Program

Below is a tentative program schedule. Please check back as details on speakers and sessions will be added often.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Registration, Exhibits, Sponsored Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30
Welcome Remarks
8:30 - 9:00
Opening Session - Priorities and Direction of FMCSA
  • Vinn White, Deputy Administrator, FMCSA - invited
  • Darrell Ruban, Associate Administrator for Safety, FMCSA - invited
  • Sue Lawless, Executive Director and Chief Safety Officer, FMCSA - invited
9:00 - 10:00
Break and Exhibits
10:00 - 10:15
Moving Freight Alley Forward: Insights, Impact and Collaboration in Action
  • Shannon Millsaps, Chief Operating Officer, Thrive Regional Partnership
10:15 - 11:15
Insiders' Perspectives - The Trucking Industry in 2024 and Beyond
  • Mark Colson, Pres/CEO, Alabama Trucking Association
  • Ben Greenberg, Pres/CEO, North Carolina Trucking Association
11:15 - 12:15
Lunch - networking and exhibit time
12:15 - 1:15
Autonomous Vehicle First Responder Interactions Session
1:15 - 2:15
Enhanced Pre-trip Inspection and Law Enforcement Interaction Plan
  • Brett Fabbri, Head of Law Enforcement Policy and Roadway Safety, Kodiak
Fire/EMS Interaction and Response
  • Gary McCarthy, Head of First Responder Policy, Aurora
Concurrent Sessions
2:15 - 3:00
  • Session 1

    Automated CMV Inspection Demonstration and Operational Test of In-Motion Electronic CMV Inspections (Level VIII)
    • Tom Kelly, Program Manager, FMCSA, Advanced Technology Division
  • Session 2

    Collaboration that Moves Human Trafficking Awareness Forward
    • Mandy Bowden, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Office of the South Carolina Attorney General
    • Taryn Shekitka, Director of Operations, South Carolina Trucking Association
Refreshment Break and Exhibits
3:00 - 3:30
Campus facilities tour (optional) + open networking time
3:30 - 5:00
5:30 - 7:00
Thursday, August 29, 2024
Sponsored Breakfast and Exhibits
7:30 - 8:30
Concurrent Sessions
8:30 - 9:45
  • Session 1

    Successful University Partnership Projects
    • Sensor Fusion and Automation for Improving Commercial Vehicle Safety
      • David Bevly, McNair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University
    • Unique Electronic Identifiers for CMVs
      • Andrew Martin, Kentucky Transportation Center
  • Applications to Assist Law Enforcement
    • GIS Roadway Analysis Crash Data Reporting
      Applications to Improve the State's Performance in SSDQ
      • Sgt. Greg Handy, Louisiana State Police
      • Max Bankston, Applications Development Manager, LSU/CARTS
  • Session 2

    Crash Reduction Tools
    • Reducing Heavy Truck Front Crash Involvement with Crash Avoidance Technology
      • David Kidd, Senior Research Scientist, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
    • Speed Analysis Tool and Wrong Way Driver Detection System
      • Lt. Brad Perkins, Arkansas Highway Police
Break and Exhibits
9:45 - 10:00
Concurrent Sessions
10:00 - 11:30
  • Session 1

    Data Analytics Collaboratory Interactive Panel Session
  • Session 2

    Human Trafficking Panel Discussion with representatives from non-profit, law enforcement and academia
      • Kylla Lanier, Deputy Director/Senior Director of Public Sector Engagement, Truckers Against Trafficking
      • Capt. Brian Orr, Oklahoma State Police
      • University researcher (TBD)
    • Building Effective Outreach Programs and Campaigns: The Intersection of CMV and Human Trafficking
      • Kayla Peeples, Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator-CDL, Georgia Department of Driver Services
Lunch - Networking and Exhibits
11:30 - 12:30
FMCSA Applied Research and Technology Deployment Research
  • Tom Keane, Associate Administrator for the Office of Research and Registration, FMCSA
12:30 - 1:30
Break and Exhibits
1:30 - 1:45
Concurrent Sessions
1:45 - 3:00
  • Session 1

    Electric Vehicle Panel Session
    Moderated by Mike Oatridge, Executive Director, Alabama Mobility and Power Center (AMP)
  • Session 2

    USDOT-FMCSA Funding Opportunities Overview
Refreshment Break and Exhibits
3:00 - 3:15
Concurrent Sessions
3:15 - 4:15
  • Session 1

    Work Zone Session
    • Work Zone Enforcement Program Using Acusensus Technology
      • Lt. Timothy Wilson, North Carolina State Highway Patrol
    • ALGO Traffic and the Transportation Management Center
      • Ken Colvert, ALDOT West Central Region Transportation Management Center Manager
  • Session 2

    Training Resources
    • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Specific Training for Clerks of Court
      • Nick Owens, Program Manager, eScience & Technology Solutions, Inc.
    • Overview of Free Curricula for CMV Drivers
      • Jill Rybar, Associate Director, Transportation Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS), University of California San Diego
Close-out Summary, Q&A and Closing Remarks
4:15 - 4:45