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Welcome To Destin Welcome to the Alabama Trucking Association’s 81st Annual Convention and Meeting. Planning for this weekend is a lengthy process, but I’ve enjoyed serving this great Association and its goal of making its annual meeting a topnotch event. I trust you will see the results from the combined efforts of the ATA Convention Committee, Board Members and staff – all of whom have invested a lot of time and effort to make this important gathering successful. Most importantly, I want to acknowledge the incredible support of our membership. I know we say this every year, but this year has topped all other meetings for sponsorship and attendance – and we expect more than 400 attendees and guests this weekend.

Tom McLeod, 2019 ATA Convention Chairman My Convention Committee really stepped up this year to ensure the financial success of this meeting is secure. We’re grateful to each sponsor’s contributions. A full list of these businesses is available at the centerspread of this booklet. As you look over the list, you’ll see familiar names and logos. Many, if not all, are regular supporters of this Association and its many endeavors. Each is a credit to our industry and a very important participant in Alabama’s strong economy. The next few days will be packed with informative meetings, exciting events, and entertainment offerings. On top of that, you are here to network with the best business leaders our industry has to offer. Our agenda focuses on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for trucking. Together, we will find solutions that will benefit each of us, no matter what niche or business sector we serve. The success of the entire industry is good for us all – and that success starts this week, here in Destin. Please know that your continued support of this Association is a large part of its success, and it is very much appreciated. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about this meeting, please find me or an ATA staffer, and we will do everything we can to assist you. In the meantime, the following pages provide the information you need to make the most of your weekend. We’re glad you’re here. Thanks for your support of the Alabama Trucking Association. Tom McLeod 2019 ATA Convention Chairman Birmingham, Ala.

Table of Contents Welcome ������������������������������������������������� 2 Agenda���������������������������������������������������� 3 Friday Meeting ��������������������������������������� 4 Map ��������������������������������������������������������� 6 Saturday Meeting������������������������������������ 7 Sponsors �������������������������������������������� 8-9

Events + Activities �������������������������� 10-11 Sponsors for Events + Items �����������������12 Chairman’s Reception + Dinner ����������� 13 Webb Award ����������������������������������������� 14 Black Jacket Symphony������������������������ 15

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Agenda At A Glance

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Make your plans with this agenda! Thursday – APRIL 25th

2:00 – 5:00 P.M. • Open Registration, Emerald Registration Booth

4:30 – 5:00 P.M. • TRUK PAC Board Meeting, Pelican

5:00 – 7:00 P.M. • ATA Welcome Reception, Barefoot Deck

FRIDAY – APRIL 26Th

8:00 – 11:00 A.M. • Registration, Emerald Registration Booth

8:00 – 11:00 A.M. • ATA Session #1 & Breakfast, Emerald Ballroom Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Trucking Business – Presented by Tom Mcleod Keynote Speaker: Andy Andrews, Best Selling Author 11:00 A.M. – NOON • ATA Foundation Annual Board Meeting, Heron Room

1:00 – 4:00 P.M. • Poolside Hospitality, Poolside

5:00 – 7:00 P.M. • ATA Comp Fund Reception, Emerald Ballroom

9:30 – MIDNIGHT • Hospitality Gathering & Dancing, Emerald Ballroom Entertainment by Lava Lamp Free Evening...

SATURDAY – APRIL 27th

8:00 – 11:00 A.M. • Registration, Emerald Registration Booth

8:00 – 11:00 A.M. • ATA Business Session #2 & Breakfast, Emerald Ballroom Keynote Speaker: Barry Pottle – ATA Chairman of the Board ATA Annual Membership Meeting ATA Comp Fund Membership Meeting

11:30 A.M. • Golfer’s Lunch, Raven Course 12:00 – 5:00 P.M. • Golf Tournament, Raven Course

1:00 – 4:00 P.M. • Poolside Hospitality, Poolside

6:30 – 7:00 P.M. • Chairman’s Reception, Emerald Ballroom Foyer

7:00 – 9:00 P.M. • Chairman’s Dinner, Emerald Ballroom Honoring Fenn Church, Chairman of the Board

