National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Sep
9
to Sep 13

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Locations

Monday, September 9th – Scatter Creek Rest Area (Breakfast provided by Cattleman’s Food Truck & BBQ Lunch provided by Foster Farms & DSU Peterbilt & GMC, Inc.)

Tuesday, September 10th – Bow Hill Scale House (Food Trucks Sponsored by Kam-Way Transportation & Ludtke Pacific Trucking, Inc.)

Thursday, September 12th – Spokane (Exact location & Food Trucks TBD) Breakfast catered by Jaunderfull Edibles

Friday, September 13th – Grandview Scale House (Food Trucks TBD) Breakfast catered by Jaunderfull Edibles

Details

6am – 9am – Breakfast

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10am – 1pm – Lunch

*Freebies to give to drivers will be available as well

 
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Dave Weldy Eastside Golf Tournament
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Dave Weldy Eastside Golf Tournament

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Please join us at the beautiful Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima, WA on Friday, September 27th, 2019 for our Annual Dave Weldy Eastside Golf Tournament! Lunch will be available at the course during registration with the awards dinner following the tournament that evening.

Please contact Crystal Harper at crystal@watrucking.org or (253) 275-0249 for Sponsorship Opportunities. All proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund.

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2019 Fall Safety Conference
Oct
24
to Oct 25

2019 Fall Safety Conference

  • Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WTA Safety Management Council Presents

2019 Fall Safety Conference

at Holiday Inn in Downtown Yakima

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

To take advantage of the reduced rate of $133, be sure to book your room(s) by calling the Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima directly at (509) 494-7000; or online via WaTruckingAssociation2019 before September 25th, 2019

Hotel Room Block ID#WTA 

Please submit your registration for the conference directly to Crystal Harper at crystal@watrucking.org.

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Conference Agenda

October 24th                                                                                                                                    

9:00am – 10:00am            Registration

10:00am – 10:15am         Welcome – Sheri Call

10:15am – 1115am           Entry Level Driver Training – Annette Sandberg

11:15am – 12:00pm         Drivers Dangerous Distractions

12:00pm – 1:30pm           Lunch – Visit with our Suppliers!

1:30pm – 2:30pm             Drug & Alcohol Awareness – Director Darrin Grondel

2:45pm – 3:45pm             Update on CFR New Rules – Jeff James

4:00pm – 5:00pm             Member Concerns Roundtable Discussion

5:00pm – 5:30pm             Closing – Visit with our Suppliers!

 

October 25th                                                                                                                                                         

6:30am – 8:00am              Breakfast – Visit with our Suppliers!

8:00am – 9:00am              CDL Updates – Tandy Alexander w/DOL

9:15am – 10:15am            Legal Defense – Attorney Brian Smith

10:30am – 11:30am         Commercial Vehicles – Captain Tom Foster

11:30am – 1:00pm           Lunch – Visit with our Suppliers!

1:00pm – 2:00pm             Switching from AORBs to ELDs – John Bartizal

2:15pm – 3:15pm             How to Reduce Work Comp Claims – Work Right

  

DASHCAM giveaway at end of last session! (Must be present to win.)

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2019 Day with the Winners
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Day with the Winners

This year’s Safe Driver and Safe Fleet Awards will be conducted at the beautiful Tacoma Country Club in Tacoma, Washington. As soon as more information regarding this event is shared, please plan to attend this awards ceremony and show your support and pride to the individuals and companies honored for their outstanding safety records.  The awards ceremony is organized by the Washington Trucking Associations Safety Management Council.

Nominations now closed. Please don’t forget to RSVP.

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Frank Riordan Memorial Golf Tournament at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Frank Riordan Memorial Golf Tournament at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge

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Please join us at the beautiful Club at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course in Snoqualmie, WA on Monday, July 29, 2019 for our Inaugural Frank Riordan Memorial Golf Tournament!  Light refreshments and pastries will be available at the course during registration with dinner following the tournament that afternoon. 

We will be golfing at the course just 3 weeks prior to them hosting the 2019 Boeing Classic!  You won’t want to miss this wonderful golf tournament on such a beautiful course!

Registration is from 9:00am – 11:00am with a shotgun start at 11:00am.

