THIS YEAR'S FEATURED SPEAKERS
Raymond P. Martinez, FMCSA Administrator
Raymond P. Martinez is the sixth Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) since its establishment by Congress in 2000. Nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Ray was sworn into office by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on February 28, 2018. The Agency he leads regulates more than 530,000 trucking companies, 12,000 bus, and motorcoach operators and approximately 4 million interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.
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Dan Baker is a nationally known speaker, teacher, and consultant to the trucking industry. He travels extensively throughout the US, working with trucking companies of all sizes and types. He speaks at meetings and gatherings of all kinds, from driver safety meetings, to award dinners to state and national conventions, in-company seminars and symposiums. He loves what he does and believes what he says.
Essentially, his message is the people side of trucking. His presentations are always fun, funny, and full of jokes, stories, and one-liners. He is one of the most asked-back speakers in the business. But he never departs far from his basic theme that if you’re in the trucking business today, first of all, you’re in the people business and secondly, you’re in the trucking business.
Dan will still tell you that all the roads and the loads and the routes and the rates and the phones and the fuel take second place to the mamas and daddies and husbands and wives and sons and daughters who give us our meaning and make it all happen.
Kylla Lanier is the deputy director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking, a 501(c)3 organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. She speaks around the country about TAT’s mission and how the trucking industry is combatting human trafficking. She also trains law enforcement on human trafficking, the victim-centered approach, and how to identify human trafficking at routine interdiction and inspection stops. Ms. Lanier also handles social media for TAT including managing the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts. She’s been involved in the fight against human trafficking since 2007 when she helped initiate the state coalition against trafficking in Oklahoma.
Ray Greer, Chief Executive Officer, Omnitracs
Ray Greer is chief executive officer of Omnitracs, and has been a well-respected leader in the transportation and logistics industry for many years. Prior to his current role, Ray was president of BNSF Logistics, subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a Berkshire Hathaway company. In addition, Ray has held leadership roles at Greatwide Logistics Services, Newgistics, Ryder Integrated Logistics, and FedEx. Ray received his BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems and Telecommunications from Christian Brothers University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of DCT Industrial Trust, and LifeVantage. He has also served in advisory roles with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the White House Council on U.S. Competitiveness.