2016 Annual Conference

The Edgewater | Seattle, Washington
June 12, 2016 - June 14, 2016
  • The Edgewater
  • $229 per night (plus taxes, fees) – Please mention ”NCLC Group” to receive our Rate
  • Cut-off for rate – May 2, 2016
2016 NCLC Conference Agenda
Seattle, Washington | June 2016
Date / Time / Room Event
Sunday, June 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Seattle Bus Tour
4:00 - 6:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 pm Registration and Reception
Monday, June 13
7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks by Co-Chairmen

Curtis Jones, Corporate Transportation Manager at Tootsie Roll

Dan Horgan,Vice President of Operations at East Coast Warehouse & Distribution

15 Seconds for Each Attendee to Extol the Virtues of their Company
8:30 - 10:00 am
Everybody into the Pool!
Short presentation detailing what pool distribution is (for those not familiar) followed by breakout groups – shippers/truckers and warehousers jointly in 3 groups to discuss relevant topics:
  • Shippers only wanting temp controlled equipment in the summer months
  • Pallet quality and the block pallet providers
  • Reverse logistics: What to destroy and when
  • Safe quality food
  • Best practices at avoiding fines, multiple seals for LTL loads/pallet quality/on time delivery
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:00 am Presentation of Group Reports
Given by NCLC Attendee Representative
11:00 am - Noon
Where's My Next Driver
New Regs, New Demographics, New Sources

Martin Garsee*, Executive Director National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) and Program Director for Transportation Training for Houston Community College. Member, FMCSA Entry Level Driver Advisory Committee

Don Lefeve*, President & CEO Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) Don has over 15 years of government relations and political experience.
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Government Says I MUST/CAN'T Hire that Driver
The Conflict Between DOT and Employment Laws (ADA, EEO, etc.) How to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

Jeff Pincus*, Esquire, and Thomas Dargan* Esquire Law Firm of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP

Members – Lewis Joh’s Catastrophic Loss Response Team, Defense Research Institute and advisory counsel to companies in the transportation industry.
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Drones, Driverless Trucks and The Rest of the Future
What Could Go Wrong

Michael Ogborn*, Ogborn Consulting Group Advisor to Colorado DOT, US DOT, and the US Congress on transportation policies, legislation and regulations. Chair of American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. Past President – Transportation Lawyers Association

OCG provides consulting services to the transportation industry including strategic advice and counsel on Surface Transportation Board and Federal Railroad Administration matters, government relations, public relations, management labor advice, and arbitration services.
4:00 - 4:30 pm Wrap-Up
6:30 - 10:00 pm Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, June 14
7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 11:00 am Members Meeting / Business Discussion
Discussion of Industry Topics