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ATA 74th ANNUAL CONVENTION & MEETING Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi April 26-28, 2012 Welcome Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Convention Agenda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Welcome Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Business Meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Annual Membership Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Convention Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Convention Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chairman’s Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 H. Chester Webb Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Alabama Truck Driving Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 WCSIF Financial Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Attending Companies/Ad Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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WELCOME... to the Alabama Trucking Association’s 74th Annual Convention

Jack W. Brim 2012 ATA Convention Chairman B.R. Williams Trucking

“All Bets On Trucking”

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nother year has passed, and we find ourselves once again gathering to celebrate one of the nation’s most vital industries. As a trucking executive, I understand the deep impact the recent economic downturn has had for many Alabama trucking related businesses. Most sectors of the economy suffered, and ours was no different. But now, as the pendulum begins to swing back in our favor, trucking appears to be on the road to recovery, and it takes industry leaders like you to ensure that growth is sustained. Of course, we still face many pitfalls that could keep us from reaching our full potential as an industry. Major concerns like growing operational costs; changes to key regulation, and many others stand in our path. Hopefully, your time at our meeting will inspire you to build a stronger, better trucking industry for Alabama. There is a great line up of events and speakers scheduled this weekend – interesting people to share their thoughts and ideas about politics, leadership, and what lies ahead for our great industry. Here are the highlights: On Thursday evening, please join us as we kick things off at a welcome reception, which includes fellowship with your colleagues, family and friends. Friday morning we get things going with our annual business meeting to discuss the obstacles that face our industry. Speaker for this event is former Air Force One pilot Mark Tillman, who flew President George W. Bush during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The events and history of that tragic day are well known, but Mr. Tillman will share his mission of keeping the President of the United States safe in the midst of national emergency. Now retired from service, Mr. Tillman now directs flight operations for a private business in Arizona. You can read more about him on page 14. Friday Evening please join the ATA Workers’ Comp staff and Avizent for heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (This event is open to all convention attendees) in the Pavilion, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday morning, we will hold our annual membership meeting, followed by the ATA Workers’ Comp membership meeting. 2

Afterwards Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh will provide insights and updates from the State House. That afternoon we will hold our Convention golf tournament at the Preserve Golf Club. The course is located minutes from Biloxi, just off I10 in Vancleave, Miss. If you haven’t registered for the tournament, please be aware that space is limited. Be sure to visit the ATA convention registration booth or ask an ATA staff member for more info. Later that evening, we celebrate the leadership of current ATA Chairman of the Board Bill Ward. Bill has done an outstanding job as Chairman of this Association. He has led by example, donating his time and money to ATA’s many events. He also worked to bring the membership together, especially those in the southern part of state where his business Ward International Trucks is based. His dedication to making the industry better, stronger and safer has served us well, and we are grateful for his efforts. During the program, we will also honor our 2011 Alabama Truck Driver of the Year Lawson Trucking’s Recordo Jackson and will announce this year’s winner of the H. Chester Webb Award, which is this Association’s highest honor for a member. Speaker for the event is Jeanne Robertson. I promise you, you do not want to miss her presentation! Finally, I thank our many Convention sponsors this year. 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. Thanks,

Jack W. Brim Jack W. Brim 2012 Convention Committee Chairman B.R. Williams Trucking Oxford, Ala.

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2012 CONVENTION AGENDA Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Biloxi, Miss.

“ALL BETS ON TRUCKING” April 26-28, 2012 WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25 2:00 - 5:30 P.M. ..........................................................................................WCSIF Board Meeting Magnolia (Trustees and Fund Advisors only) THURSDAY – APRIL 26 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.................................................................................................Open Registration Registration Desk 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. ......................................................................................ATA Welcome Reception Pavilion FRIDAY – APRIL 27 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M..................................................................................................Registration Registration Desk 8:00 – 11:00 A.M. .........................................................................Business Meeting & Breakfast Magnolia Guest Speaker: Mark Tillman, Former Air Force One pilot 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ..................................................................................................Poolside Cabana Poolside 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. ..........................................................................................ATA WCSIF Reception Pavilion Free Evening SATURDAY – APRIL 28 8:00 – 11:00 A.M. ......................................................................................................Registration Registration Desk 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. ..................................................................................................Board Meeting Azalea Ballroom (Directors & Special Guests only) 9:00 – 11:00 A.M............................................................................Annual Meetings & Breakfast Magnolia ATA Workers Comp Fund Meeting ATA Membership Meeting Guest Speakers: Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh (invited) 11:30 A.M. ...................................................................................................Golfer’s Lunch Buffet Preserve Golf Club 12:30 – 5:00 P.M. ................................................................................................Golf Tournament Preserve Golf Club 1:00 – 4:30 P.M. ..................................................................................................Poolside Cabana Poolside 6:30 – 7:30 P.M...........................................................................................Chairman’s Reception Magnolia Foyer 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. ..............................................................................................Chairman’s Dinner Magnolia Honoring Bill Ward, Chairman of the Board Entertainment: Jeanne Robertson

