March 17 - 19, 2014 PLUS Pre-Conference Seminars offered on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Don't miss out on one of the best educational and networking opportunities in the transportation industry. Register for the Conference
ONLY $695.00 for members and $795.00 for non-members.
HOTEL INFORMATION: The 40th Annual Conference will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Unfortunately, as of February 6, 2014, the group rate for the TLC 2014 Conference is no longer available because our room block has been filled. However, you can still make your hotel room reservations directly with the hotel by clicking on the above link to the Loews Vanderbilt, which will provide you with rates and availability at Loews, as well as information for alternative hotel accommodations within walking distance of Loews. We strongly urge all registrants book your reservations right away.
Annual Conference Program
The program includes General Sessions and Workshops touching on all modes of transportation and addressing a wide range of topics including regulatory compliance, risk management, freight charge liability, loss and damage claims and much more! In addition to a lineup of excellent speakers and panelists, we will have Anne S. Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a featured speaker for our opening 'kickoff session," as well as Michael Cole, Sr., Director of Transportation, Kraft Foods as our Monday luncheon guest speaker and Jack Holmes, President of UPS Freight will be our Tuesday luncheon guest speaker.
Pre-Conference (Full-Day) Seminars
CONTRACTING FOR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS SERVICES
Presented by Raymond A. Selvaggio, Esq.
An intensive workshop on the practical and legal aspects of contracting for both purchasers and providers of transportation and logistics services. Includes a review of important legal principles, statutes, regulations and a "walk through" and in depth discussion of actual contract provisions, terms and conditions.
FREIGHT CLAIMS IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Presented by Gerard F. Smith, Esq.
Based on the recently published Freight Claims in Plain English, 4th Edition, by George Carl Pezold & William J. Augello, this session covers basics of carrier liability, bills of lading, burdens of proof, defenses, damages, limitations of liability, time limits, liability of freight forwarders, intermediaries, warehousemen, air and ocean carriers.
TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS AND THE LAW
Presented by Brent Wm. Primus, JD
This unique one-day course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting the supply chain and governing the relationships between the parties -- shippers, carriers, and intermediaries. Topics include the critical issues which transportation professionals and attorneys are confronted with in their day-to-day activities: Vicarious liability for highway accidents and deaths --- Schramm v. Foster and other cases, safety rating system, CSA, selecting carriers to minimize risk --- liability for freight charges and exposure to having to pay freight charges twice--- the elimination of required cargo liability insurance. Registrants will receive a course handbook with critical statutes,case studies and source materials.
CCP PRIMER CLASS
This is a fast paced review that covers a broad base of subjects to help those preparing to take the Certified Claims Professional (CCP) exam. Attendees must apply and receive pre-qualified approval from CCPAC in order to take the CCP Primer or the Exam. The CCP Exam will be administered on Wednesday immediately following the close of the conference. Information and pre-qualifications requirements can be found on the CCPAC website at www.ccpac.com
TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY UPDATE
Monday March 17th 8:30am-10:00am
Anne S. Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will report on the agency's implementation of “MAP-21” (the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act), as well as other regulatory initiatives such as Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA), the new HOS rules, the "5-Year Strategic Plan", new rules on registration and licensing, how these changes impact shippers, carriers and intermediaries, and will respond to questions from representatives of the industry, press and attendees.
LAW OF THE LAND, LAW OF THE JUNGLE
Monday March 17th 1:30pm-3:00pm
A continuation of the ever popular annual session where "Lawyers Explain the Law, and Businessmen Tell it Like it Is"
SECURITY - SUPPLY CHAIN CYBER CRIME
Tuesday March 18th 8:30am-10:00am
Cyber crimes against the supply chain are growing at a rapid pace. ComCheck scams, fraudulent and fictitious pickups and factoring scams are taking the place of the traditional cargo thief. Cargo theft techniques are changing as thieves set up shell companies and use sophisticated methods to target and track trailers and containers with high value merchandise. Attendees will learn about law enforcement’s response to cargo theft, as well as tips on how to develop relationships with investigators and for best practices.
TRANSPORTATION ATTORNEYS PANEL
Tuesday March 18th Part 1 10:30am-12:00pm, Part 2 1:30pm-3:00pm
Leading transportation attorneys will address current issues and recent court decisions impacting shippers, carriers and intermediaries - loss and damage claims, freight charge disputes, mulimodal issues, liability for highway accidents. Bring your questions for "free" legal advice from the experts!
