set March 30-April 2
Mar 6, 2009 12:23 PM
The National Tank Truck Carriers Tank Cleaning and Environmental and Safety Councils meetings March 30-April 2 in Savannah GA will feature topics relevant to today's bulk trucking climate.
Wash rack operators will find the March 30-31 tank cleaning meetings filled with topics tailored for the industry and featuring environmental issues, technical discussions, regulatory and research updates, efficiency tips, and last but not least--enhancing relationships between cleaning facilities and the carriers they serve.
The April 1-2 Safety Council segment will include discussions on personal protective equipment (PPE), Internet use efficiency, federal program/regulations updates, identity theft, "card check" update, and security.
Another benefit of the meeting is the opportunity for attendees to interact with their peers over lunch and at receptions following the seminars. Members of the Councils also will elect officers for the upcoming year.
Leading the tank cleaning discussions on March 30 will be Gary Carroll of the WCM Group Inc, giving an update on environmental regulations; Craig Brown of Stork Materials Technology and George Lyon of Cleaning Solutions Inc, passivation perspectives; Ed Matlage of Miller Transporters Inc and Ken Shafer of Superior Carriers Inc, municipal effluent wastewater considerations; and Frank Reed of Benesch Friedlander, Coplan, and Aronoff, environmental legal considerations.
On March 31, the program lineup includes Paul Winniczuk of the University of Florida, foodgrade cleaning research and findings; Marcel Debruge of Burr and Forman LLP, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) legal developments; Howard Hill of R W Martin Process Water Solutions, heat energy efficiency improvement; NTTC staff and Council officers, heel management report and debut of revised 2009 NTTC tank cleaning audit form; and Greg Winters of PSC Container Services, Charlie Stock of Tank Trailer Cleaning Inc, and current Council officers, relationships between motor carriers and wash racks.
The Safety Council meeting begins April 1 with Daniel Bowen of DuPont Technical Resources discussing fire retardant clothing; Ron Ashby of Ashby Transportation Consultants, SAFER and FMCSA Web site usage; Jack VanSteenburg of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), regulation updates; and Kimberly Ferris of Commercial Driverís Legal Plan, identity theft.
On April 2, the program includes Dan Furth of the NTTC staff, update on "card check"; Griff Rogers of Andrews Logistics, distracted drivers; Steve Niswander of Groendyke Transport, preventing crashes; Neil Voorhees of Trimac Transportation, accidents involving stationary objects; and John Harris of First Observer Highway ISAC, transportation security.
Also on the Safety Council program are open forums, roundtable breakout sessions, NTTC staff Washington update, and regional council meetings. The safety session will close with the annual banquet and safety award presentations April 2.
For more information on both meetings, see NTTC online at tank truck.org.
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