About the NCTA

For 87 years, the North Carolina Trucking Association has been a source for education, advocacy, peer support, and guidance within our industry. This October, the NCTA Safety and Human Resources Council and the Technology and Maintenance Council, will once again combine their efforts and present their Annual Conference.

This year’s event will be held October 9-12th at the beautiful Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC. In addition to a line up featuring industry leaders and world class presenters from the Human Resources, Safety, and Maintenance fields, our event will also feature an Electronic Logging DeviseLab; allowing fleets to take a hands-on approach as they make the critical decisions regarding their Electronic Logging Devices in advance of the 2017 mandate.

As Co-Chairs of this year’s conference, we want to extend a personal invitation to join us at what will be an outstanding event. We look forward to seeing you in Asheville.

Richard Hepler
NCTA SHRC Annual Conference Co-Chair
Best Cartage

Stacy Earnhardt
NCTA TMC Annual Conference Co-Chair
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Hear what people said about last years conference

Al Ganey

Al Ganey

Chairman North Carolina
Trucking Association

As Chairman for the NCTA, I attended last year’s conference in Myrtle Beach and was impressed with the content of the program as well as the expertise demonstrated by the speakers. However, I believe the greater value of attending this conference is the opportunity to establish a network of professionals that will enhance both the company as well as the individual.

Dawna Blackburn

Dawna Blackburn

Director of Human Resources
Cargo Transporters

I have attended the NCTA SHRT&M for several years. The content is always relevant to the current industry and provides me the opportunity to stay ahead of the ever changing regulatory environment. I am able to network with others gaining valuable insight on new ideas to incorporate into our programs or even new programs to roll out at my location. I always walk away with more knowledge to strengthen our strategic direction.

Stacy Earnhardt

Stacy Earnhardt

Director of Maintenance Best
Logistics Group

The Annual Combined Conference is a great opportunity to meet with the top Maintenance, HR & Safety personnel within the North Carolina Trucking industry. The ability to network and discuss best practices for our industry in one location can’t be beat. You can’t find that anywhere else.

Our Trusted Sponsors

Gold Conference Sponsors
$2,500 Level

National Interstate Agency Logo

Silver Conference Sponsors
$1,000 Level

Best Logistics Group Logo
Eagle Logo
Teague Campbell Logo
Triad Freightliner Logo
Select Trucks Freightliner Logo
Carolina Axle logo
Hedrick Gardner logo
Marsh & Mclennan Agency logo
Yarbrough logo
Navistar logo
Epes logo
PeopleNet logo
Highlands Environmental Solutions logo
Rand McNally logo
GoodYear logo
Snider Fleet Solutions logo
McMahon Truck Centers & Mack logos
Electric Guard Dog logo
Omnitracs logo
Parrish Tire Company logo
Phillips Temro logo
MSE logo
Blacks Tire & Auto Service logo
Aeroflow Healthcare logo
Open Road Drivers Plan logo
TA Petro logo
Clarke Power Services Inc logo
G & S Road Service logo
NTA Inc logo
Twin State Trailer logo
Mangum's logo
TranSource logo
Hale logo
T-Mobile logo
Blue Tree Systems logo
Integrated Communications logo
MHC Kenworth logo
Michelin logo
Waccamaw logo
Carrier Web logo

Bronze Conference Sponsors
Sponsored by

Continential Tire logo
Ezzell Trucking logo
Meritor logo
Great Dane logo
Thermo King Central logo
Goldberg Segalla logo
Lite Check logo
Edwards Wood Products Transportation logo
EFS logo
Chief Express logo

Trophy Conference Sponsors
Sponsored by

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This years programs



Registration in afternoon

Welcome Dinner in evening



Combined General Session

Active Shooter Training—also called Run, Hide or Fight Training

Business Session

Election of new officers

Combined General Session

Mock Workers Comp

Free evening

Vendor-Client opportunities



Split Sessions with 3 Tracks
8-12pm and 1:30-3pm


Fleet Efficiency Round Table

Group (All day training)


Accident Investigation and Management

Human Resources

DeeDee Cox

Director of HR Development Old

Dominion Freight Line

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Driver Recruiting in the
Digital Age

Q & A with a panel of
recruiting leaders from the trucking industry

Shelley Mundy—Director of Recruiting/Retention Cargo Transporters

Melissa Nishan—Director of Recruiting EPES Transport

Rebecca Tippett, Ph.D.

Director of Carolina

Demography — Carolina

Population Center — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Changing NC Demographic Landscape

All 3 of these tracks will allow for 2 Continuing-Ed Credits

Tuesday evening awards banquet/Installment of new officers for both councils



Combined General Session

NC Highway Patrol Update

Crystal Collins NCTA update

Safety and Tech Keynote


Mehdi Ahmadian

Director Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety Virginia Tech

Jon McCormick

Division Administrator FMCSA

This years venue

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

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Membership Benefits

Advocating, promoting and educating a safe and sustainable trucking industry.

The NCTA carrier membership ranges from interstate and intrastate small family-owned for-hire fleets, to the world’s largest international carriers and private fleets.

NCTA provides membership exclusive benefits that advance the long-term sustainable profitability of our motor carriers and suppliers. Those benefits include legislative and regulatory representation, advocacy, training, education, public relations, image enhancement, workshops, networking, leadership development and buying programs. By joining the NCTA, your fleet becomes a member of both the Safety and Human Resource Council, along with the Technology and Maintenance Council.

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