LOSS PREVENTION - BEST PRACTICES
Wednesday March 19th 8:30am-10:00am
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..." Experts will discuss how shippers and carriers can reduce or avoid much of the loss and damage that occurs in transit - and save money - through proper packaging, blocking and bracing. Panelists will cover the ("NMFC") package rules and specifications, intermodal requirements and rail loading guides, design and testing of new packaging,"lean packaging", palletizing, stretch- and shrink-wrapping and other blocking and bracing procedures and products, and the use of devices such as shock, impact and temperature recorders, GPS units and EOBRs that can help identify the causes of loss or damage.
FREIGHT CLAIMS - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Wednesday March 19th 10:30am-12:00pm
Panelists will tackle some of the typical questions submitted to the Council's “Q&A” forum and by the attendees, tell how they would answer them and give suggestions on how to resolve difficult situations. Bring your questions to this session!
INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT - HOW TO AVOID SURPRISES
Monday March 17th 10:30am-12:00pm
Folks are often surprised when they find out that insurance doesn't cover a loss or a claim. A main reason is that no one properly assessed the risks, i.e., the most likely and foreseeable events that could result in a loss or a claim, and purchased the wrong coverage. Cargo loss or damage often has a greater impact than just the value of the lost or damaged goods, and catastrophic events like earthquakes, hurricanes and floods can disrupt your entire supply chain. Does your insurance cover these events and exposures? What kind of policies do you need to protect your company, and do they actually cover the risks or will coverage be declined because of policy exclusions?
INTERNATIONAL TRADE - A PRIMER
Monday March 17th 10:30am-12:00pm
International trade requires knowledge of practices, laws and regulations that are different for each mode - ocean, air and cross-border transportation by truck or rail. Panelists will summarize what you need to know about the different types of service providers, bills of lading, international treaties and laws governing cargo liability, CPB security initiatives such as advanced electronic manifests; cargo inspections and CTPAT, and will discuss the potential impact of the "P3" and "P6" global carrier alliances.
OUTSOURCING - AVOIDING TRAPS AND PITFALLS
Monday March 17th 3:30pm-5:00pm
“Outsourcing” traditional transportation and related functions such as warehousing, consolidation & distribution, freight bill audit & payment, etc., can free an enterprise to focus on its core business, but the loss of control often has undesirable consequences. Panelists will discuss legal considerations in dealing with different kinds of intermediaries, regulatory requirements for licensing, bonds and insurance, liability for loss & damage in transit, freight charges and “negligent hiring", and suggest how to avoid common problems through due diligence and proper contracts.
MITIGATING THE LOSS - DEALING WITH DAMAGED, REFUSED AND UNDELIVERABLE FREIGHT
Monday March 17th 3:30pm-5:00pm
Federal and state laws and regulations, bill of lading terms and conditions, provisions in the NMFC and carrier tariffs. Mitigating damage by inspection, sorting & segregation, repair, repackaging; dealing with special situations such as perishables, food and food-related products, drugs, special order goods, as well as product liability, brand and trademark considerations. Salvage rules and procedures.
SAVING TRANSPORTATION $$$
Tuesday March 18th 3:30pm-5:00pm
"Cheap is not always best . . ." How to get performance and value for your transportation dollars. This session covers organizing the bid process, vendor selection and evaluation; optimal load planning and consolidation; mode selection and route planning; exploiting backhaul capacity and co-loading; auditing and measuring performance.
MEET THE EXPERTS - ONE ON ONE MEETINGS
Tuesday March 18th 3:30pm-5:00pm
Would you like help with a problem or have questions that need answers? Then this session is perfect. A Pre-Scheduled One on One meeting with top transportation professionals will give you an opportunity to ask specific questions or get guidance with a problem. Each meeting will be 10-15 minutes of uninterrupted time with a presenter or panelist of your choice. Sign up at the registration table for your own personal consultation.
How To Register
The registration fee for the Annual Conference is $595 for Members of T&LC and $695 for Non-Members. Separate registration fees apply to the optional full-day Pre-Conference Seminars. To register for the Annual Conference and/or one of the Pre-Conference Seminars:
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