Pennsylvania Moving & Storage Associates
2018 Conference & Expo Speakers
Bob Steinmetz, Master of Ceremonies
Bob is a 1962 graduate of Bucknell University, with a degree in Economics. He served in the United States Army: Branch_Armor, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Rank 1st Lieutenant. Married for 52 years to his wife, Donna. Bob is a father of three children, and a grandfather of two, grand daughters. Bob is the current owner of Hubsch Moving & Storage in Trenton, NJ, where he also resides. Hubsch had been an agent for American RedBall Transit for 60 years.
David Loucks, PA PUC Chief of Enforcement
UPDATE ON PUC HAPPENINGS
David is a graduate of Kings College, Wilkes-Barre with a degree in Criminal Justice Graduate courses at Marywood University, Scranton in Public Administration.
He started with the PUC in 1977 as an Enforcement Officer in the Scranton District.
In 1995 he was promoted to the PUC Regional Enforcement Manager of the Harrisburg and Scranton Districts and held that position until 2012.
In 2012 he was appointed to Chief of the PUC Motor Carrier Enforcement Division where he currently oversees 40 Enforcement Officers statewide; with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton.
David is responsible for regulating taxicabs, limousines, paratransit vans, trucks, buses and household movers in all 67 counties.
He is a past President of the National Conference of State Transportation Specialist (NCSTS)
He is also the Chairman of the NCSTS Household Goods Committee
David currently resides in Clarks Summit with his wife Erin.
Kurt Kauffman, PA PUC Eastern Regional Enforcement Manager
UPDATE ON PUC HAPPENINGS
Kurt Kauffman, Eastern Regional Enforcement Manager
Kurt manages the Harrisburg and Scranton District offices. He manages ten Enforcement Officers and two Enforcement Supervisors. He started with the PUC in 1998 as and Enforcement Officer. In 2008 he was promoted to Enforcement Supervisor of the Harrisburg District and in 2012 he was promoted to Enforcement Manager. Kurt is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
David Thomason, Owner of Anytime Staffing and Thomason Moving Training
42 years associated with moving industry 1976-Present
Global Van Lines
Mayflower Van Lines
North American Van Lines
Allied Van Lines
United Van Lines
Summer help to:
Local Packer Mover (Valdez Transfer)
Local Driver (Chipman Mayflower)
Owner Operator (Chipman Mayflower)
Local Contractor (Neville North American)
Warehouse Manager (Berger Allied / Crown Worldwide)
Operations Manager / Dispatcher (Berger Allied / Lile North American)
Project Manager (S & M United)
General Manager (S&M United / Lile North American)
Owner of Anytime Staffing and Thomason Moving Training
Currently Consulting with BELFOR Property Restoration
Andrew Kopecki is a Senior Asset Management Consultant with Advantage Asset Tracking that works to provide over two dozen different Internet of Things (IOT) solutions to help organizations better utilize their mobile assets. Andrew has overseen the deployment of over 100,000 different IOT devices from handheld tablets, GPS vehicle tracking devices, and remote sensors and data capture equipment.
Andrew’s organization helps companies of all sizes utilize industry leading technology solutions to help better manage deliveries, routing, vehicles, assets, and people. Advantage utilizes a consultative approach to find the right fitting solution for our customers IOT needs.
Andrew would like to discuss what innovative transportation and delivery companies are doing today with IOT solution such as vehicle tracking, ELD, dash cameras, and dispatching, to provide a benchmark for your own operations. Also some insight as to what future trends are expected to become widely adopted in the next 3-5 years. This discussion will allow you to compare your own adoption of technology to manage your transportation operations with your peers and other companies of similar size and scope.
Andrew Kopecki, Senior Asset Management Consultant with Advantage Asset Tracking
Tim Helenthal began his career in the moving and storage industry in 1994, as Manager of the Total Quality Assurance Program (TQAP) for National Forwarding Company, the military division of National Van Lines. In 2000, Tim was promoted to Vice President of Agency Services for Military.
Committed to industry improvements, Tim currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Moving & Storage Association’s (AMSA) Government Traffic Committee. He served two terms as the Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Movers (IAM), before his election to Chairman in 2017. Tim served on the SDDC Surface Transportation Executive Working Group from 2013-2016.
Tim’s experience with TQAP led him to develop in-company programs that identify and select quality suppliers for household goods relocations. While doing this, he was also responsible for monitoring trends within the DOD Personal Property Program where he interpreted and executed ever-changing government guidelines. Tim oversaw the development of National’s “PREVENT” quality control program that includes the Military Procedures Manual, a DOD-specific training resource for all moving agents and drivers.
Tim serves as the President and COO of National Van Lines, Inc., an employee-owned, Broadview, Illinois-based company. Tim oversees the corporate direction and strategy of National Van Lines, bringing industry expertise together with visionary thinking. Focusing on the development of his leaders, he champions a team of employees dedicated to maintaining the reputation of a trusted company that values their customers.
Tim attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1990 and an M.A. in Economics in 1991.
Tim Helenthal, President and COO of National Van Lines
Tim Cotter, Division Administrator, PA Division, USDOT, FMCSA
Timothy Cotter has been with the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for over 25 years and has held a variety of positions with the agency. Tim started with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in July 1992 as a Safety Investigator in Jefferson City, MO, followed by becoming the Field Office Supervisor for the agency’s New York City office in March 1998. He later became the Division Administrator for the New Hampshire Division office in September 1999 followed by being named the Division Administrator for the Michigan Division in 2001.
Since July 2007 Tim has been the Division Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pennsylvania Division where he is responsible for the implementation of the US Dept of Transportation’s Truck and Bus Safety Programs in Pennsylvania. These programs involve the supervising of federal investigators and working closely with state and federal agencies as well as the industry with, the goal of reducing large truck and bus crashes.
Kelly Wolfinger is a Safety Investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pennsylvania Division. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Forensic and Fraud Examination at West Virginia University. Prior to working with the FMCSA, Kelly was a paralegal in Norristown, PA.”
Kelly Wolfinger, Safety Investigator, FMCSA, PA Division