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WELCOME RECEPTION DINNER Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Pavilion Dress is business casual.

Join your Alabama Trucking Association staff and industry friends for a welcome reception and official kick-off of the Association’s 2012 Annual Convention & Meeting. It’s an evening entertainment, refreshments and great company at one of the area’s top resorts. RECEPTION MENU OPEN BAR HOT HORS D’OEVRES White Mushrooms with Lump Crab and Gruyere Glaze Petite Filet Mignon Wellington Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu COLD HORS D’OEVRES Lobster Salad on English Cucumbers Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta with Olive Relish RECEPTION DISPLAYS Slices and Chunks of Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Berries Assorted Garden Picked Seasonal Vegetables with Ranch and Spinach Dips RECEPTION SPECIALITY STATION Assorted French Pastries and Petit Fours Red Velvet and Coconut Cakes Miniature Banana Puddings and Key Lime Tarts Freshly Brewed House Coffee, Decaf and a selection of Fine Teas

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BUSINESS MEETING & BREAKFAST Friday, April 27, 2012 – 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., Magnolia Ballroom Dress is business casual. The Alabama Trucking Association is proud to present Mark Tillman, former Commander of Air Force One under President George W. Bush as speaker for Friday’s Business Meeting & Breakfast. Chosen as the nation’s 12th Presidential pilot, Col. Mark W. Tillman (Ret.) served as pilot and commander of Air Force One for eight years and was at the controls and responsible for the President’s safety during some of the most important national events in recent history. Most notably, he piloted Air Force One on September 11, 2001, keeping President Bush out of harm’s way and connecting the flying Oval Office to the nation’s first responders. The attacks killed more than 3,000 in Washington D.C and New York and sent the nation into two wars. “There are all kinds of plans to keep the president safe, emergency action plans, in the event of nuclear attack,” Tillman told USA Today in an August 2011 article commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. “Pretty much any major military attack, I knew exactly what to do with the president and where to take him to keep him safe. “This was different. This was an attack from within. We had the president who didn’t want to follow our plans for a nuclear attack, which is hide him, keep him safe and allow continuity of government.” Tillman was also the first pilot in history to fly a Commander-in-Chief into a war zone. His mission was unprecedented: transport the most targeted man in the world into the heart of terrorism. One mistake would have left the President open to attack and cost the lives of U.S. service members. Tillman personally orchestrated and executed the covert operation with flawless success. His planning, done in complete secrecy, allowed for a complete surprise to the world. He would repeat the mission three more times thereafter. Tillman’s distinguished career spans 30 years in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 2004 and promoted to Brigadier General — the first military line officer to receive this honor. A man devoted to serving his country, this captivating storyteller will give you a first-hand account of remarkable moments in history. Breakfast compliments of

BREAKFAST MENU Orange Juice Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Chives Chef’s Choice of Potatoes Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Link Sausage Basket Display of Fresh Pastries and Breads Freshly Brewed House Coffee, Decaf and a Selection of Fine Teas

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ATA & ATA WORKERS’ COMP FUND MEMBERSHIP MEETING & BREAKFAST Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Magnolia Ballroom Dress is business casual.

