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Upcoming events

    • 09/26/2021
    • 09/28/2021
    • Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville, VA

    VIRGINIA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION

    Boar’s Head Resort - Charlottesville, VA

    September 26 – 28, 2021

    Join your fellow trucking leaders in person

    at the Virginia Trucking Association's 2021 Annual Convention!

     

    It has been almost 2 years since the leaders of Virginia’s premier trucking fleets and vendors have gotten together in person to network, exchange ideas and discuss the important public policy issues facing our industry.

     

    Trucking fleet owners, executives and industry vendors will meet at The Boar’s Head Resort from September 26 – 28 to chart a path forward in the post-pandemic world and the new political and governmental environments that impact your business. We hope you will make plans today to join us for the VTA’s 2021 Annual Convention!

     

    You will learn about the challenges we face and the issues impacting your business, reconnect and network with your industry peers and customers and have some fun! 

     

    If you, or your boss, thinks a conference like this isn’t worth attending, please consider these benefits of being there:


    • In-person conferences provide an opportunity for questions and dialogue with your industry peers, speakers and experts that you cannot get in a virtual meeting or from reading a magazine or newsletter.
    • Meeting and networking with your peers and other professionals helps you look at problems from different angles and get ideas to solve those problems.
    • Meeting new contacts and friends in the industry will give you resources to call on for advice and assistance in the future.
    • Live conferences provide the right mental and physical environment to help you focus and think strategically. Oftentimes, people learn better through the experiences and examples of others.
    • In-person conferences give you the ability to learn first-hand about initiatives, strategies and technologies that can help your company’s bottom line.

     

    We hope you will invest some of your time and money to attend this year’s Annual Convention to learn more about why it is critical for you and your company to commit to helping the VTA effectively represent your interests and grow into a stronger, more powerful organization.

     

    We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville!

    Thank You!

    2021 All Events

    Sponsors!


    DIAMOND


    PrePass Safety Alliance

     

    PLATINUM


    Excel Truck Group

    Highway Motors, Inc.

    Rush Truck Centers of VA

    Setliff Law, PC

    Truck Enterprises, Inc.

     

    GOLD


    AP Group, Inc.

    Breg International

    Cummins Sales and Service

    East Coast Brake Rebuilders

    Fleetmaster Express/

    Englander Transportation

    Midwestern Insurance Alliance, LLC

    Nationwide Testing Association, Inc.

    Truck & Equipment Corp.

    UPS

     

    SILVER


    Dozier Tank & Welding Co.

    LD & B Insurance and Financial Services

     

    BRONZE


    Century Express Virginia

    Epes Transport System, LLC


    THE BOAR'S HEAD RESORT

     

    The Boar's Head Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond resort in Charlottesville. With a warm and intimate ambiance and exceptional southern hospitality, this award-winning hotel offers elegant rooms and suites, excellent dining, a vast array of recreational activities, and a luxury spa situated on a 600-acre property. As a standing member of the Historic Hotels of America, guests will find the historic charm a peaceful accent to the property’s natural surroundings. The Boar's Head Resort is situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from UVA and downtown Charlottesville. Click here for more information about The Boar’s Head Resort.

     

    MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES

     

    The Convention will kick off with the annual golf outing at the Birdwood Golf Course next to the resort. On Sunday evening, we will host the Welcome Reception followed by Dinner and the rest of the evening open for you to socialize with members or enjoy the area.

     

    Monday will be filled with speakers and educational sessions. Monday evening will feature our annual reception and dinner. On Tuesday, attendees are free to enjoy the morning before checking out and heading home.

     

    The planning committee has put together all the ingredients that make for a successful meeting - a wonderful location, a great facility, an informative program and fun, entertaining social events - all that's needed is YOU! Make your plans to attend TODAY!


    ACT NOW!

     

    The Deadline for Room Reservations Is Monday, August 20! - Reserve Your Room Today!  Travel and hotel demand is on the rise, so it is strongly recommended that you make room reservations as soon as possible. Even if your plans are not certain, please reserve a room that you can cancel at least 7 days before arrival without penalty if you cannot attend.

