Upcoming events

    • 11/17/2020
    • 9:45 AM (EST)
    • 11/18/2020
    • 4:00 PM (EST)

    2020 Virtual VTA  Safety & HR Conference - All Sessions

    This is a package that includes all sessions at a discounted rate.  

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

    VDOT’s Towing & Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP)

    Scott Kapton


    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

    Goodbye CSA – Hello IRT

    Steve Bryan

    2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m.

    Working the Comp Out of Workers’ Comp

    Steve Setliff

    Setliff Law

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

    Drug Testing Regulations & Clearinghouse Update

    Kim Claytor, NTA

    11:15 a.m. – 12 noon

    Issues Update

    Dale Bennett

    Virginia Trucking Association

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    FMCSA Update

    Craig Feister & Leland “Mac” McLennan

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    2:00 p.m.

    2020 VTA Safety Awards Presentation

    • 11/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Virtual

    TRIP is a recovery incentive program that pays heavy-duty towing and recovery companies a monetary bonus for quickly clearing crashes involving commercial vehicles. The specific objective of TRIP is to reduce the impact of major commercial vehicle incidents while achieving the aggressive lane clearance goal of 90 minutes or less. 

    The goal for TRIP is to standardize the towing response and facilitate safe and quick clearance of commercial vehicle crashes by improving towing procedures and on scene cooperation and coordination among first responders. The TRIP program potentially reduces the number of secondary crashes by reducing lane clearance times and restoring normal traffic flow.

    • 11/17/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Goodbye CSA – Hello IRT

    In December of 2010 the FMCSA Launched the Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) Program and promised that a new age of data driven safety was upon the Trucking Industry and this new tool would allow FMCSA to focus its enforcement and audit efforts on those motor carriers who demonstrated shortcomings as measured by elevated CSA Scores.


    Five years later, in December of 2015, Congress finally responded to the calls from motor carriers, insurance, legal, shippers, brokers and drivers to overhaul CSA and address the many deficiencies and biases that had become apparent in the methodology and in data sufficiency and collection processes.


    Join Steve Bryan, Founder of Vigillo, and now Trucking Industry Entrepreneur for an update on where the CSA Program stands today, almost December of 2020, another five years down the road from the mandated changes of the FAST Act.  What is going on with Item Response Theory, how has COVID impacted CSA Scores, and what has the FMCSA done recently to once again stir the CSA pot?

    • 11/17/2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Working the Comp Out of a Workers Comp Claim

     The best time to address avoiding, or at least, minimizing the exposure for a workers compensation claim related to an on the job injury is before an incident occurs.  Are you taking the steps necessary in the hiring, training and retention processes to account for comp claims?  Are you reviewing those protocols at regular intervals to make sure same are complaint with decisions from the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission?  And, once an incident occurs, are you prepared to handle the investigation in an aggressive manner to deal with potential exposure.  Steve Setliff, owner of Setliff Law, will review appropriate policies and considerations relative to comp claims in Virginia.

    • 11/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Updates on Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulations and Other Testing Updates

    With the first year of the DACH almost complete, this is an excellent time to review the issues we at NTA have seen this first year that can create problems for the employer and driver. This segment will address errors we have seen in reporting of Refusals to Test and Actual Knowledge. In addition, the SAP Process will be reviewed – the driver’s responsibility, the employer’s responsibility, the SAP’s responsibility. We have seen a great deal of confusion in this area.  This presentation reviews what must be reported, who must report and under what circumstance, and when information must be reported and updated into the DACH. A great time to make sure your company is on the right track with the clearinghouse!

    ·          New things on the horizon in DOT testing:

    ü Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

    ü Oral Fluid Testing

    Continuing Impact of COVID on DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing – Update

    • 11/18/2020
    • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    VTA President & CEO Dale Bennett will review major legislative and regulatory actions from the past year and lead a discussion of the issues that will face Virginia's trucking industry as 2020 winds down and we enter the 2021 General Assembly.

    • 11/18/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    FMCSA Updates - Craig Feister and Leland "Mac" McLennan

    Update on current FMCSA issues including the Crash Preventability Determination Program, the new Hours of Service final rule, interacting with FMCSA during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some regulatory updates.

    • 11/18/2020
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    We will present the VTA’s 2020 Safety Awards that recognize Virginia’s safest fleets, Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and the Grand Trophy.  

Past events

09/30/2020 Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers
09/30/2020 Transportation Funding and Major Projects Update
09/30/2020 Trucking Toward a New Reality
09/29/2020 Compensation & Benefits Strategies in the Trucking Industry
09/29/2020 Providing DMV Services in a Covid World
09/29/2020 Protecting Your Company from COVID-19 Liability
09/28/2020 Economic Outlook During Uncertain Times
09/28/2020 Opening Session and Issues Update
09/28/2020 2020 Virtual VTA Convention - All Sessions
09/16/2020 Hours of Service Webinar
07/15/2020 Virtual VTA presents "Launch of the VTA Health Plan"
06/24/2020 COVID-Related Issues for Trucking Fleets
06/17/2020 VTA Safety & HR Council Meeting - FMCSA Update
06/10/2020 General Assembly Update and New Laws Report
06/03/2020 Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training
06/01/2020 2020 VTA Safety & Human Resources Conference
05/27/2020 Covid-19 Q & A with Marsh McLennan Professional Services
04/02/2020 COVID-19 Q & A Conference Call
03/25/2020 Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training - West
03/24/2020 Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training - East
02/18/2020 Safety & HR Meeting - East
02/11/2020 Safety & HR Meeting - West
11/14/2019 Compliance Seminar - Harrisonburg
11/13/2019 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
10/29/2019 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/22/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
10/15/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
09/15/2019 2019 VTA Annual Convention
07/30/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
07/23/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
06/13/2019 I-81 Funding/Improvement Plan Briefing and Town Hall
04/03/2019 2019 VTA Safety and HR Conference
01/22/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
01/15/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
11/14/2018 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
11/08/2018 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
11/07/2018 Compliance Seminar - Fredericksburg
10/16/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
10/09/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
09/23/2018 VTA Annual Convention
07/25/2018 Safety & HR Council Meeting - West
07/24/2018 Safety & HR Council Meeting - East
05/04/2018 Virginia Truck Driving Champsionships
03/19/2018 2018 Safety & Human Resources Conference
01/24/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
01/23/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
11/08/2017 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
11/02/2017 Compliance Seminar - Fredericksburg
10/26/2017 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/24/2017 Safety & HR Meeting - West
10/17/2017 Safety & HR Meeting - East
10/08/2017 2017 VTA Annual Convention
07/18/2017 VTA Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
07/11/2017 VTA Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
04/25/2017 VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference
01/27/2017 ELD Seminar - Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
01/20/2017 ELD Seminar - Keystone Tractor Museum, Colonial Heights, VA
09/25/2016 2016 VTA Convention
09/14/2016 ELD Seminar - Holiday Inn, Tanglewood, Roanoke, VA
09/13/2016 ELD Seminar - Bass Pro Shop- Ashland, VA
04/19/2016 Webinar - Coercion Rule
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