2017 ATA Annual Convention & Meeting – Sandestin, Fla.

Join your colleagues and friends for the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2017 Annual Convention & Meeting, set for April 20-22 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in beautiful Destin, Fla.

Highlights include personnel performance expert and former Lead Solo of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and Vietnam War hero Lt. Clebe McClary. USMC (Ret.), plus all the informative meetings and exciting entertainment you expect from our Convention.

Convention Contact:

Jane Nixon, ATA Events Coordinator


To register, call 334-834-3983 to register with an ATA staff member or download the registration packet below. Carefully review and complete all forms and fax or email them to Jane Nixon at 334-262-6504 or jnixon@alabamatrucking.org.

Full Registration Packet

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations are made directly with The Hilton reservations office at 850-267-9500 or your room can be reserved online here. Be sure to identify your affiliation with the Alabama Trucking Association Convention when making phone reservations to receive the special group rate of $269 for a standard room, plus fees and taxes (Upgrades are available upon request). Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Update: March 1, 2017 — As of today, there are no more rooms available at the Hilton for our meeting. However, the there are rooms still available at the Luau, which is a very short walking distance from the Hilton. To check room availability there, click here. Be sure to use Group Code: 23R3MJ.

Please note: ATA staff cannot assist with lodging reservations.

Convention Sponsorship

Show your company’s support for the Alabama Trucking Association. Sign up today to become an official ATA 2016 Convention sponsor.

There are three levels of sponsorship available:

  • Act I – $5,000
  • Platinum – $2,000
  • Gold – $1,000

Sponsorship Pledge Form

Each sponsorship level offers exclusive benefits and special recognition before, during and after Convention. Every sponsor is listed on the ATA Convention website; the onsite printed program; and in wrap-up coverage in Alabama Trucker magazine. Depending on the level of your sponsorship, your firm’s logo will appear on the aforementioned items and at select locations and events during Convention. Sponsorship fees must be paid in full by March 17, 2016. A single sponsorship cannot be split between two (or more) companies.

Please note: We no longer offer print advertising for sponsors in the convention program.

Events + Activities


Convention Sponsors

Thanks to the following firms for sponsoring our event:

Major Event Sponsor

ATA Workers’ Compensation Fund

ACT 1 Sponsors

AAA Cooper Transportation
B.R. Williams Trucking
Billy Barnes Enterprises
Birmingham Freightliner
Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc.
Fitzgerald Peterbilt
Great Dane Trailers
Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc.
J & M Tank Lines
Marmon Highway Technologies/Fontaine Trailer Co.
McGriff Tire Co.
McLeod Software
National Bank of Commerce
Southland International Trucks, Inc.
Wiley Sanders Truck Lines, Inc.
York Risk Services Group

Platinum Sponsors

Action Truck Center, Inc.
B & G Supply Company, Inc.
Baldwin Transfer Company
BBVA Compass
Benny Whitehead, Inc.
Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc.
Carrier Transicold South
Century Dedicated, Inc.
Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc.
Coleman Worldwide Moving
Columbus Tire Co., Inc.
Cummins Sales and Service
Deep South Freight
Dolphin Line, Inc.
Eaton / Roadranger
EFS – a WEX Company
Equipment Solutions KLLM – FFE
Evergreen Forest Products
Evergreen Transport, LLC
Four Star Freightliner
Great West Casualty Company
Greenbush Logistics, Inc.
Industrial Warehouse Services, Inc.
J. Scott Enterprises, Inc.
Kenworth Truck Company
Love’s Travel Stops, Inc.
Mack Trucks, Inc.
Mid State Thermo King
Navistar – International Truck
Nextran Truck Center
P & S Transportation
Palomar Insurance Corp.
Pilot Flying J
PNC Bank
Progress Bank
R. E. Garrison Trucking
ServisFirst Bank
Shoreline Transportation of Alabama
Southeast Logistics, Inc.
Storey Trucking Co., Inc.
Taylor and Martin Auctioneers, Inc.
Thompson Carriers, Inc.
TMW Systems, Inc.
Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC
Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama, LLC
Vertical Alliance Group
Volvo Trucks North America LLC
Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC
Ward International Trucks, LLC
Warren Averett Companies, LLC
Watkins Trucking Co.
Wilson & Berryhill PC
Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc.
WTI Transport, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Assured Neace Lukens Insurance Agency d/b/a Turner & Hamrick
Austill, Lewis, Pipkin & Maddox, PC
Baggett Transportation Company
Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak
Bank of America
Best One Tire
BMO Transportation Finance
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Capital Volvo Trucks
Carlisle Medical
Carr Allison
Coffman International, Inc.
Comdata, Inc.
Davison Fuels & Oil
Dunn Building Company
Empire Truck Sales
Farris Evans Insurance Agency, Inc.
FleetPride Truck & Trailer Parts
Freightliner / Daimler Trucks North America
Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc.
Heritage Freight Warehouse & Logistics, Inc.
Hill Hill Carter
Hornady Transportation LLC
J.J. Keller & Associates
Johnson-Locklin & Associates, Inc.
Long Lewis Western Star
McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
Meritor, Inc.
Michelin North America
Montgomery Transport, LLC
Omnitracs, LLC
Osborn Transportation, Inc.
Ox Bodies, Inc.
People’s United Equipment Finance Corp.
Premium 2000+ Warranties
Rand McNally
RangeWay Carriers
Regions Insurance
Renasant Bank
Robbie D. Wood
Ross Neely Systems, Inc.
SmartDrive Systems
Stemco ITMS
Summerford Truck Line, Inc.
The Baxter Agency
TLS – Transportation & Logistical Services
Transport Trailer Center
Travel Centers of America/Petro
W. H. Thomas Oil Co., Inc.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Wilks Tire & Battery Service, Inc.
Wright Transportation, Inc.
Yokohama Tire Corp.


Avondale Trucking
Canal Insurance Co.
Continental Tire the Americas
D T & Freight Co., Inc.
Fuller Warehouse & Gin, Inc.
Hand Arendall, LLC
Highland Technical Services, Inc.
Iberia Bank
J P Transportation Safety Consulting, LLC
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
McAbee Construction, Inc.
Moundville Warehouse
Rushing Enterprises, Inc.