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Officers Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Brim Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Savoy Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce MacDonald Immediate Past Chairman . . . . . . .Bill Ward

ATA Board of Directors

ALABAMA

TRUCKER S P E C I A L

Dennis Bailey, Robert Barnett, Aubrey Baugh, Rhonda Bees, Gary Bond, Ray Brock, Greg Brown, Will Bruser, Mike Callahan, Dan Carmichael, Fenn Church, Mark Coffman, Jeff Coleman, John Collier, Rodger Collins, Driscoll Colquett, Brent Cook, Gail Cooper, Al Cox, Jerry Davis, Ranny Davis, Phil DeSimone, Joe Donald, Edmund Doss, Mack Dove, Russ Elrod, Dean Flint, Jack Fricks, Terry Kilpatrick, Jason King, Mark Knotts, Jerry Kocan, Drew Linn, Alan Love, Jeff McGrady, Barry McGriff, Tom McLeod, Shane McMinn, Buck Moore, E.H. Moore, Jr., Ross Neely, Jr., Tommy Neely, George Overstreet, Butch Owens, Clay Palm, Jim Pickens, Mike Pursley, David Rouse, Bill Scruggs, Harold Sorrells, Ronnie Stephenson, Paul Storey, James Suttles, Wayne Watkins, Bill Watson, Scott White, David Wildberger, Skip Williams, T.J. Willings, Keith Wise.

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ATA Staff J. Frank Filgo, CAE, President & CEO Tim Frazier, CDS, Dir. of Safety & Member Services Jane Nixon, Executive Assistant Lynn Thornton, Bookkeeper Ford Boswell, Communications Manager Brandie Norcross, Administrative Assistant

ATA WCSIF Staff Kimble Coaker, CEO & Fund Administrator Debra Calhoun, Office Manager Kimberly Best, Account Representative Rick Hunter, LSP, CDS, Director of Loss Control Harold Smith, ESQ, Legal Counsel Scott Hunter, MS, CDS, Loss Control Engineer Duane Calhoun, CDS, Loss Control Engineer Kim Sims, Administrative Assistant Kim Campbell, Underwriter Coordinator Published quarterly by the Alabama Trucking Assn., P.O. Box 242337, Montgomery, AL 36124-2337. ADVERTISING RATES: Quoted upon request.

ATA 75th ANNUAL CONVENTION & MEETING Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Destin, Fla. • April 18-20, 2013 Welcome Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Convention Agenda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Welcome Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Business Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Annual Membership Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Door Prize Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Driver of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Convention Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Convention Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Pool Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Chairman’s Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 H. Chester Webb Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ATA Past Presidents and Chairmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 WCSIF Financial Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Welcome...

to the Alabama Trucking Association’s 75th Annual Convention

Kevin Savoy 2013 ATA Convention Chairman Greenbush Logistics Abbeville, Ala.

Dear Conventioneer, Thank you for your support of your Alabama Trucking Association with your attendance of our Annual Convention and Membership Meeting. As I am sure you’re aware, this year marks the Association’s 75th year of protecting your interests as a stakeholder in Alabama’s vital trucking industry. Our program this week will look back at the Association’s many accomplishments through the years and honor those who have served to make our industry stronger, safer and better. To open our meeting, join us Thursday evening on the Sunset Deck as we kick things off at a welcome reception, which includes music, food and drinks, fellowship with your colleagues, family and friends, and fireworks over the beach. Music provided by Rum Runners Dueling Pianos. Friday mornings’ featured speaker is Capt. Gerald Coffee, U.S. Navy (Ret.), who was flying combat missions over North Vietnam in 1966 when his jet was downed by enemy fire. He parachuted safely from his plane, but was captured immediately and spent seven years as a Prisoner of War in Communist prisons of that country. His presentation will focus on his incredible experience from capture to ultimate release. His faith in himself, others, his country, and his spiritual tenets were crucial to turning an unbelievably difficult and potentially devastating experience into an opportunity for personal growth. Friday afternoon, join us pool side for refreshments and cocktails while you bask in the sun. Later that evening, starting at 5 p.m. in the Emerald Ballroom, please join the ATA Workers’ Comp Fund for heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. This event is open to all convention attendees and is always a lot fun. Don’t miss it. Saturday morning, we get back to business with both the Association and the Workers’ Comp Fund annual membership meetings. General business and discussions for the benefit and health of our Association and Fund are on tap. These are important discussions and your input is welcome. Please make plans to attend these sessions. Also appearing on the dais will be Billy Canary, CEO and President of the Business Council of Alabama. Mr. Canary will provide a thumbnail sketch of the state’s political and business climate, outlining what lies ahead for Alabama businesses. Ladies in attendance are eligible for a special Door Prize Drawing (total of $2,000 in cash). That afternoon we hold our Convention golf tournament at Sandestin’s Baytowne Golf Club. This course is a premier choice among the extensive offerings of golf courses in the 2

