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Join Us in Columbus for the 2022 OTA Annual Conference

Join the Ohio Trucking Association in Columbus on September 18-19 for a two-day event that is focused on taking you and your business to the next level. Through thoughtful programming, learning from peers and connecting with leading industry partners, you will walk away with the tools you need to drive your success, and company, into the future.

Attend the Conference In-Person or Virtually
In-person attendees will have full access to programming, vendor exhibits, networking receptions, and the opportunity to attend the Conference PAC dinner on Sunday evening (additional fee and pre-registration is required).

If you prefer to attend virtually, you can experience the conference from your home or office with access to programming and a unique way to meet industry vendors.

  • All keynote presentations will be live streamed – you’ll hear each speaker’s presentation and see the slides just as if you were in the front row.
  • All sessions will be available post-conference for you to view on demand. You can access the files and replay the presentations at any time.
  • Exhibitors and sponsors will have the opportunity to introduce you to their business through commercials that run during programming breaks.

Exhibit at Conference
At the OTA Annual Conference, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with decision makers from around the state. Be sure your company’s products and services are represented with a tabletop exhibit display.

In-person attendees will experience your exhibit live, while our virtual attendees can get to know your company through a 2-3 minute “commercial” that will run during programming breaks.

Tabletop Exhibit Package includes:

  • One 6’ skirted table
  • One chair
  • Electric service (upon request)
  • Listing on the OTA conference app
  • Listing on the conference web page
  • One full conference registration (includes admission to programming sessions, networking receptions and conference meals)
  • Ability to submit a 2-3 minute “commercial” for virtual attendees to view during the live stream portion of the conference (this video should be a MP4 file with a 16:9 resolution; deadline to submit is August 31, 2022)

Hotel Information:
Renaissance Columbus Westerville - Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082

Room rate is $149 per night. Reservation deadline is August 26, 2022. Please call reservations directly at (833) 427-0292 and reference the "Ohio Trucking Association Room Block" or book online here.

Thank You to our 2022 Annual Conference Presenting Sponsor:

Thank You for Attending the 2021 OTA Annual Conference

The Ohio Trucking Association hosted the 2021 OTA Annual Conference, presented by Pilot Company, this week in Columbus. Over 160 in-person and virtual attendees joined our exhibitors and sponsors for the event. The conference featured outstanding programming, opportunities to network and the ability to connect with leading industry suppliers.

A number of companies and professionals were recognized during the event for their dedication to the industry.

  • Glenn Fehribach of ContainerPort Group, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Five Star Trucking, Inc., Cowen Truck Line, Inc., Spader Freight Services, Inc., ABF Freight & PITT OHIO were awarded Fleet Safety Awards for their 2020 safety record
  • Greg First, All American Trucking Co., was named Safety Professional of the Year
  • Doug Sibila, Peoples Services, Inc., was recognized as the Hall of Honor Recipient

Jimmy Haslam, Chairman of the Board for Pilot Company sat down with OTA President & CEO Tom Balzer for an impactful conversation on leadership. Beth Carroll, Author and founder of Prosperio Group and Stephanie York with Hennes Communications each shared important and timely presentations focused on employee compensation and crisis communication. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh of Garner Trucking led a lively panel discussion with second and third generation trucking leaders Brian Pohl of Pohl Transportation, Inc., Jay Sewell of Sewell Motor Express and Doug Sibila with Peoples Services, Inc.

Thank You to Our 2021 Speakers


Jimmy Haslam
Chairman of the Board
Pilot Company


Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Garner Transportation Group and
Chair, American Trucking Associations


Beth Carroll
Author and Founding Partner
Prosperio Group


Stephanie York
Vice President and In-House Counsel
Hennes Communications

2021 Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2021 exhibitors for your support of the Ohio Trucking Association!

  • AvatarFleet
  • Capital Transportation Academy
  • EROAD Inc.
  • Idelic, Inc.
  • KeepTruckin
  • Lytx
  • Magnus Technologies
  • Ohio Peterbilt
  • Omnitracs
  • On Demand Occupational Medicine
  • PrePass Safety Alliance
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • Schneider Downs
  • Sedgwick
  • Sheakley Risk and Safety Services
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • TNT Services
  • TydenBrooks
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Valvoline, Inc.

2021 Annual Conference Recap:

2022 Annual Conference Presented By:

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