GUEST SPEAKERS Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Hubbard

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ike Hubbard (R-Auburn) serves as President of Auburn Network, Inc., an Auburn, Ala.-based media and marketing company. He also serves the citizens of East Alabama as a member of the Alabama Legislature where he holds the position of Speaker of the House. In 1998, Hubbard, in his first attempt at elected office, was elected to a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. Hubbard represents District 79, which includes portions of Auburn and Opelika. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. In addition to his legislative service, Hubbard served two terms as Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. During his tenure as Chairman, Republicans won all statewide offices and gained control of both houses of the legislature for the first time in 136 years. During the December 2010 Special Legislative Session, Hubbard was elected by his colleagues in the Alabama House of Representatives as Speaker of the House becoming the first Republican Speaker since Reconstruction. He was re-elected to the position for a four-year term in January of 2011. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in radio and television, Hubbard came to Auburn two weeks after graduation where he worked for six years in the Auburn Athletic Department as Associate Sports Information Director. In 1994 he formed, Auburn Network, Inc., to handle the university’s multi-media rights. Hubbard’s wife, Susan Hubbard, is a professor and Associate Dean in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences. She is also the daughter of former ATA Chairman of the Board Harold Sorrells, founder of MSJ Trucking in Opp. The Hubbards have two sons, Clayte and Riley.

Mike Hubbard Speaker of the House of Representatives

Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh

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enator Del Marsh (R-Anniston) serves as President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate. He was chosen by his colleagues for the position in December 2010. He was elected to represent Alabama’s 12th Senate District, including Calhoun and St. Clair Counties, for a fourth term in November 2010. A small businessman, Marsh is the owner of an Oxford-based engineering services and aircraft part repair company that employs roughly 150 people in the Calhoun County area. Del Marsh Marsh knows what it’s like to operate a small business. He knew at Senate President Pro Tempore

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ATA & ATA WORKERS’ COMP FUND MEMBERSHIP MEETING & BREAKFAST Continued an early age that business was his passion. While still a student Auburn University, he started his first business detailing cars for local car dealerships. Today, with more than three decades of experience in running a business, he understands the importance of job creation as it relates to the state’s economy and ventured into politics to push for legislation that encourages economic growth and protects small businesses. Just like families and businesses across Alabama have to do, he believes government should live within its means and not spend more than it takes in. Tough economic times require making tough decisions, but he views the state’s challenging budget shortfalls as an opportunity to make state government more efficient and accountable to taxpayers. During his first term as Senate President Pro Tem, Marsh significantly reduced spending by cutting his budget 65 percent, and reducing the staff of more than 40 under former leadership down to four, saving roughly $100,000 a month in personnel costs. In his former role as Finance Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Marsh helped Republicans win all statewide offices and gain control of the state House and Senate for the first time in 136 years. Marsh grew up in Birmingham, the son of a car salesman. While working toward a degree in industrial management, he met his wife, Ginger, an Auburn University cheerleader who was born and raised in Calhoun County. The couple has two adult children, Justin and Christine.

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BREAKFAST MENU Orange Juice Fluffy Scrambled Eggs Ham Steak Country Potatoes Cheese Grits Basket Display of Fresh Pastries and Breads Freshly Brewed House Coffee Decaf and a Selection of Fine Teas

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2012 CONVENTION GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, April 28, 2012 — 11:30-5:00 p.m. Preserve Golf Club Lunch is served at 11:30

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TA’s Annual Convention golf tournament will happen at the beautiful Preserve Golf Course in Vancleave, Miss. The Preserve offers 18 holes of “pure golf ” designed by U.S. Open champion and award winning golf course designer Jerry Pate. The course encompasses 245 pristine acres, surrounded by an additional 1,800 acres of dedicated nature preserve. The native surroundings of pitcher plant bogs, cypress swamps, long leaf pine savannah, live oak groves and native grass prairies have been integrated into the design of the 18-hole, par-71 layout. The Preserve is just minutes from Biloxi, approximately 2 miles north of Interstate 10 at 8901 Highway 57 in Vancleave, Miss. For more info call (228) 386-2500 or visit www.preservegc.com. All golfers must be registered ATA Convention attendees. Fee to play is $50. Please be aware that space is limited. To register, visit the Convention Registration Booth or speak to Tournament Chairman Billy Campbell.

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CHAIRMAN’S RECEPTION & DINNER Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Magnolia Dress is business casual; dinner jacket is suggested.

