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FMCSA Trucking Safety Summit – August 5, 2020



The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces a public meeting, “The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit”, which will be held virtually on August 5, 2020, to solicit information on improving safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on our Nation’s roadways. The virtual meeting will provide invited stakeholders -- including motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, Federal and State partners, and safety advocacy groups – as well as members of the public an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety. The event will be held online using the platform GoToWebinar.

DATES: The virtual meeting will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT, with the first session to begin at 9:00AM. In order to access each session, a separate registration is required. Links for session registration are at the bottom of this page. 

9:00-10:00AM - Introduction + Association Perspective
Moderator: Deputy Administrator Jim Mullen


  • Chris Spear, ATA
  • Dan Furth, NTTC
  • Steve Owings, Road Safe America 
  • Lewie Pugh, OOIDA

10:10-10:55AM – What’s Working I
Moderator: Steve Parker


  • Thomas DiSalvi, Schneider National, Inc. 
  • Steve Fields, YRCW 
  • Jamie Maus, Werner
  • Dean Newell, Maverick

11:05-11:50AM – What’s Working II
Moderator: Shannon Watson


  • Ingrid Brown, Rollin’ B, LLC
  • Dave Edmondson, J&M Truck Group
  • Brett Sant, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. 

11:50AM – 12:30PM – Lunch Break

12:30-12:50PM – Special Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers: FHWA Administrator Nicole Nason & NHTSA Deputy Administrator James Owens

1:00-1:50PM -  State Partner Discussion
Moderator: Thomas Liberatore


  • Collin Mooney, CVSA
  • Captain Jon Olsen, Minnesota State Patrol
  • Major Jeremy Vickery, Georgia Department of Public Safety

2:00-2:50PM – Technology
Moderator: Jeff Loftus


  • Richard Beyer, Bendix
  • Ritchie Huang, Daimler
  • Greer Woodruff, JB Hunt

3:00-3:50PM – Florida Safety Story
Moderator: Jeff Sanderson 


  • Kenneth Armstrong, Florida Trucking Association 
  • Mike Cobb, Landstar Transportation Logistics 
  • Jeffery Dixon, Florida Highway Patrol 
  • Jeff Sanderson, FMCSA Florida Division 

4:00-4:30PM – Open Forum for Public Comment
Moderator: Heather Eilers-Bowser 

PUBLIC COMMENT: The virtual meeting will include a brief public comment period in the mid to late afternoon. All persons wishing to speak must register for the Open Form Session (link below) in advance. All comments will be captured and addressed using the Question Module within the GoToWebinar application. Please keep public comments short and succinct. If all interested participants have had an opportunity to comment, the public comment period may conclude early. Persons wishing to propose questions for panelists may do so by using the Question Module during that particular session. Those wishing to submit longer written comments, data or analysis on trucking safety may do so here: FMCSA-2020-0076.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held virtually. Participation in the virtual public meeting is free, but advanced registration is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, please contact the email address above by August 3, 2020.

 Links to recorded sessions:

Session 1: [Introduction + Association Perspective Session]
Session 2: [What’s Working I]
Session 3: [What’s Working II]
Session 4: [Special Guest Speakers FHWA + NHTSA]
Session 5: [State Partner Discussion]
Session 6: [Technology]
Session 7: [Florida Safety Story]
Session 8: [Open Forum for Public Comment]