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
www.GrandTraverseResort.com using the online promo code:
Hotel Guestroom $199
Tower Guestroom $229
Resort Fee $14.95/day/room
Registration deadline is Thursday, August
Online Conference Registration
Conference Registration Form
Thursday, August 8, 2012
12:00 pm-6:00 pm: Registration
1:30 pm-4:30 pm: Guest Speaker - Ed
3:00 pm & 4:00 pm: Spouses Retreat--ĎTinis
& Toes pedicures, Grand Traverse Spa
6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Entertainment
Friday, August 9, 2012
8:30 am: Guest Speaker - Rep. Wayne
9:30 am: Annual Meeting (MTA members only)
Guest Speaker - Michael Card
12:09 pm: Golf -
(separate fee - see registration form)
Registration deadline Monday, July 8, 2013
MTA Announces 2013 Conference Presenters:
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
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
Rep. Wayne Schmidt
Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure
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
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
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 mitrucking.org.
All sponsors, regardless of level, are recognized on all
signage and marketing materials plus receive recognition on
mitrucking.org and the Mileage Matters newsletter.
Please register sponsorship no later than Friday, July
26 to ensure your company receives proper recognition.
Conference Donor Form
Conference Donor Form
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Alma Tire Service
Alternative Safety & Training Solutions, Inc.
Keller & Associates, Inc.
Michigan Truck Spring of Saginaw
- A Qualcomm Company
Great Lakes Petroleum Transportation
Special Delivery 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