“TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION: Leading the Way to Improve Safety & Compliance” Seminar for Truck Fleet Professionals

October 16, 2017 – Summit Idealease of Kansas City sponsored a private truck fleet safety and compliance seminar called, “TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION: Leading the Way to Improve Safety and Compliance” on October 10, 2017, at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City, Missouri. The one-day seminar helps private truck fleet professionals main­tain a safe fleet, provide safety training to their managers, reduce violations and accidents, and satisfy annual Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance requirements.

Seminars are provided across the country by Idealease, Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). Idealease is a fully-integrated transportation solutions provider that delivers expertise, responsiveness, and stability to the truck transportation industry. Idealease is the leader in comprehensive safety and compliance seminars for private fleets.

The guest speaker at this seminar was David Bement, Director of Technical Training for Idealease Inc. Support for this seminar was provided by sponsors Anthony Liftgate, Hercules Van Bodies, and Midwest Transport.

Cal Alexander, Vice President of Summit Idealease, noted that “We are pleased to once again host an Idealease Safety Seminar. This training is vital for our customers and events like this allow Summit to provide our customers with a needed service.” Through teamwork between our local Idealease and Truck Sales Department teams, this was another successful event. I want to thank Charles Phillips, Area Sales Director; Terry Kletting, Area Operations Director; and Mike Rissler, Lease Manager, for their leadership with this customer event, which helps to differentiate Summit and Idealease from other lease and rental providers.”

The 2017 seminar provides a simplified, step-by-step approach to help attendees understand how to comply with FMCSA regulations, manage commercial motor vehicle safety, and control liability exposures. Virtually all aspects of commercial truck operation were covered at this session, including:  Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation implementation, the future of trucking, definitions and applicability of Commercial Motor Vehicles, intra-state carrier regulations, using CSA to manage your fleet, driver qualification files, drug and alcohol testing, accident documentation, vehicle maintenance and inspection, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and establishing a proactive safety and loss control program.

After attending the seminar, private truck fleet professionals will have current information to help manage fleet safety for all major areas scrutinized during state and federal compliance inter­ventions and reviews. The seminar’s step-by-step approach simplifies compliance with federal and state regulations, hours of service (drivers’ daily logs), drug and alcohol testing rules, vehicle maintenance and inspection, accident recordkeeping, and driver qualifications. Attendees also learn about new and proposed regulatory changes and how to enhance their safety programs above and beyond regulatory requirements.

All seminar attendees receive the Idealease Guide to Transportation Safety and Compliance, a manual that assists fleet managers with safety and compliance documentation; the Idealease Pre- and Post-Trip Inspection DVD for driver education; and a subscription to the Idealease Safety Bulletin, a weekly safety and compliance e-mail publication.

About Summit Holdings

Summit Holdings is a privately-held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, Summit Idealease, and Summit PacLease. The company operates 31 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National, and other commercial bus brands. Commercial truck lease and rental, mobile and dedicated maintenance services are offered through 19 Idealease™ locations and 2 PacLease locations. Summit serves customers with more than 1,200 employees, 475 technicians, over 475 service bays, and over $31 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com.

About Idealease

Idealease, Inc. is the premier transportation company in North America. Idealease is a fully integrated transportation solutions provider with a commitment to our Customers’ success. For over 34 years, Idealease has been the leader in comprehensive safety and compliance seminars for private fleets. Idealease delivers expertise, responsiveness and stability to the truck transportation industry with commercial vehicles spec’d to customer needs, superior service, and predictable cost. The total Idealease fleet includes more than 45,000 trucks, tractors, and trailers. Four hundred and thirty Idealease locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have the most qualified service technicians, diagnostics technology, access to a vast parts inventory, and unmatched truck expertise in the transportation industry. Additional information is available at www.idealease.com.

About National Private Truck Council
Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management.  NPTC is the premier marketplace of information, networking and skill building for private truck fleet professionals as it leads in shaping the future of corporate transportation. Additional information is available at www.nptc.org.