Upcoming events

    • 04/23/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 04/24/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wintergreen Resort, Nellysford, VA

    Extended Early Bird Registration Deadline Ends Friday, March 29, 2024!

    2024 VTA Safety & Human Resources Conference

    Presented by J.J. Keller & Associates

    April 23 – 24, 2024 | Wintergreen Resort | Nellysford, VA 

    We hope you will join us April 23 - 24, at Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford, VA for the 2024 VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference.

    You will learn about the safety, human resource, and equipment maintenance challenges we face and other issues impacting your business. The Conference is a great opportunity for you to reconnect and network with your industry peers and customers!

    We hope you will invest some of your time and money to attend this year’s Safety and Human Resource Conference and look forward to seeing you at Wintergreen!

    Conference Program

    The conference kicks off with the VTA Safety Awards luncheon on Tuesday where we will recognize Virginia’s safest fleets and announce the Driver and Safety Professional of the Year winners.  Business sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. On Tuesday evening, we will host a Reception and Dinner, with the rest of the evening open for you to socialize with other attendees or enjoy the area. 

    Presentation topics include:

    • Navigating the Current Hiring Climate
    • Harmonizing the Modern Workforce: Embracing Multigenerational Dynamics
    • Ways to Kickstart a Positive Driver Safety Culture
    • Legal Updates and Combatting Predatory Towing
    • Insights from the Virginia General Assembly
    • .... and more! 
    Click here to download preliminary speaker highlights. 

    ACT NOW!

    We have put together all the ingredients for a successful meeting - a wonderful location, a great facility, and an informative program - all that's needed is YOU!  Make your plans to attend TODAY!

    Click here to download the registration form for this year's Conference. 

    The Deadline to Make Accommodations at Wintergreen Resort Ends Monday, March 11. Don’t wait - Book Yours NOW!! 

    To reserve a room for this year's Conference at the special VTA room rate, you MUST call the exclusive toll-free phone number, 844-547-5263, and book your accommodations over the phone.

    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: Call to Book!

    A mountaintop escape doesn't have to mean roughing it. When you come to Wintergreen, you are there to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate in your choice of relaxing and professionally cleaned accommodations. Each unit is unique, and most accommodations have multiple floor plans to help you unwind and have a great experience. The special room rates for the 2024 Conference start out at $179 per night (plus tax).

    The deadline for room reservations is Monday, March 11, 2024. Reservations cannot be made online.

    In order to reserve a room for this year's Conference at the special VTA room rate, you MUST call the exclusive toll-free phone number, 844-547-5263, and book your accommodations over the phone.

    PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for making your own reservations. Room accommodations are NOT included in the conference registration fee.


    Learn More About Wintergreen

    Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with 45 holes of championship golf; seasonal skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; charming lodging; and a variety of enticing dining options.

    The resort is located on 11,000 lush acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and less than two hours from Richmond.

    Visit to learn more.

    How to Register

    Click here to download the registration form to sign up 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 with appropriate fees to the VTA no later than Wednesday, March 20, 2024. No refunds will be given after April 12, 2024.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your spouse or significant other is attending with you, you must pay an additional guest registration fee for her/him to have breakfast, lunch, and the group reception and dinner. Two meeting attendees staying in the same room must pay two registration fees, one 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 at Wintergreen!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship of the VTA Safety & Human Resources Management Conference is a great way to demonstrate your support for the VTA and its Safety & HR Council.

    Being a sponsor of the VTA Safety & HR Conference offers you the opportunity to enhance and grow your business relationships through increased exposure and recognition in front of safety, maintenance, and human resources professionals with Virginia's leading trucking fleets. 

    Click here for sponsorship forms, information, and benefits.

    • 05/08/2024
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA, 23235

    2024 Virginia State Police Annual Safety Awards Breakfast

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | The Four Points by Sheraton Richmond

    For many years the Virginia Trucking Association and its Safety & Human Resource Council have hosted a breakfast to honor the State Police Safety Award winners. We cordially invite all members of the VTA to show your support for our troopers by attending this year's event.

    The 2024 Virginia State Police Safety Awards Breakfast will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, located at 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA, 23235 on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.

    Each attendee is responsible for paying the cost of his or her meal ($46 per person). Register online or click here to download the registration form. Please email completed forms along with credit card information to by Friday, April 19. Checks may be made out to the Virginia Trucking Association and mailed to 4821 Bethlehem Road, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230.

