Safety Management Council's Fall Seminar 2021


September 22, 2021 through September 24, 2021
Embassy Suites - San Marcos
San Marcos


2021 SMC Fall Seminar

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa
To reserve a room at the TXTA room rate of $154, call the hotel directly at (512) 392-6450 before August 22. Subject to availability.

* Agenda is subject to change

Wednesday, September 22:
7:30am     SMC Memorial Golf Outing: TBD
2:00pm     Registration Opens        
4:00pm     SMC Executive Committee Meeting 
6:00pm     Opening Reception

Thursday, September 23:
7:30am     Breakfast / Registration Opens
8:00 am    Welcome: Ed Brady, SMC Chairman
8:15 am    Jonathan Kennemer, TXTA Chairman
8:30am     State of the Industry / Legislative Update
- John D. Esparza, TXTA President & CEO
9:15am     Tort Reform Panel
This session will focus on HB 19 and the practical application of the changes for the industry. Learn what to expect in the future with this legislation.
10:15am    Break - Exhibits 
10:30am   US Dept. of Transportation
Representatives will address a number of topics to include Regulatory Exemptions, Entry Level Driver Training, the top 10 driver/vehicle violations and other pertinent updates to the regulations.
11:30am    CBD Oils and Marijuana
Learn what is taking place within the industry with regard to company policies and the National Clearinghouse.
Noon     Lunch
1:30pm  TX Dept. of Public Safety Update
Representatives with the TX Dept. of Public Safety will provide attendees an update on trucking issues and initiatives here in Texas.This session will allow attendees to discuss issues with the officials.
2:30pm    Break – Exhibits 
2:45pm   OP Policies and Inspection Bulletins
This session will discuss CVSA’s OP Policies 14 and 15.  Learn where to find and why this information is important. Also learn the benefits of membership in CVSA.
3:45pm   Break – Exhibits
4:00pm   OSHA and Trucking
This session will provide attendees information concerning the regulatory processes that OSHA oversees including injury reporting, shop safety, hazcom, emergency action plans and audits.
5:00pm    Adjourn
7:00pm    Awards Dinner/Casino Night 
11:00pm  Casino Night Ends

Friday, September 24:
7:30am   Breakfast / Registration Opens 
8:30am   Mock Depostions: How Will Tort Reform Affect?
This session will feature a mock deposition taking in to account the changes associated with HB 19 Tort Reform and the effects of the new legislation.
9:30am   Break-Exhibits
9:45am   Continuation of Mock Deposition
10:30am  TXTA Safety Management Council Awards and Programs        
11:00am Closing Luncheon

Conference Registration

Pass Name Description
Exhibitor Only - no meals
Exhibitor Package - includes meals
SMC Fall Seminar General Registration


Event Name Date Time Description
Golf registration Sep 22, 2021 7:30 AM -
2:00 PM