area, and we are excited to once again hold our tournament at one the nation’s top courses. If you haven’t registered for the tournament, please be aware that space is very limited. Be sure to visit the ATA convention registration booth or ask an ATA staff member for more info. Nongolfers are invited to join us for drinks at pool side. Later that evening, we celebrate the leadership of current ATA Chairman of the Board Jack Brim of B.R. Williams Trucking. Jack completes his term as ATA’s top elected official at the end of this quarter. He has performed masterfully for the Association. He has an infectious passion for the industry, leading by example, donating time and money to ATA’s many events. During the program, we will honor this year’s Alabama Truck Driver of the Year Lawson Trucking’s Larry Thomas, and we will also announce this year’s winner of the H. Chester Webb Award, which is this Association’s highest honor for a member. Keynote speaker for the event is University of Notre Dame football legend Rudy Ruettiger, who is immortalized by the classic feature film, “Rudy”. Make sure to attend Saturday evening’s program to hear firsthand from Ruettiger himself about the details of his inspiring story and the obstacles and challenges he faced in achieving a goal. Capping the evening will be the Dirk Howell Band from Athens, Ga. These guys are pros and have consistently delivered great live shows across the Southeast for more than 35 years. It’s going to be a fun-filled evening. Also, I’d like to mention that there will be drawings at each of the aforementioned events for great prizes like an iPad Mini, iPod Touch, MacBook, high-definition television, gift certificates and cash prizes, but you must be present to win. Finally, I thank our many Convention sponsors. This has been one of the best years on record in terms of membership support and sponsorship. As you look through the pages of this publication, please make special note of the businesses that supported your Convention. Their generosity and commitment to trucking is strong, and they’re the reason this Association can produce such a worthwhile event. I look forward to seeing you this weekend. If you have suggestions on how we can improve our meeting, please let me know.

Kevin Savoy Kevin Savoy, Convention Chairman Greenbush Logistics Abbeville, Alabama A LABAMA T RUCKER • 2013 C ONVENTION S PECIAL E DITION


2013 Convention Agenda Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Destin, Fla.

April 26-28, 2012

WEDNESDAY – APRIL 17 2:00 - 5:30 P.M........................................................................................................WCSIF Board Meeting Coral Ballroom (Trustees and Fund Advisors only) THURSDAY – APRIL 18 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.............................................................................................................Open Registration Emerald Registration Booth 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. ...................................................................................................ATA Welcome Reception Sunset Deck Rum Runners Dueling Pianos Fireworks FRIDAY – APRIL 19 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. ............................................................................................................Registration Emerald Registration Booth 8:30 – 11:00 A.M. .......................................................................................Business Meeting & Breakfast Emerald Ballroom Guest Speaker: Capt. Gerald Coffee (ret.), Vietnam POW 1:00 – 4:00 P.M..........................................................................................................Poolside Hospitality Poolside 5:00 – 7:00 P.M........................................................................................................ATA WCSIF Reception Emerald Ballroom Free Evening. . . SATURDAY – APRIL 20 8:00 – 11:00 A.M...................................................................................................................Registration Emerald Registration Booth 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. ................................................................................................................Board Meeting Emerald Ballroom (Directors & Special Guests only) 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. ........................................................................................Annual Meetings & Breakfast Emerald Ballroom Guest Speaker: Billy Canary, Pres. & CEO, Business Council of Alabama ATA Membership Meeting ATA Workers Comp Fund Meeting 11:30 A.M. ..........................................................................................................................Golfer’s Lunch Baytowne Course 12:30 – 5:00 P.M. ............................................................................................................Golf Tournament Baytowne Course 1:00 - 4:30 P.M...........................................................................................................Poolside Hospitality Poolside 6:30 – 7:30 P.M........................................................................................................Chairman’s Reception Emerald Ballroom Foyer 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. ...........................................................................................................Chairman’s Dinner Emerald Ballroom Honoring Jack Brim, COB Guest Speaker: Rudy Ruettiger, University of Notre Dame football legend 9:30 – midnight .........................................................................................................After Dinner Dancing (The Dirk Howell Band) 4

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Welcome Reception

Thursday

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunset Deck

Dress is business casual.

