Webinars

jul

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Safety and Sanitation Best Practices from the Frontlines of COVID-19

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July 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Safety has always been a major focus for commercial driving schools, carriers and every company who puts drivers and vehicles on the road. But understanding how to keep drivers, CDL students and other employees safe in a global pandemic is an entirely new challenge. Clean Harbors will share some safety and sanitation best practices and advice on an upcoming webinar, "Safety and Sanitation Best Practices from the Frontlines of COVID-19," with Chuck Geer, Senior Vice President, Field Services. Geer will discuss what the company has learned from the decontamination and disinfection services performed at more than 6,000 sites over the past four months and share real-life best practices Clean Harbors is using to keep its employees, vehicles and customer locations safe.

Viewers may submit questions in advance or during the live webinar.

Chuck Geer joined Clean Harbors in the beginning of 2008 as General Manager for Field Services in Michigan. He has served in a variety of management positions with the company including Director of Field Services, Vice President of Field Services and District Vice President. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from Oakland University.

jun

19

COVID-19 & Transportation: A Q&A Discussion with Dr. Ben Hoffman, MD, MPH

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June 19, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

There is growing consensus among experts that employers will be critical in assessing employee health and conducting COVID-19 testing prior to returning employees to work. Dr. Ben Hoffman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at WorkSTEPS, will lead a virtual discussion on the specific challenges transportation industry employers face in responding to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Don't miss this opportunity to get answers directly from an experienced corporate medical director and advisor to major multinational corporations. Viewers may submit questions in advance or during the live webinar.

Dr. Ben Hoffman is a highly seasoned physician executive with an extensive background in occupational and environmental health, clinical medicine and transportation safety. He has been employed by government agencies, non-profits and multinational corporations including GE, Waste Management and DuPont. Dr. Hoffman trained at Yale, Brown and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine and environmental/occupational health. He has published widely and holds Professorships (Adjunct) at the University of Texas School of Public Health and Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition. He has been active on numerous committees and boards including Global Health at the National Academy of Sciences/IOM, IPIECA/ OGP and former Chair, US DOT/FMCSA Medical Review Board.

jun

18

Do You Understand the New Crash Preventability Determination Program?

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June 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Please join Becky Hudson and Marilyn Surber as they discuss best practices for training, recruiting, onboarding, and communicating with your students and fleet remotely and how you can easily implement these strategies.

Key Areas To Be Addressed:

* How to train your fleet remotely;

* How to have two-way conversations and engage with your students and your fleet in real-time; and

* Best practices for remote recruiting, training and onboarding

Becky Hudson is Vice President of Marketing and General Counsel for Advanced Training Systems LLC. She has been a senior executive in the truck driver training industry since 2006 and has been an attorney since 1989.  Prior to her role at ATS, Becky was general counsel of Roadmaster Drivers Schools, where her passion for driver training began.  Over the course of her career, her goal has been to help boost the image of the truck drivers and encourage young people to choose a career in the trucking industry. She presently serves on the boards of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and the Next Generation in Trucking Association, as well as being an active member of Truckload Carriers Association, National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools and National Private Fleet Council.

Marilyn Surber, Transportation Advisor, Tenstreet.  Marilyn joined Tenstreet in 2019. She has been a part of the transportation industry since 2008.  She is passionate about serving the transportation industry and is an advocate for transportation community. She has over 10 years’ experience in corporate communication, recruiting, safety and driver training. Prior to joining Tenstreet, Marilyn served in a number of roles with Melton Truck Lines and Hilti, Inc.  Marilyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from The University of Tulsa. She served on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and continues to be an  active member of Workforce Tulsa, Truckload Carriers Association, and the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools.

 

jun

10

Using Text to Engage Students from Inquiry to Alumni in Times of COVID-19

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David Goodwin: David Goodwin is the Co-Founder of the technology company TextAim - a company at the forefront of using text communication for over 750 colleges and universities across the United States. He has an extensive business, marketing, and advertising background. Before starting TextAim he founded College Times - which became the largest college newspaper in the United States serving Arizona State and the Maricopa Community Colleges. From this start was developed multiple local neighborhood and auto publications, along with Goodwin Advertising Agency - with such clients as Geico and Circle K. Selling these businesses in 2012.
  Jeri Prochaska: Jeri Prochaska, Vice President of Higher Education Relations at TextAim, is responsible for leading business development initiatives and the successful management of education clients.  Jeri has a passion for the education industry and specializes in increasing enrollments, retention, placements, and overall engagement through innovative, effective communication. She brings extensive knowledge from working within and for schools for over 25 years. Jeri is also the founder and Co-Executive Director of the Career Schools Private Education Network (CSPEN), which represents career and trade schools across the country.

June 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

 

Meeting enrollment goals and placement expectations in the current COVID-19 and regulatory environment can be challenging.  From the difficulty of tracking down a student body that doesn't like to read or respond to the email to matching a job lead with the right student skill sets, to placing students in qualified positions, it can be difficult. This presentation will provide specific tips each school can implement at their campus, including; changing the culture of career services from a passive to an engaging process, using technology to more effectively build relationships from the initial inquiry.

jan

30

“Insurance in 2020 What you Need to Know”

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Austin Crawford, AAI, J. Smith Lanier & Co.: Austin Crawford is a Vice President with J. Smith Lanier &Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency who specializes in Risk Management & Insurance for the Education and Transportation Industries. He has been with the firm since 2016 and handles JSL’s CVTA Insurance Program. Prior to Joining J. Smith Lanier, Austin was an underwriter at the Hartford, underwriting commercial driving school risks.
 