     

    ROOM RESERVATIONS

     

    The Boar's Head Resort offers pristine guest rooms and suites with modern amenities and classic charm. The elegant furnishings and historic décor offer a taste of our southern heritage while modern amenities such as cable television and coffee makers provide all the conveniences expected of a first-class Virginia hotel. Guests enjoy luxury touches such as in-room tablets, terrycloth bathrobes, plush bedding and premium bath amenities while comfortable chairs, balconies, patios, and a warming fireplace provide the ultimate comfort. Simply put, our four-diamond Charlottesville luxury hotel offers unrivaled hospitality and a memorable stay.


    The special VTA room rates for the 2021 Convention start at $159 per night (plus tax & Resort fee) Click here for lodging reservations web page to reserve your room online.

     

    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ROOM RESERVATIONS. YOUR ROOM ACCOMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE.

     

    THE DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS IS

    Monday, August 20, 2021!

     

    HOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND


    Click here to download the registration form or click here to register online for the meetings and other activities. For planning purposes, it is important that you indicate on the Registration Form the number of people that will participate in each meal and activity. Return the form and payment for the appropriate fees to the VTA no later than Monday, August 20, 2021. No refunds will be given after September 21, 2021. 

     

    NOTE: If your spouse is attending with you, you must pay the spouse registration fee in order for her/him to have breakfast, lunch and the group dinners. Two meeting attendees staying in the same room must pay the single registration fee for each person.

     

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the VTA at (804) 355-5371. We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville!


    PROGRAM & SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

     

    The 2021 Race for Governor of Virginia


    We have extended invites to gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe to address the VTA membership and share their views for Virginia, especially for our business and economic climate, over the next four years.


    Post-Pandemic Economic Outlook

    Renee Haltom - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


    The U.S. economy has been showing signs of recovery but the rising cases of COVID-19 in some areas of the country may stall the recovery. The recovery from the pandemic continues to create unprecedented challenges for our economy and the trucking industry. Renee Haltom, vice president and regional executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond will discuss the national, regional and Virginia economic outlook as we continue the recovery from COVID-19 and head into 2022.


    Cyber Risks for Trucking Operations

    Antonina McAvoy, PBMares, LLP

    Skip Weakley, LD&B Insurance and Financial Services


    The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year was a wake-up call for the ever-present risks of cyberattacks and the impact on our infrastructure and supply chain. This session will discuss cyber risks in the transportation industry, common cyber events and the exposures for trucking operations. They will provide guidance on how trucking fleets can control these risks through IT standards, best practices and insurance coverage.


    Legal Update for the Trucking Fleets

    Steve Setliff - Setliff Law


    VTA General Counsel Steve Setliff and his team at Setliff Law will cover current legal and compliance issues face by the trucking industry and provide guidance on how you can avoid them and be prepared to mitigate the consequences.


    Employee Benefits Strategies for the Trucking Industry

    Jackie Ronning - Cottingham & Butler


    Each year hundreds of motor carriers rely on the Cottingham & Butler Trucking Benchmark Survey data to compare their benefit and compensation offerings to the broader trucking industry — and make necessary adjustments to attract and retain drivers in this competitive market. Jackie Ronning, Vice President, Employee Benefits at Cottingham & Butler, will present the Benchmark Report, including Virginia-carrier only results, that covers all facets of compensation and benefits in the trucking industry. She will also offer valuable insight into strategies to assist you in recruiting and retaining quality talent.


    Total Cost of Vehicle Ownership and Life Cycle Analysis

    Tom Toton - Corcentric


    With over 40 years of extensive experience in the transportation industry, Tom Toton will share best practices for optimizing all cost factors of trucks and tractors and how to determine the best life cycle for each of the various segments of a trucking operation. He will also provide guidance on how to customize financial products to serve capital purchase needs that are in sync with the optimization of your assets.


    Watch your email for announcements of additional speakers and topics!

     

    GOLF OUTING

     

    Alton B. Hall Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, September 26, 12:54 p.m.

     

    There is a new era of golf at the Boar’s Head Resort. Partnering with legendary PGA Professional Davis Love III and Love Golf Design, the resort has a reimagined the golf experience with 18 new championship golf holes along with a new six-hole par-3 course and an expansive putting course that spans nearly an acre in size. 

     

    The golf outing fee is $140 per player that includes green fee, cart and a driving range token. (Lunch is on your own and adult beverages will be available to purchase on your own) Please list the player name(s) and handicap or average score on the registration form and include the $140 per player fee with your registration. We have reserved tee times beginning at 12:54 for a maximum of 16 players, so please register early to ensure you get one of the player slots.

     

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the VTA at (804) 355-5371. We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville!


