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Attend the 2020 Annual Conference on September 21-22


Join the Ohio Trucking Association in Columbus on September 21-22 for a two-day event focusing on the economic, business, andworkforce trends impacting the trucking and transportation industry. Annual conference attendees will have access to cutting edge programming, industry vendors, networking opportunities, receptions, and more.

Powerful Programming
Keynote speakers include Rebecca Brewster, President & CEO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), Steve Bryan, Executive Vice President, Transportation from SambaSafety and football legend Archie Griffin – the former Ohio State running back and two-time Heisman Trophy winner.

Business Building Sessions include:

  • Maximize Your Margins by Optimizing Your Freight Network
  • Hiring the Right People
  • Data Convergence and Safety Considerations for Trucking
  • Addiction on the Job
  • How to Train Recruiters

Connect with Leading Industry Vendors
At the OTA Annual Conference, you will also get the opportunity to engage with the industry’s leading suppliers as they display the latest products transforming the transportation and professional moving industries.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibit fees (open to OTA or OAM members only) are $999 and include one full conference registration, one skirted table, two chairs, and electric services. Contact Bradie Berry at 614-545-4464 with questions.

Support TRUKPAC on Monday, September 21
After a full day of informative sessions and learning at Annual Conference, join your peers and support TRUKPAC at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Columbus. The evening will kick off at 6:15pm.

Named 2018's "Best New Restaurant in Columbus" in reader's polls by (614) Magazine, CityScene Magazine, Columbus Monthly, and ColumbusAlive, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouses have earned an extraordinary national reputation for delivering over-the-top, impeccable total dining experiences.

CLICK HERE to register for the Conference TRUKPAC dinner.

2020 Keynote Speakers

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Archie Griffin, OSU Alumni Association
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Archie Griffin
Former Ohio State running back and two-time Heisman Trophy winner

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Rebecca Brewster
President & CEO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

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Steve Bryan
Executive Vice President, Transportation from SambaSafety

Nominate Your Company for a Fleet Safety Award
As part of the Chairman and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 22, OTA will recognize the Fleet Safety Award winners.

The Fleet Safety Awards program recognizes carriers with the best safety records in their class. These awards, presented by Great West Casualty Company, are awarded on the basis of accident-frequency ratios, which include data from the mileage and accidents reported to the Ohio Department of Transportation within a calendar year. Nominations are due July 31! CLICK HERE to nominate your company online. CLICK HERE to download and print the nomination form.

Nominations are Open for the Safety Professional of the Year Award
As part of the Chairman and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 22, OTA will recognize the 2019 Safety Professional of the Year. This award honors industry professionals who demonstrate excellence and passion within the safety profession.

All OTA members in good standing are able to nominate their employee or peer. Nominations are due July 31. CLICK HERE to nominate a safety professional online today. CLICK HERE to download and print the nomination form.

Host Hotel:
Marriott Columbus University Area hotel
3100 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202

Hotel Accommodations:
A room block has been negotiated at the Marriott Columbus University Area hotel. Room rate is $179 per night. Please call reservations directly at (888) 236-2427 and reference the "Ohio Trucking Association" and code "OTA" or book online here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1575665764054&key=GRP&app=resvlink

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