Schedule

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

September 22-26, 2019 Biloxi, Mississippi

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    Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • Finance Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

    8:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Oaks Board Room, Beau Rivage
    (Invitation Only)
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    1:00 PM—5:00 PM
    at Azalea Ballroom, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
  • Exhibitor Move-In

    1:00 PM—5:00 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Tour of NASA CMV Inspection Station

    2:00 PM—6:00 PM
    at NASA CMV Inspection Station
    The Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Safety Division will provide a tour of the NASA Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station and its screening technologies. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Transportation will be provided. The station is 45 minutes outside of Biloxi. To sign up or if you have questions, click here.
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    3:00 PM—5:00 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: NORPASS
  • First-time Attendees’ Orientation

    7:00 AM—7:30 AM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Briefing for Region, Locals and Associates Presidents, and Program Chairs

    7:30 AM—7:45 AM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • General Session

    8:00 AM—10:00 AM
    at Hall C, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: PrePass Safety Alliance Moderator: Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    Color Guard Posting of Colors
    National Anthems
    Sponsor Recognition Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    Introduction and Welcome Remarks
    CVSA President's Remarks Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    State of the Alliance Collin Mooney, Executive Director, CVSA
    CVSA College Scholarship Recipients Recognition Collin Mooney, Executive Director, CVSA
    North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) Awards Richard Roberts, Acting Assistant Manager, South Coast, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, CVSA NAIC Program Chair
    President's Award(s) Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) Regulatory Update
    Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) (Ministry of Communications and Transportation) Update
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Regulatory Update
    Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Awards
    Secretary Election Remarks Capt. John Broers, South Dakota Highway Patrol, CVSA Secretary Nominee's Remarks Maj. Jeremy "Chris" Nordloh, Texas Department of Public Safety Maj. Brian Preston, Arizona Department of Public Safety
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    10:00 AM—10:30 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: ABF Freight, NIC Federal and Schlumberger
  • Canadian ELD Amendments Information Session

    10:30 AM—12:00 PM
    at Hall C, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Transport Canada will provide information on the recently adopted amendments to the Canadian commercial vehicle driver hours-of service regulations. The presentation will include topics such as the application of the rule, regulatory and statutory exemptions, technical specifications, third-party testing and certification, roadside record transfer, malfunctions, supporting documents and implementation timing. This information session is open to all interested conference attendees.
  • Program Meeting – Level VI Inspection Program

    10:30 AM—12:00 PM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program is an inspection program specifically for transuranic waste and highway route controlled quantities (HRCQ) of radioactive material.
  • Program Meeting – Operation Airbrake

    10:30 AM—12:00 PM
    at Room D3, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Operation Airbrake is a campaign dedicated to improving commercial motor vehicle brake safety.
  • Program Meeting – Operation Safe Driver

    10:30 AM—12:00 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Operation Safe Driver was created to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from driver behavior-related crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
    at
  • Region I Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
  • Region II Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D3, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Region III Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D5, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Region IV Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Region V Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D10, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
  • Associates Membership Meeting

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Hall C, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Associate members are transportation safety organizations and trade associations, trucking and bus companies, industry suppliers and vendors, training institutions, consultants, insurance companies, state and provincial trucking associations, and small-fleet owner operators.
  • Locals Membership Meeting (Government Only)

    1:30 PM—3:15 PM
    at Room D8, Mississippi Coast Convetion Center
    Local members are members of local/municipal law enforcement agencies with at least one sworn enforcement personnel member or more.
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:15 PM—3:45 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Arkansas Trucking Association, J&M Tank Lines Inc., R+L Carriers Inc. and Usher Transport
  • Region I Meeting (Combined Government and Associate Member Facilitated Discussion)

    3:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands and Vermont.
  • Region II Meeting (Combined Government and Associate Member Facilitated Discussion)

    3:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Room D3, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Region III Meeting (Combined Government and Associate Member Facilitated Discussion)

    3:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Room D5, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Region IV Meeting (Combined Government and Associate Member Facilitated Discussion)

    3:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Region V Meeting (Combined Government and Associate Member Facilitated Discussion)

    3:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Room D10, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
  • Association Roundtable

    5:30 PM—6:30 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Association Roundtable is a meeting of Class III Associate Members who are staff representatives of state and provincial trucking or bus associations, and national trade associations.
  • PBBT Users Meeting

    5:30 PM—6:30 PM
    at Room D10, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    This working forum provides jurisdictions using performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) and others interested in their use a chance to work to advance PBBTs as an enforcement tool. Attendees will share their PBBT experiences and work to refine procedures and training materials for PBBT use. Carriers, suppliers, enforcement and other interested parties are welcome.
  • Welcome Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—8:30 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Exhibit Hall Opening and Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., Schneider and Vehicle Inspection Systems Inc.
  • Briefing for Committee Chairs

    7:30 AM—7:45 AM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Committee Meeting – Driver-Traffic Enforcement

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Driver-Traffic Enforcement Committee promotes effective traffic enforcement strategies to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes and provides leadership through uniformity of driver-related safety issues.
  • Committee Meeting – Information Systems

