• 2018 Event Recap

  • 2018 Trucking Symposium

    Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Pendleton, OR - November 13, 2018


  • 2018 Security Summit & Trucking Industry Mixer 

    Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA - October 10, 2018


  • 2018 Annual Convention

    Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR - September 24-26, 2018


  • 2018 Annual Bob Russell Truck PAC Golf Tournament

    Langdon Farms, Aurora, OR - July 24, 2018


  • 2018 Annual Oregon Truck Driving Championships

    Old Dominion Freight Lines, Portland, OR - June 16, 2018

    Over 70 drivers from across Oregon competed at our annual state competition this year. We had over 550 total attendees, great weather, and a lot of fun watching some of our safest drivers navigate through tight spaces. Congratulations to all winners. Good luck at Nationals, and see you next year!


    Grand Champion

    Chris Outen, FedEx Freight



    Wal-Mart Transportation


    Best Pre-Trip Inspection

    Ronald Zieser, FedEx Freight


    3 Axle Tractor-Semitrailer

    1st - Ronald Zieser, FedEx Freight

    2nd - Daniel Shamrell, FedEx Freight

    3rd - Michael Karmolinski, UPS Freight


    4 Axle Tractor-Semitrailer            

    1st - Heladio Fernandez, FedEx Freight

    2nd - Robert Whitman, FedEx Freight

    3rd - Danny Petramalo, Old Dominion Freight Line


    5 Axle Tractor-Semitrailer            

    1st - Kirby Ferber, FedEx Freight

    2nd - Nicholas Jones, FedEx Freight

    3rd - Abidah Flores, Old Dominion


    5 Axle Sleeper Berth Tractor-Semitrailer

    1st - Chris Outen, FedEx Freight

    2nd - Joseph Richardson, Wal-Mart Transportation

    3rd - Mark Kirk, FedEx Freight



    1st - Manuel Cruz, FedEx Freight

    2nd - Edward Hawkins, Leavitt's Freight

    3rd - Scott Harrell, Wal-Mart Transportation


    Step Van                                                   

    1st - Steve Chalupa, FedEx Express

    2nd - Kailen Bronson, FedEx Ground

    3rd - Jacob Koenig, FedEx Freight


    Straight Truck

    1st - John Van Buren, Reddaway

    2nd - Paul Baker, FedEx Freight

    3rd - Lang Tran, FedEx Freight


    Tank Truck

    1st - Brian Smith, Wal-Mart Transportation

    2nd - Christopher Ware, FedEx Freight

    3rd - Mike Sanders, Old Dominion Freight Line


    Twin Trailers

    1st - Jerry Lambert, FedEx Freight

    2nd - David Presley, Reddaway

    3rd - Steve Haley, Old Dominion Freight Line


    Rookie of the Year

    Ronald Zieser, FedEx Freight


    Money Stop

    Ronald Zieser, FedEx Freight & Ray Miller, Old Dominion Freight Line

  • Annual Safety Conference

    Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR - April 18-20, 2018

    Safety professionals met in Salem this spring for our annual event that's focused on safety in the trucking industry. Attendees heard from expert speakers, learned about new products/services from our allied sponsors, and had plenty of opportunities to network. During our Safety Awards Breakfast, OTA announced winners for each trucking category. Congratulations to all for your dedication to safe practices in trucking:

    Truckload: less than 2 million miles
    1st - Mitchell Bros. Truck Line, Inc.
    2nd - Western Mountain Transport
    3rd - Mallories, Inc
    Truckload: 2 to 4 million miles
    1st - Leavitt's Freight Service
    2nd - Redding Lumber Transport
    3rd - Tradewinds Transportation LLC
    Truckload: over 4 million miles
    1st - DSV Road Transport
    2nd - Thomas & Sons Distributors
    Private Carrier less than 2 million miles
    1st - Umpqua Dairy
    2nd - Consolidated Supply Company
    3rd - Pepsi Northwest Beverages LLC
    Private Carrier over 2 million miles
    Wal-Mart Transportation
    Less Than Truckload 
    1st - ABF Freight
    2nd - Kool Pak LLC
    3rd - Reddaway, Inc.
    Specialized Transport
    1st - Independent Dispatch, Inc.
    2nd - Western Hyway Oil LLC
    Wal-Mart Transportation
    Safety Director of the Year
    Donald Thompson, Tradewinds Transportation LLC
  • 2018 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:

    1st: Craig Joplin, UPS
    2nd: Alex Schmidt, TEC Equipment
    3rd: Dean Berkheimer, Oak Harbor Freight Lines
    1st: Matthew Blake, Lane Community College


  • 2018 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 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!


  • 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!