Please contact Crystal Harper at crystal@watrucking.org or (253) 275-0249 for Sponsorship Opportunities.  All proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund.

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2019 Truck Driving Championship
Jun
22
7:00 AM07:00

2019 Truck Driving Championship

Drivers will compete to see whose industry knowledge and skills outpaces the competition. Participants in the Truck Driving Championships will take a written test, perform a pre-trip inspection, and navigate a driving course designed to push their driving skills to the limit. On Saturday afternoon the champions will be celebrated at an awards ceremony with members of the WTA leadership, the Safety Management Council leadership. 
 
The TDC driving course is open to spectators, so if you are in the area please feel free to join us and experience the excitement of the competition. If you are willing, interested or even curious about volunteering for this event, we need a cavalry of volunteers and you would be most welcome to join the team.

To volunteer, please email mike@watrucking.org. For registration and information, please fill out the form below and return to mike@watrucking.org, or contact the office at (253) 838-1650 for more information regarding the event. Mark your calendar for June 22, 2019!

Driver Check-in and Written test begins at 7:00 AM

Drivers course begins at 10:00 AM

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2019 Leadership Conference and Vendor Showcase
May
30
to Jun 1

2019 Leadership Conference and Vendor Showcase

  • Wenatchee Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to WTA's 2019 Annual Leadership Conference and Vendor Showcase! This year's conference will be an exciting three days of golf, education, and fabulous entertainment - featuring Seattle's own, The Beatniks!

Thursday, May 30th

Conference Golf Tournament

Highlander Golf Course - East Wenatchee

Shotgun Start of 1:30 pm

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Please join us at the beautiful Highlander Golf Course in Eastern Wenatchee on Thursday, May 30, 2019 for our Conference Golf Tournament. A boxed lunch will be available at the course during registration.

Registration is from 11:30am – 1:00pm with a shotgun start at 1:15pm.

Friday, May 31st

Advanced Safety Workshop

Wenatchee Convention Center

8:00am - 4:00pm

The Advanced Safety Workshop is presented by the Safety Management Council to assist your company in the following areas: how to build a safety culture, navigate your CSA company portal, personal accident investigation, and more. Attendance is FREE for those registered for the Leadership Conference and Vendor Showcase.

Art Walk & Wine Tasting (Optional Activity)

Start at Wenatchee Convention Center

Tour Start Time: 10:00am 

Walking Tour

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Take a guided walking tour with the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce throughout the Downtown Wenatchee area and the Wenatchee Loop Trail to explore this unique outdoor sculpture exhibit! Explore over 80 local pieces while learning some great historic information about Wenatchee!  The tour will end at the Wenatchee Chamber Tasting Room where you will have the opportunity to experience 4 tastings of local wines, hard ciders, or craft beers of your choice! (Type of Activity: Light)

Conference Kick-Off Welcome Reception

Wenatchee Convention Center

6:30pm - 10:30pm

Featuring: Country Artist, Tara Tinsley

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Saturday, June 1st

Full Day Educational Seminar with Vendor Visits

7:00am - 4:00pm

Featuring:

Moss Adams: Aaron McFarland

ATA's: Bob Costello & Barry Pottle

DLA Piper's: Anthony Todaro

Fitness Trucking LLC's: Siphiwe Baleka

TuSimple's: Robert Brown

Annual Supplier's Night Gala

8:00pm - 12:00am

*Evening Reception will begin at 5:00pm

*Dinner will begin at 6:30pm

Featuring: The Beatniks

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Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn, 25 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA, 98801, (800) 445-8667

Use Group ID 'WTA' to book your lodging. Room block released Friday, May 10th, 2019.

 

Non-WTA members welcome!

Please select ‘Register Online’ to sign up through our online portal.

You may also download a printable form to complete manually and mail to WTA directly. Select ‘Download PDF Form’ below.

Contact:

Crystal Harper
WTA Events Planner
(253) 275-0249
crystal@watrucking.org

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4th Annual DSU Truck Expo
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

4th Annual DSU Truck Expo

Join us on April 24th, 2019 at the Portland Expo Center for the fourth annual DSU Truck Expo from 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT.

