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MTA Conference and Annual Meeting

August 8 - 9, 2013

MTA is excited about this yearís conference and annual meeting August 8-9 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI.

And we didnít forget some relaxation and play time. Ladies (and gentlemen too!) can schedule a ĎTinis and Toes pedicure. Weíll enjoy cocktails, dinner and entertainment in the outdoor pavilion. And after Fridayís annual meeting, tee times have been secured to play on the renowned Gary Player signature course golf course The Wolverine.

Location : Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, MI

MTA is holding a limited number of hotel rooms and suites on a first come, first serve basis until July 7, 2013.

Book now at 800-968-7352 or online at using the online promo code: MTA2013

Hotel Guestroom $199
Tower Guestroom $229
Resort Fee $14.95/day/room

Registration deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Online Conference Registration Form

Printable Conference Registration Form


Thursday, August 8, 2012

12:00 pm-6:00 pm: Registration

1:30 pm-4:30 pm:  Guest Speaker - Ed Emerick

3:00 pm & 4:00 pm:  Spouses Retreat--ĎTinis & Toes pedicures, Grand Traverse Spa
(separate fee--see flyer)

6:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm:  Dinner

7:30 pm-9:00 pm:  Entertainment

Friday, August 9, 2012

8:00 am:  Breakfast

8:30 am:  Guest Speaker - Rep. Wayne Schmidt

9:30 am:  Annual Meeting (MTA members only)
              Guest Speaker - Michael Card

12:09 pm:  Golf - The Wolverine  (separate fee - see registration form)
                Registration deadline Monday, July 8, 2013

MTA Announces 2013 Conference Presenters:

Ed Emerick
Lead Consultant
J.J. Keller & Associates
The Changing Face of DOT Compliance

Join J.J. Keller safety expert Ed Emerick for this seminar that provides the latest updates on the changing FMCSA regulations including hours of service, EOBRs, the recent MAP 21 Transportation Bill as well as compliance tips to avoid audits, manage your BASIC scores and learn CSA best practices that you can take back and apply in your safety environment!

Plus learn more about enforcement and see a LIVE web demonstration of the Safety Measurement System conducted by the FMCSA. Learn how to interpret your data through the auditorís lens.

Prior to joining Keller, Ed was involved in trucking management and safety for over 20 years. With over 27 years of experience in areas of Safety and Compliance, Motor Carrier Safety, Drug and Alcohol Testing and Hazardous Materials and as an expert witness, Ed brings practical industry experience that helps deliver the business results you need.


Rep. Wayne Schmidt
Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Rep. Schmidt will be addressing our breakfast attendees on topics such as diesel fuel taxes, road repair and other current issues that affect Michigan trucking. Time will be allowed for a brief Q&A session.

State Representative Wayne A. Schmidt is currently in his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives after being elected to office in November of 2008, 2010, and 2012. He serves the 104th House district which covers all of Grand Traverse County. Rep. Schmidt is chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Joint Capitol Committee; he is also a member of the Commerce, Financial Liability Reform, and Energy & Technology Committees. Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Schmidt served on the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners for 10 years, being elected by his fellow commissioner's as both Chair and Vice Chair.


Michael S. Card
Chairman of the Board
American Trucking Associations

Michael Card is the president of Combined Transport Inc., located in Central Point, Ore., a flatbed carrier specializing in hauling building materials, glass and heavy equipment in all 48-states and Canada.

Combined Transport, founded in 1980 by Mikeís father, Richard, is a member of the Arizona, California and Oregon Trucking Associations as well as the Specialized Carriers & Riggers Association and the American Trucking Associations.

Mike is a past president of the Oregon Trucking Association and served as the Oregonís ATA state vice president from 2003-2009. He has served on the ATA Executive Committee and as chairman of ATAís Highway Policy Committee and the Insurance Task Force.

Sponsor the 2013 MTA Annual Conference

In order to continue presenting first-class speakers, MTA needs your support. By sponsoring the conference and annual meeting your company will realize valuable goodwill as well as name recognition at the event and beyond.

New this year, Platinum Sponsorship offers two complimentary conference registrations, while the Presidentís Club Sponsorship offers one complimentary conference registration. In addition, both sponsorship opportunities include banner advertising on

All sponsors, regardless of level, are recognized on all signage and marketing materials plus receive recognition on and the Mileage Matters newsletter.

Please register sponsorship no later than Friday, July 26 to ensure your company receives proper recognition.

Online Conference Donor Form

Printable Conference Donor Form

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Presidentís Club:

Alma Tire Service
Alternative Safety & Training Solutions, Inc.
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
James Burg Trucking Company
Michigan Truck Spring of Saginaw
Omnitracs - A Qualcomm Company

Gold Sponsor:

Cummins Bridgeway

Silver Sponsor:

Great Lakes Petroleum Transportation

Bronze Sponsor:

C.Z. Cartage, Inc.
MRPR Group
MSA Special Delivery Inc.
Pressure Systems International
Schupan & Sons, Inc.
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, PLC
Western Michigan Fleet Parts


MTA has once again planned an informative event with an opportunity for learning, networking, teambuilding and the sharing of information.


For further information, call MTA at 517-321-1951.

Michigan Trucking Association
1131 Centennial Way - Lansing, MI 48917
Phone (517) 321-1951 - Fax (517) 321-0884