Thursday, February 11, 2021

ATA changes dates for 2021 Convention and 2021 Golf Classic

ATA 2021 Convention Chairman Will Bruser announced today that the Association has decided to switch the dates of the 2021 Annual Convention in Destin, Fla. to September 23-26 and the 2021 Golf Classic in Prattville, Ala. to April 20.

“As the leading advocate for Alabama’s trucking industry, our top priority is safety. We invest countless resources to create a better and safer industry from top to bottom,” he said. “Likewise, the personal safety of our members and staff is also of the utmost importance to us.”


Bruser said that switching these events allows members, staff and guests to safely gather outdoors in the spring for the Classic, and pushing back the Convention to the fall allows vaccine supplies and distribution to catch up with demand, affording us a better opportunity to safely hold our 2021 Convention in September.

He also noted that Alabama and Auburn football teams play home, non-conference games on September 25 (Alabama vs Southern Miss and Auburn vs Georgia St.), so the event will not conflict with major matchups at Bryant-Denny or Jordan-Hare stadiums.

ATA President Mark Colson said the decision comes after broad input from ATA’s diverse membership.

“We know this decision could inconvenience some, but we believe it is the best path forward to keep ATA’s two most important annual events on track while providing our members the opportunity to gather safely in a way that truly celebrates trucking and advances our mission,” he said.

Additional details on both events are forthcoming, and in the coming days and very soon you can visit to make a sponsorship commitment for these events. Meantime, if you want immediate information about sponsoring either of these events, please contact Brandie Norcross at