National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) - NAPFTDS 1st Virtual Conference
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NAPFTDS 1st Virtual Conference

NAPFTDS First
Virtual Conference
October 8, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


 
2020 challenges - a year like no other.  With the cancellation of our 2020 Annual conference, NAPFTDS is holding our first virtual conference on October 8.  Members are needing to network now more than ever in these unusual times.  We will have speakers from AAMVA, FMCSA, Women in Trucking and the trucking industry.  This would be an opportunity to gain insight and network with other members on COVID-19 methods and adapting in this environment.
 
We are looking for Associate member
s to sponsor speakers at $500 which would include the 90 second ad or purchase a 90 second ad for $250.  See below for Sponsorship Registration.  Please contact Crissie Moffet, cmoffet@napftds.org, or call 316-425-3297 if you have any questions.
 

Registration and Sponsorship Registration click below:
 


 
FACILITATORS
 
    
 Robert Behnke
 Interim President
 NAPFTDS
Martin Garsee 
Executive Director 
NAPFTDS
 
 


SPEAKERS
 
   Kevin Burch has over 46 years of experience in the trucking industry, including LTL, TL, Air Freight and consolidation. Since 1990, he has been President of Jet Express, Inc.  The company handles up to 400 truckloads per day throughout the United States, primarily for the "just-in-time" automotive industry. Providing excellent service, the company was received numerous customer awards.
    Kevin is currently past chairman of the American Trucking Associations
, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry (2016-2017). Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Kevin is past-chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (2009-2010).
    Kevin has been an active member of the American Trucking Associations since 1990.  He serves on the ATA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as numerous ATA committees.  He serves as co-chairman of the executive committee of the Trucking Moves America Forward
image movement.  Kevin is known for his 'I Heart Truck' button and the creation of Safety Sammy, the industry’s mascot.  Kevin is always promoting the image and career opportunities in the trucking industry.  He is a Trustee of the Ohio Trucking Association, a steering committee member of the Dayton Logistics Council, Treasurer of the Miami Valley Transportation Club in Dayton, Ohio, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Kevin believes that drivers drive the company and acquired his commercial driver’s license (CDL) at the age of 56.  Kevin in 2014 received the prestigious Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, and in 2015, Jet Express, Inc. received the esteemed Dayton Chamber of Commerce Corporate Partner Award, the John H. Patterson Award.  In March, Kevin received the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award from the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) for his support of highly-skilled, safe and professional truck drivers.
   Kevin and his partners sold Jet Express, Inc. to Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) in November, 2017.  Kevin continues to serve on their senior management team.


    Rich Clemente, Transportation Specialist, FMCSA Rich has over 30+ years of experience in Safety in the transportation industry.  In his present position, Rich is a Transportation Specialist for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and has now been with the Agency for 14 years.  Rich works in the Driver and Carrier Operations Division and in that position he is responsible for assisting in Federal rule making initiatives, interpretations and clarifications of the regulations and policies.  Rich previously was the Director of Safety for the Truckload Carriers Association and also served as the Program Director for the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).  In addition, he served as the Director of Safety for the National Automobile Transporters Association in Detroit, Michigan, and began his career with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as a Safety Engineer. 
 
   Kevin R. Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, AAMVA.  Kevin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1955. 
   Served in the United States Navy in the military intelligence arena from 1973 to 1979 and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration in 1985.
   Kevin has over 40+ years of Information Systems, Computer Hardware/Software Integration, and Driver Licensing experience.  Kevin has worked for a wide variety of employers, including NASA, where he worked on the first 3 Space Shuttle launches and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he was responsible for managing the Agency’s Data Processing Center as well as providing computer hardware support for over 1,500 workstations.
   Kevin joined AAMVAnet in August, 1997 as the Driver Systems Implementation Manager and became Manager of the Operations Department in June, 1998.  In March of 2000 he assumed the position of CDL Safety Director in AAMVA’s Programs department.  He currently serves as Director of Driver Programs in AAMVA’s Member Services and Public Affairs Division and is the staff liaison to the AAMVA Driver Committee.
 
   Ellen Voie is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, address obstacles and to celebrate the successes of its members.
   Voie’s prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider after serving as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International.
   Voie is a Certified Association Executive.  She holds a Class A CDL and a private pilot’s license.
   Voie was appointed to the FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.

 
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