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oin your friends, family and colleagues on the Sunset Deck (near the hotel pool) as we kick off our Annual Meeting. It’s an evening of music, food, beverages and great company. Entertainment provided by Rum Runners Dueling Pianos. Don’t leave early, if weather permits, we will have a fireworks display over the beach. If you haven’t caught this before at past meetings, it’s a fantastic show! Don’t miss it.

RECEPTION MENU Full bar is provided. Smoked Salmon Display served with Traditional Accompaniments of Chopped Eggs, Capers, Red Onions, Cream Cheese and Mini Bagels Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses decorated with Seasonal Fruit accompanied with French Bread and Assorted Crackers Fresh Jumbo Gulf Shrimp and Shucked Oysters served with Horseradish, Crackers, Lemon Wedges, Cocktail Sauce and Tabasco Sauce Seared Sirloin with Pesto Mayonnaise on Crostini Baby Red Potato, Sour Cream, Chives and American Caviar Snow Peas filled with Boursin Cheese and Walnuts Ocean Scallops wrapped in Crisp Bacon Fried Grouper Fingers with Spicy Cocktail Sauce Deluxe Finger Sandwiches including Meat and Vegetarian Selections Chef Carved Roasted Turkey Breast and Oriental Flank Steak served with Silver Dollar Rolls and Mini Croissants, Gourmet Mustards, Mayonnaise and Cranberry Compote Key Lime Tarts, Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Dark Chocolate Fondue and Assorted Miniature Pastries

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Fireworks compliments of

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Door Prizes compliments of

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Business Meeting & Breakfast Friday

8:30-11:00 a.m.

Emerald Ballroom

Dress is business casual. TA’s Business Meeting & Breakfast is the official opening of the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2013 Annual Convention. Featured Adowned speaker for the event is Capt. Gerald Coffee, U.S. Navy (Ret.), who, while flying combat missions over North Vietnam in 1966, was by enemy fire. He parachuted safely from his plane, but was captured immediately and spent seven years as a Prisoner of War Capt. Gerald “Jerry” Coffee U.S. Navy (Ret.) Vietnam POW

in Communist prisons of that country. His presentation will focus on his incredible experience from capture to ultimate release. His faith in himself, others, his country, and his spiritual tenets were crucial to turning an unbelievably difficult and potentially devastating experience into an opportunity for personal growth. Born in Modesto, Calif., Gerald “Jerry” Coffee joined the Navy in 1957 after graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, as an F-8 Crusader pilot, Jerry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying low level reconnaissance missions over Cuba, taking the photos ultimately used by the United States U.N. ambassador to prove the existence of Soviet missiles there. He was featured in the 2007 History Channel series, “Man, Moment, Machine,” which recounts his photo recon exploits during that dangerous time in U.S. history. His daring mission is also documented in Michael Dobb’s book, “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.” After his capture in Vietnam, he spent seven years in prison camps, and was released in 1973. He then returned to operational duties and retired from active duty in the Navy after 28 years of distinguished service. His military decorations include the Silver Star, two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, two Purple Hearts, and the Vietnam Service Medal with 13 stars. Today, Capt. Coffee is considered among the nation’s top speakers, addressing thousands each year across a broad spectrum of corporate America and international groups. His message of going beyond survival and thriving in the face of extreme odds draws not only from insights derived during his prison experience, but also from experiences like earning a Master of Arts in political science from University of California, Berkeley; studying at the prestigious National Defense University in Washington, D.C.; numerous Navy command and staff assignments, authoring books; writing a weekly political column; and his continuing interaction with hundreds of America’s corporations and associations, military units, civic groups and schools as a professional speaker. Capt. Coffee is a respected commentator on current political and military issues, seeing most challenges in terms of opportunities yet to be seized by heroic leadership. He has appeared on cable and network BUSINESS MEETING BREAKFAST MENU news, and numerous television and Bloody Marys and Mimosas Home fried potatoes radio talk shows. His bestselling book, “Beyond Survival,” was also condensed Fresh squeezed Florida orange juice and Hominy grits with shredded cheddar cheese by Readers Digest, and is in its fifth selected fruit juices Grilled sausage links and crisp bacon strips printing. His story was made into an Tropical fruit salad with orange award-winning play, “Prisoner.” Fresh bakery selection to include mini spool honey He and his wife, Susan, a journalist, muffins, English muffins, toasted bagels, reside in Aiea, Hawaii. Between them Assorted yogurts with granola and pecan rolls and they have 6 adult children, 9 grandchilfruit toppings Assorted mini Danish with fruit preserves, dren and 2 yellow Labs. Their lanai (a Tropical French toast (sliced French bread marmalade, sweet butter and assorted Hawaiian veranda) overlooks Pearl with a cornflake crust with ripe bananas) cream cheeses Harbor and Camp Smith, where a giant American flag dedicated to America’s Scrambled eggs with fresh herbs Freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated POWs and MIAs waves 24/7. coffees, herbal and regular teas

Breakfast compliments of

Speaker—Captain Gerald “Jerry” Coffee, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Vietnam POW compliments of

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ATA & ATA Workers’ Comp Fund Membership Meeting & Breakfast Saturday

9-11:00 a.m.