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rapping this year’s Convention is a reception and dinner to honor current ATA Chairman of the Board Bill Ward of Ward International Trucks in Mobile. Because of Bill’s leadership and vision, our Association is positioned well to continue delivering valued services for our members. We are grateful for Bill’s leadership, dedication and commitment to the industry and to this Association over the past year. He has made this Association and this industry better.We will also recognize this year’s Driver of the Year Lawson Trucking’s Recordo Jackson and announce this year’s H. Chester Webb Award winner. Wrapping up the event is humorist Jeanne Robertson. Jeanne Robertson, Bill Ward who speaks to thousands of people annually, utilizes ATA Chairman her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of of the Board humor is much more than a laughing matter—it is a strategy for success. Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefoot, with her hair mashed down, she’s 6 ft. 2 in. in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message.

Jeanne Robertson Hospitality reception compliments of

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DINNER MENU Open Bar Assorted Greens with Poached Pears, Spiced Pecans, Blue Cheese and Port Wine Vinaigrette

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Filet Mignon with Port Wine Reduction Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Marinated Vegetables Bakery Fresh Bread and Butter Trio of Crème Brulee Pyramid, Fruit Tart and Opera Cake Freshly Brewed House Coffee, Decaf and a selection of Fine Teas

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TRANSPORTATION Proud Platinum Sponsor of the Alabama Trucking Association 74th Annual Convention & Meeting


Presentation of the

H. Chester Webb Award During the Chairman’s Dinner April 28th The 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 M.C. Hines..............................1959 W.B. Baxley..............................1960 Jones J. Dunham......................1961 A.E. Houk ...............................1962 Cecil Floyd...............................1963 B.E. Sullivan ............................1964 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 J.T. Fowler ...............................1979 W.D. Biggs...............................1980 Douglas W. Lambert, Sr. ..........1981 S. Earl Dove.............................1982 Jule Beasley ..............................1983 Ross Neely, Jr. .........................1984 Robert R. MacDonald..............1985 James I. Ritchie ........................1986 28

Dempsey Boyd.........................1987 Walter Poole.............................1988 G. Mack Dove .........................1989 G. Raymond McClendon.........1990 Sybil Dove ...............................1991 E.H. Moore, Jr. ........................1992 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 James Suttles ............................2006 Jack Fricks................................2007 Harold Sorrells .........................2008 Drew Linn ...............................2009 Gene Vonderau ........................2010 T.J. Willings.............................2011

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Lawson Trucking’s Recordo Jackson is ATA’s Driver of the Year Fleet Manager of the Year Scottie Phillips

Maintenance Professional of the Year Carlton Musgrove

Safety Professional of the Year Candy Kervin

Safety Professional of the Year 1st Runner Up Debbie Henderson

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ecordo Jackson of Charles G. Lawson Trucking in Montgomery was tapped the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year at last month’s ATA’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Fleet Safety Awards. According to his supervisor, Lawson Trucking fleet safety director Debbie Henderson (also this year’s First Runner Up for Safety Director of the Year), Jackson has worked in trucking for more than 35 years — 23 of those with Lawson. “He has one of the most intense jobs today as a professional driver pulling a food grade, non-baffled tanker,” Henderson wrote in her nomination letter for Jackson. “Not only is the equipment a task, but he is responsible for the food product safety also. He has received numerous awards over the years, and Driver of the Year Recordo Jackson recently received a 23-year safe driving and loss prevention award from Great West Casualty Co.” Jackson has participated in ATA’s annual Truck Driving Championships several times, placeing 5th in 2007, 4th in 2008, and 3rd in 2010 in the tanker division (He placed 5th in for Driver of the Year in 2009). He has been married to Beatrice for 20 years and has three children. He is a member of Beulah Primitive Baptist Church, serving as trustee, usher, and sings in the male choir. “He is and has always been loyal and takes special care of our customers,” Henderson adds. “He is an exceptional driver and deserves to be recognized for his years of dedication to the trucking industry.” First Runner Up was Jeffrey Wilson of Osborn Transportation, Inc. in Gadsden; and Second Runner Up was Larry Thomas, also of Charles G. Lawson Trucking.

