Event Calendar

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Metro New York Business Management Conference

Start Date: 5/14/2019 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 5/14/2019 4:30 PM EDT

Laguardia Plaza Hotel
104-04 Ditmars Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY  United States  11369

Organization Name: Trucking Association of New York

Trina Avalos, Events Manager
Email: tavalos@nytrucks.org
Phone: (518) 458-9696

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.          Breakfast/Registration 
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.          Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Zach Miller, Co-Publisher, NYTruckStop.com and TANY Metro Region Vice-Chairman
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.          Keynote Speaker
Charles Ukegbu, NYCDOT Assistant Commissioner for Regional & Strategic Planning
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.        State of the Industry
Hear an update on legislative and regulatory issues facing the trucking industry at both they City and State level.


  • Kendra Hems, President, TANY
  • Michael Woloz, Partner, Connelly, McLaughlin & Woloz
  • Danna DeBlasio, Vice President, Connelly, McLaughlin & Woloz
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.       Break   
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.       Is Your Driver Defensible
Today’s trucking fleets find themselves in the most aggressive and litigious environments we’ve ever seen. Learn how trucking is being attacked today and how you can prepare your fleet and drivers to defend against it.
Speaker: Joseph Peplinski, Vice President TRS, Haylor Freyer & Coon
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.          NYCDOT Smart Truck Management Plan
In 2017 the NYCDOT Freight Mobility Unit began work on the Smart Truck Management Plan. The plan is intended to improve the efficiency of freight movement in NYC while mitigating its impact on communities. Representatives from NYCDOT will provide an overview of the plan, strategies, and impacts to the trucking industry.

  • Diniece Mendes, Director, NYCDOT Office of Freight Mobility
  • Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Deputy Director, NYCDOT Office of Freight Mobility
  • Jeremy Safran, Deputy Director, NYCDOT Office of Freight Mobility
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.          Business Luncheon
NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chairman, Transportation Committee
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.          NYCDOT Smart Truck Management Plan (continued)
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.          Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.          Evidence at Trial - Thinking Ahead
Speaker: Brian Berger, Attorney, Carman Callahan & Ingham, LLP

When a document or statement is admitted into evidence at trial, it means that it is now available for a jury’s review in reaching a verdict. Often times, a jury’s decision, even in cases where millions of dollars hang in the balance, can come down to just one or two pieces of evidence. During this session, Brian will identify the types of evidence which frequently appear throughout the course of trucking litigation and also discuss their impact on the outcome of trial.  
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.          Enforcement Round Table
Enforcement representatives will participate in a round table discussion on enforcement issues in the New York metropolitan region. Attendee participation in this discussion is encouraged.
4:30 p.m.                    Wrap Up

Support Levels: 
Standard Supporter - $250
Company logo on TANY website and in event app with link to company website.

Premium Suppoter - $500
One (1) registration, acknowledgement on TANY’s social media platforms, company logo on TANY website and in event app with link to company website.

VIP Sponsor - $1,000
Exclusive opportunity!
Two (2) registrations, acknowledgement on TANY’s social media platforms, company logo on TANY website and in event app with link to company website, and company logo on screen to be displayed between sessions.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/3/2019 11:59 PM

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