OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE KENTUCKY TRUCKING ASSOCIATION

Pub. 2 2021 Issue 3

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2021 Membership Conference and Expo Recap

KENTUCKY trucking association
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Sponsor Awards – Platinum Sponsors (left to right) Brando Colliver and Roger Johnson with Marvin Johnson & Assoc., Todd Felty – Mercer Transportation, Dan Martin and Stewart Easter Great West Casualty Co., Rick Taylor
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Sponsor Awards – Gold Sponsors (left to right) Rick Taylor, Hal Dowland – PrePass Safety Alliance, Terry Elrod – Apex Trailer Service and Sales, Chris McDonogh – Kentucky Truck Sales, Dallas Barnes, Uhl Truck Sales A Trivista Co.

Over 100 of our members attended the 2021 Annual Membership Conference & Expo in French Lick, Indiana, the first weekend of August. We had a wonderful time at the Welcome Reception and Sponsors Awards, where we found out what some of our members learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and Art Potter shared his “new talent” with the group.

During our educational sessions on day two, we learned about upcoming changes and challenges for new CDL drivers. We looked at the data from the drug and alcohol clearinghouse and we heard from Mr. Dan Cook of the TrueNorth Companies on strategic risk financing in a challenging litigation environment. We had outstanding weather for our golf and sporting clays outings during the afternoon – Chris McDonogh, Wade Bryant, Matt Goudy, and Adrien Voellinger won the golf tournament and Mr. David Meiners was the best shot of the group.

At the Chairman’s Banquet, Mr. Bob Costello, the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy with the American Trucking Association, spoke about the trucking demand and the trucking supply, including the driver shortage. Mr. Dan Martin with Great West Casualty and Rick Taylor with KTA presented the Safety Awards. Mr. Matthew Alpaugh with ABF Freight was named Driver of the Year and the Castellini Company was our Grand Champion.

On our final day, we had an eye-opening presentation from Ms. Jennifer Hall, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs for the American Trucking Association on lawsuit abuse. She presented on various issues from other states such as failure to equip, preventable determination, phantom damages, seat belt gag rule, and the reptile theory. Our final speaker was Ms. Mindy Peterson with C2 Strategic Communications. She provided updates to several major projects, including the Ohio River Crossing I-69 bridge in Henderson, KY, the rehab of the Sherman Minton bridge in Louisville, and the upgrade of 24 miles in Indiana between Evansville and Indianapolis that is part of completing the I-69 corridor.

We want to thank all those who attended and helped make this event such a success!

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Rick Taylor, Driver of the Year Matthew Alpaugh – ABF Freight and J.P. Rimstidt – ABF Freight
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Dan Martin, Ryan Usher, and Stewart Easter
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Sponsor Awards – Silver Sponsors (left to right) Brian Wallace – Cummins Sales & Service, Mark Pitcock – Paschall Truck Lines, Tim Almack – Katz Sapper & Miller, Brian Farmer – The Larson Group, Laura Mattingly – Phil Brown Insurance, Rick Taylor
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Welcome Reception – Dewell Gossett – Bulk First LLC, Ed O’Daniel – O’Daniel Law Office, and Larry Glasscock – Glasscock Transport
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Welcome Reception – What Art Potter learned during COVID – Laura Mattingly (Phil Brown Insurance) in the background
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Kentucky Road Team (left to right) – David Proctor -FedEx Freight, Wayne Walker – Walmart Supply Chair, Lindsey Trent – Ryder Systems/Next Generation in Trucking, Rick Taylor, John Higgs – FedEx Freight, Dale Brenaman – UPS, Art Potter – MAP Logistics
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Sporting Clays – Tracy Stephens - M & M Cartage Co.
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Welcome Reception
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