9:00 P.M. – Until • Entertainment by Black Jacket Symphony


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Friday Speaker APRIL 26, 8-11 A.M. – Emerald Ballroom

Tom Mcleod Opening the 2019 ATA Convention is Tom McLeod, President and CEO of McLeod Software, the company he founded in 1985. In this timely presentation, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Trucking Business”, Tom will give insights on how organizations can take appropriate measures to protect their vital information from online attack. We count on information connectivity every day in our professional and personal lives, and much of that information comes to us over connection to the Internet. Our businesses depend on this connectivity to operate, yet malicious software and cyberattacks have become rampant, affecting an alarming number of businesses, government operations, and entities of all types. The tools available to the criminals are remarkably easy to access and use. Learn the steps you need to take to avoid being the next victim of a malware attack. In recent years, cybercriminals have brought some the world’s top organizations to their knees with well-orchestrated attacks that placed millions of individuals at risk – and if can happen to them, it can happen to your business, too. Tom is a thought leader in the transportation industry, specifically on the use of current and upcoming information technology to support trucking and brokerage operations. His company has grown to more than 450 employees and is Birmingham’s largest software development company. Tom is active in the American Trucking Associations, the Truckload Carriers Association and the Alabama Trucking Association and has held leadership positions in the same. He graduated from W. A. Berry High School in 1972 and from Samford University (cum laude) in 1976. He is active at Valleydale Church and has been married to his wife, Annette, for 41 years.

Be sure to attend the ATA Comp Fund Reception Friday evening from 5-7 P.M. in the Emerald Ballroom. For more info, see page 11.

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APRIL 26, 8-11 A.M. – Emerald Ballroom Andy Andrews Hailed by the New York Times as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” this meeting’s keynote speaker Andy Andrews is an internationally known presenter and author who consults the nation’s most successful organizations. As a writer he’s penned several NYT bestsellers including, “The Traveler’s Gift” and “The Noticer”, and his current bestseller, “The Little Things”, which has been translated into more than 40 languages, inspiring millions of readers worldwide. Likewise, executives from the world’s top organizations – including four U.S. presidents – regularly turn to him as a trusted resource for unlocking extraordinary results. He’s even helped motivate nine recent college football national championship teams – including the University of Alabama, Clemson University, the Ohio State University, Florida State University, Auburn University, and the University of Florida. With a quick glance at his track record, it’s easy to see why. All sorts of organizations have doubled their results after hiring Andy as a consultant. Today’s breakfast is provided by the following sponsors: Action Truck Center, Alabama Motor Express (AMX), Bank of America, Benny Whitehead, Inc., J. Scott Enterprises, Montgomery Transport, Progress Bank, and Trimble Transportation. Speakers appear courtesy of the ACT 1 sponsors: AAA Cooper Transportation, B.R. Williams Trucking, Billy Barnes Enterprises, Birmingham Freightliner, Buddy Moore Trucking, Church Transportation & Logistics, Cummins Sales and Service, Dana Incorporated, Fitzgerald Peterbilt, Greenbush Logistics, Inc., Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc., J & M Tank Lines, McGriff Tire Co., PS Logistics, Southland Transportation Group, Truckworx, Watkins Trucking Co., Wiley Sanders Truck Lines, and York Risk Services Group.

