Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Heavy Advanced Braking Systems Course

Date(s): January 27, 2021 - January 28, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM  EST - 4:00 PM  EST

Course Objective:

  • Enable the in-service heavy vehicle technician to service, repair, maintain and diagnose major types of heavy vehicle brake systems;

  • Introduce heavy vehicle brake system theory, operation, and inspection to the in- service technician;

  • Define, generically, the various types of braking systems; and Convey to the technician the importance of proper brake servicing.

The two-day course will include training in:

  • All aspects of a heavy duty brake • system

  • All modules, including ABS module • and ABS training

  • Factors which control vehicle stopping

  • Brake regulations

  • Braking system types

  • Air brakes

  • Air valves

  • Construction of foundation brakes

  • Brake actuating mechanisms

Certification in Brake Repair is provided upon successful completion of the course.

Additional Information:
Lunch will be provided both days.
Registration deadline is January 20, 2021. Class size is limited to 10 people.

Safety precautions to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 will be practiced and enforced.

To pay by check, download the registration form here and remit to Trucking Association of New York.

Human Resources & Payroll Protection Act Update

Date(s): January 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM  EST - 11:30 AM  EST

Member: FREE
Non-Member: $100

Members must log in before proceeding to the event registration.

Part 1: Updating your Employee Handbook  (10:00 – 10:45 am)

This will be our chance to take a breath and review all that’s happened in 2020 and what we expect to happen in 2021. If you are planning on updating your handbook in early 2021, this program will cover all you need to consider.


Frank Kerbein

Director, Center for Human Resources
The Business Council of New York State

Frank Kerbein is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has more than 30 years of experience in human resource administration and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management. He has held senior human resource management positions in large organizations and not-for-profits and has been a frequent presenter of human resource topics across the state and nationally.

Part 2: Reviewing the PPP  (10:45  – 11:30 am) 
The Small Business Administration will provide an overview of recent updates to the Paycheck Protection Program as well as other COVID relief efforts. 


Dan Rickman

Deputy District Director
Upstate New York
U.S. Small Business Administration 

Dan Rickman joined SBA and the Syracuse District in 2013 as an Economic Development Specialist and most recently served as Branch Manager, supervising the Albany and Elmira offices in the district. As Deputy District Director, Rickman’s duties will include supervising district staff and assisting the District Director in overseeing the delivery of SBA programs and services in the 34 counties of Upstate NY served by the district. Rickman will continue to work with community leaders, lenders, and small business stakeholders to optimize the positive impacts and contributions that SBA’s programs make to the growth of small businesses and the economy in Upstate.

IMPORTANT: Registration is a two-step process. Once you register and pay through TANY, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to submit your information to register for the webinar through Zoom. Space is limited to 100 participants.

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