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Emerge OTA

Looking to Grow Within the Industry?

emerge otaThe first program of its kind in Ohio, Emerge OTA's objective is to help the next generation of transportation leaders prepare to serve their companies, the industry, and their association.

This program offers various sessions, including a focus on strategic planning; business leadership; public relations; communications; government affairs; grassroots advocacy; and trends in transportation and logistics. In addition, the association understands that as adult learners, hands-on experience and networking are of equal importance; there will be plenty of opportunities for this in the Emerge OTA leadership courses.

Participants will leave Emerge OTA with more than added confidence and pride in their respective roles in the trucking industry. They will gain new contacts, knowledge, and friendships that will continue to enhance their ability to impact their organizations and the state of Ohio's political and transportation agenda.

Enrollment for 2023-2024 Emerge OTA Class is Open! CLICK HERE to complete the application before August 1, 2023.


"I am thrilled to express my utmost gratitude and appreciation for the Ohio Trucking Association's Emerge OTA. Participating in this program has been an incredibly transformative and enriching experience, one that has positively impacted both my professional and personal growth. What truly set Emerge OTA apart was the caliber of the instructors and mentors involved. Their expertise, passion, and commitment to fostering leadership skills were truly inspiring. The interactive sessions and discussions allowed us to delve deep into real-world scenarios and apply our knowledge in practical ways. The guidance and insights provided by industry leaders were invaluable, providing us with unique perspectives and lessons from their own experiences." 

- Emily Williams, Geotab
Emerge OTA Class of 2022

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