Thank You For Coming & Enjoy Your Convention


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Business Session + Membership Meetings Alabama Trucking Association Annual Membership Meeting Saturday morning’s featured speaker is current American Trucking Associations Chairman Barry Pottle, President & CEO of Pottle’s Transportation LLC, which was founded in 1972. After working for Pottle’s Transportation for a few years, Barry purchased the company from his father and founder Clifton Pottle, and over the years, has expanded business operations and currently has 180 trucks, more than 500 trailers and terminals in Bangor and Fairfield, Me., and Allentown, Pa. Barry is also an owner and/or co-owner of five other companies, all of which involve the transportation industry, including a Volvo-Mack Dealership and a warehousing business. His commitment and dedication to the trucking industry is shown by his continuous service to national and local organizations, including the Truckload Carrier’s Association, the Maine Motor Transport Association, American Red Cross. Barry and Pottle’s Transportation are proud to lead and participate in Wreathes Across America. Since the start, Barry has helped haul wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. He was presented with the Founder’s Award in 2010 and the second annual James Prout “Spirit of Giving” Award in 2015. Barry and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for over 30 years. They have three children, Daren, Matt and Chelsea. Barry takes pride that his company is a local, family-owned and operated trucking company and is fortunate to have Matt and Chelsea employed at Pottle’s Transportation.

ATA Comp Fund Membership Meeting (All convention guests are welcome to attend and participate) Following Mr. Pottle’s presentation, the ATA Comp Fund leadership will showcase why it’s considered among the best and most comprehensive workers’ compensation selfinsurance funds in the country. For onwards of three decades, the Fund has provided hardworking trucking businesses of all sizes and types with stable, competitive services and a comprehensive benefits program to keep operational costs down and productivity high. More than 300 trucking businesses have taken advantage of benefits such as preferred pricing discounts, loss control, risk management, claims management, and individualized deductibles. For more information on the ATA Comp Fund please visit www.atacompfund.org. Today’s breakfast is provided by B&G Supply Co., Carrier Transicold South, Coffman International Trucks, Gulf Coast Truck & Equipment Co., Mid State Thermo King, National Bank of Commerce, Penske Truck Leasing, and River Valley Ingredients. Ladies! Be sure to stick around for door prizes provided by R.E. Garrison Trucking. They’ll be raffled off throughout the meeting, but you must be present to win!


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Bridgestone Americas Tire OperaAction Resources Aon Transportation and Logistics tions Practice Capital Volvo Trucks Carlisle Medical AssuredPartners Assured Partners of Alabama dba Coleman World-Wide Moving Turner & Hamrick Complete Tire & Service Baggett Transportation Co. Comdata Corporation Baldwin Transfer2019 Co., Inc. Alabama Continental Tire Trucking Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak Dunn Building Co., LLC BMO – Transportation Finance Empire Truck Sales, LLC

Equipment Solutions, LLC Omnitracs, LLC Evergreen Transport, LLC Ox Bodies Farris Evans Insurance Agency, Inc. PACCAR Parts Great Dane Trailers Palomar Insurance Corp. Mack Trucks, Inc. People’s United Equipment Finance Corp. Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Perdido Trucking Service, LLC McGriff Insurance Services McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc. Pilot Flying J Association Convention Meritor, Inc. Pitts Media Michelin North America Porter Billing Services, LLC

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oBilling and Funding Service Transport Trailer Center Vertical Alliance Group gions Financial W. H. Thomas Oil Co., Inc. nasant Bank Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC ss Neely Systems, Inc. Warren Averett, LLC shing Enterprises, Inc. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance rvice One Transport Tire &For Battery Service, Inc. ell Lubricants ThankWilks You Coming WTI Transport oreline Transportation, LLC Yokohama Tire Corp. ompson Carriers, Inc.

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Events + Activities + Entertainment Enjoy your meeting!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SOME OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS Visit the Convention Registration Desk for complete details and last minute changes to your itinerary. (No guarantee that last-minute requests or changes can be accommodated.)

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 WELCOME RECEPTION, 5-7 P.M., Barefoot DECK Join your friends, family and colleagues on the Barefoot Deck (near the hotel pool, overlooking the beach) as we kickoff ATA’s 81st Annual Convention & Meeting. It’s an evening of fun, food, beverages and great company. A full bar with heavy hors d’oeuvres, deserts and other edibles is provided by our ATA Convention ACT 1 sponsors.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 POOLSIDE CABANA, 1-4 P.M., SPA POOL After the morning meetings are done, come lounge by the pool, soak in the sun, read a book, take a nap, relax, and maybe enjoy a drink (…or two). Friday’s Poolside Cabana is made possible by BBVA Compass, J.J. Keller & Associates, PNC Bank, Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama, Volvo Trucks, and Ward International Trucks.

