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2022 Annual Convention

  • 09/18/2022
  • 09/20/2022
  • The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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VIRGINIA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION's

ANNUAL CONVENTION


The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA

September 18– 20, 2022


Join Trucking's Leaders at the 2022 VTA Annual Convention!

 

Fleet owners, executives and the industry's top vendors will meet at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront September 18 – 20 to discuss key initiatives in transportation, economic development, and workforce readiness. We will address the challenges facing our industry and reconnect with our peers. We also plan to have some fun.


Make plans to join us for this year's annual convention!

 

The VTA annual convention will be held in person again this year and offers a host of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to hear from – and question – experts in our field
  • Networking in person with your peers and vendors and suppliers to our industry
  • Make new contacts and friends who share the same challenges and interests
  • Time away from the everyday routine to let you focus and think strategically

 

The time and money you invest in the VTA returns long-term dividends to you and your business. We hope you will make time for this year’s annual convention.

 

See you in Virginia Beach!

Thank You to our 2022

All Event Sponsors:


DIAMOND

PrePass Safety Alliance


PLATINUM

Excel Truck Group

Highway Motors, Inc.

Nacarato Truck Centers

Rush Truck Center of VA - International

Setliff Law, PC

Truck Enterprises, Inc.

 

GOLD

Breg Environmental

Cummins Sales & Service

Fleetmaster Express/Englander Transportation

Nationwide Testing Association, Inc.

Truck & Equipment Corp.

World Kinect Energy Services


SILVER

Century Express

Trimble Inc.


BRONZE

Mitt Younts, Chapman Associates

Old Dominion Freight Line




To Find Out More Information About How Your Company Can Become a 2022 Convention Sponsor, Please Click Here.


THE HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL

 

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, towering 21 stories above the Virginia Beach resort district offers panoramic views that rank among the very best on the mid-Atlantic coast. Recognized as one of the premier hotels on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, it offers the most luxurious accommodations and superior first-class service.


There are two award-winning restaurants within the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel and conveniently adjacent to the hotel is Neptune's Park which hosts nightly entertainment throughout the summer, and the Shoppes at 31 Ocean which offers a variety of fabulous boutiques.


Click here to make your reservation at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

 

MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES

 

The Convention will kick off with the annual golf outing at Topgolf. On Sunday evening, we will host the Welcome Reception followed by Dinner and the rest of the evening open for you to socialize with members or enjoy the area.

 

Monday will be filled with speakers and educational sessions.  Monday evening will feature our annual reception and dinner. On Tuesday, attendees are free to enjoy the morning before checking out and heading home.

 

The planning committee has put together all the ingredients that make for a successful meeting - a wonderful location, a great facility, an informative program and fun, entertaining social events - all that's needed is YOU! Make your plans to attend TODAY!


ACT NOW!

 

The Deadline for Room Reservations Is Wednesday, August 10! - Reserve Your Room Today!  Travel and hotel demand is on the rise, so it is strongly recommended that you make room reservations as soon as possible. Even if your plans are not certain, please reserve a room that you can cancel at least 7 days before arrival without penalty if you cannot attend.

 

ROOM RESERVATIONS

 

The special VTA room rates for the 2022 Convention start at $169 per night (plus tax & Resort fee) Click here for lodging reservations web page to reserve your room online.

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ROOM RESERVATIONS. YOUR ROOM ACCOMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE.

 

THE DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS IS

Wednesday, August 10, 2022!

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND


Click here to download the registration form. For planning purposes, it is important that you indicate on the Registration Form the number of people that will participate in each meal and activity. Return the form and payment for the appropriate fees to the VTA no later than Monday, August 19, 2022. No refunds will be given after September 14, 2022. 

 

NOTE: If your spouse is attending with you, you must pay the spouse registration fee in order for her/him to have breakfast, lunch and the group dinners. Two meeting attendees staying in the same room must pay the single registration fee for each person.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the VTA at (804) 355-5371. We look forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach!


PROGRAM & SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS


Governor Glenn Youngkin (Invited)


Integrating Younger Adults into Trucking Careers – The American Transportation Research Institute recently released its report that investigates how to best integrate younger adults aged 18 to 25 into trucking careers. This research synthesizes a variety of data and analyses including younger driver surveys, carrier interviews, and the latest workforce statistics. The research also documents motor carrier perspectives on participating in the new FMCSA Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program.  ATRI’s Alex Leslie, the primary author of the ATRI report, will present the results of their research into this important topic.


Launch of the VTA’s new Workers Compensation Insurance Program - The VTA is pleased to announce our new partnership with Alliance Interstate Risk (AIR) to offer superior and competitively priced workers’ compensation insurance coverage to our members.  Fleet operators should attend this session to learn all about this program and how it could reduce your workers comp coverage costs.  Insurance agents should attend to learn about offer the VTA program as an option for their clients.


Update on Legal Issues in Trucking – VTA General Counsel Steve Setliff of Setliff Law will report on the latest legal issues impacting the trucking industry, including two recent Supreme Court decisions.  The first is the Court’s decision not to hear the California Trucking Association’s appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld California’s AB5 law that effectively requires motor carriers to classify owner-operators as employees.  The other decision denied appeal of a case holding a broker negligent in connection with a serious injury from an accident involving a carrier it hired.


Transportation Electrification in Virginia – We are working to secure an electric utility representative to talk about their plans for electrification of transportation in Virginia as well as a officials with a VTA member fleet that is piloting use of two heavy-duty electric trucks in their fleet.


Other program topics include driver training and workforce development, employee benefits and important legislative issues facing Virginia’s trucking industry.

 

GOLF OUTING

 

Topgolf Outing – Sunday, September 19, Time TBD

 

The Topgolf outing fee is $75 per player. Please include the fee with your registration. 


If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the VTA at (804) 355-5371. We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville!


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


The success of the VTA's Annual Convention depends on generous contributions from Sponsors to underwrite the following expenses:

 

❖       Food and refreshments during the receptions . . .

❖       All coffee breaks . . .

❖       Musical Entertainment …

❖       Speaker Expenses. . .

❖       Door Prizes . . .

❖       Golf Tournament Prizes . . .

 

Your continued support in 2022 will provide hospitality and prizes for your customers as well as provide you the opportunity to network with the key decision-makers from Virginia's leading trucking fleets. 


Please click here to download information about being a Sponsor of VTA's 2022 Annual Convention.


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