Emerald Ballroom

Dress is business casual.

Billy Canary President & CEO Business Council of Alabama

morning’s Membership meeting will focus on the general affairs and current business of the Alabama Trucking Association and Saturday the ATA Workers’ Comp Fund. Both groups will hold separate meetings with all convention attendees and guests encouraged to attend. Featured speaker for the breakfast is Billy Canary, President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). Mr. Canary knows the trucking business well, having served as President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations in Washington D.C. from 2001-2003. His presentation will focus on foundations for progress for the private sector, as well as offering his thoughts and ideas about current Alabama political and economic conditions. BCA is the voice of business and industry in Alabama representing more than 750,000 working Alabamians through its members companies that come from all segments of Alabama’s economy. BCA is Alabama’s affiliate organization to the United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. A former elected official in Long Island, N.Y., Canary has an extensive background in public policy and the inter-governmental arena. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed Canary to serve in the White House as special assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs. Following his time at the White House, Canary was named chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. BCA has experienced tremendous growth throughout a decade of Canary’s leadership. In 2004, the Partnership between BCA and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama was created uniting BCA and the 124-plus local chambers of commerce across Alabama to create a business advocacy network that represents more than one million working Alabamians. BCA’s Manufacturing Advocacy Council was launched in 2011 strengthening BCA’s partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers and giving Alabama manufacturers an even stronger voice. Most recently, BCA has been a driving force to create the Business and Education Alliance in Alabama uniting these two communities for the common purpose of enhancing the education opportunities for Alabama’s school children and future workforce. Canary serves on the board of directors of the Alabama Aerospace Industry Association, Alabama Automobile Manufacturers Association, the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 and serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturer’s State Associations Group. Canary also serves on the Alabama School Readiness Alliance’s Pre-K Task Force and the Advisory Board of ReadyNation, a project of America’s Promise Alliance. Canary is a graduate of the State University College of New York at Oneonta and holds a juris doctor from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College at Huntington, N.Y. He lives in Montgomery with his wife Leura and their children, Will and Margaret.

BREAKFAST MENU Bloody Marys and mimosas

Home fried potatoes

Fresh squeezed Florida orange juice and selected fruit juices

Grilled sausage patties and crisp bacon strips

Seasonal fresh fruit and berry display

Sausage gravy and biscuits

Assorted mini Danish with fruit preserves, marmalade, sweet butter and assorted cream cheeses

Hominy grits with shredded cheddar cheese

Freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffees, herbal and regular teas

Assorted yogurts with granola and fruit toppings Fluffy scrambled eggs

Cocktails compliments of

Fresh bakery selection to include mini muffins, English muffins, toasted bagels, pecan rolls and

Door Prizes compliments of

Ladies Door Prizes compliments of

Breakfast compliments of

Speaker—Billy Canary, President & CEO, Business Council of Alabama compliments of

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he Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council recently tapped Charles G. Lawson Trucking’s Larry Thomas with its Driver of the Year Award at the group’s annual Fleet Safety Awards banquet. Thomas, 51, flirted with the award many times before, but the state’s highest honor for a commercial truck driver always eluded him. Not anymore, now Thomas, a First Runner Up in 2009 and a Second Runner Up last year, finally has his due. Starting as a teenager spotting trailers before eventually graduating to driving over-the-road trucks, Thomas has worked for Lawson for 30 years. During that time, he has earned numerous safety awards for his efforts, including an award from Great West Casualty for 23 years of outstanding achievement in highway safety and loss prevention. In recent years, he has participated in Share the Road events on behalf of the Association and also driven for the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Ticketing Aggressive Cars & Trucks (TACT) program. First Runner Up for Driver of the Year is Willie Jennings of Eagle Motor Freight, Montgomery, Ala.; and Second Runner Up is Moses Thomas of ABC Transportation.