LADIES COMPLIMENTARY SPA TREATMENT, FRIDAY & SATURDAY (By Reservation Only) Ladies attending our convention as a registered attendee, either as an individual or spouse of a registered guest under the full convention packet, will receive a complimentary spa treatment. Space is extremely limited at the spa, so hopefully, you’ve already made your reservations. If not, please do so immediately. ATA staff cannot assist with individual reservations. Call the hotel spa at 850-622-9595 to make a reservation for April 26 and 27 only. Be sure to identify your affiliation with ATA. Spa treatments are provided by Deep South Freight, Dixie Trucking Co., Eaton, Heritage Freight Warehouse & Logistics, Hornady Transportation LLC, Southeast Logistics, Inc., Storey Trucking Co., and Summerford Truck Line.

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Enjoy your meeting! ATA COMP FUND RECEPTION, 5-7 P.M. All Convention attendees are cordially invited to join the ATA Comp Fund staff for a catered reception with open bar and entertainment Friday evening starting at 5 p.m. This is always a really great time – don’t miss it. There will be a wonderful spread of heavy hors d’oeurves with a wide selection of cocktails. Plus live entertainment and a few special giveaways, but you have to be present to win.

LATE NIGHT HOSPITALITY PARTY WITH LAVALAMP After you have wrapped up dinner and return to the hotel, stop by the Emerald Ballroom for a late-night party with Seventies music devotees, LavaLamp. The party goes until midnight with complimentary open bar and other refreshments. LavaLamp appears curtesy of ATA Convention ACT 1 Sponsors.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 CONVENTION GOLF TOURNAMENT, 11:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Raven GOLF Course Attendees are invited to play in the ATA Convention & Meeting Golf Tournament at the Raven Golf Course, just across Hwy. 98 from Hilton. If you’re not preregistered to play in the tournament, please visit the ATA Convention Registration Desk as soon as possible. Space is very limited. Lunch is provided by Four Star Freightliner and golf prizes are courtesy of Wright Transportation. Shirts for golfers are provided by McLeod Software.

POOLSIDE CABANA, 1-4 P.M., SPA POOL Golf not your thing? Well, once again, thanks to the sponsors below, we have you covered. Join your friends for another afternoon of free beverages by the pool beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday’s Poolside Cabana is made possible by FLX Systems/Vizual Proof, Robbie D. Wood, Inc., ServisFirst Bank, Transport Enterprise Leasing and White Oak Transportation.

Thank You For Coming & Enjoy Your Convention


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Major Event Sponsor

Act I

(Speaker-Andy Andrews / Entertainment-LavaLamp and Black Jacket Symphony)

AAA Cooper Transportation B. R. Williams Trucking, Inc. Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc. Birmingham Freightliner Buddy Moore Trucking Church Transportation & Logistics Cummins Sales and Service Gulf Region Fitzgerald Peterbilt Greenbush Logistics, Inc.

Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc. J & M Tank Lines McGriff Tire Co. PS Logistics Southland Transportation Group Truckworx Watkins Trucking Co., Inc. Wiley Sanders Truck Lines York Risk Services Group

Platinum Breakfast (Friday Morning) Action Truck Center, Inc. • AMX Bank of America • Benny Whitehead, Inc. J. Scott Enterprises • Montgomery Transport, LLC Progress Bank • Trimble Transportation Poolside Hospitality (Friday Afternoon) BBVA Compass • J. J. Keller & Associates • PNC Bank • Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama, LLC • Volvo Trucks Ward International Trucks LLC Breakfast (Saturday Morning) B&G Supply Co., Inc. • Boyd Bros. Transportation • Carrier Transicold South • Coffman International Trucks Gulf Coast Truck & Equipment Co., Inc. Mid State Thermo King • National Bank of Commerce • Penske Truck Leasing River Valley Ingredients – Hanceville, AL, Cuthbert, GA Ladies Door Prizes (Saturday Morning) R. E. Garrison Trucking, Inc. Golfers Lunch (Saturday Afternoon) Four Star Freightliner

