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 Saturday, March 23 

sponsored by DMC Insurance

1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

NATMI Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
*invitation only

TCA Officer's Meeting

2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
*invitation only
3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Attendee Orientation

4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Membership Committee

Sponsored by Tenstreet

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

First-Time Attendee and
New Member  Mixer 

Sponsored by Tenstreet

Kickoff Reception

6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Volvo Trucks

 Sunday, March 24 

7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

sponsored by DMC Insurance


7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
7:20 A.M. - 7:50 A.M.

Inspirational Session

8:00 A.M. - 9:20 A.M.

Highway Policy Committee
sponsored by Marsh McLennan Agency

9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Communications & Image Committee

10:40 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Recruitment, Retention & HR Committee

Sponsored by TransForce


11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Spouse + Companion Event

Taste of the South-Tennessee Flavors Cooking Class
Enjoy a private cooking class where you will learn how to cook 3-4 Southern dishes and sides. In Tennessee they are famous for Meat & 3’s, BBQ dishes, anything smothered in butter and, of course, anything cooked or infused with whiskey. Chefs will guide guests through a class where they learn traditional Southern recipes and cooking techniques that they will enjoy for lunch! Transportation provided.

12:30 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.

Regulatory Policy Committee

Sponsored by J.J. Keller 

Independent Contractor Practices
Policy Committee

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Sponsored by TrueNorth Companies

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

3:20 P.M.
3:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

March Madness Opening Reception & Exhibition

Opening Reception sponsored by Samsara

Featuring Puppy Play Area sponsored by Motive

Spouse Event

 Monday, March 25 

7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

sponsored by DMC Insurance


7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.

sponsored by CAT Scale

8:00 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.

TCA Chairman Dave Williams Opening Remarks

8:15 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Leadership Panel
Large Carriers Panel:  Outlook 2024 and Beyond

Large truck carriers are a vital part of the logistics and transportation industry and play a crucial role in moving goods across the country and even internationally.  However large carriers face challenges in their operations and business environments to include rising operating costs, competition, driver shortages, along with constant regulations and compliance updates.    

During this panel discussion, our large carrier panel of experts will discuss how to navigate these challenges with a discussion on industry trends, technology investments and adaptability strategies. 

Hear from some of North America’s largest fleets and learn: 

  • How past decisions can help you drive future performance in today’s economic climate. 

  • How equipment decisions you make today will affect your future environmental goals. 

  • How these carriers are tackling the continuing rise in operating costs and what they are doing to effectively handle them. 

  • Insights from the panelist on technology investments, safety performance and the deciding factors they employ for optimum efficiency. 

Mark Rourke, President and CEO, Schneider National, Inc. 

Murray Mullen, Chair, Senior Executive Officer and President, Mullen Group 

Jim Richards, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLLM Transport Services, LLC 

Moderator – Joey Hogan, President, Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. 

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Discussion Groups
With the help of our expert moderators, small groups will delve into questions, issues and solutions that are at the top of the group participants' minds. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, hear different viewpoints and learn from one another. Topics may include maintenance, data, operations, management, safety, legal, management, retention, and more.

Discussion groups are broken out into the following topics:

  • Safety & Insurance

  • Human Resources

  • IT

  • Maintenance & Equipment

  • Young Transportation Executives & Succession Planning

Lunch + Award Presentations

  • FMCSA Acting Deputy Administrator Sue Lawless Address

  • Highway Angels of the Year sponsored by EpicVue, DriverFacts & Northland Insurance

  • TCA Champions Club sponsored by Peterson Manufacturing

  • TCA Past Chairmen's Award

  • Chairman's Choice Award

  • & More!

12:00 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.
1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Exhibit Hours & Learn & Go
Featuring Puppy Play Area sponsored by Motive

Learn and go sessions:

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
The Risk of Overlooking Driver Safety 
presented by Solera Fleet Solutions

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Leverage the Untapped Potential of Technology:
How a Multigenerational Family-Owned Trucking Business Achieved Exceptional Growth 

presented by PCS Software

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Best Practices When Rolling Out Video to Your Fleet 
presented by Trimble

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
State of Safety - The Cost Center Misconception 
presented by Motive

full session descriptions and speaker info

3:45 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.

Leadership Panel

Misclassification Maze: Finding a Path for Trucking's Future


Since the Department of Labor's recent ruling on independent contractors, the truckload industry concerns continue to mount over the significant implications that this regulation will have on the time-tested business model that is reflective of the American dream. Given the industry's reliance on independent contractors, the new rule may lead to reclassifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Our experts, from Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. will look to shed light on this significant rulemaking and further expound on such state-related issues such as lawsuit abuse and predatory towing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how recent misclassification rules impact your fleet and operations

  • What impact you can have at the state level regarding lawsuit abuse and predatory towing.


Greg Feary, President and Managing Partner, Scopelitis

Prasad Sharma, Partner, Scopelitis

Clean Freight Coalition Update


The transition to zero emission vehicles is concerning to all in the industry and represents significant challenges that we all are certain to face.  TCA has been a founding member of the Clean Freight Coalition, an alliance of truck transportation stakeholders committed to a clean energy future for America’s trucking industry advocating for sound public policies that transition towards a zero emissions future.  The efforts of the coalition focus on the very fact that the transition away from carbon-based fuels must be a careful process that depends on cost parity, the right market incentives, necessary infrastructure, and access to a wide array of scarce natural resources. 

Join us as Jacqueline Gelb, the Vice President of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the American Trucking Associations updates everyone on the status of the coalition and the progress on a study that will analyze what the infrastructure costs and obstacles are to electrifying the nation’s medium and heavy-duty trucks. 


Jacqueline Gelb, Vice President of Energy and Environmental Affairs,

American Trucking Associations

4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.


