2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE2022-11-22T16:10:47-05:00


October 3 – 6, 2023

October 3 from 11 am – 6 pm
October 4 from 5 pm – 7 pm
October 5 from 8 am to 5 pm
October 6 from 8 am to 4 pm



Tuesday, October 3, 2023
11 am – 6 pm – Registration, MCIEF Board and other private meetings

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:30 am – 8 am – Continental Breakfast
8 am – 11:30 am – Networking and Private Meetings with MCIEF sponsored meeting spaces
11:30 am – 12:50 pm – Opening Luncheon
1 pm – 4:40 pm – General Session 1A & General Session 1B
5 pm – 7 pm – MCIEF Opening Gala Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2023
6:30 am – 8 am – MCIEF Working breakfast and annual business meeting
8:15 am – 9:45 am – Breakout Session 1
8:15 am – 9:45 am – Breakout Session 2
8:15 am – 9:45 am – Breakout Session 3
10:15 am – 12 pm – Breakout Session 4
10:15 am – 12 pm – Breakout Session 5
10:15 am – 12 pm – Breakout Session 6
12 pm – 1 pm – MCIEF Sponsor’s Luncheon for all registrants
1 pm – 2:45 pm – Breakout Session 7
1 pm – 2:45 pm – Breakout Session 8
1 pm – 2:45 pm – Breakout Session 9
3:15 pm – 5 pm – Breakout Session 10
3:15 pm – 5 pm – Breakout Session 11
3:15 pm – 5 pm – Breakout Session 12
5 pm – 6:30 pm – TRS Graduation and TRS Reception for all registrants
6 pm and later – Member private functions – hotel coordination possible

Friday, October 6, 2023
6:30 am – 8 am – Breakfast sponsored for all registrants
8 am – 9:30 am – General Session 2A
10 am – 11:45 am – General Session 2B
11:45 am – Meeting Adjourns

2022 WRAP UP


Wednesday, October 5
5 pm – 7 pm – Meet & Greet Reception 1

Thursday, October 6
General Session 1 (4 CE Credits)
8:15 am – 9:45 am – Update from Washington
Dave Heller Vice President of Government Affairs – Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
10:15 am – 12 pm – ATRI Update
Dan Murray – Senior Vice President – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Breakout Sessions 1 & 2* (4 CE Credits)
1 pm – 2:45 pm – Session 1
3:15 pm – 5 pm – Session 2
5 pm – 7 pm – Meet & Greet Reception Including special honor of TRS

Friday, October 7
Breakout Sessions 3 & 4* (4 CE Credits)
8 am – 9:45 am – Session 1
10:15 am – 12 pm – Session 2

General Session 2 (4 CE Credits)
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm – Truckers Panel Addressing CSA and Safety Culture
J.W. Taylor – Managing Member – Taylor Johnson
John Elliott – President – Truckload Carriers Association
Garth Pitzel – Director, Safety and Driver Development – Bison Transport, Inc.
Raul SoriaDirector of Safety – Hill Brothers Transportation
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – CSA Impact on Underwriting and Claims
Dianna StasnyNonfleet Director, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Tommy RukeEducation Director – MCIEF

*Breakout Sessions

Six breakout sessions are offered, two on Thursday afternoon and two on Friday morning. Attendees will choose four of the six offerings below:

