Al Cohn, Director of New Market Development and Engineering Support for Pressure Systems International, will be making the opening presentation at the 28th Annual Clemson University Tire Industry Conference being held at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa April 18 to 20. He will follow the keynote address being given this year by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Conference Session 1 on April 18 “Our Industry and its Oversight” will be kicked off with Cohn discussing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program and its effect on tires. Fleet safety scores under the CSA program can be adversely affected by many potential tire violations as spelled out in the program’s Safety Measurement System (SMS). Cohn’s presentation covers how each violation is measured and scored and points out some potential problems with inspection determinations.
Cohn is a frequent industry speaker and an active member of SAE, TTMA (Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association), IANA (Intermodal Association of North America), ATA, and TMC (Technology Maintenance Council). He joined PSI in 2005 and authors their monthly Commercial Fleet Tire Digest (www.psitiredigest.com), an authoritative guide to reducing commercial tire expenditures.