  Matthew S. Darrough, Thompson Coburn LLP:  Matt Darrough is co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers, and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the litigation process for disputed claims. A litigation partner with extensive insurance experience, Matt has successfully identified applicable coverage issues overlooked by others in the industry, fundamentally improving clients' business outlooks. Matt has successfully litigated complex insurance cases in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions, achieving numerous victories through motion practice, trial, and on appeal.
 
William R. Bay, Thompson Coburn LLP: Bill Bay has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years. He has achieved favorable results for clients in state and federal courts across the country, and frequently serves as regional or national counsel for clients facing suits and regulatory actions in multiple venues. He has been recognized as a top litigator by The Best Lawyers in America. Bill's clients vary from major financial institutions to manufacturers to post-secondary institutions. He has litigated cases on behalf of companies facing high-risk litigation and helped businesses manage and respond to large portfolios on litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

January 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

sep

11

Understanding CVTA’s ELDT Voluntary Compliance Program

Hosted By

Don Lefeve, CVTA's President and CEO

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

The Entry-Level Driver Training regulation is set to take effect on February 7, 2020. In preparation, CVTA has developed compliance materials for its members. CVTA President Don Lefeve will provide an in-depth look at what the regulation requires and how CVTA compliance materials meet those requirements. What you will learn: • An in-depth review of CVTA’s compliance forms; • How these forms help your organization comply with the ELDT regulation; • What the ELDT regulation requires and does not require; • Best Practices to streamline and enhance your organization’s compliance.

jun

26

Entry-Level Driver Training: Compliance Guide Review

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Nadia Speney Chair, CVTA's ELDT Pilot Program

Last week CVTA announced that the three-part Entry-Level Driver Training: Compliance Guide is now available online. We will be holding a series of webinars in the next few weeks to go over the material. The first webinar will be held May 29th at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

If you wish to review the material before the webinar please login in to the "Member Login Portal" (available in the upper right-hand corner of our website) with your username and password at cvta.org, once you've logged in, go to the "ELDT" section located in the gray menu bar, which is just below the blue website menu bar. Once there you will find three downloadable PDF documents: ELDT Overview, ELDT Best Practices and ELDT Forms. Each of these documents contains valuable information, tailored to assist you in understanding the new rule and utilizing lessons learned during the CVTA ELDT Pilot Program.

may

22

“Want to Help Your Students with the Job Application Process”

Hosted By

Tenstreets, Marilyn Surber

Tenstreet will provide details on Tier One of Tenstreet for Schools that will enable truck driver training programs to transfer applications digitally, view pre-hire letters, access an interactive Driver Status Management Tool so schools can easily track all driver statuses across the hiring process, and enable real-time messaging between schools and carriers. Additional benefits of Tenstreet for Schools include application pre-population and improved tracking on their graduate-to-hire rate. Mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 2-3pm ET for this webinar with presenter Marilyn Surber from Tenstreet. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Atwood, 703-642-9444 or [email protected]

apr

3

AAMVA Seeks Feedback for CDL Test Update -April 3rd

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Karen Morton, Program Director Driver Licensing, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ (AAMVA) Test Maintenance Subcommittee (TMS) is working on potential revisions of the Commercial Driver License (CDL) Test System.  To gain feedback from CVTA Members,  AAMVA has agreed to hold a webinar on the subject. This webinar is in response to a meeting that was held on February 5, 2019, with Industry Stakeholders to discuss the issue.  AAMVA is seeking feedback from various partners in evaluating the testing system.  This test modernization effort will ensure that CDL testing continually evolves to reflect changes in technologies, industry practices, jurisdictional needs, and driver competencies.  AAMVA also hopes the potential revisions may help address efficiency concerns in test administration while ensuring test validity and reliability. The webinar will focus on how the test may need to be modernized to maintain safety standards for entry-level drivers while keeping pace with vehicle technology that has dramatically changed since the current test system released in 2005. The webinar is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  If you have any questions please  contact Cindy Atwood at, [email protected] or 703-642-9444.

mar

28

AAMVA Seeks Feedback for CDL Test Update

Hosted By

Karen Morton, Program Director Driver Licensing, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ (AAMVA) Test Maintenance Subcommittee (TMS) is working on potential revisions of the Commercial Driver License (CDL) Test System.  To gain feedback from CVTA Members,  AAMVA has agreed to hold a webinar on the subject. This webinar is in response to a meeting that was held on February 5, 2019, with Industry Stakeholders to discuss the issue.  AAMVA is seeking feedback from various partners in evaluating the testing system.  This test modernization effort will ensure that CDL testing continually evolves to reflect changes in technologies, industry practices, jurisdictional needs, and driver competencies.  AAMVA also hopes the potential revisions may help address efficiency concerns in test administration while ensuring test validity and reliability. The webinar will focus on how the test may need to be modernized to maintain safety standards for entry-level drivers while keeping pace with vehicle technology that has dramatically changed since the current test system released in 2005. The webinar is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  If you have any questions please  contact Cindy Atwood at, [email protected] or 703-642-9444.