• 2017 Event Recap

  • Here you will find a recap of our events. Full event articles are published in our quarterly Dispatch magazine. Event photos are available for members; please log in here.


  • 2017 SMC Safety Conference

    April 20-21 marked the annual Safety Conference in Springfield, OR. The event brought over 120 participants, over twelve presenters, and lots of great information on safety. During the awards breakfast, the 2017 Safety award winners and graduates of the inaugural NW Fleet Safety Certification Program were announced.



    0 - 2 Million    
    Mallories LLC    
    Mitchell Bros. Truck Line, Inc.    
    Martin Transportation    
    2 Million - 3 Million    
    Tradewinds Transportation    
    Sherman Bros.    
    Combined Transport        
    3 Million and Over    
    TP Trucking    
    Thomas & Sons Dist.    
    Leavitt's Freight Service    


    0 - 5 Million    
    Kool Pak LLC    
    ABF Freight    

    Over 15 Million    
    FedEx Freight    
    Oak Harbor Freight Line    

    15 Million and Over    
    FedEx Ground    


    0 - 750,000 Miles    
    Consolidated Supply Company    
    Foster Farms    

    750,000 - 10 Million    
    Pepsi NW Beverages, LLC    
    Umpqua Dairy    
    Organically Grown Company    

    Over 10 Million    
    Walmart Transportation    


    Western Hyway Oil    
    Independent Dispatch    
    Lile International    

    Small Fleet     
    Melissa Brown, McGinn Bros. Trucking
    Medium Fleet    
    Joe Moody, A&M Transport Inc.
    Large Fleet    
    Todd Boldin, Reddaway
    Grand Champion    
    Tradewinds Transportation    


    Thank you to our sponsors: Willamette Traffic Bureau, Great West, EROAD, ATA, PeopleNet, SAIF Corporation, Anderson and Yamada, First Strike Environmental, LaPorte Insurance, CleanFleet, Voluntary Insurance Professionals, Provata Health, Zonar Systems, Pacific Fleet Inspections, and Combined Transport!


  • 2017 Oregon TMC SuperTech Competition

    This annual event was and is a great way to showcase some of the best professional and student diesel technicians in Oregon! During the SuperTech competition on April 15, individuals were ranked on speed and accuracy with written and hands-on tests across a series of stations. After the event, JOST hosted a "fastest-hands" competition where last year's competitors held a rematch, and two new competitors were brought on. Winners were announced during the award ceremony, and are eligible to compete at ATA's National SuperTech competition. Congratulations!


    • 1st place overall and Fleet Tech winner - Dean Berkheimer, Oak Harbor Freight Lines
    • 2nd place overall and Dealer Tech winner - Alex Schmidt, TEC Equipment
    • 3rd place overall winner - Craig Joplin, UPS
    • Student award winner - David Hook, Lane Community College 
    • "Fastest Hands" (hosted by JOST) winner - Michael Ralls, Oak Harbor Freight Lines



  • 2017 TMC Maintenance Fair

    Our annual event on April 14 included a variety of presentations involving trucking maintenance updates, including new technology, safety, and compliance. The maintenance fair is perfect for new and experienced diesel technicians, maintenance personnel, and managers in the trucking industry. During our vendor fair at lunch, attendees met with our sponsors. Thank you to all who attended!


  • 2017 Trucking Day at the Capitol

    On February 22, OTA organized the Trucking Day at the Capitol event to help promote the trucking industry to legislators and the public. Five trailers were parked outside the Capitol building in Salem, including one of ATA's interactive America's Road Team Trailers. In addition to the OTA display in the galleria, over 100 participants gathered to hear presentations, meet with legislators, and show everyone why trucking is important to our economy!