The topics of this roundtable will be how the transportation space has become digitized so rapidly. From federal regulations to driver management the industry relies on digital processes more than ever. What has this done in terms of the regulatory perspective?
How does law and regulatory enforcement officers view how the digital world is finally taking hold of the transportation industry? How, what can you add to you already solid safety program. The roundtable is also a forum to associate and share experiences and ideas.
What processes has your company changed over to digital, what has been the results? What processes are you considering to change to digital?
I urge you to forward any questions ahead of time to Kevin Weeks via email.
Massachusetts State Police – Lt. Thomas Fitzgerald
Lt. Fitzgerald is a 30-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police. As the Commanding Officer of the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, Fitzgerald, in collaboration with UMASS SAFE, a traffic safety research center, has developed and implemented innovative data driven enforcement strategies that resulted in Massachusetts sustaining one of the lowest CMV Fatality rates in the United States for many years.
Fitzgerald is responsible for developing the FMCSA Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan for the MCSAP, SADIP, and New Entrant programs; the Massachusetts FHWA SIZE and Weight Enforcement Plan, and the Commercial Vehicle Portion of the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
Fitzgerald supervises the State Police FMCSA Regional Training Academy, has developed policies and curriculum in Crash Investigation, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Traffic Incident Management, as well as Criminal Law and Procedure.
Lt Fitzgerald has a BA/BS from Merrimack College in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. He is an ACTAR accredited crash reconstructionist #1630. He has been admitted as an expert witness in Massachusetts District and Superior Trial Courts.
FMCSA – Richard Bates
The Massachusetts Division Administrator, Richard Bates, has been in charge of the Massachusetts Division for 18 years. Prior to taking the Division Administrators position Rich worked in the Maine and Connecticut Divisions.
FMCSA – Steve Hanley
Massachusetts Federal Programs Manager Steve Hanley who has been with FMCSA 15 years and worked for the NH Department of Safety for 21 years as part of their Motor Carrier Safety Unit.
Whip Around – Michael Flournoy, Director of Sales
Mike has spent the best part of a decade working with fleet operators in North America looking to improve safety and efficiency through technology. A recognized leader in the telematics industry for companies like Fleetmatics and Verizon Connect he has been at the forefront of the conversations that are shaping the future of transport companies across the country.
Tenstreet – Marilyn Surber
Transportation Advisor Marilyn Surber joined Tenstreet in 2019. Marilyn 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.
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