2019 Safety Day Conference (10/31/19)

  • October 31, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Carlisle Expo Center


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The Safety Management Council has decided to move the Annual Safety Day Conference from its date in March to October 31, 2019. 

This conference will look forward to the major safety changes that are set for 2020 including the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and Entry Level Driver Training.

Speakers will include Dan Horvath from the ATA, Tom Bray from JJ Keller, a law enforcement roundtable and David Yessen from the FMCSA.

The $25 price of admission includes a barbecue lunch.

Speaker Bios:

Dan Horvath is the Vice President of Safety Policy at the American Trucking Associations. Dan came to ATA in March of 2018 as Director of Safety Policy after more than five years as Director of Compliance and Safety at TransForce Inc. In addition to TransForce, Dan has also been a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration auditor, examining new commercial carriers. He spent several years in the operations and safety department at Mlaker Transportation Inc., a Pennsylvania-based motor coach company. In September 2018, Dan was promoted to Vice President of Safety Policy. In this role, he represents ATA and its safety agenda before federal and state government regulators, and various non-governmental organizations. Dan oversees the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Materials committees, which formulate the official safety policy agenda on behalf of ATA’s broader membership. Dan, a CDL holder, is a 2017 graduate of the LEAD ATA program, a long-time volunteer at the National Truck Driving Championships, and serves on multiple committees with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. 

Thomas Bray, Editorial Industry Consultant for J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

As an Industry Consultant in the Transportation Publishing Department, Editorial Resource Area, Tom specializes in motor carrier safety and operations management. He is responsible for developing and updating materials for existing products as well as developing content for new products.

Before joining the Editorial Resource Area at J. J. Keller in 2005, Tom worked in the trucking industry for 22 years, holding the positions of driver, driver trainer, safety supervisor, lead instructor, claims manager, training director, and safety director. During his employment in the industry he was responsible for DOT compliance, policy development, driver human resources, driver training, training program development, CDL testing, claims management, and accident and injury prevention.

Tom attended UW-Stevens Point, MidState Technical College, and Fox Valley Technical College. He is active in the Wisconsin Motor Carriers’ Council of Safety Supervisors, Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, and the Wisconsin Motor Carriers’ Safety Director Development Committee. Tom is an instructor at MidState Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. and a firefighter and Advanced EMT with the Amherst (WI) Fire District.

David Yessen joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in June of 1990. He has nearly 29 years of experience, the majority which was gained as an employee within the New Jersey Division of FMCSA. He spent his first 15 years as a safety investigator, working a diverse carrier population and nine years as the federal program specialist for the NJ Division and was responsible for oversight of both Federal and State compliance activities. During that time he worked on various workgroups including the Compliance Safety & Accountability (CSA) test, and the Quick Strike Motor Coach Investigation Initiative, serving as an instructor and one of four Mentors for the investigative teams involved in this effort. He later served in helping to develop and instruct the Enhanced Investigative Technique training for Federal Investigators. In 2014 he joined the Office of Enforcement, Compliance Division as a transportation specialist, with a focus on the CSA Program. He has been instrumental in the development and deployment of the Agency’s prioritization system, including necessary IT components, for identifying and investigating high risk carriers. He currently serves as the Division Chief for the Compliance Division and has direct oversight of the CSA, New Entrant, and Drug & Alcohol Programs as well as policy and procedures related to the conducting of compliance investigations and audits.

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