ATTENDANCE HAS ITS PRIVELEDGES: ATA CONVENTION DOOR PRIZES!! More than $8,000 in cash and door prizes will be awarded to attendees at all major events this weekend, but you must be present to win. Prizes include MacBook, iPad Mini, Braven portable speakers, Jambone device speakers, iPad Touch, Golf Swing Tracker, Samsung 50 in. HD TV, JVC digital Camcorder, Nikon Coolpix L820 digital camera, Nest Thermostat, Beats headphones, and much, much more. Door prizes compliments of Action Truck Centert (Thursday Evening), Transport Trailers (Friday’s Business Meeting), Watkins Trucking Co. (Saturday’s Membership Meetings), Ward International Trucks (Ladies Door Prizes)

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ATA Convention Golf Tournament Baytowne Course

Sandestin, Fla.

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start: 12:30 p.m.

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oin your friends and colleagues for our annual convention golf tournament at the Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin. This nationally ranked course gives guests the best of both worlds: challenging golf in a beautiful setting, with landing areas that invite players to unleash the river and greens that reward a strategically placed approach shot. The 18-hole course features 6,805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a Par 71. The course rating is 73.4 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Tom Jackson, who designed the course, calls every hole at the Baytowne Golf Club a favorite “because each one has a personality all its own.” If you have not registered to play, be aware that space is very limited. Please stop by the Convention Registration Booth for more information. Teams will be assigned prior to play. Golfers Lunch compliments of Golf Prizes compliments of

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Chairman’s Reception & Dinner Saturday

6:30 p.m. until midnight

Emerald Ballroom

Dress is business casual (A dinner jacket is suggested; cocktail dress for ladies).

Jack Brim ATA Chairman of the Board B.R. Williams Trucking

Larry Thomas Alabama Truck Driver of the Year Charles G. Lawson Trucking

apping this year’s Convention is a reception and dinner to honor current ATA Chairman of the Board Jack Brim of B.R. Williams C Trucking. Brim, a 41 year veteran of the industry, is Vice President of Operations for B.R. Williams in Oxford, Ala. Because of Brim’s leadership and vision, the Alabama Trucking Association is positioned well to continue delivering valued services for our members, while advancing the industry in our state. Association President & CEO Frank Filgo calls Brim an “outstanding choice” to lead the state’s trucking community. “Jack’s experience and personality served this Association very well,” he says. “His company is among the most respected trucking and warehousing operations in the state, so he knows what trucking businesses need from their Association. We are all grateful for his leadership, and his dedication and commitment to the industry. He has led with conviction, humility and a goal of serving what is best for an industry he says has been very good to him.” During the program, we will honor this year’s Alabama Truck Driver of the Year Larry Thomas of Charles G. Lawson Trucking. ATA’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council tapped Thomas with its Driver of the Year Award at last month’s Fleet Safety Awards. Thomas, 51, had flirted with the award many times before, but the state’s highest honor for a commercial truck driver always eluded him. Not anymore, now Thomas, a First Runner Up in 2009 and a Second Runner Up last year, finally has his due. Another highlight of this event is the announcement of this year’s winner of the H. Chester Webb Award, which is this Association’s highest honor for a member. Last year’s winner Buck Moore of Buddy Moore Trucking will announce the winner. Keynote speaker for the event is University of Notre Dame football legend Rudy Ruettiger, who is immortalized by the classic feature film, “Rudy”. ESPN called the 1993 film one of the best sports movies of the previous MENU 25 years in two polls (No. 24 by a panel of sports experts, and No. 4 by espn.com users). Make sure to attend Saturday evening’s program to hear Open Bar firsthand from Ruettiger himself about the details of his inspiring story and the obstacles and challenges he faced in achieving a goal. Ensalata caprese with vine ripened tomatoes, The Dirk Howell Band from Athens, Ga. will take the stage as soon as our buffalo mozzarella, aged balsamic vinaigrette program ends, performing long into the evening. For more than 35 years, this band has delivered great live shows for thousands of happy listeners across the Grilled filet mignon with cabernet sauvignon sauce Southeast. It’s going to be a fun-filled evening. Don’t miss it. Baked stuffed potato As always, we appreciate your support and attendance at this year’s Green beans and cherry tomatoes Alabama Trucking Association Annual Convention and Meeting. Hope to see you next year! Mocha panna cotta Champagne

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Presentation of the

H. Chester Webb Award During the Chairman’s Dinner

April 20th

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he H. Chester Webb Award recognizes distinguished service by an individual from the state’s trucking industry, for their outstanding record of service to the industry, the Alabama Trucking Association and to their community.