ALABAMA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION SAFETY CONTEST General Commodities Linehaul Under 1 Million Miles 1st Place: Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc. 2nd Place: J & D Burgess, Inc. 3rd Place: JCrawley Transport, LLC

General Commodities Local Over 5 Million Miles 1st Place: Shoreline Transportation of Alabama, LLC 2nd Place: Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc.

General Commodities Linehaul 1 to 3 Million Miles 1st Place: Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. 2nd Place: Williams Trucking, LLC 3rd Place: Storey Trucking Co., Inc.

General Commodities Combined 0 to 3 Million Miles 1st Place: Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc. 2nd Place: JCrawley Transport, LLC 3rd Place: Watkins Trucking Co., Inc.

General Commodities Linehaul 3 to 5 Million Miles 1st Place: MSJ Trucking, Inc. 2nd Place: ABF Freight System, Inc. 3rd Place: White Oak Transportation, Inc.

General Commodities Combined 3 to 5 Million Miles 1st Place: Wilson Trucking Corporation 2nd Place: Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc.

General Commodities Linehaul 5 to 10 Million Miles 1st Place: B & G Supply Co., Inc. 2nd Place: P & S Transportation, Inc. 3rd Place: WTI Transport, Inc. General Commodities Linehaul over 10 Million Miles 1st Place: Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC 2nd Place: Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc. 3rd Place: FedEx Freight, Inc.

Driver of the Year 1st Runner Up Jeffery Wilson

General Commodities Local under 1 Million Miles 1st Place: B & G Supply Co., Inc. 2nd Place: Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc. 3rd Place: BR Williams Trucking, Inc. General Commodities Local 1 to 3 Million Miles 1st Place: ABF Freight System, Inc. General Commodities Local 3 to 5 Million Miles 1st Place: Con-Way Freight 2nd Place: AAA Cooper Transportation 3rd Place: Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.

Driver of the Year 2nd Runner Up Larry Thomas

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General Commodities Combined 5 to 10 Million Miles 1st Place: B&G Supply Company, Inc. 2nd Place: ABF Freight Systems, Inc. 3rd Place: P&S Transportation, Inc. General Commodities Combined over 10 Million Miles 1st Place: Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc. 2nd Place: Con-Way Freight 3rd Place: AAA Cooper Transportation Tank Truck 1st Place: Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. 2nd Place: Action Resources, Inc. 3rd Place: J & M Tank Lines, Inc. Hazardous Materials 1st Place: Georgia Tank Lines, LLC 2nd Place: Barnett Transportation, Inc.

Household Goods 1st Place: Changing Spaces Moving, Inc. 2nd Place: Reliable Moving Company, Inc. Private Carrier 0 to 5 Million Miles 1st Place: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc. 2nd Place: Scott Bridge Company, Inc. 3rd Place: RM Logistics, LLC Private Carrier Over 5 Million Miles 1st Place: American Proteins, Inc. President’s Award B & G Supply Co., Inc. Driver of the Year Recordo Jackson, Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. Driver of the Year 1st Runner Up Jeffery Wilson, Osborn Transportation, Inc. Driver of the Year 2nd Runner Up Larry Thomas, Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. Safety Professional of the Year Candy Kervin, Eagle Motor Freight, Inc. Safety Professional of the Year 1st Runner Up Debbie Henderson, Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. Maintenance Professional of the Year Carlton Musgrove, RE Garrison Trucking, Inc.

Fleet Manager of the Year Miscellaneous Category Scottie Phillips, Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc. 1st Place: White Oak Transportation-Grain, LLC Gavel Plaques 2nd Place: Massey Hauling Company, Inc. Johnathan Marshall, P&S Transportation, 3rd Place: Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. Inc. Debbie Henderson, Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. Randy Watson, Evergreen Transport, LLC

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PLUS THREE BONUS HOLES: Premium Golf Equipment Package • Premium Electronics Package • Round Trip Airline Tickets or Cruise Package for Two • AND MANY MORE PRIZES!!!!!!!!! HOLE SPONSORS $100 • BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS $150 • DOOR PRIZES BY April 27, 2012 PLEASE FAX OR SCAN TEAM INFORMATION (Players Name & Handicap) TO EDDIE YANCE AT AAA COOPER TRANSPORTATION (334) 836-4262 • eddie.yance@aaacooper.com FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT EDDIE YANCE AT AAA COOPER TRANSPORTATION (334) 836-8499, OR JANE NIXON OR LYNN MASON AT THE ALABAMA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OFFICE IN MONTGOMERY (334) 834-3983. ** MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WIREGRASS SMMC **

