Talk about starting the week off right: Capt. Larry Brudnicki, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Tamaroa during the 1991 Perfect Storm, had the crowd reeling with enthusiasm at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition. The event was held Oct. 24-26 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Capt. Brudnicki’s two dramatic rescues during the worst storm in more than 100 years inspired a New York Time’s best-selling book, feature film and, most recently, more than 230 attendees during his keynote presentation at the ATA conference. His presentation, Leadership Secrets from The Perfect Storm, stressed the importance of making the best decision you can at a time when no option looks good.
Keynote Speaker Capt. Larry Brudnicki with Our Own Josh Ott, Jason Reed & Shara Turley
It goes without saying, Capt. Brudnicki, who has received numerous awards for heroism and achievement, is an expert on courage under pressure. We were more than motivated and no-doubt armed with new strategies to navigate the challenging business climate and weather any storm.
ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. We were among the 56 exhibitors that participated in this event, which covers critical topics and provides opportunities to connect with leaders in trucking safety, security and human resources.
Jon Wildish of Titan Transfer with Jason Reed & Josh Ott
Chad Cullen (ABF Freight), Geoff Stephany (ODFL), Mike Martin (ODFL), Shara Turley, Josh Lovan (ABF Freight), Josh Ott & Jeff Ferber (ABF Freight)
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