Schedule

North American Inspectors Championship

August 13-17, 2019 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Competition Equipment Set-up

    8:00 AM—4:00 PM
    at Hall C, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • Finance Committee

    9:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 1, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    (Invitation Only)
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    12:00 PM—5:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Team Leader Orientation

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Contestant Orientation

    5:30 PM—7:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Networking Breakfast

    6:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: Schneider
  • Staff Meeting

    6:30 AM—7:00 AM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor

  • Competition Equipment Set-up

    8:00 AM—4:00 PM
    at Hall C, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • General Session

    8:00 AM—9:00 AM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Moderator: Richard Roberts, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, NAIC Chair
    Color Guard Posting of Colors Pennsylvania State Police Ceremonial Unit
    National Anthems Canada, Mexico and the United States 
    Video Safety Message
    Contestant Roll Call
    Host Jurisdiction Remarks
    Recognition Awards
    CVSA President's Remarks Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Welcome Remarks Honorable Raymond Martinez, FMCSA Administrator
    National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships Committee Chairman's Remarks
    Dean Yockey, CDS, 2018-2019 Chairman, NTDC Committee; Manager of Training and Development, PITT OHIO
    2018 NAIC Grand Champion's Remarks Jeremy Usener, Texas Department of Public Safety
     
  • Contestant, Group and Team Photos, Volunteer Photos and Contestant Video Introductions

    9:00 AM—10:30 AM
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  • Networking Refreshment Break

    10:30 AM—11:00 AM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: PrePass Safety Alliance
  • Contestant Training – How to Document a Violation

    11:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Examine the score sheets for the competition and review how to properly document a violation.
  • Judge Orientation

    11:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at City Center A, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Mexico Training Breakout Room

    11:00 AM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 1, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Guest Orientation

    11:00 AM—11:30 AM
    at City Center B, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Lunch (Provided)

    12:00 PM—1:00 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
     

  • Contestant Training – Truckers Against Trafficking

    1:00 PM—2:15 PM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Law enforcement training provided by Truckers Against Trafficking is designed to further collaboration between law enforcement at all levels, but particularly CVE and MVE inspectors, and members of the trucking and busing industries to close loopholes to traffickers. During this four-hour session, attendees will gain a better understanding of human trafficking and how it overlaps with prostitution; examine case studies of interdiction and inspection stops which resulted in human trafficking cases, receive tips for employing a victim-centered approach with potential victims; hear testimony from a survivor leader, learn ways law enforcement, trucking and busing can work together to fight this crime; receive free materials and training resources they can use within their departments as well as when working with the trucking and busing industries.
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    1:30 PM—5:30 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom C, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:15 PM—2:45 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: Anderson Trucking Service Inc., R+L Carriers Inc. and PITT OHIO
  • Contestant Training – Truckers Against Trafficking (Continued)

    2:45 PM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • On-site Motorcoach Driver Orientation

    3:30 PM—4:30 PM
    at City Center B, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Sponsor Recognition, Volunteer Appreciation and Patch Exchange Reception

    7:00 PM—9:00 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: JNJ Express Inc.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Staff Meeting

    6:00 AM—6:30 AM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Breakfast of Champions

    7:30 AM—9:00 AM
    at Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Sponsored by: American Trucking Associations
  • Competition Equipment Set-up

    8:00 AM—4:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Contestant Training – Motorcoach Training

    9:00 AM—10:30 AM
    at Room 319, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Classroom training on motorcoach inspections with focus on the regulations, out-of-service criteria specific to passenger carrying vehicles and new safety features of a motorcoach.
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    10:30 AM—11:00 AM
    at Rooms 319-321 Foyer, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Sponsored by: ABF Freight, EROAD Inc., Greyhound and Vehicle Inspection Systems Inc.
  • Contestant Training – Motorcoach Training (Continued)

    11:00 AM—12:15 PM
    at Room 319, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
  • Shuttle Departure to Marriott Pittsburgh City Center

    12:15 PM—12:30 PM
    at East Lobby, 10th Street, David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Lunch (Provided)

    12:30 PM—1:30 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • On-site Level I FedEx Driver Orientation

    1:30 PM—3:30 PM
    at Room 320, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
  • Mexico Training Breakout Room

    1:30 PM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 1, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Canada HM/DG Training Breakout Room

    1:30 PM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    HM/DG training will cover the schedules, ERAPs, training, documentation, safety marks, means of containment and special cases.
  • Contestant Training – HM/DG Regulation Compliance