Jack Cole .............................................1958

James I. Ritchie ...................................1986

M.C. Hines ........................................1959

Dempsey Boyd ...................................1987

W.B. Baxley .......................................1960

Walter Poole ......................................1988

Jones J. Dunham .................................1961

G. Mack Dove....................................1989

A.E. Houk ..........................................1962

G. Raymond McClendon .....................1990

Cecil Floyd.........................................1963

Sybil Dove .........................................1991

B.E. Sullivan .......................................1964

E.H. Moore, Jr. ...................................1992

Leroy Osborne, Sr. ..............................1965 Claude N. Knox .................................1966 P.H Taylor ..........................................1967 T.K. Dorsey.........................................1968 Howard E. Durden .............................1969 P.C. White .........................................1970 Sam N. Cole .....................................1971 Clarence Levi .....................................1972 William Sellers, Jr. ..............................1973 B.A. Real ...........................................1974 J.H. Dove ...........................................1975 Wilson Hiller ......................................1976 E.C. Mitchem .....................................1977 Glenn McClendon...............................1978

Robert P. Layman ................................1993 Whit Riley ..........................................1994 Don Johnston......................................1995 Terry Cross.........................................1996 Jerry Davis .........................................1997 Kurt Michel .......................................1998 Doug Cook ........................................1999 Bill Watson .......................................2000 Hubert Rogers ....................................2001 Bruce MacDonald ...............................2002 Ken Adams .......................................2003 Barry McGriff .....................................2004 Ronnie Stephenson..............................2005

J.T. Fowler ..........................................1979

James Suttles ......................................2006

W.D. Biggs ........................................1980

Jack Fricks..........................................2007

Douglas W. Lambert, Sr. ......................1981

Harold Sorrells ...................................2008

S. Earl Dove .......................................1982

Drew Linn ..........................................2009

Jule Beasley........................................1983

Gene Vonderau ..................................2010

Ross Neely, Jr. ...................................1984

Thomas J. Willings ..............................2011

Robert R. MacDonald ..........................1985

Buck Moore........................................2012

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ATA Past Presidents and Chairmen Carl F. Wittichen (d)...................1938-39 E.C. Creel (d) ................................1940 M.C. Hines (d) ..........................1941-42 Jack Cole (d).............................1943-45 Frank G. Brewer (d) ...................1946-47 William D. Sellers, Jr. (d) ............1948-51 J. H. Anderson ...............................1952 W. F. Wooldridge (d)......................1953 Claude N. Knox (d) ........................1954 E. A. Murray (d).............................1955 W. B. Baxley (d) ............................1956 C.D. Deaton (d) .............................1957 Jones J. Dunham (d)........................1958 P.C. White (d) ................................1959 Leroy Osborne, Sr. (d) ....................1960 T. K. Dorsey (d) ..............................1961 C. R. Floyd (d) ...............................1962 Terry A. Cross (d) ...........................1963 Clarence Levi (d) ............................1964 Brandon A. Real (d)........................1965 Howard E. Durden (d) ....................1966 Sam N. Cole .................................1967 A. Paul Felts (d)..............................1968 E. N. Conaway..............................1969 Glenn McClendon (d) .....................1970 Howard Hall, Jr..............................1971 E. C. Mitchem................................1972 J. H. Dove (d) ................................1973 Ross Neely, Jr. ...............................1974 W. D. Biggs...................................1975 J. T. Fowler (d) ...............................1976 Leroy Osborne, Jr. (d) .....................1977 S. Earl Dove ..................................1978

Robert R. MacDonald (d) ................1979 Raymond McClendon .....................1980 Robert O. Barnett (d) ......................1981 Don Upton (d)................................1982 Dempsey Boyd (d) ..........................1983 Douglas W. Lambert, Sr. (d) ............1984 E. H. (Buddy) Moore, Jr. .................1985 Bill D. Harris ..................................1986 G. Mack Dove ...............................1987 Robert P. Layman............................1988 Don Johnston .................................1989 Jerry Davis ....................................1990 Whit Riley (d) ................................1991 Bruce MacDonald ..........................1992 Ken Adams....................................1993 E. R. (Ed) Brown.............................1994 Hubert Rogers................................1995 Doug Cook (d) ...............................1996 Cal Turner .....................................1997 Ronald W. Stephenson....................1998 James H. Suttles .............................1999 Barry McGriff ................................2000 Jerry Crews ...................................2001 Drew Linn ......................................2002 Jack Fricks .....................................2003 Harold Sorrells ...............................2004 William W. Watson........................2005 Cary E. (Buck) Moore .....................2006 Bill Scruggs ...................................2007 Thomas J. Willings .........................2008 Skip Williams ................................2009 Gail Cooper ..................................2010 Bill Ward.......................................2011

Oldest Member Firm(s) of Alabama Trucking Association AAA Cooper Transportation ...........1-1-50 Baggett Transportation...................1-1-50 W. M. Burnett Truck Line................1-1-50 Lambert Transfer & Storage ............1-1-50 30