    For questions and additional information, call the VTA office at 804-355-5371.

    Sponsorships Now Available!

    But that's not all! We are thrilled to announce we are offering sponsorship opportunities for this year's Breakfast. This is a fantastic way to honor our troopers and promote your business to a wider audience. Click here to learn more and show your support.

    Thank you for making this year's Breakfast the best one yet!

    • 05/17/2024
    • 05/18/2024
    • Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA

    2024 Virginia Truck Driving Championships

    May 17 - 18, 2024 | Richard Bland College

    The VTA is proud to announce that the 2024 Virginia Truck Driving Championships will be held in Petersburg and Colonial Heights, May 17 - 18.

    Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17 at Richard Bland College in Petersburg. We'll kick things off with the written tests at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, followed by the pre-trip inspection and field tests at 11:00 a.m. in the campus parking lots. We will wrap up the day with the annual BBQ dinner later that evening at Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights.

    Field tests will continue at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning and the event will conclude later that afternoon with the awards presentations.

    Show Your Support: Sponsor Today!

    Help make this year better than ever for our professional truck drivers! 

    Show your support for Virginia's best professional truck drivers by sponsoring the 2024 Virginia Truck Driving Championships (TDC). Although the TDC is conducted by volunteers, your financial support is needed to offset the direct costs of running a great event.


    Benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Truck Driving Championships include recognition at the banquet, sponsorship sign display, listed in the event program, recognition in VTA publications, website and social media.


    Click here to download more information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 Virginia TDC and the pledge form to become a sponsor.

    Sponsorship deadline ends Friday, April 26! Thanks in advance for your support!!

    Additional Forms & Important Information

    Please make plans now to attend and participate in this year’s Championships and join us in saluting Virginia’s best professional truck drivers.

    Register your team today by completing and sending the forms below along with payment to VTA Director of Member Services, John Murray, at

    Click here for Entry Kit Request form. 

    Click here for Driver Entry form (TR1-2)

    Click here for Judges form. 

    Click here for Banquet form.

    Click here to download sponsorship information or click here to sponsor online.

    Please turn in your Entry Kit forms as soon as possible but no later than Friday, April 5 so that we will have ample time to order and mail you the requested number of "Facts for Drivers" books.

    ALL driver entry and BBQ ticket fees must be received in full BEFORE the close of business on Friday, April 26. Drivers will NOT be allowed to compete if the entry fees have not been paid and museum entry/BBQ tickets will not be issued if payment has not been received. 

    For questions and/or additional information, please call our office at 804-355-5371.

    • 10/06/2024
    • 10/08/2024
    • The Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort - Virginia Beach, VA

Past events

03/04/2024 Webinar: Navigating the Independent Contractor Road Ahead
11/15/2023 Compliance Seminar - Weyers Cave
11/08/2023 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/17/2023 VTA Webinar: Oral Fluid Testing Option
09/17/2023 2023 VTA Annual Convention
08/03/2023 Safety & H.R. Meeting: the First 24 Hours After an Accident (Western Virginia)
08/01/2023 Safety & H.R. Meeting: the First 24 Hours After an Accident (Eastern Virginia)
06/29/2023 Safety & H.R. Meeting: Workers Comp 101 (Eastern Virginia)
06/28/2023 Safety & H.R. Meeting: Workers Comp 101 (Western Virginia)
06/02/2023 Virginia Truck Driving Championships
05/10/2023 State Police Safety Awards Breakfast
03/21/2023 NATMI Safety & DOT Compliance Training
01/13/2023 2023 Safety & HR Conference Sponsorship
11/01/2022 Compliance Seminar - Richmond
10/26/2022 Compliance Seminar - Roanoke
09/18/2022 2022 Annual Convention
07/28/2022 Safety & H.R. Meeting on Employee Handbooks with Attorney Steve Setliff (Western Virginia)
07/20/2022 Safety & H.R. Meeting on Employee Handbooks with Attorney Steve Setliff (Eastern Virginia)
06/27/2022 Motor Carrier Services Webinar
06/07/2022 Salute to Truckers Night at the Diamond 6-7-22
04/27/2022 2022 VTA Safety & HR Management Conference
02/24/2022 Safety & HR Meeting 2-24-22
11/09/2021 2021 VTA Safety & HR Management Conference
09/26/2021 2021 Annual Convention
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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