    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


    The success of the VTA's Annual Convention depends on generous contributions from Sponsors to underwrite the following expenses:

     

    ❖       Food and refreshments during the receptions . . .

    ❖       All coffee breaks . . .

    ❖       Musical Entertainment …

    ❖       Speaker Expenses. . .

    ❖       Door Prizes . . .

    ❖       Golf Tournament Prizes . . .

     

    Your continued support in 2021 will provide hospitality and prizes for your customers as well as provide you the opportunity to network with the key decision-makers from Virginia's leading trucking fleets. 


    Click here to download information about being a Sponsor of VTA's 2021 Annual Convention.


Past events

06/03/2021 Impact of Virginia's New Marijuana Laws on Motor Carriers
05/20/2021 Conducting a DOT Self Audit
05/05/2021 2021 New Laws & Critical Issues Update for Trucking Fleets and Businesses Operating in Virginia
03/23/2021 VTA Safety & HR Council Presents Avoiding Claims for Negligent Hiring & Retention of Drivers
02/17/2021 Permanent Standard on Covid-19 in Virginia Workplaces
11/18/2020 2020 VTA Safety Awards
11/18/2020 FMCSA Updates
11/18/2020 VDOT’s Towing & Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP)
11/18/2020 Updates on Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulations & Other Testing Updates
11/17/2020 Working the Comp Out of Workers' Comp
11/17/2020 Goodbye CSA - Hello IRT
11/17/2020 Issues Updates
11/17/2020 2020 Virtual VTA Safety & HR Conference - All Sessions
09/30/2020 Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers
09/30/2020 Transportation Funding and Major Projects Update
09/30/2020 Trucking Toward a New Reality
09/29/2020 Compensation & Benefits Strategies in the Trucking Industry
09/29/2020 Providing DMV Services in a Covid World
09/29/2020 Protecting Your Company from COVID-19 Liability
09/28/2020 Economic Outlook During Uncertain Times
09/28/2020 Opening Session and Issues Update
09/28/2020 2020 Virtual VTA Convention - All Sessions
09/16/2020 Hours of Service Webinar
07/15/2020 Virtual VTA presents "Launch of the VTA Health Plan"
06/24/2020 COVID-Related Issues for Trucking Fleets
06/17/2020 VTA Safety & HR Council Meeting - FMCSA Update
06/10/2020 General Assembly Update and New Laws Report
06/03/2020 Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training
06/01/2020 2020 VTA Safety & Human Resources Conference
05/27/2020 Covid-19 Q & A with Marsh McLennan Professional Services
04/02/2020 COVID-19 Q & A Conference Call
03/25/2020 Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training - West
03/24/2020 Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training - East
02/18/2020 Safety & HR Meeting - East
02/11/2020 Safety & HR Meeting - West
11/14/2019 Compliance Seminar - Harrisonburg
11/13/2019 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
10/29/2019 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/22/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
10/15/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
09/15/2019 2019 VTA Annual Convention
07/30/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
07/23/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
06/13/2019 I-81 Funding/Improvement Plan Briefing and Town Hall
04/03/2019 2019 VTA Safety and HR Conference
01/22/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
01/15/2019 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
11/14/2018 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
11/08/2018 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
11/07/2018 Compliance Seminar - Fredericksburg
10/16/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
10/09/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
09/23/2018 VTA Annual Convention
07/25/2018 Safety & HR Council Meeting - West
07/24/2018 Safety & HR Council Meeting - East
05/04/2018 Virginia Truck Driving Champsionships
03/19/2018 2018 Safety & Human Resources Conference
01/24/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
01/23/2018 Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
11/08/2017 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
11/02/2017 Compliance Seminar - Fredericksburg
10/26/2017 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/24/2017 Safety & HR Meeting - West
10/17/2017 Safety & HR Meeting - East
10/08/2017 2017 VTA Annual Convention
07/18/2017 VTA Safety & Human Resources Meeting - West
07/11/2017 VTA Safety & Human Resources Meeting - East
04/25/2017 VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference
01/27/2017 ELD Seminar - Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
01/20/2017 ELD Seminar - Keystone Tractor Museum, Colonial Heights, VA
09/25/2016 2016 VTA Convention
09/14/2016 ELD Seminar - Holiday Inn, Tanglewood, Roanoke, VA
09/13/2016 ELD Seminar - Bass Pro Shop- Ashland, VA
04/19/2016 Webinar - Coercion Rule
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