Swanner Transfer Storage ..............2-1-50 Gulf Coast Truck & Eqpt. ...............5-1-50 Alabama Truck Line.......................7-1-50

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Proud Diamond Sponsor of the Alabama Trucking Association 75th Annual Convention & Meeting


April 1, 2013

iation cking Assoc bers Alabama Tru pensation Fund Mem om ing Workers’ C labama Truck ents of the A uditors conducted their en: m te em tl ta S en al G ci d an Finan The A to plan Dear Ladies r 31, 2012. ized Audited the Auditors the Summar the year ended Decembe hose standards require free of material of py co a e T r ed ents ar dards. Fund fo u will find ounts includ auditing stan nancial statem Enclosed yo orkers’ Compensation lly accepted e about whether the fi idence supporting the ammade by manW ra n ne tio ia ge . oc .S ss U A able assuranc ion of the ev rdance with ant estimates audit in acco the audit to obtain reason all necessary examinat ciples used and signific g their opinion. Their of in of in n m su pr io or is g et r rf sis fo compl ial position countin and pe ssing the ac t. Upon the reasonable ba ts, the financ misstatemen ial statements and asse their audit provided a , in all material respec December 31, 2012. ly nc at in these fina Auditors determined th l statements present fair f Insurance Fund as of el e S ia th n nc t, io na 234,469 at en fi ns ese pe agem ons, of $17, luded that th orker’s Com of distributi of the Alabama t ne opinion conc Trucking Association W s, it of ed total pr tate Requirements the Alabama participating S s accumulat the Fund ha funded as directed by usly distributed back to ck $4,089,765 on t ec fl re ts its previo its to be re ial statemen stribute ba These financ future retrospective cred nt of retrospective creddition, the Fund will di newals. ou re r ad fo ar am In e l ye ta id ndar he to 5,742. set as d, is $50,29 of Labor. T eir 2012 cale proross Border Department e inception of the Fun ating members with th bama and C es loss nc ip la si ic A rt r pa ou ve th ti members, bo ud incl ts of 13 to respec independd Deductions which consis January 1, 20 of the Fund Statement of Income an termined by the Fund’s ch so ns io at er op l oa de ated appr overal es as the Consolid nd conservative (IBNR) loss includes the This report aims losses reflected in rred but not reported stees maintains a very ving made these year-e the cu cl ha ru T in ith er y ft W of pa A . rd . to 41 oa es ,4 B ed ss grams. The e 40 ir 12 is $4,8 ch are requ ing claims lo ng practices, th reserves whi firm. In our reserving cts of irregular occurr ended December 31, 20 have continued our lo e fe ar al w ef ye ri e at e th ua th th ct remain to rt r om fo ill po fr st it re ent A d s of te to al pr ec d go g ot se plea eratin imary d is pr that the Fun the combined overall op the Board of Trustees is to emphasize that its pr rs. be , s , adjustments the 2012 calendar year ance. The Board wishe its to participating mem of of m pr or on rf g si in pe lu believe the rn g nc tu in co is where we ur compable operat d while re as ita un F ph of e pr em th l ng of ro di ity stan imize yo loss cont nancial integr inforce our ers strive to max protect the fi rtunity to re erating expenses is to ree loss control engine g our po op e th in ke th op st ta si ’s ve to as h ny ha is to e pa w d w dedicate your com e always this goal, In closing, w to curbing increases in pport you in obtaining (www.atacompfund.org) encourage you to take e ch best approa on loss control. To su unsel and our website ty program efforts. W / Work Smart. is e fe co ny’s emphas e field, our staff legal eir loss control and sa ber to always Work Saf th th working in member companies in st to you and to remem program. ality of our participating these resources at no co qu d an th ng the stre advantage of in evaluating l assist you il w n io at is inform We hope th Respectfully, oaker, CPA Kimble E. C inistrator dm CEO and A Enclosures

TRUSTEES DREW LINN CHAIRMAN Fund Member Trustee President, Southland International Trucks, Inc. P. O. Box 578 Birmingham, AL 35201-0578 Term: April 2012 – April 2015 (205) 942-6226 Fax: (205) 942-6311 BEAU WICKS VICE-CHAIRMAN Fund Member Trustee President, Southeast Logistics P. O. Box 1309, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 Term: April 2010 – April 2013 (205) 759-1818 Fax: (205) 349-3104 32

KEN ADAMS Fund Member Trustee CEO, Southern Cal Transport, Inc. 148 41st Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35207 Term: April 2010 – April 2013 (205) 323-0004 Fax: (205) 323-0003

