GATS Fleet Forum focuses on risk

The theme of the 2007 Fleet Forum at the Great American Trucking Show is “Managing Risk in an Unforgiving Climate.” The Fleet Forum, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, also features speeches by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator David Hugel and by NFL great Kenny Stabler, who will address the dynamics of teamwork in both the business and sports arenas.

Henry Seaton, a partner in the law firm Seaton & Husk, will discuss how motor carriers can reduce financial risk in their contracts with shippers and brokers. Mike Bassett, principal of The Bassett Firm, will address lowering risk in the context of accident liability. Jeff Davis, vice president of safety and human resources for Dayton, Ohio-based Jet Express, will present his case for early and frequent intervention with problem drivers to reduce both risk and turnover. The Fleet Forum also will address managing risk in the purchase of fuel.

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