Please mail information, sponsorships and other to Eddie Yance at AAA Cooper, 1751 Kinsey Rd, PO Box 6827, Dothan, AL 36302


12 March 30, 20 tion king Associa rs Alabama Truc pensation Fund Membe om C ’ rs ke or W king labama Truc ents of the A uditors conducted their tlemen: em en at G St d l ia an s nc A plan . The ed Fina Dear Ladie e Auditors to arized Audit ber 31, 2011 of the Summ r the year ended Decem hose standards require th ee of material py co a nd fr fi nd fo rds. T u will ents are pensation Fu Enclosed yo diting standa nts included ncial statem Workers’ Com .S. generally accepted au about whether the fina ce supporting the amou by manageAssociation e U e en able assuranc rdance with n of the evid gnificant estimates mad ir opinion audit in acco e audit to obtain reason l necessary examinatio and si n. The ed io us in al es op th r pl of m ei ci n or in th io and perf the complet r issuing unting pr able basis fo l position of ing the acco t. Upon the misstatemen ial statements and assess audit provided a reason ial respects, the financia . 11 20 , er r 31 eir nc in these fina itors determined that th present fairly, in all mat e Fund as of Decembe ud ents suranc em In at lf st Se l n ia ment, the A 8,375 set io nc at Compens s, of $17,78 at these fina distribution concluded th ng Association Worker’s epartment of t D a ne m s, it ba ki ed total prof equirements of the Ala rticipating memat ul Alabama Truc m cu ac nd has State R ck to pa directed by on reflect the Fu stributed ba l statements credits to be refunded as ive credits previously di ribute back $5,394,347 ia nc na fi se st e ct The di iv pe ct ill os w pe tr os re nd tr nt of re re s. the Fu year renewal aside for futu elations. The total amou 901,395. In addition, 12 calendar R 4, der proof Industrial ption of the Fund, is $4 g members with their 20 d Cross Bor ce participatin r Alabama an cludes loss reserves ve ou bers, since in ti th ec sp bo re of 12 to nsists ons in January 1, 20 nd which co and Deducti ndent ions of the Fu Statement of Income ed by the Fund’s indepe at er op l al er ed so that the ov in at e ch rm lid th oa te so es pr de on ap ud C as incl nservative cted in the NR) losses co B fle adjust(I ry This report re ve ed nd es a rt -e ss ns ar lo po claims t not re tees maintai ade these ye With the conm us Tr ng of vi grams. The ired to pay incurred bu ha rd the Boa ,792. es. After qu stand11 is $4,786 ing practices, g claims loss which are re In our reserv cts of irregular occurrin ended December 31, 20 have continued our long otect . rm fi al ri e fe pr ar w ef ye to Actua e at e n th th th ai r rt m om profit fo s still re ected fr d to repo Fund is prot bined overall operating tees is please ize that its primary goal oard of Trus m as B co ph e e th em th , , ar to . ts s rs ye en be ar m ishe e 2011 calend ormance. The Board w its to participating mem clusion of th lieve the best g prof g perf in in rn at er tu re op le le where we be ny’s emphahi is as ph em ing profitab tegrity of the Fund w l ss contro ur compa in inforce our lo to strive to maximize yo orking in the field, the financial rtunity to re w is s po es er op ns ne e pe gi th ex en erating control member h to take e always wis company’s op ve three loss sisting our participating resources In closing, w rbing increases in your taining this goal, we ha e as es to th d of te e ca di cu ob ntag approach to rol. To support you in ww.atacompfund.org) de urage you to take adva co nt (w en co te e si ss sis on lo efforts. W d our web ty program l counsel an Smart. our staff lega eir loss control and safe ays Work Safe / Work th w al in to es r program. ni be compa ality of our d to remem qu an d u an yo th to ng the stre at no cost in evaluating ill assist you w n io at rm info We hope this , Respectfully oaker, CPA Kimble E. C inistrator dm A d CEO an

