2018 Event Recap
TMC SuperTech Competition
Holiday Inn - Portland Airport, Portland, OR - March 10, 2018
Professional and student diesel technicians gathered for a full day of hands-on equipment and handwritten knowledge exams across sponsor stations. The annual event requires a high level of concentration and speed, and each tech competed for the winning title in hopes of their chance at nationals. Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors for helping make this event possible. Congratulations to the following winners:Professional1st: Craig Joplin, UPS2nd: Alex Schmidt, TEC Equipment3rd: Dean Berkheimer, Oak Harbor Freight LinesStudent1st: Matthew Blake, Lane Community College
TMC Maintenance Fair
Holiday Inn - Portland Airport, Portland, OR - March 9, 2018
Maintenance Professionals, including diesel technicians and managers, attended our annual event dedicated to education and full display of new products and services from allied members. Breakout session topics ranged from proper vehicle specification planning, best maintenance practices to limit liability for management and brakes, sensor diagnostics, and coupling systems for techs. The packed day ended with presentations about ELD's and vehicle cyber security. Thank you to all attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for your continued dedication to advancing the trucking industry!
2018 Southern Oregon Trucking Industry Mixer
Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville, OR - January 25, 2018
This year marked the largest mixer yet, with nearly 200 attendees from Oregon and beyond! John Maketa, author and public speaker captivated the audience with his presentation on Charting the Course Through Demographic Change. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
2018 Trucking Legislative Reception
Amadeus Restaurant, Salem, OR - March 1, 2018
OTA board members met in Salem for a day at the Capitol where they met with legislators and listened to presentations. Afterward, everyone gathered at Amadeus Restaurant to conclude the 2018 short legislative session. The event was also a (secret) tribute to Bob Russell, OTA's Vice President/Government Affairs, who unofficially had announced his retirement last fall. A few legislators spoke about their experience working with Bob, and some even came prepared with a musical tribute! Bob was a true asset to OTA, and he will be missed. We wish him the best of luck in all his future retirement adventures!