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Click to Register NOW for MTA's 86th Annual Conference

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Trucking Success:  Your team. Your brand. Your impact. 

When: August 7-9, 2018

Where: Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Click to Reserve Lodging *Rooms go fast!  Book by July 7, 2018.

Pricing:

$359.00 Early Bird Member Price* – Full Conference  *Must register by June 15!

$449.00 Regular Member Price – Full Conference
$549.00 Regular NonMember Price - Full Conference
Special pricing for Spouse, Children, and Wednesday Only attendees.

 

Join us at MTA’s 86th Annual Conference for learning, fun and connecting with your colleagues in the trucking industry in a beautiful setting in northern Minnesota.  We’ll be back at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd once again for a jam packed and exciting program that will bring life to your brand through customer service, keeping a close eye on the economics of trucking and some hands-on breakouts that will look at building effective teams, maintaining your equipment, finding new driver recruitment prospects and understanding the implications of the new tax laws.

All this, and plenty of fun!  New this year is an Exhibitors’ Welcome Party after the opening BBQ on Tuesday night.  Music, desserts, complimentary beer and wine, door prizes and much, much more.  And C. Willi Myles will be back for some side-splitting comedy following the banquet on Wednesday night.

We have a great lineup of speakers this year!


KEYNOTE

Trucking Ahead:  A Look Into Trucking's Bright Future
Bob Costello, Chief Economist, ATA

Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, American Trucking Associations (ATA), will give an overview on trends in trucking, the economy, and how the industry can face the future with confidence.

GENERAL SESSION

The Formula For Sustainable Success: Customer Service & Branding
Scott Deming, Scott Deming, Scott Deming, Speaking Training and Consulting

Drawing on 30+ years of corporate marketing experience, Scott Deming, Customer Service and Emotional Brand Building Guru, will teach you how to transform your organization into a powerful, emotional brand that will attract employees and customers. 

FLEET SAFETY AWARDS LUNCHEON

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1A: Tax Law Changes- Clearing up the Confusion
Josh Enger & Andy Bollman, CliftonLarsonAllen

Josh Enger and Andy Bollman from CliftonLarsonAllen will review the new federal tax changes and help you prepare for the tax law’s impact on the trucking industry and your business.

1B: Building Your Pit Crew to Drive Success
Pat Murphy, Director of Operations & Driver Recruitment, Raveill Trucking & Brenda Fake, Principal of O-2 Optimizing Organizations

Pat Murphy, Director of Operations and Driver Recruitment at Raveill Trucking, and Brenda Fake, Principal of O-2 Optimizing Organizations, will teach you how to build and sustain your team to deliver results and cross the finish line first.  Great for Managers and Owners!

2A: Unexpected Methods to Recruit Non-Traditional Drivers
Panel

Ellen Voie, President of Women in Trucking, will moderate a panel discussing how carriers of all sizes can find, recruit, and retain non-traditional drivers.

2B: Iron & Rubber: The Owner's Manual to Equipment Purchase & Maintenance
Kevin Otto, COO, Otto Transfer & Brett Wacker, Vice President of Maintenance, Dart Transit

Join Kevin Otto, COO of Otto Transfer and Brett Wacker, Vice President of Maintenance at Dart Transit, for an outside interactive session on equipment purchase and maintenance utilizing a truck provided by Nuss Truck & Equipment.  

Full schedule coming soon! 

Click to Register Now, and join us.  It will be truckin’ amazing!

Click HERE for Fleet Safety Award Applications

 
Thank You  2018 Sponsors!
               
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BAUER BUILT TIRE  ARCON SOLUTIONS         CUMMINS
           
 BRENNY SPECIALIZED   PREPASS- service provided by HELP Inc.         THERMO KING
               
 J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES  PILOT FLYING J        CHALICH TRUCKIG
           
HNI RISK ADVISORS   FEDEX    
INTEGRATED LOSS CONTROL
           
MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE     SUPERVALU        LAWRENCE CUMPSTON & ASSOCIATES
               
 WELLS FARGO      CALIFORNIA OVERLAND LTD        GATR TRUCK CENTER
               
               
 
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[Wednesday Banquet]

[Hospitality Suite]

     

[Cocktail Party]

[Spouse Event]

[Tuesday BBQ]

     

[Program Journal]

 

[Breakout Sessions]

 

[Safety Luncheon]

     

 

[Coffee Breaks]

 

 

[Keynote Speaker]