Vertical Alliance Group believes one of the most important ways to empower the industries we serve is through knowledge. Each month we host a series of free webinars designed to empower trucking/transportation management teams, school district administrators, and human resource professionals with the knowledge they need to be compliant and successful in their industry.

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How to Prepare for Major CSA Changes in 2019

Who: CSA Data Experts Craig Lack & Buddy Walls (Carrier Software)

Here is what you’ll learn

  • How the CSA is going to change
  • Current CSA vs new IRT Model
  • How this will affect all transportation companies
  • How you can stay ahead of the CSA changes

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Webinar: Dan Baker’s Cultural Relationship Program

February 13, 2020 - Listen to the replay now!

Learn how improving your driver retention is a team effort.

Sign up for a complimentary webinar as Dan Baker, trucking’s Senior Statesman, discusses how to develop a company culture that improves retention by building positive working employee relationships.

The question is no longer, “What do I have to do to recruit more drivers today?” The question is, “What can we do to become the kind of company a driver wants to work for?”

The webinar discusses a company-wide solution, with valuable takeaways for every department, including:

Drivers – Operations – Dispatchers – Shop – Recruiting – Back Office – Everyone Else!

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Client Spotlight: Billy May

October 18, 2019 - Listen to the replay now!

Join us for a Q&A session with Billy May, VP of Safety for No Boundaries Trucking Group, Inc. No Boundaries is the second-largest FedEx contractor by the number of trucks, but they run the most miles of any FedEx contractor at 13-15 million miles a year.

In this webinar Billy will discuss:

  • Concerns with using online training
  • Driver challenges using technology
  • How he achieved over 98% employee participation in online safety training
  • Saving his company over $100,000 in insurance costs last year.

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Attracting & Retaining Female Drivers

September 19, 2019 - Listen to the replay now!

Find out why women choose a driving career, what do they look for when they make the decision to become a professional driver, what makes them stay with a carrier and what makes them leave.  Ellen Voie, President/CEO of the Women In Trucking Association will share their research and best practices in hiring and keeping female drivers.

Ellen Voie is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. She has been invited to speak to audiences in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam, France, Mexico, and Canada in addition to being a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States.

As the founder of the Women In Trucking Association in March of 2007, Voie currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President/CEO. The Women In Trucking Association was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members.

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Independent Contractors in the Transportation Industry

May 30, 2019 - Listen to the replay now!

The independent contractor model in the transportation industry has come under attack on a variety of fronts. Today, more than ever before, transportation companies must understand the legal aspects of managing a fleet of independent contractors.  Complete the form below to download the webinar, transportation attorney Fred Marcinak will discuss current legal trends with independent contractors.

Topics covered will include:

  • Workers’ comp issues
  • Drafting a strong independent contractor agreement
  • Employee misclassification claims
  • Federal leasing regulations
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Lease purchase programs.

Fredric Marcinak is an attorney and founding partner at Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP, where he represents transportation companies, including both carriers and intermediaries, regionally and nationwide on commercial litigation matters, including cargo/freight claims, collections/contract disputes, FMCSA, and state regulatory compliance and permitting matters, and insurance coverage cases. In these litigation matters, Fredric has tried multiple cases to verdicts before juries and handled appeals for transportation clients. By working with clients on these issues as they manage their companies, Fredric hopes to help lay the groundwork to stay out of litigation or to successfully defend it when it arises.

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Costly Legal Mistakes Waiting to Happen: Why You Need to Know What’s in Your Files

March 21, 2019 - Listen to the replay now!

Here is a short outline of the talking points for the webinar:

  1. Tariffs and the High-Value Cargo Claims – The ICC Termination Act of 1995 no longer requires motor carriers transporting property to maintain a tariff, so why should you have one?
  2. Duty to Read – Did you know that your company will be bound (subject to limited exceptions), to executed contracts, even when the motor carrier does not read the contract? What contracts are your company signing?
    a. Broker agreements
    b. Shipper agreements
    c. Factoring agreements
  3. Class Action Waivers – Whether you are a two-truck operation, or a 1,000 power unit company, what steps have you taken to avoid class action litigation?
  4. Arbitration agreements – There are better things to do than spend your time in a courtroom. Have your companies considered the utility in avoiding protracted litigation through arbitration provisions. If you have arbitration clauses in your contract, are they still enforceable following New Prime v. Oliveria?
  5. Certificates of Insurance – Do you know whether your company will be covered by a third party’s insurance policy in the event of a claim? Never assume anything.

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Employee Handbooks: Policy Updates You Need to Make

January 31, 2018 - Listen to the replay now!

When was the last time you updated your employee handbook? For many companies, the answer could mean bad news. If you are ever faced with litigation, an outdated employee handbook could make the hot water you’re in even hotter.

In this hour-long webinar, you will learn:

  1. What new court, legislative, and regulatory developments impact your company’s policies
  2. How to include disclaimer language in your employee handbook to protect your company
  3. How to avoid accidentally creating a binding contract by the language in your handbook
  4. What well-meaning policies in your handbook could hurt your company during litigation
  5. How to quickly educate your employees on changes to policies and ensure they understand your new handbook

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What to Do Before & After OSHA Knocks: An Interactive Look at the Legal Aspects of OSHA and Citation Defense

January 31, 2019 - Listen to the replay now!

Do you know how the Secretary of Labor’s right to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) may potentially affect your business? More importantly, do you know the step-by-step legal process your company should follow if a citation is issued?

In this hour-long webinar, you will learn:

  1. What ramifications may result from payment of citations, event after settlement negotiations have taken place
  2. How to put a plan in place to prepare for an OSHA inspection
  3. What your company’s rights are if and when OSHA arrive
  4. How to best respond during an OSHA inspection

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