September 23, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
11 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
The Harmonie's Group 2020 Virtual Transportation Seminar will be discussing a wide variety of COVID related topics and more. See below for the schedule and presenters. Raymond will be speaking at 1:10pm PDT on the Reopening Guidelines For Employers in COVID Epidemic.
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state partners have effectively cleared the way for trucking companies and commercial drivers to continue to deliver critical goods and supplies during the pandemic, the uncertainty and fluid nature of the health crisis has made it essential for transportation industry members to rethink their operations and reopen components of their businesses in a safe and legal manner. Motor carriers and all of their employees face an ever-changing landscape and multiple impediments to operations as states vacillate on shelter in place and related local orders. And while uncertainties will continue to exist, one thing that is certain is that trucking will play a vital role in recovery of segments of the economy impacted by the pandemic.
Schedule & Presenters:
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- 1:00 - Welcome & Introduction
- 1:05 - Preventing a Bad Case from Getting Worse – Spoliation Set-Up, Required Record keeping Practices, Spoliation Defenses and Strategy (Kevin Foley
- 1:20 - Driving a Wedge Between Employer and Employee – Direct Negligence Claims, Punitive Damages Claims, Bad Faith Set-Up Attempts (Richard Mincer)
- 1:35 - Reading People: Applying Human Psychology to Your Litigation and Communication Strategy (William McKenzie)
- 1:50 - Introduction to the Reptile Strategy (Todd King)
- 2:05 - How to Defeat the Reptile (Brian Johnson)
- 2:20 - Autonomous Trucks – Rolling Down an Interstate Near You – With the Potential to Take Liability out of the Company/Driver’s Hands. (Art Spratlin)
- 2:45 - Afternoon Break
- 3:00 - Introduction to COVID Epidemic and Legal Challenges Related to Same (Jeremy Swift)
- 3:10 - Reopening guidelines for employers in COVID Epidemic (Ray Greene)
- 3:25 - Duty to protect employees and customers from COVID Exposure (Nathan Skeen)
- 3:40 - Potential 3rd party liability for COVID Exposure (Matthew Breetz)
- 3:55 - Duty to shut down operations in light of surge in COVID Exposure (Rob Laney)
- 4:10 - Reasonable Sanitation/Mitigation Efforts to Prevent COVID Exposure (Nathan Lennon/Kevin Foley)
- 4:25 - COVID Impact on Drivers and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Tom Kendrick)
- 4:40 - Industry Panel Discussion and Q&A
- 5:00 - Conclusion / Adjourn
This course provides 4 hours of Arkansas Adjuster General CE Credits, 3.75 Arkansas CLE Credits and 4 Texas CE Credits.
View here to see the 2020 Transportation Seminar Book.
Raymond A. Greene