• Annual Events

  • 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.

  • TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (TDC)

    What is it? It's a one-day summer competition for some of the safest truck drivers in the state whose knowledge and skills are tested through a written exam, a pre-trip check, and actual driving on a course. Drivers compete in their registered truck categories for the Grand Champion title and their chance to attend the National Truck Driving Championships 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. Bring your whole team to this family-friendly event! 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • 2017 TDC
  • 2016 TDC

  • SAFETY CONFERENCE

    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.


    LEADERSHIP CONVENTION

    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. We know our members get busy, so this is our way of bringing everyone together.


  • 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.

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