  1. Insuring Motor Carrier That Hires Drivers of Commercial Vehicles – Current Issues regarding Driver training, retention and expanding the National pool of qualified drivers.
    Tom Bray – Editorial Industry Consultant – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
    Ellen Voie – President & CEO – Women in Trucking
    John Love – Executive Director – MCIEF
  2. New Cargo Exposure and How Your Policy Covers Them – The current coverage and legal issues facing brokers, carriers and freight forwarders relating to motor truck cargo insurance.
    Bridgette Blitch – Shareholder – Blitch Westley Barrette, S.C.
    Scott Campbell – NUO | Inland – Transportation at Travelers Inland Marine
  3. Decoding Hazmat – Understanding the unique exposures and underwriting needs of risks that haul hazardous commodities.
    Drew Easton – Executive Vice President/Branch Leader – AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc
    Candice Akers – Vice President – AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc
    Joe Beaman – Principal Geologist – Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc
  4. Managing Expectations in the Midst of Litigation – After the claim occurs, an analysis of the legal and coverage issues for liability claims that are not yet settled.
    Rob Moseley – Founding Partner – Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP
  5. Obtaining the Data From On-Board Devices & Contract Requirements – The legal and contractual requirements needed to use recorded events for safety and claims purposes.
    Fred Marcinak – Founding Partner – Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP
    Phillip Wigginton – National Director – Risk Management Services – Nationwide E&S/Specialty
  6. Transportation Legal RisksAnalysis of the current regulatory and legal issues facing the trucking industry. Labor, Infrastructure, supply chain and more.
    Jeff Toole – Partner – Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

“This is THE transportation insurance event of the year. In our 10th year, this promises to be the biggest and best yet. We’ve built a great agenda and our panel of speakers is eager to share their wealth of knowledge with all of our members. Everyone from MCIEF, especially Tommy, is excited to see you this October in Orlando.”

Gary Flaherty
Vice President – Contract Underwriting, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Chairman – MCIEF Board of Directors

“Anyone who is involved in our segment of the marketplace and does not attend the conference is conspicuous by their absence. There is no other place anywhere to network with all facets of our distribution system, retailers, wholesalers, MGA’s, and company markets along with 16 hours of trucking-specific education.”

John Love
MCIEF – Executive Director

The 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando combines opportunities to meet with other insurance professionals while we all keep current on motor carriers’ insurance needs and operations. This year’s educational offering will again be great, featuring an excellent lineup of speakers. At our opening session, attendees will learn about changes from Washington over the past year.

Register early because we are expecting a capacity crowd this year!

Tommy Ruke
Founder & Education Director – MCIEF

2022 MCIEF CONFERENCE Sponsorship

Share your brand, products, and services with the hundreds of enthusiastic and engaged commercial trucking fans who attend our conference, in person and virtually. MCIEF Annual Conference has gained a reputation as a showcase for forward-thinking ideas and positions your organization as a mover and shaker in the insurance industry.

With a 2022 MCIEF Conference Sponsorship package, your firm, organization or brand will profit from:

  • Association with the MCIEF organization
  • Direct engagement with MCIEF members
  • Recognition of your brand as a supporter of the continuous need for affordable quality insurance education
  • Exposure of your brand through MCIEF marketing

2022 MCIEF Conference Gold Sponsors:

2022 MCIEF Conference Silver Sponsor:

our participants said

Research Results from ATRI and the meet and greet session and Supply Chain/Intermodal Operations

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

I was most excited about seeing so many folks that I haven’t seen in a few years (pre-covid). Otherwise, the ATRI research presentation was one I enjoyed the most.

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

All the speakers were fantastic and informative.

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

Networking Learning the complexities of a trucking company

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

The first session learning from three industry veterans on the state of the transportation market.

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

The presenters were very knowledgeable about the subjects. I liked the Claim presentation the most as it gave information on how to help avoid the reptilian theory losses.

What was your favorite experience or moment of the event?

Each year MCIEF members, Transportation Risk Specialist designees, and other insurance and risk management professionals interested in the transportation industry will have the opportunity to attend and participate in the MCIEF Annual Conference. The conference is designed for individuals wishing to remain current and thereby well-equipped to confidently provide insurance and related services within the ever-changing environment that motor carriers operate.

This conference is qualified for 12 or 16 hours of CE credits in all states for participants who are required to maintain such credits.

Annual Motor Carrier Conference participation is also an available option for satisfying the TRS Designation biennial update requirement.




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