Here you find a list of our annual events (some are subject to change year-to-year). To view all our events, including training classes, please visit our calendar.
December TBD, 2018Holiday PartyTBD - Portland Area, ORJanuary 24, 2019Southern Oregon Trucking Industry MixerSeven Feathers Casino Resort - Canyonville, ORJanuary 29, 2019Trucking Day at the Capitol: OTA Call on SalemOregon State Capitol - Salem, ORMarch 29, 2019TMC Maintenance FairHoliday Inn - Wilsonville, ORMarch 30, 2019TMC SuperTech CompetitionWorld of Speed - Wilsonville, ORApril 18-19, 2019Safety ConferenceSalem Convention Center - Salem, ORJuly 23, 2019Truck PAC Golf TournamentLangdon Farms - Aurora, ORSeptember 25-27, 2019Annual ConventionSalishan Resort - Gleneden Beach, ORWatch our calendar for updates on other annual events such as:• Oregon Truck Driving Championships (Summer)• Truck PAC Golf (Summer)• OTA Call on Washington (Fall)• Security Summit (Fall)• Portland Area Industry Mixer (Fall/Winter)Visit www.ortrucking.org/events for additional events and training classes.
What is it? It's a one-day family-friendly competition in the summer for some of the safest truck drivers in the state. Competing truck drivers must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition and will be scored on written exam results, a pre-trip inspection, and actual driving on a live course. Most state trucking associations will host this type of event (sometimes called the "Truck Roadeo") where drivers test their skills and knowledge in their registered truck categories for the Grand Champion title at their chance to compete the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championship hosted by the American Trucking Association (ATA). Scores are calculated at the end of the competition, and winners are announced during the official award ceremony the same day. Company tents and sponsorship opportunities are available. The location will usually be at a carrier member facility where a driving course can be set up. Bring your whole team, including your drivers, and come watch our safest drivers in the state navigate through tight spaces, enjoy delicious food, and partake in the camaraderie at this public event!
What is it? It's typically a 2-3 day springtime event for trucking-related safety professionals such as directors, managers, and even company owners who are interested in learning about new rules and regulations, safety technology, and other safety topics. Sessions typically consist of expert speakers, and attendees have plenty of opportunities to network with other industry folks and visit with allied sponsors throughout the event. Recipients of annual safety awards are also recognized at the event, typically during a safety awards breakfast. The location will vary - recent locations have been Springfield and Salem.
What is it? This 2-3 day fall event is specifically designed for company owners, CEOs, and other leaders within trucking-related organizations. Expert speaker topics can range from safety to legislative panels, new technology, regulation, cyber security, management techniques, health and wellness, national trucking updates, and more. Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to network with other members and allied sponsors during the event. There is typically an awards banquet where Carrier and Allied Member of the Year and Image Awards (new) are presented. The location is typically at larger venues in Oregon such as Eagle Crest Resort, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Sunriver Resort, etc., and may vary.
MAINTENANCE FAIR & SUPERTECH COMPETITION
What is it? Although both events are separate, they are related because they focus on the maintenance side of the trucking industry. They are typically back-to-back across a Friday & Saturday in the late winter/early spring. The Maintenance Fair is an opportunity for both maintenance managers and diesel technicians to learn about new rules, advancements in equipment and technology and/or leadership techniques during expert presentations and a Q&A session. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit with allied sponsors during the vendor fair to learn about new products and services and network with other industry folks. The next day, during the SuperTech Competition, professional and student diesel technicians will compete across various stations to test their skills and knowledge through written exams and physical trucking equipment. After scores are calculated, winners are announced the same day during the official awards ceremony to determine who will compete at National SuperTech hosted by ATA.
TRUCKING INDUSTRY MIXERS
Want to network with other trucking industry folks in your area? Then this event is for you! It includes dinner and a trucking or business-related presentation. Past speakers have included representatives from FMCSA, ODOT, and ATA and an expert on demographics. We typically host one in Southern Oregon and one in the Portland metro area, but are hoping to expand. We know our members get busy, so this is our way of bringing everyone together.
TRUCK PAC GOLF TOURNAMENT
This fundraiser is a fun way to support OTA's legislative efforts. Grab a team or get paired with other golfers for a full day of golf that begins early in the morning, plus an opportunity to network with others during lunch! All proceeds go directly into the Truck PAC fund and will help us gain access to candidates to advocate for the trucking industry.
TRUCKING DAY AT THE CAPITOL
One day. One voice. On behalf of trucking! You want to show your support for our industry? Attend this event in Salem! You'll hear presentations from legislators and other experts on the issues that affect your business, meet with legislators in small group sessions to voice your concerns, pick up your "I <3 Trucks" button, check out beautiful trucks outside the Capitol, sit in on public hearings, and let everyone know why trucking is important to our economy. Haven't been to Oregon's Capitol yet? Even better! Now is your chance to fully experience how decisions are made and how you can make a difference (don't worry, we'll provide you with plenty of information so you know what to expect).
This new event was launched in 2018 and is focused on keeping your business and employees secure. It's perfect for IT, HR, safety managers, and company owners. Past topics have included preventing data breaches and technology hacking, terrorism, violence in the workplace, and earthquake preparation.
**OTA's cancellation policy for training classes is 48 hours in advance of the class date. Each event will have its own cancellation policy (see individual event registration sections for details), but will typically be 7 days in advance of the first event date. Contact OTA with any questions: 503.513.0005.
OTA does occasionally add or combine annual events, so please keep an eye on our calendar. Visit www.ortrucking.org/events for a full list of training classes and events.