TRUSTEES DREW LINN CHAIRMAN Fund Member Trustee President, Southland International Trucks, Inc. P. O. Box 578 Birmingham, AL 35201-0578 Term: April 2009 – April 2012 (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 34

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

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

BRUCE MACDONALD Fund Member Trustee President, Transport Refrigeration Sales & Service 500 Daniel Payne Drive Birmingham, AL 35214 Term: April 2009 – April 2012 (205) 328-7278 Fax: (205) 328-6769

FRANK FILGO Ex-Officio President and CEO, AL Trucking Association P. O. Box 2339 Montgomery, AL 36102-2339 Term: July 2011 – July 2012 (334) 834-3983 Fax: (334) 262-6504

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME AND DEDUCTIONS For the Year Ended December 31, 2011

BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2011 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)

$

Total Assets

10,281,311.03 309,682.43 1,867,433.71 55,862,227.19 326,820.13 1,392,034.15 $ 70,039,508.64

LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND MEMBERS’ EQUITY Liabilities: Accounts Payable and Escrow Unearned Contributions

$

Total Liabilities Reserves: Reserves for Aggregate Losses Actuarial Reserves for Claim Losses

2,309,769.21 2,410,186.73 $

4,719,955.94

$ 5,371,881.00 42,317,910.71

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

$ 32,233,657.65 4,930,601.00 5,283,416.82 522,741.66

Total Income

$ 42,970,417.13

Deductions: Claim Losses (net of reinsurance)

$ 29,693,138.77

Total Claim Losses

$ 29,693,138.77

Operating Expenses: Administrative Cross Border Admin. Fees Brokerage Expenses Claims Service Fee Excess Loss Insurance Professional Services Royalties Total Operating Expenses

$

1,657,335.31 1,528,487.00 1,845,173.23 1,384,286.05 981,751.33 560,465.44 526,073.19 8,483,571.55

Total Deductions

Total Reserves

47,689,791.71

38,176,710.32

Excess Income Before Income Taxes Provision for Income Taxes (deferred)

Members’ Equity: Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments $ (158,613.98) Retrospective Refund to Members 17,788,374.97

Excess Income

17,629,760.99 $ 70,039,508.64

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

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

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

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

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4,786,791.72 57,902,977.75

Excess Income Before Retrospective Refund Distribution

GAIL COOPER Ex-Officio CEO, Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc. 3275 Highway 30 Clayton, AL 36016 Term: July 2011 – July 2012 (334) 775-1400 Fax: (334) 775-9310

4,793,706.81 6,915.09

$

Prior Years’ Excess Income Total Members’ Equity Total Liabilities, Reserves and Members’ Equity

$

$ 62,689,769.47 _44,901,394.50 $ 17,788,374.97

JACK BRIM Ex-Officio Vice President of Operations BR Williams Trucking, Inc. P. O. Box 3310 Oxford, AL 36203 Term: July 2011 – July 2012 (256) 831-5580 Fax: (256) 831-8059 BILL WARD Ex-Officio President/Owner, Ward International Trucks, LLC P. O. Box 5375 Mobile, AL 36605 Term: July 2011 – July 2012 (251) 433-5616 Fax: (251) 433-5617 35


ATTENDING COMPANIES (As of 4/11/2011) AAA Cooper Transportation ABC Transportation, Inc. Action Resources, Inc. Action Truck Center, Inc. Avizent B & G Supply Co., Inc. B. R. Williams Trucking, Inc. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak BancorpSouth Equipment Finance Barnett Transportation BB&T Insurance Services BBVA Compass BBVA Compass/Commercial Billing Service Best One Tire Birmingham Freightliner, LLC Bonnie Plants, Inc. Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Buddy Moore Trucking Carrier Transicold South Charles G. Lawson Trucking Church Transportation & Logistics Coffman International Trucks Coleman World Group Columbus Tire Co., Inc. Comdata Cummins Mid-South Deep South Freight Eagle Equipment Leasing LLC Eagle Motor Freight EDPM, Inc. EFS, LLC Empire Truck Sales ErgoScience, Inc. Evergreen Transport Evergreen Transport LLC FedEx Freight Fikes Truck Line Fontaine Trailer Co.

