NPTC 2014 Education Management Conference & Exhibition
April 13-15, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AGENDA

Hotel = Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
CC = Convention Center                                              -- Subject to Change --

Saturday – April 12 

Hotel

Board and Committee Meetings (members only):

12:00 noon - 1:00pm NPTC General Membership/National Advisory Board Meeting
1:00pm - 2:15pm NPTC Institute Board of Governors Meeting
2:30pm - 3:45pm Special Joint Session of Board of Directors and Institute Board of Governors for "Around the Horn" Comments from Members
4:00pm - 5:30pm NPTC Board of Directors Meeting
5:30pm - 6:00pm Conference Planning Committee Walk-Through
5:30pm - 6:30pm Joint Meeting of Standing Committees (Legislative & Regulatory Advisory, Membership, PR/Marketing, and Safety Committees)
6:00pm - 6:30pm CTP Graduation Ceremony REHEARSAL (new CTPs only)
8:00am - 5:00pm - CC

Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A

2:00pm - 6:00pm - CC


Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

Sunday – April 13


8:00am - 6:00pm - CC


Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

8:00 - 9:00am - Hotel
First Timer's Welcome Breakfast Orientation
8:00am -2:00pm - CC

Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A


9:30 - 11:00am - Hotel

Two Concurrent Workshops:

- Positioning Your Private Fleet for Success
- Lean Six Sigma: How the Tools and the Discipline Can Enhance Your Private Fleet



11:00 - 2:00pm - HotelActive Image

Eric Alexander

CTP Graduation Ceremony

Kick-Off Brunch with
Keynote Speaker: Eric Alexander
Speaker Sponsored by Lytx, Inc.

Featured Speaker: Eric Alexander defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest, guiding his blind friend, Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035’ summit. Eric tells of surviving a 150’ fall in the Himalayas while training for Everest, the inspiration he gained from his team and his faith, and how he fought against his doubts and fears to be an integral part of this historic ascent.  Eric has climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and has led a person with a disability to the summit of each - redefining the limits of what we can achieve.  The challenges he has faced, and helped others to face are no different than the challenges we all face in life today.


3:00 - 6:00pm - CC

EXHIBIT HALL
Grand Opening and Reception


7:00 - 9:30pm - Hotel

Active Image ACT I Gala Evening Reception & Dinner

Monday – April 14

7:00am - 4:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN - Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A


7:30 - 9:00am - Hotel

General Session / Breakfast

  • NPTC Membership/Business Meeting
  • Professional Leadership Awards
  • Legislative & Regulatory Update featuring NPTC General Counsel, Rick Schweitzer, Esq.


9:15 - 10:45am - CC

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Six Concurrent Educational Workshops:

-The Driver's Role in Enhancing Fuel Economy
-Enhancing Your Driver Hiring Success Ratio:  Unique Approaches to Driver Recruiting and Hiring
-New Trailer Technologies
-Accident Response Strategies that Mitigate Your Accident Liability
-Business Analytics for the Private Fleet Manager


11:00 - 1:00pm - Hotel
James Bradley
NPTC/Lytx, Inc.
Driver Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Luncheon with
Featured Speaker: James Bradley
Speaker Co-Sponsored by
Mack Leasing System & Mack Trucks

Featured Speaker: James Bradley is the celebrated author of #1 New York Times best-seller Flags of Our Fathers, later made into a critically-acclaimed film directed by Clint Eastwood. The book is the true story of the six men, including Bradley's father, who raised the flag in 1945 on Iwo Jima, an image made iconic in the most reproduced photograph in history. A runaway success, Flags of Our Fathers exemplifies the power of doing the impossible and the achievement of incredible goals.

1:15 - 2:30pm - CC Exhibitor Meeting / Booth Selection for NPTC 2015
1:30 - 2:45pm - CC

Six Concurrent Educational Workshops:

-How the Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations Are Changing the Way We Operate
-Best Practices for Driver Compensation, Rewards and Incentives
-Lane and Route Optimization Strategies
-Active Safety Devices: How Fleets Are Incorporating Technology to Improve Highway Safety
-Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge and the Opportunity
-Common Grounds Group Open Discussion


3:00 - 5:30pm - CC

EXHIBIT HALL Reception Extravaganza




Tuesday – April 15


7:15 - 8:15am - HotelActive Image


  • General Session / Breakfast
  • NPTC/Lytx, Inc.
    Fleet Safety Awards Ceremony

8:45 - 10:00am - CC

Six Concurrent Educational Workshops:

-Natural Gas Technology: From Design to Implementation
-Customer Service: How to Help Your Driver Deliver Like a Rock Star
-Overcoming CapEx Constraints: Alternatives for Equipment Replacement
-Managing Big Data from the Safety Perspective
-Using For-Hire Authority to Improve Backhaul Efficiency
-From the Driver's Seat: Driver Hall of Fame Share Their Perspectives

10:15 - 11:30am - CC
Six Concurrent Educational Workshops:

-Alternatives for the Aging Workforce: Attracting and Managing the New Millennial Workforce
-Professional Driver Training That Produces Results
-Enhancing Fuel Purchasing and Management Strategies
-Driver Health and Wellness Strategies that Deliver Exceptional Results
-Working with Internal Customers to Optimize the Fleet
-NPTC Benchmarking Preliminary Report



11:45am - 1:00pm - Hotel

Luncheon

with Featured Speaker:  John Woodrooffe (right)

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Research Scientist and Director of the Commercial Vehicle Research and Policy Program and Head of Vehicle Safety Analytics.

Truck Safety Protocol Considerations for Weather Events



**** Spouse/Guest Program ****
♦ Open Lounge with refreshments at Hotel on Sunday and Monday
♦ All Conference Social Functions, including meals and Exhibit Hall Activities

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