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2014 NCTA Safety Management Council Annual Conference

  • 29 Aug 2014
  • 31 Aug 2014
  • Marriott Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach SC


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Early Bird extended until August 14, 2014.

North Carolina Trucking Association

Safety Management Council Annual Conference


August 29th – August 31, 2014

Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes

8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572


Marriott room block is sold out. 


Hotels located near the Marriott

Marina Inn (843) 913-1333

Hampton Inn Northwood (843) 497-0077


Conference Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registration Fee through August 7, 2014

$199.00 includes Spouse/Companion

Registration Fee after August 7, 2014

$220.00 includes Spouse/Companion

Children are welcome to attend the Banquet, the fee person is $35.00.

Conference Agenda
*subject to change

Friday August 29, 2014

8:00am - 12:00pm - Golf Outing (Member's Expense)

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Registration: Hotel Lobby

7:00pm - 9:00pm - House of Blues Murder Mystery*

*Children 12 and under are not permitted


Saturday August 30, 2014

7:30am - 8:00am - Continental Breakfast 

8:00am - 12:00 - General Session


Our industry is experiencing the largest driver shortage it has ever seen.  Fleets are struggling to find qualified drivers to fill their empty seats.  In this session, Kelly Anderson, President of Impact Training Solutions and the International Society of Recruiting and Retention Professionals, will provide an overview of results from a recent ATA Benchmarking Study.  Kelly will also outline industry leading techniques that have helped hundreds of companies overcome the challenges of finding and keeping the drivers they need.

A few of the talking points include:

  • Overview of ATA Benchmarking Study
  • Where to find Drivers
  • Pre-Qualifying Drivers
  • How to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Drivers Recruited
  • How Recruiting can improve Retention
  • How Orientation can improve Retention
  • How Operations can improve Retention

How We Handle Accident Investigations, Matthew Little - Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP

9:00am - 11:00am - Bingo 

12:00pm - 5:00pm - Golf Outing 

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Cocktail Reception

7:00pm - 9:00pm - Awards Banquet

8:00pm - Guest Speaker Austin Caviness WXII        Meteorologist/Austin's Outdoors

8:30 - 9:00pm - Awards Presentation


Sunday August 31, 2014


7:30am - 8:00am - Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 11:00am - General Session

"How to Read an MVR" Jacqueline Mitchell- Assistant Chief Hearing Officer/Training Officer NCDMV 


FMCSA Update - Jon McCormick

NC State Highway Patrol Update:  Major Babb, Major Butler & Lt. Massey

Industry Update - NCTA Chairman Roy Cox 

Safety Management Council General Session and SMC Board of Directors Elections

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