Event highlights:

  • The latest Peterbilt, GMC and Isuzu trucks

  • The newest products on the market from thousands of manufacturers

  • 72,000 square foot facility

  • More vendors Click here to view event map

  • Best pricing of the year on thousands of products

  • Serving delicious food and refreshments all day

  • Raffle prizes

  • Opportunity to win a brand-new GMC truck

  • Large tool and shop equipment section

  • Chance to win one of three guided fishing trips with the host of the TV show "Day One Outdoors" Cody Herman

  • Training classes - Click here for schedule (limited availabilty)

Special pricing on hotel rooms - Book your group rate for DSU Trucks

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Great West Casualty Company Fall Safety Seminar - Spokane
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Great West Casualty Company Fall Safety Seminar - Spokane

In continued partnership with the trucking industry, Great West Casualty Company is proud to present this year's seminar:

Avoiding Today's Detours: Managing Risks on the Road to Success.

Come spend the day with Great West Casualty Company as we discuss ways to incorporate safety into your company's overall plans for success. Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in our informative breakout sessions, sharing perspectives with your peers on various topics affecting the industry. 

Topics that will be covered in this year's seminar include:

  • Leadership strategies that impact both safety and retention
  • How to use technology to improve safety performance
  • Assessing risk and creating a plan of action to mitigate loss
  • Regulatory update

Seats for this FREE event are limited and fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

REGISTER HERE

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Great West Casualty Company Fall Safety Seminar - Seattle
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Great West Casualty Company Fall Safety Seminar - Seattle

In continued partnership with the trucking industry, Great West Casualty Company is proud to present this year's seminar:

Avoiding Today's Detours: Managing Risks on the Road to Success.

Come spend the day with Great West Casualty Company as we discuss ways to incorporate safety into your company's overall plans for success. Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in our informative breakout sessions, sharing perspectives with your peers on various topics affecting the industry. 

Topics that will be covered in this year's seminar include:

  • Leadership strategies that impact both safety and retention
  • How to use technology to improve safety performance
  • Assessing risk and creating a plan of action to mitigate loss
  • Regulatory update

Seats for this FREE event are limited and fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

 

REGISTER HERE

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Joint WTA/OTA Trucking Security Summit
Oct
10
8:30 AM08:30

Joint WTA/OTA Trucking Security Summit

Join the Washington Trucking Associations, and the Oregon Trucking Associations for this important day of education on security issues in the trucking industry. 

Topics that will be discussed are:

  • Cargo Security

  • Cybersecurity

  • Employee Safety

  • Terrorism Trends in Trucking

Complete agenda will be available soon.

Fees/Admission:

$129 OTA & WTA Members
$199 Non-Members


Sponsor opportunities available.

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2018 Roger Mauch Scholarship Golf Tournament Sponsored by Pleloton Technology
Sep
21
12:30 PM12:30

2018 Roger Mauch Scholarship Golf Tournament Sponsored by Pleloton Technology

Sponsored by

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"Shot Gun" Start at 1:30pm

Great Golf – 18-Hole Best Ball Scramble!  And yes – “Mulligans” available!

Great Food -- Lunch prior to tee-time

Awards Dinner following golf!

Great Prizes -- 1st and 2nd Place Team, LD, and KP awards! Raffle for great items!

Great Camaraderie – Door Prizes!  Great fun for all!

Time: 12:30pm Check- In and Lunch                                        

             1:30pm “Shot-Gun” Start

             6:30pm Social & Dinner

Format:  Four-Person Scramble

(Less than four golfers per Registration will be assigned with others)  

Entry Fee:  Golf, Lunch, & Dinner $150 per person

Foursome Registration: $550

(Includes green fee and cart, range balls, beverages, and meals.)

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Proper Use of Personal Conveyance Webinar Presented by Zonar
Aug
29
1:00 PM13:00

Proper Use of Personal Conveyance Webinar Presented by Zonar

Even with the recent guidance by the FMCSA, there is still a lot of confusion in the industry about the proper use of Personal Conveyance as it relates to electronic logs. Not properly managing Personal Conveyance of drivers can lead to violations and fines as well as possible liability in the case of an accident.

This webinar will review the recent guidance given by the FMCSA as well as cover best practices and policies relating to managing Personal Conveyance of your drivers.

Register now for this informative webinar.

REGISTER HERE

Presented by Zonar

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