NPTC’s National Safety Conference set for Sept. 13-14 in D.C.

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The National Private Truck Council announced today, July 20, that it will hold its fifth annual National Safety Conference on Sept. 13-14 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Arlington, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.

“Private fleets have earned a reputation for unsurpassed safety excellence,” says Gary Petty, NPTC president and chief executive officer. “Programs such as the National Safety Conference — in which thought leaders and subject matter experts from throughout the industry share their insights, best practices and winning strategies — are one of the reasons why.”

The conference features a format of presentations, discussions with key government representatives, expert panels and leading safety advocates and practitioners — all designed to provide attendees with insights into implementing strategic safety programs and lowering their cost of risk. The program will focus on the following topics:

  • Safety and the Upcoming Highway Bill: An Inside Report on Truck Sizes and Weights, Congestion, Toll Roads and Other Issues Impacting Private Fleets
  • NPTC’s Best Practices Safety Guide: A Case Study Examination about Using the NPTC Resource to Improve Safety
  • Predicting Truck Crash Involvement: Using Driving History to Predict Future Crashes
  • Converting Accident/Incident Data into Safety Strategies: Collecting and Analyzing the Right Kinds of Information to Develop Meaningful Solutions
  • The Driver’s Role: Understanding the Importance of Safety in Recruiting, Hiring and Training
  • Driver Wellness Programs: Improving Safety by Making Drivers Accountable for Healthy Lifestyles
  • Defensive Training Programs: What’s New and What Works?
  • Safety Technology Review: A Practical Look at Active Safety Devices and the Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs
  • Compliance Enforcement: A View of Safety Issues Affecting Private Fleets
  • For more information about the National Safety Conference, go to www.nptc.org.