Arkansas Trucking Association

2023 Arkansas Trucking Association Conference & Vendor Showcase

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Name: 2023 Arkansas Trucking Association Conference & Vendor Showcase
Date: May 15, 2023 - May 17, 2023
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Don't miss the 2023 Arkansas Trucking Association Business Conference & Vendor Showcase.  Registration is available on-site. See you there!
Join us on May 15-17 for insightful forums, networking with some of trucking's premier executives as well as the chance to promote your business to this elite group at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR.

Monday, May 15


2:00 pm   ATA Board of Directors Meeting
(by invite only)
4:00 pm   ATA-PAC Appreciation Happy Hour
(by invite only)
5:00 pm   Member Mixer

Tuesday, May 16

7:30 am   Registration Opens
8:00 am   Vendor Showcase Opens
8:30 am   Lattes with Law Enforcement
9:30 am   General Session
11:00 am  

Where We're From, Where We're Going: Arkansas' Place in the Supply Chain and Impact on Local Communities with Shelley Simpson, J.B. Hunt Transport president

Shelley Simpson is president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Her 28-year career at J.B. Hunt reflects the company’s continued progression as an innovative leader in the transportation and logistics industry.

12:00 pm   Luncheon with Bryan Day, Little Rock Port executive director
2:00 pm  

What Makes Places Successful: Priorities for Arkansas in Post-COVID Regional Economic Development with Ross DeVol, Heartland Forward president and CEO

Ross DeVol is president and CEO of Heartland Forward. Heartland Forward’s goal is to promote regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems that foster job creation, wage gains, health and wellbeing and economic growth for the American Heartland.

3:30 pm  

Who's at the Table and Your Role in Getting Them There with Featured Speaker Gina Radke, Galley Support Innovations owner and CEO

Gina Radke is an entrepreneur and economic influencer. Owner and CEO of an aerospace manufacturing company, Galley Support Innovations, Radke uses her international business experience to serve as an international trade advisor to the U.S. Congress. She is well known for her involvement in community service, and empowering others with economic opportunities. Radke is a bestselling author, with her book More Than, How to be Bold and Balanced in Life and Business selling out three times in 12 months.

5:00 pm   Chairman's Reception

Live Music. Rocktown Distillery Tasting & Specialty Cocktails . Gina Radke Book Signing
6:00 pm   Gold Sponsor Reception (by invite only)

Wednesday, May 17

7:30 am   Silver Sponsor Breakfast
8:00 am   Registration & Vendor Showcase
9:00 am   State of the Industry Address with Chris Spear, American Trucking Associations president and CEO

Chris Spear is president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.
As president and CEO, Spear leads ATA’s efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry. Employing more than seven million people and moving more than 10 billion tons of freight annually, trucking is the industry most responsible for moving America’s economy.
11:00 am   The Litigation Threat with Doug Marcello, Bluewire chief legal officer

Douglas Marcello is a member of Saxton & Stump’s trucking and commercial transportation group, defending trucking companies in both Pennsylvania and throughout the country. A trial counsel in 35 different states, Marcello handles all aspects of the trucking industry’s legal needs, from immediately responding to accidents to working with businesses to mitigate risk and litigating cases through a jury trial.
12:00 pm   Awards & Recognition Luncheon with Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders












Registration is available on-site. See you there!

Statehouse Convention Center
Little Rock, Ark.

Book your room at the Little Rock Marriott.
Room rate deadline: April 14

Date/Time Information:
May 15 - 17, 2023
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Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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