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Week full of tank truck topics on tap

A week-long presentation of topics of interest to the tank truck industry are scheduled for the National Tank Truck Carriers Cleaning and Environmental meeting April 2-3 and the Safety Council meeting April 4-5, both at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans LA.

The Cleaning and Environmental Council meeting will include discussions and presentations, including:

•Environmental Regulatory Update by Bill McNutt.

•OSHA Legal Issues by Marcel Debruge and Turner Williams of Burr and Forman LLP.

•Roundtable Interactive Discussion on revisions to the 2003 NTTC Tank Cleaning Audit Form, Karen Saucier, council chairperson and NTTC Staff

•The Paperless Tank Wash Shop: Advances in Technology, J Xavier Olivo, TMT Software.

•Update on foodgrade tank wash cleaning study, Paul Winniczuk, University of Florida.

•Panel discussion, Considerations When Directly Discharging to a Municipal Facility, Andrew Woods, Bulk Transportation and Ed Matlage, Miller Transporters.

•Security: From Producer to Processor and The Implications for a Tank Wash, Fred Payne, University of Kentucky.

•Boiler Maintenance and Cleaning Compounds Panel, speakers from QualaWash and Cesco Chemical

•The New Orleans Recovery Effort from An Industry Perspective, speaker to be announced.

•NTTC Tank Cleaning/Environmental Council Open Forum

Safety topics will lead the agenda at the Safety Council meeting and include:

•Miller Transporters’ Dispatcher Training Program, Terry Malone and Ray Riley, Miller Transporters.

•Tank Truck Legal Issues, Hunter & Fontana Law Firm

•Insurance Company Observations in Today’s Trucking Environment; the Driver’s Role and the Dispatcher’s Role, Felicia Dickens, XL Environmental.

•Roundtable Discussions on dispatcher training, rollovers, driver fatigue, hours-of-service rules, security, and driver turnover.

•How FedEx is Preparing for a Potential Avian Flu Pandemic, Scott Mugno, FedEx

•Update on FMCSA Rollover Study, Doug Pape, Battelle

•Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Report, James Simmons, FMCSA.

•Transportation Security Administration Update, Bill Arrington, TSA.

•A Carrier’s Security Program, Joe Kizaur, Schneider National Bulk.

•NTTC Staff Reports

In addition to the seminar topics, the meetings will include tabletop exhibits. For more information, telephone 703-838-1960 or click here for the NTTC Web site at

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