Recap: Virtual Annual Membership Conference

May 25, 2021 9:54 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association would like to thank everyone that participated in the Virtual Annual Membership Conference that took place on May 12-14. 

The event was sponsored by Wright-Knox Motor Lines and several other contributing sponsors. Gold level sponsors for the even included ECBM, EROAD, Omnitracs, UPS and the Lancaster Chapter of PMTA. The York/Adams Chapter was also a supporting sponsor.

Video Sponsors included Hub international, Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance and Scraper Systems FleetPlow. Slide Sponsors included Barley Snyder, Maven Machines and Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants. 

The event began on Wednesday morning with a State of the Association update from Chairman Mark Giuffre and President and CEO Rebecca Oyler. After a roundtable discussion of legislative issues of interest in the second part of the morning session, PMTA announced the winners of the Fleet Safety Awards, presented by Great West Casualty Insurance.

Those winners are:

General Commodities – T/L

1st Place - Watsontown Trucking Company

2nd Place - WFM Transport, INC

General Commodities – LTL Under 15 Million Miles

1st Place – CLI Transport, LP/Sheetz

2nd Place – Peters Brothers, INC

3rd Place – Feeser’s INC

General Commodities – LTL Over 15 Million Miles

1st Place - Pitt Ohio

2nd Place - FedEx Freight, INC

Tank Truck

1st Place - CLI Transport, LP

2nd Place - H R Ewell, INC

3rd Place - Lansberry Trucking, INC

Dump Truck

1st Place - Lansberry Trucking, INC

2nd Place - Shiloh Paving and Excavating, INC

3rd Place - New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., INC

Heavy Haul

1st Place - Aaron Leasing Company, LLC

Miscellaneous

1st Place - CLI Transport, LP / SBK

Most Improved

Feeser’s INC.

You can view all of the Wednesday Session here.

On Thursday morning, Ed Gilroy, the Senior VP of Legislative Affairs at ATA and Elisabeth Barna, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs for ATA, gave an update on federal issues and ATA happenings. 

You can view Elisabeth's presentation here.

Thursday's second session featured all four of the Pennsylvania House and Senate Transportation Committee Chairmen. Sen. Wayne Langerholc was unable to attend but provided this video message and Sen. John Sabatina, Rep. Tim Hennessey and Rep. Michael Carroll participated in a panel hosted by Rebecca Oyler. Notably, bridge tolling was discussed as well as Langerholc's SB 382, which would stop the current bridge tolling initiative proposed by PennDOT. Rep. Hennessey indicated that the House Transportation Committee would likely not address the bill at this time, even though it has already passed the Senate. 

You can view the full legislative panel here.

On Friday, PMTA hosted its first in person event in more than 18 months at Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, PA. There were 22 teams of four golfer participating in the event which was sponsored by Five Star. The full list of sponsors include: 

Closest to the Pin – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Longest Drive – Triumph Business Capital

Straightest Drive – UPS

Hole Sponsors

Harding Yost Insurance Associates

Bergey Truck Centers

ECBM

AFS

Hess Auctioneers

GFI Transport

Peterbilt Motors Company

Cummins Inc

Pion law

Mack Trucks

Ancra Cargo

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Saxton & Stump

National Van Lines

Cassel

Ball Sponsor - Service Tire

The winning team came from Harding & Yost. Dan Trump, Josh Becker, Matt Mordas and Marty Sowa posted a score of 18-under par.

Josh Macknik won the closest to the pin challenge, Bridget Ort hit the straightest drive and Derick Fritchey hit the longest drive. 




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