Annual Membership Conference and Expo

Omni Bedford Springs

April 18-20, 2023

 2023 Annual Membership Conference


Tuesday, April 18

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration for golf and boxed lunch

Clubhouse at the Old Course

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shotgun Scramble

Old Course

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Colonnade Room

7:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

Karaoke by Sam Taggert, Event Perfectionist

Colonnade Room

Wednesday, April 19

7:00 am – 8:30 am


Colonnade Room

8:30 pm – 8:35 am

Opening Remarks:

Rebecca Oyler, President & CEO, PMTA

Colonnade Room

8:35 am – 8:45 am


Senator Judy Ward

Colonnade Room

8:45 am – 9:15 am

State of the Association:

Rebecca Oyler

Colonnade Room

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Pennsylvania Economic & Budget Outlook:

Matthew Knittel, Director, Independent Fiscal Office

Colonnade Room

10:00 am – 10:15 am

BREAK / Vendor Visit

Colonnade Room, Constitution Hall, First Ladies’ Lounge

10:15 am – 11:15 am

ATRI Update:

Rebecca Brewster, President & COO, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Colonnade Room

11:15 am – 11:30 am

BREAK / Vendor Visit

Colonnade Room, Constitution Hall, First Ladies’ Lounge

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Fleet Safety Luncheon and Vendor Expo

Colonnade Room

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

How to Attract and Retain Female Drivers for Your Fleet:

Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking

Colonnade Room

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

What to Expect in Transportation in the State Legislature in 2023 – A Panel Discussion:

Moderated by PMTA Board Members Scott Pauchnik and Joe Butzer

  • Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Rep. Ed Neilson, Chairman, House Transportation Committee
  • Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, Minority Chairman, House Transportation Committee

Colonnade Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PMTA Board of Directors Meeting

Anderson Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chairman’s Reception

Colonnade Room, Constitution Hall, First Ladies’ Lounge

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Chairman’s Dinner:

Phil Garber, GFI Transport, PMTA Chairman

Colonnade Room

8:45 pm

Live Auction:

Dave Spera, Master of Ceremonies

Colonnade Room

Thursday, April 20

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast and Vendor Visit

Colonnade Room, Constitution Hall, First Ladies’ Lounge

8:30 pm – 9:15 am

ATA and Trucking Industry Priorities Now and in the Future:

Dan Van Alstine, Chairman, American Trucking Associations

Colonnade Room

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Chapter Awards and Chapter Officers Induction

Colonnade Room

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Chapter Panel:

Moderated by PMTA Board Member and Chairman of the Chapter Relations Committee Dale Knox

  • Bob Dolan, Lehigh Chapter
  • Emerson Hauck, York / Adams Chapter
  • Jerry Sensenig, Lancaster Chapter
  • Dave Spera, Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Chapter

Colonnade Room

10:15 am – 11:00 am

FMCSA Update:

Chris Henry, FMCSA Division Administrator

Colonnade Room

11:00 am

Drawing for Vendor Bingo – Crown Royal Basket (Donated by Jones Performance Products)


Drawing for Networking Contest – GRAND PRIZE TRIP (Sponsored by Hunter Truck)


2023 Speaker Biographies

ATRI President/COO Rebecca Brewster

Rebecca is the recipient of several awards including Fleet Owner magazine’s 2016 Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking, the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award from the Women in Trucking Association, and the 2010 J.R. Bob Halladay award given by the 50 state trucking associations. Rebecca has been with ATRI for 30 years. Prior to that, she was the Public and Governmental Affairs Director for the Cary, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and a Fleet Analyst with Moen, Inc. She has a B.A. in English from Wofford College and is a Fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.

ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine

Dan Van Alstine is President and Chief Operating Officer at Ruan Transportation Management Systems, headquartered in Des Moines, IA. Ruan, started in 1932, is a family-owned asset-based 3PL with more than 300 operations and 5,600 team members across the U.S. Through Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Brokerage Services, and Valued-added Warehousing, Ruan partners with customers to deliver tailored, integrated solutions. Ruan prides itself on being a great place to work with a focus on safety, transformative technology, customer satisfaction, driver engagement, team member involvement, and giving back to the communities it serves.

Women In Trucking CEO Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie (Voy-a) is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. 

Voie founded the Women In Trucking Association in 2007, and currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President & CEO. The Women In Trucking Association was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. 

Director PA Independent Fiscal Office Matthew Knittel

Matthew Knittel

Formerly employed as a financial economist by the US Department of Treasury and an economist by the Michigan Department of Treasury. Mr. Knittel holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Mr. Knittel has taught courses at Johns Hopkins, Temple and Penn State Universities and published several articles in the National Tax Journal, the NBER and US Treasury's Office of Tax Analysis working paper series.

Chris Henry FMCSA Pennsylvania Division Administrator

Chris has dedicated his adult life to commercial motor vehicle safety serving in Federal Service for over thirty-four years specializing in motor carrier safety programs at the FHWA Office of Motor Carrier Safety and at FMCSA. Chris currently holds the position of Division Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pennsylvania Division Office in New Cumberland. The position oversees all FMCSA Federal and State Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Programs carried out in the State of Pennsylvania. He has previously held positions as a Motor Carrier Safety Specialist, Hazardous Materials Specialist, State Program (grant) Specialist and Division Administrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Princeton, New Jersey and Hartford, Connecticut.

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