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D3, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Information Systems Committee serves the information technology needs of commercial motor vehicle safety programs.
  • Committee Meeting – Passenger Carrier

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D5, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Passenger Carrier Committee works toward the goal of an environment free of passenger-carrier crashes on our roadways.
  • Committee Meeting – Size and Weight

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Size and Weight Committee helps establish uniformity of size and weight regulations that will serve the needs of industry while protecting our infrastructures.
  • Committee Meeting – Vehicle

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D10, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Vehicle Committee focuses on issues associated with the vehicle in an effort to ensure an environment free of commercial motor vehicle incidents on public highways.
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    10:00 AM—10:30 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Greyhound, Lytx, Schlumberger and Vehicle Inspection Systems Inc.
  • Weigh-in-Motion Enforcement Symposium

    10:30 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Intercomp Company, International Society for Weigh in Motion, Kapsch TrafficCom North America, Kistler Instrument Corporation and Loadometer Corporation Hosted by the CVSA Size and Weight Committee and organized in cooperation with the International Society for Weigh in Motion, explore the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology used for safety enforcement at the WIM Enforcement Symposium. CVSA previously held a similar one-day WIM workshop in 2015; however, since then, advances have occurred in WIM technology, and safety enforcement agencies in North America and abroad have gained additional experience using WIM for enforcement. We will use this event to present lessons learned and discuss WIM enforcement implementation issues. WIM technology will also be on display at the exhibit hall for further exploration.
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
    at
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Arkansas Trucking Association, EROAD Inc., R+L Carriers Inc. and Usher Transport
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Exhibit Hall Opening and Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., The Trucking Alliance and YRC Freight
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—3:30 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Briefing for Committee Chairs

    7:30 AM—7:45 AM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • Committee Meeting – Crash Data and Investigation Standards

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D1, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Crash Data and Investigation Standards Committee will establish and promote uniform comprehensive crash investigation, reporting and data collection standards for all stakeholders.
  • Committee Meeting – Enforcement and Industry Modernization

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D3, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee identifies technological advancements that can be leveraged to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by enhancing the performance, quality and uniformity of commercial motor vehicle inspections and transforming enforcement-related activities.
  • Committee Meeting – Hazardous Materials

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D5, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Hazardous Materials Committee provides technical expertise related to the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods in an effort to reduce incidents and encourage uniformity and consistency in the application of regulations.
  • Committee Meeting – Policy and Regulatory Affairs

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D12, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee develops the Alliance's policy positions and implementation strategies for the agency/department leaders responsible for the coordination and oversight of commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement programs. The committee also serves as a forum for international regulatory harmonization discussions.
  • Committee Meeting – Training

    8:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Room D10, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    The Training Committee identifies training needs and develops courses leveraging the latest methodologies and technologies to help achieve excellence in the performance, quality training and uniformity of commercial motor vehicle inspections.
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    10:00 AM—10:30 AM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Jade Transportation Services, Kenan Advantage Group Inc., NIC Federal and Western States Trucking Association
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
    at
  • Secretary Election Results Announcement and Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Sponsored by: Asplundh Tree Expert, J&M Tank Lines Inc., Kenan Advantage Group Inc. and Walmart
  • Exhibit Hall Dismantle

    3:30 PM—6:30 PM
    at Exhibit Hall E4, Mississippi Coast Convention Center
  • President’s Networking Reception

    6:00 PM—8:00 PM
    at Event Deck, Beau Rivage, 2nd Level
    Sponsored by: Waste Management and U-Haul International
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Promenade, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Sponsored by: Mercer Transportation Company, Mississippi Trucking Association and Zonar Systems
  • Briefing for Region, Locals and Associates Presidents, and Program Chairs

    7:30 AM—7:45 AM
    at Magnolia Ballroom B, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
  • Program Meeting – International Roadcheck

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at Magnolia Ballroom E, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    International Roadcheck is a 72-hour annual event when CVSA-certified inspectors conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers.
  • Program Meeting – North American Inspectors Championship

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at Magnolia Ballroom C, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    The North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) tests, recognizes and awards commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence.
  • Program Meeting – Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED)

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at Magnolia Ballroom G, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    The Cooperative Hazardious Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program fosters coordination, cooperation and communication among the federal, state and local agencies responsible for regulating and enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Promenade, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Sponsored by: Admiral Transport Corporation, Commercial Vehicle Safety Associates of Florida, Link Engineering Company and WorkforceQA  
  • Region I Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom G, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
  • Region II Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom E, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Region III Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom C, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Region IV Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Camellia Ballroom, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Region V Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom D, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
  • Locals Membership Meeting (Government Only) (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom B, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Local members are members of local/municipal law enforcement agencies with at least one sworn enforcement personnel member or more.
  • Associates Membership Meeting (Committee Action Item Discussion)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Magnolia Ballroom A, Beau Rivage, Convention Level
    Associate members are transportation safety organizations and trade associations, trucking and bus companies, industry suppliers and vendors, training institutions, consultants, insurance companies, state and provincial trucking associations, and small-fleet owner operators.
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
    at
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    1:30 PM—5:30 PM
    at Azalea Ballroom, Beau Rivage, Convention Level