• 2016 Event Recap & Photos


  • Here are some highlights from past events (please log in to view a complete collection of photos):


    2016 OTA Holiday Open House


    2016 OTA Portland Area Member Mixer


    2016 Leadership Circle Appreciation

    Members who have made a $1,000 contribution to the Truck PAC were invited to our annual appreciation event, this year at the World of Speed in Wilsonville, OR. This was a chance for members to connect with others in a relaxed upscale 70's style privately reserved room and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Downstairs, guests were encouraged to explore the museum centered on car racing. Some even got "behind the wheel" to test their fast driving skills in their race car simulation exhibit. We can't wait for next year's event! It's not too early to join the Leadership Circle.


    2016 Truck Driver Appreciation Day at Jubitz*

    As part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR held their annual Driver Appreciation Day. OTA, along with about a dozen others, were invited to celebrate the people that keep our economy moving! Our team was able to connect with and give thanks to drivers from Oregon and often across the United States, and of course, let them know about the resources available. Attendees enjoyed a grilled lunch and plenty of free prizes. Although all comments were positive, our favorite was, "nowhere else have I seen a truck stop go this far for drivers. It's great to know our job is appreciated."   

  • 2016 65th Annual Leadership Convention

    Leaders in the trucking industry gathered on September 22-24th at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, OR for a diverse collection of speakers on topics ranging from economics, truck technology, leadership skills, government updates, team building, human trafficking prevention, and ATA updates. We held our annual meeting where the new 2017 Board of Directors was selected. During the awards dinner, we announced our Carrier Member of the Year, A & M Transport, Inc. and Allied Member of the Year, Jennifer King with WHA Insurance. Congratulations for your strong involvement with OTA. We also held Chairman's reception after dinner as an opportunity for members to get to know each other. It was a great event, and we look forward to next year at Salishan!

  • 2016 Truck PAC Golf Tournament

    We had a great turnout with over 90 golfers gathered for our annual Truck PAC fundraiser at Langdon Farms on July 19th. Thank you to all our supporters and our top scoring teams!


    2016 Oregon Truck Driving Championships

    Drivers and supporters gathered at the FedEx Ground facility in Portland, OR for the annual TDC event on June 11th. Drivers competed for the Grand Champion award in a series of obstacles, including a written exam, pre-trip check, and actual driving on the course to gain an opportunity to enter the ATA’s National TDC event. This year brought some seasoned contestants as well as new faces. The family event showcased some of Oregon’s top drivers and helped promote safety in the trucking industry!

  • Congratulations to all of this year's winners, especially the 2016 Grand Champion: Brad Lester, FedEx Freight!


    Here's the full list of winners:



    Rookie of the Year
    Ryan Schmutzer, FedEx Ground

    Team Pre Trip

    Individual Pre Trip
    Arthur Metteer, Walmart


    3 Axle 
    Curtis Davis, FED EX Freight
    Raymond Miller, Old Dominion
    Michael Karmolinski, UPS Freight

    4 Axle
    Aslaiyi Wilkes, Reddaway
    Dan Shamrell, FedEx Freight
    Mike Sanders, Old Dominion

    5 Axle
    David Fry, Walmart
    Doug Daniels, Terrain Tamers
    Steven Nelson, Old Dominion

    Brad Lester, FedEx Freight
    Art Metteer, Walmart
    Chad Jackson, FedEx Freight

    5 Axle Sleeper
    Heladio Fernandex, FedEx Freight
    Bob Naranjo, Walmart
    Juan Covarrubias, Tradewinds Transportation

    Straight Truck
    Chris Outen, FedEx Freight
    Paul Baker, FedEx Express
    Christopher Ware, FedEx Freight

    Randall Crafts, FedEx Freight
    Lynn Springer, Pacific Service Center
    James Rud, FedEx Freight

    Dave Siemer, FedEx Freight
    Jerry Lambert, FedEx Freight
    Steve Huntington, Old Dominion

    Step Van
    Ryan Schmutzer, FedEx Ground
    Kailen Bronson, FedEx Ground
    Alexander Dilitto, FedEx Freight

  • 2016 Oregon Truck Driving Championship
  • 2016 TMC SuperTech

    Both professional and student technicians brought their skills to compete at OTA’s annual SuperTech at the Holiday Inn- Airport Way in Portland, OR on June 4th. Each person was required to complete written and technical tasks at various timed stations for a change to win monetary prizes as well as qualify for the ATA’s National SuperTech competition. While technicians waited for judges to calculate the scores, JOST provided an additional one-on-one opportunity for contestants to test their speed and accuracy on a select piece of equipment. This event was not only a way to enhance existing skills, but an opportunity for technicians to gain hands-on experience with technical issues they may not have previously encountered. 