BRUCE MACDONALD Fund Member Trustee President, Transport Refrigeration Sales & Service 500 Daniel Payne Drive Birmingham, AL 35214 Term: April 2012 – April 2015 (205) 328-7278 Fax: (205) 328-6769

CARL CARSON Fund Member Trustee President, Carl Carson Truck Center, Inc. P. O. Box 320680 Birmingham, AL 35232-0680 Term: April 2011– April 2014 (205) 592-9966 Fax: (205) 592-8005

SCOTT SMITH Fund Member Trustee Vice President, P & S Transportation, Inc. P. O. Box 8250 Ensley, AL 35218 Term: April 2011 – April 2014 (205) 296-9588 Fax: (205) 326-8901

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BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2012

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME AND DEDUCTIONS For the Year Ended December 31, 2012

ASSETS Assets: Cash Prepaid Expenses and Deposits Accounts Receivable (net of allowance) Certificates of Deposit and Investments Deferred Tax Asset (net of liability) Building and Fixed Assets (net of depreciation)

$ 5,849,515.62 307,543.24 1,640,689.05 65,778,348.55 149,494.36 1,326,626.28

Total Assets

$ 75,052,217.10 LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND MEMBERS’ EQUITY

Liabilities: Accounts Payable and Escrow Unearned Contributions

$

3,280,440.62 3,061,273.00

Total Liabilities

$

6,341,713.62

Reserves: Reserves for Aggregate Losses Actuarial Reserves for Claim Losses

Members’ Equity: Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments $ 320,638.84 Retrospective Refund to Members 17,234,468.52

$ 43,083,369.00

Deductions: Claim Losses (net of reinsurance) Total Claim Losses Operating Expenses: Administrative Cross Border Admin. Fees Brokerage Expenses Claims Service Fee Excess Loss Insurance Professional Services Royalties Total Operating Expenses

$ 28,299,085.20 $ 28,299,085.20

$

1,824,312.28 1,996,899.10 2,331,110.49 1,496,676.60 1,184,541.97 616,007.18 544,857.67 9,994,405.29 38,293,490.49

$

$ 67,530,210.02

Retrospective Refund Distributed to Members Excess Income Held for Future Retrospective Refund

FRANK FILGO Ex-Officio President and CEO, AL Trucking Association P. O. Box 2339 Montgomery, AL 36102-2339 Term: July 2012 – July 2013 (334) 834-3983 Fax: (334) 262-6504

STEVE TUCKER Fund Member Trustee President, Barnett Transportation, Inc. 1547 51st Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Term: April 2011 – April 2013 (205) 759-5113 Fax: (205) 759-2707

JACK BRIM Ex-Officio Vice President of Operations BR Williams Trucking, Inc. P. O. Box 3310 Oxford, AL 36203 Term: July 2012 – July 2013 (256) 831-5580 Fax: (256) 831-8059

4,840,440.55 62,689,769.47

Excess Income Before Retrospective Refund Distribution

RUSTY SPROUSE Fund Member Trustee CFO, B & G Supply Company, Inc. P. O. Box 748 Albertville, AL 35950 Term: April 2011 – April 2014 (256) 878-2928 Fax: (256) 878-1527

4,789,878.51 (50,562.04)

Prior Years’ Excess Income

$ 75,052,217.10

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$

Provision for Income Taxes (deferred) Excess Income

17,555,107.36

Total Liabilities, Reserves and Members’ Equity

Total Income

Excess Income Before Income Taxes 51,155,396.12

Total Members’ Equity

$ 31,904,835.35 6,441,610.00 4,715,162.69 21,760.96

Total Deductions

$ 7,128,801.59 44,026,594.53

Total Reserves

Income: Contributions Cross Border Premium Investments and Gain/(Loss) on Sale Other

_50,295,741.50 $ 17,234,468.52

KEVIN SAVOY Ex-Officio Vice President/Logistics Greenbush Logistics, Inc. P.O. Drawer 638 Abbeville, AL 36310 Term: July 2012 – July 2013 (334) 585-2291 Fax: (334) 585-3581 BILL WARD Ex-Officio President/Owner, Ward International Trucks, LLC P. O. Box 5375 Mobile, AL 36605 Term: July 2012 – July 2013 (251) 433-5616 Fax: (251) 433-5617 33


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ATA 2013 Annual Convention and Meeting Program  

Official program for the Alabama Trucking Association's 2013 Annual Convention and Meeting.

ATA 2013 Annual Convention and Meeting Program  

Official program for the Alabama Trucking Association's 2013 Annual Convention and Meeting.