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2015 AAR Damage Prevention and Freight Claim Conference

 

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Tuesday June 16, 2015

 

8:15 – 9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dave Hopkins, Director BNSF Load and Ride Solutions (LARS)
Chairman, Damage Prevention and Freight Claim Committee

 

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address

Railway Service Excellence
Sam Sexhus, Vice President Engineering, BNSF

 

10:30 – 11:15 Service Excellence 
Dr. RJ Graham, President - Dynamic Transitions

 

11:15 – 12:00 Trends in Railroad Technology
David Cackovic, AVP Technical Standards, TTCI

 

1:15 – 2:15 Remote Monitoring for Safety and Quality
Moderator, Russ Bryan, BNSF

 

 

MAIN SESSION

2:30 – 3:15 Intermodal Weight Concentration – A Closer Look

 

Moderator, Matt Hardin, NS   
Railroad and intermodal engineers discuss the complications of concentrated weights; how containers and trailer floors, cross members, and other components distribute the weight of lading. 
A erudite demonstration for loaders, shippers, and the Damage Prevention community
.

Dave Hopkins,  BNSF

 

3:15 – 4:15 Railroad Cargo Protection Strategies

 

Moderator, Kelly Smith, KCS         

Panelists will provide an analysis of the current threats regarding railroad transportation and protection strategies being developed
and implemented to thwart these threats.

James Kniestedt, KCSM
Tom Farmer, AAR

 

AUTOMOTIVE SESSION

2:30 – 3:00 New Series Jump Chock Codes/Data Analysis

Marna Short, Vascor

A review of data collection since January 1 implementation date and what challenges and opportunities this presents to the rail industry.

 

3:00 – 3:30 AIAG Update

Update from the AIAG committee on recent activities.

Peter Daly, Vascor
Kathy Moynigan, GM

 

3:30 – 4:15  MUAR Update

 

Moderator, Russell Bryan, BNSF

A review of growth of the automotive business in Mexico and what challenges and opportunities this presents to the rail industry and our customers.

Carlos Velez, KCSR
Marlon Escamilla, KCSM
Arturo Gonzalez, FXE

 

Wednesday June 17, 2015

 

General Session

8:30 – 9:15 The Mexico Connection
Frank Hernandez, General Director U.S. Mexico Ops, BNSF Railway

 

9:15 – 10:00 Packaging Technology & Securement – The Relationship Challenge


Moderator, John Brainard, BNSF
Herb Schueneman, WestPak
Michael Kuebler, Smithers Pira

 

10:30 – 11:15 Improving Railcar Quality, a Team Effort


Moderator, Kelsey Even, CSX
Chip Summey (David), Railinc
Lora Dorman, Director of AAR Services, CSX Mechanical

 

11:15 – 11:45 DPLS: The Supply Side
Tom Feltault, AAR/TTCI                                                                  

A look at current AAR DPLS initiatives to enhance supplier opportunities that support service excellence.

 

MAIN SESSION

1:00 – 1:45 Reaching the Mile High Goal through Communication,
Education and Cooperation

 
Moderator, Jim Cappy, NS

Kelsey Even, CSX
Steve Legge, CN
Darren Burden, Complete Packaging

 

1:45 – 2:30 Conversations and Opportunities for shipping rolled
paper in the expanding intermodal network

 

Moderator, Jerry Jones, BNSF

Mike Wiggins, CSX Railway
Travis Wolgram, TTCI
Luke Rothwell, BNSF Railway
Chaunzey Tenbrink, BNSF Railway Matt Sewell, Sunrise Manufacturing

 

AUTOMOTIVE SESSION

1:00 – 1:45 Exploring and Enabling Innovation:  General Electric

Moderator, Josh Massey, NS

James Taylor, GE

1:45 – 2:15 Loading & Unloading Facility Safety

Bret Witzig, AWC

 

2:15 – 2:30 AAR Update & Awards

 

Moderator, Pat Breslin, AAR/TTCI

Ray Fries, AAR/TTCI

 

 

 

 

3:00 – 3:30      Creating WIN WIN Situations

 

Moderator, Wayne Ronci, UP

Doug Bank, Shippers Products
Kevin Arnold, Hexacomb Corporation
Al Hart, Verso Paer
Keith Bragg, Verso Paper
Dennis Miller, JB Hunt