    Congratulations Kelly Myers with Wal-Mart Transportation LLC for winning the SuperTech competition and participating in ATA's National SuperTech!

  • 2016 Oregon TMC SuperTech Competition
  • ATA National SuperTech Competition
  • 2016 TMC Maintenance Fair

    Maintenance professionals and industry vendors got a chance to attend a series of presentations and network with others at the annual Maintenance Fair at the Holiday Inn- Airport Way in Portland, OR on June 3rd. This was a great learning opportunity for trucking maintenance topics and a way to share knowledge with each other during the Q&A session.

  • 2016 American Truck Historical Society National Convention and Antique Truck Show*

    OTA served a delicious variety of Umpqua Dairy ice cream after the dinner on Thursday evening, May 26th. Oregon was selected for this year’s ATHS National Convention. Attendees were able to walk through the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, OR to view thousands of antique trucks brought in from around the state. Congratulations to all the OTA members that were recognized at the Awards Banquet on Friday, May 27th:

    100 Year Company Awards
    Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Auburn, WA
    Oregon Transfer Co., Portland, OR

    75 year Company Awards
    McCracken Motor Freight, Portland, OR
    Oregon Trucking Associations, Portland, OR

    75 Year Company & Golden Achievement Awards
    Anderson Brothers, Inc. / John Anderson, Portland, OR

    50 Year Company Awards
    Commercial Trailer Leasing & Rental Co., Portland, OR
    Leavitt’s Freight Service, Springfield, OR

    50 Year Company & Golden Achievement Awards
    Gene Whitaker Logging Co. / Gene Whitaker, Wilbur, OR
    Joel Olson Trucking, Inc. / Joel & Carole Olson, Vancouver, WA
    Jubitz Corp. / Fred Jubitz, Portland, OR
    Walsh Trucking Co., LTD/William E. Walsh, Troutdale, OR

  • 2016 Spring Safety Conference

    OTA held its annual Safety Conference at the Holiday Inn in Springfield, OR on April 20-22nd. Carrier and allied partner safety personnel listened to a full day of speakers on topics directed at workplace and road safety. A first-time attendee mixer on Wednesday night was new this year as a way to welcome new attendees. This was a great chance for people to learn about new issues and changes in the industry and meet new people!

    Common Carrier - Truckload
    Less than 1 million miles
    Martin Transportation
    Feather Ridge Transport
    Norton Trucking 
    1-2 million miles
    Mitchell Bros. Truck Line
    Ron Bowers Inc.
    McCracken Motor Freight
    2-3 million miles
    RLT Inc.
    FV Martin Trucking
    Tradewinds Transportation
    3-5 million miles
    Leavitt’s Freight Service
    Thomas & Sons Distributors
    Over 5 million miles 
    Market Transport
    ABF Freight
    Gordon Trucking
    LTM Incorporated
    Western Hyway Oil
    Knife River Corporation
    Lile International
    Independent Dispatch, Inc.
    Common Carrier – Less than Truckload
    1-5 million miles
    Kool Pak
    Over 5 million miles
    Oak Harbor Freight Lines
    FedEx Freight
    Private Carrier
    1-5 million miles
    Pepsi Northwest Beverages
    Consolidated Supply Co.
    Foster Farms
    Over 5 million miles
    Safety Professional
    Large Fleet
    Gene Hullette, Leavitt’s Freight Service
    Small Fleet
    Myke Lake, McCracken Motor Freight
    Grand Champion
    Leavitt’s Freight Service

    *Indicates a non-OTA sponsored event