Golf Prizes (Saturday Evening) Wright Transportation, Inc. Chairman’s Reception (Saturday Evening) Davison Fuels & Oil • Electronic Funds Source LLC • Fontaine Trailer Co. Great West Casualty Co. • Kenworth Truck Co. • Love’s Travel Stop • Navistar International • Nextran Truck Centers RangeWay Carriers LLC • SmartDrive Systems • Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc. Dinner Wine (Saturday Evening) UPS Ladies Spas Deep South Freight • Dixie Trucking Co • Eaton • Heritage Freight Warehouse & Logistics • Hornady Transportation LLC Southeast Logistics, Inc. • Storey Trucking Co., Inc. Summerford Truck Line, Inc. Poolside Hospitality (Saturday afternoon) FLX Systems/Vizual Proof • Robbie D. Wood, Inc. • ServisFirst Bank Transport Enterprise Leasing White Oak Transportation, Inc.


Chairman’s 13 Reception + Dinner Capping this year’s Convention is a reception and dinner honoring current ATA Chairman of the Board Fenn Church of Church Transportation and Logistics in Birmingham, Ala.

Fenn Church ATA Chairman

His agenda included initiatives to bolster ATA member services, increase existing membership involvement in Association events and special projects – especially among trucking firms; and to fortify and improve the industry’s public image for economic development and workforce recruitment, and to promote industry safety and professionalism.

Throughout his tenure, Chairman Church has remained engaged and involved – as much as any who’ve served before him. He’s proven time and again that when he pledged to lead the Alabama Trucking Association, he was promising to protect and promote Alabama’s trucking industry at all costs, showing that he isn’t afraid to work hard for what he believes. And he’s done that. Also, we will recognize and introduce this year’s Alabama Truck Driver of the Year, longtime FedEx Freight Truck Driver and Alabama Road Team Member Dan Thompson and his wife, Susan. Mr. Thompson was recently selected by the ATA’s Safety and Maintenance Management Council for his commitment to industry safety and professionalism in a career that has spanned nearly four decades and more than 3-million safe miles.

Dan Thompson

Another highlight of the evening is the announcement of the 2019 H. Chester Webb Award, which is this Association’s highest honor for a member. Last year’s recipient Greg Brown, President of B.R. Williams Trucking, will announce the winner. After our program concludes, we’ll be treated to the Black Jacket Symphony’s presentation of the Eagle’s classic album “Hotel California.” This event is made possible by the support and funding of our ACT 1 Convention Sponsors. The Black Jacket Symphony offers an amazing concert experience recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with first-class lighting and video production. Each show is performed by hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no detail overlooked, the musicians and crew Black Jacket Symphony carefully reproduce the album’s nuances. And after a brief intermission, the band returns to the stage to kick out a whole set of the Eagle’s greatest hits.

Dress is semi-formal (A dinner jacket or suit, cocktail dress for ladies). Thank You For Coming & Enjoy Your Convention


14 Webb Award Awards for awesome folks! H. CHESTER WEBB AWARD During Saturday’s Chairman’s Dinner, Association leaders will announce this year’s H. Chester Webb Award recipient. The 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. Previous Honorees 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 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 Thomas J. Willings............ 2011 Buck Moore....................... 2012 Bill Scruggs...................... 2013 Gail Cooper....................... 2014 J. Frank Filgo.................... 2015 Tom McLeod...................... 2016 Bill Ward............................ 2017 Greg Brown....................... 2018

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2019 ATA Annual Convention Program Guide  

Hope to see you Destin, Fla. April 25-27, 2019 for our 81st Annual Convention! Don't sleep on this amazing line up, including presentations...

2019 ATA Annual Convention Program Guide  

Hope to see you Destin, Fla. April 25-27, 2019 for our 81st Annual Convention! Don't sleep on this amazing line up, including presentations...