Annual Conference Speaker Line-up Taking Shape
We are very excited about adding Ms. Marilyn Landis to our list of partners and contributors. It appears to me that with her background and as a member of the National Ombudsman Regulatory and Fairness Board, she offers a path for advocacy not only to NASTC as an association, but also as an accessible contact for each of our 8,000 member-companies individually.
She will be presenting during the break-out session at 3:30pm on Thursday with Henry Seaton, again on Friday at 2:00pm with Jim Edwards and Joe Rajkovacz, and on the agenda for Saturday as a speaker and panel participant.
About Marilyn Landis
Marilyn D. Landis is the President & CEO of Basic Business Concepts, Inc., a multifaceted service firm providing the support to keep businesses financially balanced, on track and growing. In this role, she has over fifteen years of experience working with small businesses across all industries nationwide.
Prior to focusing on her own business she worked for and with commercial lenders, banks and small businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania.
In 2007, Landis was elected chair of SMC Business Councils, a founding member and Pennsylvania affiliate of the National Small Business Association (NSBA) in Washington DC. In 2008, she was elected the 2008 chair of NSBA, who since its founding in 1937, has advocated on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs, reaching more than 150,000 small businesses. Representing SMC and NSBA member businesses, Landis has testified before US Senate and House committees on issues vital to small business. In 2010, she was appointed to the Office of the National Ombudsman Regulatory and Fairness Board and continues to serve in a second term.
Other Speakers to Note:
Donald Broughton--Broughton Capital
Dan Baker--The Trucker Man
Richard Bell--Bell & Company
Jeff Davis--Fleet Safety Services
Joe Rajkovacz--Western States Trucking Association
Jim Edwards--Elite Strategic Services
Henry Seaton--Law Office of Seaton & Husk, LP
Ellen Voie--Women In Trucking
Complete list of Speaker
A Dehumanized Society
Some forty years ago there were “for sure” predictions about a paperless society, the elimination of cash, the elimination of checks, and government ID chips implanted in our bodies. GPS devices were designed to track our every movement for our own protection and our air waves and news outlets were to be owned and operated by Mother Government so that information and entertainment could be filtered. Voting machines, cell phones, the internet, the cloud, and constant contact through an attached device has created a new millennial psychosis called “FOMO” – fear of missing out. Our wars are to be fought by drones, computers, and smart bombs rather by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Unlimited information and entertainment is at your fingertips as are servants (Alexa and Siri) who can order pizzas, direct your traffic patterns, play Sinatra or deliver your dry cleaning. CD’s that replaced tapes, are becoming obsolete in that you can pull tens of thousands of songs, books, or dateline chats real time through your phone. Your children and grandchildren are wearing out their opposing thumbs texting friends in the same room. Intelligent conversations of any kind have become an oxymoron.
Now we’re being inundated with the concept of autonomous trucks and alternative fuels. My opinion on these two fronts is that we’ll quit using fossil fuels when we run out of it and although trucks will continue to be smarter, and some would argue safer, the professional commercial truck driver will always be behind the wheel. There are just some things out of which you can’t eliminate the human element. Driverless trucks will prove to be an economic and safety boondoggle.
Besides that, who would the insurance companies cover, and who would the lawyers sue?
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GREAT NEWS! NASTC to Offer New Prepass Services
by David Owen
Once again NASTC is able to offer PrePass and PrePass Plus to its member companies. To be eligible to enroll in the NASTC program, you must meet the following requirements: You can not on safety-hold, you can not have more than 100 power units, and it has been at least six months since you were enrolled in PrePass. All other members who pay tolls and/or who regularly deal with scale houses should strongly consider this valuable and time proven safety program. If you’re on NASTC’s Management and Safety Program (MSP), we will be adding this feature as an option to your bundled package. It will also be offered as a “stand alone” a la carte program for others.
Some time ago, 2010, when CSA first came out, we did an internal study of NASTC members, comparing like-sized companies who used PrePass and those who didn’t. Those using PrePass or PrePass Plus were 7 basis points healthier on their CSA numbers, their driver turn-over ratios were lower, their on-time deliveries were higher, and they consistently booked more loaded miles per week, per driver. Most carriers pick up as much as an hour per day, per driver on available driving time under the hours of service and most million mile drivers are attracted to companies who provide this service. The above benefits don’t include the very obvious and measurable savings resulting from reduced idling time and better miles per gallon.
If you are to compete with the mega fleets in the full truckload arena, this tool is a must for they all use it.
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NOTE: As always the NASTC program will have the maximum discount for your size fleet that our licensing agreement allows by contract.