5:10 P.M. - 6:10 P.M.

hosted by Daimler Truck

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
*requires separate ticket

hosted by Daimler Truck

 Tuesday, March 26 

7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

sponsored by DMC Insurance

sponsored by Great Dane


7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
8:00 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.

TCA President Jim Ward Opening Remarks

8:15 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Leadership Panel
Small Carriers Panel:  Outlook 2024 and Beyond

Small truck carriers hold a unique set of challenges in the industry that include fierce competition, fluctuating fuel prices, limited financial resources, regulatory compliance, and the need to maintain a reliable customer base. 

 The adoption of technology has improved operations for many small carriers including the use of transportation management software, safety performance enhancement, and electronic logging devices to manage routes, monitor fuel efficiency, and ensure compliance with regulations. 

How does the road ahead look for small carriers?  During this panel discussion, our small carrier CEOs will discuss crucial components of maintaining your business, along with trends and future demands.  

Hear from TCA’s smaller carrier members and learn: 

  • How these carriers have been successful in adjusting to an unfavorable market. 

  • Strategies they use to optimize their expenditures and avoid pitfalls. 

  • The KPIs they rely upon to make the best decisions for their fleet. 

  • Solutions they employed to overcome challenges related to economic pressures. 



Dave Gallano, President, Gallano Trucking, Inc.

Peter Jenkins, General Manager, TransPro Freight Systems

Adam Blanchard, Co-Founder & CEO, Double Diamond Transport, Inc.

Moderator – Jon Coca, President, Diamond Transportation System, Inc.

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Leadership Panel
Young Trucking Executives (YTE) Discussion 

Join the discussion with TCA’s Young Trucking Executives as they introduce their impact on the industry to include efforts regarding mentorship, business succession planning, learning and development along with cultivating leadership principles.  Participate in the conversation to see how you and your organization can get involved and develop future association trailblazers. 

Hear from some of TCA’s rising leaders and learn: 

  • What leadership principles these executives are embracing to help shape their tomorrow. 

  • The value of mentorship to reach new career heights.  

  • Best practices to engage and develop young leaders at your company. 


Graig Morin, President, Brown Dog Carriers

Lucas Subler, President, Classic Carriers, Inc.

Lance Votroubek, Vice President/General Manager - Van Division, Warren Transport, Inc.

Moderator – Lindsey Trent, President & Co-Founder, Next Gen Trucking

Lunch, Exhibit Hall Hours and Learn & Go
Featuring Puppy Play Area sponsored by Motive

Learn and go sessions:

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
How to Use Gamification for Tool Adoption  & Positive Cashflow
presented by DDC FPO

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Automating Performance Coaching and Gamifying Driver Safety 
presented by Netradyne

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Protecting Your Company in a Cargo Theft Crisis:
Red Flags of a Cargo Theft Scam 

presented by USI Insurance Services LLC

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Navigating the Road Ahead:
Enhancing Safety Through Innovative Technology

presented by Tenstreet

full session descriptions and speaker info

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Cell Phone Forensics – The Ins & Outs of Cyber Evidence

This workshop will feature an in-depth review of what exactly a cell phone can tell us about its user. Our speakers will highlight the practical applications of cell phone forensics and the immediate impact this knowledge could have on your operations.


In this session, you will:  

  • Understand the importance of implementing comprehensive cell phone policies within your operations, considering the potential insights and risks associated with cell phone use. 

  • Learn effective strategies for teaching and communicating cell phone policies to drivers, promoting awareness and compliance within your organization. 


Lars Daniel

Practical Leader of Digital Forensics

Envista Forensics

Mehdi Arradizadeh

Vice President, Risk Management and Safety

Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.

Cyber Security in Trucking Today

Many truck fleets have embraced the digital age and the positive aspects of helping to control operating costs, overall safety and productivity.  However, this digital connectivity can expose carriers to potential cybersecurity issues and no sized carrier is immune.  With cybercrimes on the rise, what are you doing to protect yourself and your business? 


In this session, you will:  


  • Learn from real-life examples of cybercrimes, providing concrete illustrations of the types of threats and vulnerabilities faced by trucking organizations. 

  • Delve into the methods employed by cybercriminals, gaining insights into their operations and tactics to better prepare for potential attacks. 

  • Acquire specific strategies to prevent and protect your organization from cyber threats, with actionable steps to enhance cybersecurity measures. 


James "Artie" Crawford, MS, CISSP, CISM

Cybersecurity Coordinator, Region 4, Nashville, TN

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Joshua Fisher

Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge

US Secret Service - Nashville Field Office

Adam V. Abresch, CIC, CCIC

EVP - Cyber Solutions


moderated by:

Joe Ohr

Chief Operating Officer

National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)

TCA Professional Drivers of the Year Panel

Join TCA’s Professional Drivers of the Year as they discuss their journeys as truck drivers from how they were introduced to the trucking industry to their adaptation to the changes of the trucking industry over the years. 

In this session, you will: 

  • Learn about the initial challenges and experiences of truck drivers at all levels.  

  • Discover strategies for drivers to balance work and personal life as a long-haul truck driver. 

  • Hear perspectives on how carriers can further support their drivers.  

Speakers to be announced

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Scholarship Committee
*invitation only

Board of Directors Meeting

3:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

sponsored by ISAAC Instruments 

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Annual Closing Reception
sponsored by the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT 1)

6:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.

Annual Closing Banquet
sponsored by the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT 1)

  • TCA Fleet Safety Awards sponsored by Great West Casualty Company and Assured Partners

  • TCA Professional Drivers of the Year sponsored by Love's Travel Stops and Cummins, Inc.

8:15 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Sponsored Pilot Flying J and Monster Energy

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