Mid-Year Management Session 2019

Formerly ATA Leadership Meeting

May 5-8, 2019 - Scottsdale, AZ

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Mid-Year Management Session 2019

May 5-8, 2019 - Scottsdale, AZ

Register now



All About ATA's Mid-Year Management Session 

Join us for American Trucking Associations' 2019 Mid-Year Management Session, May 5 - 8 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona. This event is an important way for ATA members to come together and get involved in the exchange of information, network, hear advocacy updates and influence the direction of the industry.

#MYmgmt19 will offer ATA members a packed program with knowledgeable speakers, policy committee meetings, and key industry updates with valuable insights and new tools to drive your company’s performance goals. Networking highlights include the ATA Opening Reception, the ATA Final Night Dinner, a golf outing, an invitation-only Truck PAC reception and dinner, among many other opportunities.

Watch the two videos on the right for an important message from ATA President & CEO Chris Spear and an overview of what to expect at the meeting. Get registered today and help your association foster policy and programs that support members for continued success today and into the future! 


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Schedule of Events

As of May 3, 2019

LEAD ATA Meeting

Sponsored by Trimble

By Invitation Only

Automated Truck Subcommittee Meeting

Guest Speakers: Mike Cammisa, Cammisa Consulting and Kevin Biesty, Deputy Director for Policy, Arizona Department of Transportation

All Attendees Are Welcome

Highway Policy Committee Meeting

Guest Speaker: U.S. Representative Greg Stanton (D-AZ), House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee member and former Mayor of Phoenix

All Attendees Are Welcome

Tax Policy Committee Meeting

Guest Speakers: Caroline Harris, Vice President, Tax Policy & Economic Development, and Chief Tax Policy Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Steve Pletcher, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary; Glen Kedzie, Vice President, Energy & Environmental Counsel, ATA; and Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Advocacy, ATA ​

All Attendees Are Welcome

Small Carrier Committee Program & Breakfast

"Graduating From a Small Carrier to Medium Sized Carrier"

Panelists: Barry Pottle, President & CEO, Pottle's Transportation and ATA Chairman; Charles "Shorty" Whittington, Vice Chairman, Grammer Industries Inc.; John Stomps, President & CEO, Total Transportation of Mississippi

Moderator: Ron Faulkner, President, Faulkner Trucking and Small Carrier Committee Chairman

Sponsored by the North American Commercial Vehicle Show

All Attendees Are Welcome

LEAD ATA Meeting

Sponsored by Trimble

By Invitation Only

Technology & Engineering Policy Committee Meeting

Guest Speakers:

Gregory Scott, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access and Kenneth Calhoun, Fleet Optimization Manager, Altec Service Group and TMC Chairman

All Attendees Are Welcome

ATA Advocacy Luncheon

Panelists: Derek Leathers, President & CEO, Werner Enterprises, Inc.; Rob Penner, President & CEO, Bison Transport, Inc.; Bob Costello, Chief Economist & SVP of International Trade Policy & Cross-Border Operations, American Trucking Associations

Moderator: John Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Trucking Association

Sponsored by TrueNorth Companies

All Attendees Are Welcome

Accident Litigation Roundtable

All Attendees are Welcome 

Panelists: Randy Guillot, President, Triple G Express, Inc. and ATA First Vice Chairman; D. Chance McNeely, Executive Director, Louisiana Motor Transport Association; Katherine Knight, Vice President & General Counsel, USA Truck; Arthur Gonzales, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, National Interstate Insurance Company

Moderator: Rich Pianka, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Counsel, ATA

ATA Board of Directors Meeting

Speaker Sponsored by North American Commercial Vehicle Show

All Attendees Are Welcome

Guest Speaker: Raymond Martinez
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

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Download the Mobile App 
Sponsored By DriverReach

Be sure to download the 2019 ATA Mid-Year Management Session Mobile App to help you maximize your time, be more productive and stay connected.

With the 2019 ATA Mid-Year Management Mobile App You Can:

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute speaker and event information
  • Receive important real-time communications from show organizers
  • Build a personalized schedule
  • Take notes
  • Partake in live polling during some of the sessions
  • Stay in-the-know and join in on social media - #MYmgmt19

The Mobile App is available for iPhone and Android, a hybrid web-based version for BlackBerry, and a web-based version for any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability. Click on the appropriate icon to access/download the app for your mobile device. Or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android Phones and search for the "ATA Meetings & Events" App. Then download the included 2019 ATA Mid-Year Mgmt Session app.

Our 2019 Sponsors


ATA Mid-Year Management Session Golf Outing 

Sponsored by CIMC Intermodal Equipment

Join other attendees for a golfing excursion to remember May 8, 2019 at the Camelback Golf Club. The ATA Golf Outing will be at the Amiente Course, a 7,225-yard, par 72 course that challenges players of all skill levels with several striking features: eye-catching elevation changes and rolling fairways with significant drops. The landscape is made up of mountain vistas, native trees and wildflowers.

- Shotgun Start at 7:30 am
- Entry fee is $225, which includes greens fee, cart, practice balls, breakfast, luncheon, beverages, and transportation to/from the golf course
- Golf Registration Deadline: April 30, 2019

You must be a registrant for the ATA Mid-Year Management Session in order to register for the Golf Outing. If already registered for Mid-Year Management Session, click the “Register Online” button and log in to add golf to your registration.



ATA Truck PAC Sunset Sip & Grill 
Sponsored By SambaSafety

Truck PAC is the political arm of the American Trucking Associations. Truck PAC helps elect federal candidates who understand our issues and support the trucking industry. Join colleagues in the industry for a Truck PAC Sunset Sip & Grill at Mummy Mountain at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by dinner.

It will be a fun night with your fellow colleagues and advocates. Join us for this great cause. The Truck PAC Sunset Sip & Grill is a ticketed event. For any questions on Truck PAC, contact Kathleen Gamble at 202-478-6861 or kgamble@trucking.org.

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