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On September 17-18, 2018, the Ohio Trucking Association held its Centennial Conference in Toledo, Ohio, where the association was founded as the Ohio Association of Commercial Haulers in 1918. The conference, which had over 200 attendees, included educational sessions led by Anirban Basu, Lewis VanLandingham, Mike Briley, Jeff Davis, and Bob Pacanovsky. There were multiple special guests in attendance, including: Wade Kapszukiewicz, Mayor of Toledo; Larry Obhof, President of the Ohio Senate, who presented the association with a resolution to celebrate its centennial; Senator Frank LaRose, who received an accommodation from the association; John Lyboldt, President of TCA: Chris Spear, President & CEO of ATA; and FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez. While OTA reminisced over its long history by recognizing Past Presidents/ Chairmen, the association also looked forward to its next 100 years by introducing its inaugural Emerge OTA class, which is a program designed to assist professionals to lead the trucking industry as it moves forward. The conference concluded with the Tuesday night banquet, which recognized the achievements of Doug Sibila of Peoples Services, OTA Chairman from 2016-2018, and welcomed Dean Kaplan of K-Limited Carrier, Ltd. as the new OTA Chairman for 2018-2019. OTA also celebrated its members' commitment to safety by presenting the following companies with Fleet Safety Awards: Taylor Distributing Company; GetGo Transportation Company; Classic Carriers, Inc.; and Walmart Transportation. Throughout Annual Conference, the association celebrated the accomplishments that it has had throughout its history and envisioned the future successes that the association will have in the next hundred years. Our 2019 Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott Key Center in Cleveland on September 16-17. We hope to see you there!
Countdown to 2019 Annual Conference
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