Four Star Freightliner Fuller Warehouse & Gin, Inc. G.E. Capital Equipment Finance Great Dane Trailers Great West Casualty Greenbush Logistics, Inc. Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc. Houndstooth Transportation Hudgens Insurance, Inc. J & K Materials & Trucking, Inc. J & M Tank Lines, Inc. J P Transportation Safety Consulting J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Jackson Trailer & Equipment Jackson Truck & Trailer of MS Joe Morten & Son, Inc. Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP Long Lewis Western Star Love's Travel Stops Mary Lou's Team Remax, Inc. Maxum Petroleum McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge McGriff Tire Co. McLeod Software Meritor, Inc. Michelin North America Mid State Thermo King Montgomery Transport, LLC MSJ Trucking, Inc. Navistar Navistar Capital Nextran Truck Center P & S Transportation Palomar Insurance Corp. PeopleNet People's Capital and Leasing Corp. People's United Euipment Finance Corp. Peterbilt Motors Company Peterbilt Truck Centers

A D V E R T I S I N G ADVERTISER ATA WCSIF Barnett Transportation BBVA Compass Birmingham Freightliner B.R. Williams Trucking Buddy Moore Trucking Carrier Transicold South Church Transportation & Logistics Cummins Mid-South LLC Eaton Corp.-Roadranger Field Marketing Great Dane Trailers Great West Casualty Greenbush Logistics J&M Tank Lines, Inc. JP Transportation Safety Consulting McLeod Software Navistar Peoplenet P&S Transportation Prepass Randall-Reilly Southland International Trucks Thompson Cat Truckworx (Formerly Kenworth of Alabama) Turner & Hamrick Ward International Trucks Wiregrass Safety & Maintenance Mgmt.

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Peterbilt Truck Centers Birmingham Pilot Flying J PrePass Qualcomm Reed Hauling, Inc. Regions Insurance Shoreline Transportation Snider Fleet Solutions Snider Tire Southeast Logistics Southland International Trucks Storey Trucking Co., Inc. TA/PETRO The McPherson Companies Thompson Power Systems Transport America Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC Transport Trailer Center Transportation & Logistical Services TRUCKWORX UPS Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama Volvo Trucks North America W. H. Thomas Oil Co. W. W. Williams, Inc. Wal-Mart Transportation LLC Ward International Trucks Watkins Trucking Co., Inc. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. Wilks Tire & Battery Service, Inc. Wise Consulting, LLC WTW Enterprises, Inc. Xata Corporation Yokohama Tire Corp. YRC Worldwide Zieman, Speegle, Jackson & Hoffman L.L.C.

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BC 11 8 9 31 29 33 37 19 18 15 23 3 22 25 12 IFC 17 27 36 39 5 13 7 32 IBC 32

(334) 834-7911 (800) 824-3078 (800) COMPASS (205) 322-6695 (800) 523-7963 (877) 366-6566 (404) 968-3130 (205) 925-1977 (251) 456-2236 (800) 826-4357 (800) 383-0094 (800) 228-8053 (877) 585-4749 (205) 876-1900 (256) 249-4731 (877) 362-5363 (800) 44-TRUCK (888) 346-3486 (205) 788-4000 (888) 441-PASS (800) 633-5953 (800) 844-6226 (205) 849-4288 (800) 444-6170 (888) 385-0186 (800) 476-6841 (334) 836-8499

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ATA CALENDAR 2012 Alabama Trucking Assn. Calendar of Events ATA Board of Director’s Meeting April 28, 2012 SMMC Golf Tournament May 10, 2012 (Dothan, Ala.) Alabama Truck Driving Championships June 1-2, 2012 ATA Board of Director’s Meeting & Officer Installation June 26, 2012 National Truck Driver Championships August 7-11, 2012 (Minneapolis, Minn.) National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 16-22, 2012 ATA Golf Classic October 2, 2012 SMMC Fall Courtesy Roadside Inspection: Ozark, AL October 2012 Clanton, AL October 2012 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition October 7-10, 2012 (Las Vegas, Nev.) SMMC Christmas Celebration December 10, 2012

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