Seminar Schedule


2016 Educational Seminar Topics


ELD Regulatory Update For Owner/Operators

When: Thursday, August 25 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Room D161
Friday, August 26 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Room D162
Saturday, August 27 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Room D162

This session will focus on implementing ELDs and the regulatory components of the new requirement.  Learn how to avoid the “mess” of implementation.



How To Prepare For A Safety Review

When: Friday, August 26 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 27 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Room D161

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.


Industry/Regulatory Update

When: Friday, August 26 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Room D164

Learn where the trucking industry stands with regards to a variety of recent regulatory changes and proposals.  ELDs, Safety Fitness Determination, Re-Start Rule, and others will be addressed.



Technology and Risk Management

When: Friday, August 26 | 11:00 – noon
Saturday, August 27 | 11:00 – Noon

Where: Room D161

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


Texas CDL/Medical Certificate Update

When: Friday, August 26| 11:00 – noon

Where: Room D162

Officials with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety Driver License Division will update attendees on the implementation of combining the CDL with a drivers Medical Certificate here in Texas.  Learn how this process works and what you need to do to be in compliance.  Also learn the consequences of not providing your Medical Certificate to the Driver License Division.


Hot Legal Topics:  From Firearms To Social Media

When: Friday, August 26 | 11:00 – noon

Where: Room D164

This session will address a number of pressing legal issues involving you as a driver and trucking companies as well.  Listen as a legal expert presents issues that you and your company may be dealing with presently or in the future.


Owner/Operator Taxes 101

When: Saturday, August 27 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Room D164

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.


Recordable Crashes:  Who’s On Your Side As An Owner/Operator

When: Saturday, August 27 | 11:00 – noon

Where: Room D162

Learn what options are available for an Owner/Operator to have a crash reviewed to determine preventability.  Important information to help you maintain a clean scorecard.


Successful Owner/Operators:  Are You One?

When: Saturday, August 27 | 11:00 – noon

Where: Room D164

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.