SmartSessions Schedule - TXTA

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2015 Session Topics

 

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The Texas Trucking Association offers these FREE SmartSessions to help you improve your business.

Technology and Risk Management

This presentation will focus on how to implement technology to become not only efficient in risk management but compliant as well.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28, 2015 11:00 – Noon

Operating a Truck in California? – New Air Quality Regulations Affect You

Learn how to comply with California regulations for trucks & busses, heavy-duty diesel vehicles, tractor-trailer GHG reporting, Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). This course is geared toward truck owners, operators, brokers, dispatchers, and fleet managers, and will cover:

  • Compliance with CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation, including main provisions, reporting, and proposed changes to the regulation.
  • Review of the inspection process, consequences of non-compliance, and how to comply with CARB regulations affecting most diesel vehicles and equipment operating in the State.
  • How to report using the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS), how to use the automated Truck and Bus Fleet Calculator, and basic Truck and Bus and Tractor-Trailer GHG Reduction Regulation requirements.
  • California’s two smoke inspection programs, test equipment, test procedures, record keeping requirements, regulations and advisories dealing with mobile diesel equipment.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

How To Prepare For A Safety Review

DOT or your state enforcement folks want to review your operations. Are you ready? This seminar is ideal for independent contractors and small fleets. It will provide hands-on specifics about preparing for a safety review by either the U.S. D.O.T. or state officials.

Friday, August 28, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Department of Motor Vehicles: Single Sticker Program

Representatives from the Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles will address the Single Sticker Program. This program ties a vehicle’s registration in with the inspection. Learn how this will affect commercial vehicles and what you will need to do to comply.

Friday, August 28, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Creating And Retaining Efficient Drivers

Learn how to improve your company’s bottom line by utilizing available training technology that will increase your drivers’ efficiency and retain your drivers.

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:00 a.m. – Noon

National Registry II, Carrier and Driver Costs Are Going Up!

Learn what lies ahead for the new national registry in 2015. Find out what is causing driver health care and clinic costs to increase so dramatically, hurting the bottom line of carriers and drivers all across the nation and what you can do to lower these costs.

Friday, August 28, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Hours Of Service Regulations

Attend this session to learn how to comply with the Hours of Service Regulations. Learn also the latest with regards to the proposed rule changes. Find out where we are now.

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Owner/Operator Taxes 101

Find out the latest with regards to tax laws? What should you be doing now to prepare for next year? Find out when and how to interact with the IRS. Will you be legally utilizing tax exemptions to their fullest? Attend this session to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Successful Owner/Operators: Are You One?

Attend this session to learn steps to take to ensure your financial success as an Owner/Operator. Are there benchmarks you should be adhering to in order to run a successful business? Find out the answers to these items and more.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. – Noon

CSA For Drivers

This session will provide drivers information concerning CSA and how the system works. Learn how you can improve and protect your record.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Hazardous Materials: The Most Common Violations

Representatives from the US DOT’s Transportation Safety Institute will provide attendees information concerning the most common Hazardous Materials violations and what you can do to prevent these violations from occurring.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. – Noon