simmons, CTP, Regional Safety Specialist, Penske Truck Leasing.

Improving fleet driver behavior has always been a challenge.  We’ll look at a systematic approach to make and measure improvements in safe driving behaviors.

10:15 am
A Tip-over Case Study:  Investigation to Invention (Intermediate)  Chad Ignatowski, EHS Director, and Keith Noblett, Vice President of Services Business Unit, PADNOS.

After experiencing a series of truck/trailer tip overs, PADNOS critically evaluated their causal factors through their investigative process and sought to give their drivers a better chance to prevent tip-overs with technology (engineering controls).  They re-engineered a device that can detect imbalance in advance of a tip, notify the driver, and prevent the trailer from raising.  The drivers were involved in the design and testing process, which has given them great buy in to this device for their safety.  This presentation will outline their path of discovery, perseverance, and invention.

11:30 am
AI Camera Systems and Benefits (Intermediate)  David Perez, VP Safety, First Transit.

This session will discuss the benefits and uses of AI camera systems in transportation.

1:45 pm
Autonomous Truck Development (Basic)  William Callendar, Fleet Manager, Driver Development & Training, Traxen.

The speaker will discuss the current state of autonomous truck technology development and a timeline for implementation.

  • Chair: Christopher DeRuiter, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
  • Vice Chair: Chuck Simmons, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Secretary: Andrew Horner, ASP, Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
  • Division: 
  • Alex Dawson, CHMM, Michigan State University
  • Darryl Hill, FirstGroup America, Inc.
  • Jonathan Lee, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
  • Rachael Partridge, Gordon Food Service
  • Sami Norton, Gordon Food Service
  • Leon Saladin, Martin Transportation Systems

Future Conference Dates

April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI
April 15-16, 2025, Lansing, MI
April 14-15, 2026, Lansing, MI

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