Canal Insurance Safety Seminar

Canal Insurance Canal Insurance held its annual Safety Conference April 22-April 24 at their home office in Greenville, South Carolina. This 2 day event saw presentations by a multitude of industry experts and representatives, including by Vertical Alliance President & CEO, Jay Wommack.

Vertical Alliance Group with Canal InsuranceTim Lawhorne (left) and Randy Sturdivant (right) of Vertical Alliance Group with Canal Insurance representative Ross Brigman (center)

The first day featured presenters from the SC Division of the FMCSA and the CVSA going over changes in policy that have happened over the past several months. Additionally, the highlighted some possible changes on the horizon. The day wrapped up with a panel of attorneys sharing their views on the trends in litigation they are seeing in the industry.

Attendees were given the chance to mingle and network atop Soby’s Loft in Downtown Greenville, SC.

Day 2 started with a presentation from keynote speaker, Dan Baker. Dan covered a variety of subjects, including how best to deal with each of the 4 separate generations that are currently in the workforce.

The day continued on with several more speakers, including our very own CEO, Jay Wommack. Topics of discussion included trends of technology in the transportation industry, importance on  focusing on positive reinforcement of safe behaviors, as well as taking a look at the myths surrounding personal safety.

BBQ Lunch & Networking Attendees were treated to a lunch from a local BBQ restaurant on day 2.

The event served not only as an educational tool for attendees, but it also gave them a chance to network and discuss a variety of topics with other trucking companies from all over the United States. Vertical Alliance Group extends a thank you to Canal Insurance for for affording us the opportunity to both attend and present at this year’s Safety Seminar. We look forward to a continued partnership working together to make the trucking industry safer and more profitable.