    1:30 PM—3:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Hazardous materials (HM) training will cover compliance items including the HM procedure, agricultural operations, placards, labels, packaging, applicability of hazmat registration and safety permits, and cylinders. Dangerous Goods (DG) training will cover the schedules, emergency plans, training requirements, documentation, special cases, safety marks (labels and placards) and means of containment.
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:30 PM—4:00 PM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: Envirun Inc., Horizon Freight System Inc./Kaplan Trucking Co., Walmart and Western Express Inc.
  • Contestant Training – HM/DG Olympics

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Challenge yourself and test your knowledge of HM and DG.
  • Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Staff Meeting

    6:00 AM—6:30 AM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Networking Breakfast

    6:00 AM—7:30 AM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
    Sponsored by: Transportation Compliance Safety Group
  • Competition Elements

    8:00 AM—6:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
    North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Exam
    North American Standard Level I Inspection
    North American Standard Level I Procedure
    North American Standard Cargo Tank/Other Bulk Packagings Inspection
    North American Standard Level V Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection
    Bullpen 1 Contestant Briefing Room  Room 319, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    8:15 Red and Blue
    9:15 Yellow and Green
    11:30 Purple and Orange
    Bullpen 2 Contestant Holding Room  Room 320, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Bullpen 3 Contestant Exam Room  Room 321, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Bullpen 4 Contestant Holding Area Hall C, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
    Time Level I Inspection Cargo Tank/ Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Level V Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection OOSC Exam
    9:00 – 9:55 Red ½ Blue ½ Blue
    10:10 – 11:05 Blue ½ Red ½ Red Yellow and Green
    11:20 – 12:15 Yellow ½ Green ½ Green Red and Blue
    12:30 – 1:25 Green ½ Yellow ½ Yellow Purple and Orange
    1:40 – 2:35 Purple ½ Orange ½ Orange
    2:50 – 3:45 Orange ½ Purple ½ Purple
     
  • Lunch (Provided)

    11:00 AM—1:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Equipment Teardown and Setup

    4:00 PM—8:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Staff Meeting

    5:15 AM—5:45 AM
    at Grand Ballroom 5, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • Networking Breakfast

    5:45 AM—6:15 AM
    at Marquis Ballroom, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor

  • Holding Room

    6:45 AM—7:10 AM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • Introduction of Champions

    7:25 AM—7:45 AM
    at Hall A, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • Competition Elements

    8:00 AM—2:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
    North American Standard HM/DG Inspection
    Bullpen 1 Contestant Briefing Room  Room 319, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    7:45 Orange and Green
    8:30 Purple and Yellow
    10:15 Red and Blue
    Bullpen 2 Contestant Holding Room  Room 320, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Bullpen 3 Contestant Holding Area Hall C, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
    Time HM/DG Inspection
    8:00 – 8:20 ½ Orange
    8:30 – 8:50 ½ Orange
    9:00 – 9:20 ½ Green
    9:30 – 9:50 ½ Green
    10:00 – 10:20 ½ Purple
    10:30 – 10:50 ½ Purple
    11:00 – 11:20 ½ Yellow
    11:30 – 11:50 ½ Yellow
    12:00 – 12:20 ½ Red
    12:30 – 12:50 ½ Red
    1:00 – 1:20 ½ Blue
    1:30 – 1:50 ½ Blue
     
  • Lunch (Provided)

    11:00 AM—1:00 PM
    at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Equipment Teardown and Ship Equipment

    2:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Hall C, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • Contestant Question and Answer Period

    3:00 PM—4:00 PM
    at Grand Ballroom 3, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, 2nd Floor
  • NAIC/NTDC Awards Ceremony

    5:30 PM—7:30 PM
    at Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor
    Moderator: Chief Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, CVSA President
    Video Safety Message Sponsored by: Drivewyze
    John Youngblood Award of Excellence
    Team Award Sponsored by: FedEx
    North American Standard HM/DG Inspection and North American Cargo Tank/Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Awards Sponsored by: National Tank Truck Carriers
    North American Standard Level V Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection Awards Sponsored by: American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association
    North American Standard Level I Inspection Awards Sponsored by: YRC Freight
    Country High Points Sponsored by: J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
    Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award Sponsored by: PrePass Safety Alliance
     
  • NAIC/NTDC Reception

    7:30 PM—9:30 PM
    at Halls A-C Concourse, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor
  • Award Winner Photos

    7:30 PM—8:00 PM
    at Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor