2020 ATA Convention – Sandestin, Fla.



Brandie Norcross

Update March 27, 2020

Due to the state of Florida recently extending its emergency order for the hospitality industry through May 9, the Hilton Sandestin will be unable to host the Alabama Trucking Association’s Convention on April 23-25.

Postponing the Convention wasn’t a decision our leaders took lightly, and we are weighing several possible scenarios for a reschedule. However, with the uncertainty of the length and scope of the ongoing health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to determine when, or even if, we can reschedule the event this year.

We have multiple ideas on how to move forward either with a new date, a condensed version of the Convention, or perhaps holding it in conjunction with another ATA event later in the year. For now, all we can do is wait for this crisis to pass and reveal an appropriate proposal in due time.

If you made hotel reservations either by phone, online or through the HiltonLink or the Honors apps, please cancel them through those channels.

For now, our team is focused on responding to our members’ needs during this crisis and promoting the courageous work of Alabama trucking businesses and their employees throughout this crisis.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Keep calm and keep trucking.

-The ATA Staff


Convention registration is now open! You can register online at the link below.

Be sure to have your ATA membership login credentials handy when registering online, otherwise, non-member rates will apply. If you don’t have your membership information or if you have specific questions about the process, please contact us at 334-834-3983.

Register Online Here

To download full a registration packet for printing, click here (This also includes sponsorship, hotel and spa information)

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Blvd S
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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Other information:

  • Rates are based on double occupancy
  • There will be a $20.00 charge for each additional adult per room
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm/Checkout time is 11:00am
  • Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • ATA staff cannot assist with lodging reservations

Cancellation Policy:  Once an individual reservation has been made, any changes should be made directly with the Group Reservations Department. The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa requires a one night’s room deposit and must accompany reservation form (check or major credit card). A credit card will be charged for one night’s deposit. To ensure accommodation availability, reservations and deposits must reach the Hotel at least 30 days prior to arrival. A full refund of deposit will be forfeited unless cancellation is received 14 days prior to arrival.

Early Departure Fee:  An early checkout fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged unless the Hotel is advised prior to or at the time of check-in.

Entertainment + Speaker Lineup

Details are being finalized for ATA’s 2020 Annual Convention — and from the looks of things, this could be our best meeting ever! The weekend is packed with informative programs, exciting events, and top-notch entertainment offerings. On top of that, attendees have an opportunity to network with the best business leaders our industry has to offer.

Our meeting agenda focuses on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for trucking. Together, we will find solutions that will benefit each of us, no matter what niche or business sector we serve.

Meeting Agenda


Show your company’s support for the Alabama Trucking Association. Become an official ATA Convention sponsor. There are three sponsorship levels available:

  • Act I – $6,000
  • Platinum – $3,000
  • Gold – $1,500

Sponsorship Form

Each sponsorship level offers exclusive benefits and special recognition before, during and after the Convention. Every sponsor is listed on the ATA Convention website, the onsite printed program, and the wrap-up coverage in the 2nd Quarter edition (June 2020) of 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, 2020. A single sponsorship cannot be split between two (or more) companies.

Thanks to the following firms for sponsoring our event:

Presidential Sponsor

Protection | Performance | Driven

Major Event Sponsor

ACT 1 Sponsors

AAA Cooper Transportation
Birmingham Freightliner
Buddy Moore Trucking
Church Transportation & Logistics
Cummins Sales & Service
Fitzgerald Peterbilt
Four Star Freightliner
Greenbush Logistics, Inc.
Gulf City Body & Trailer Works
J & M Tank Lines
McLeod Software
McGriff Tire Co.
“Merrill” A Bank of America Company
Southland Transportation Group
Watkins Trucking Co.
Wiley Sanders Truck Lines

Platinum Sponsors

Action Truck Center, Inc.
B & G Supply Co., Inc.
B.R. Williams Trucking Co.
BBVA Compass
Benny Whitehead, Inc.
Billy Barnes Enterprises
Carrier Transicold South
CenterState Bank
Coleman Worldwide Moving
Davison Fuels & Oil
EFS (Wex, Inc.)
Great West Casualty Co.
McGriff Insurance Services/McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Mid State Thermo King
Montgomery Transport
Penske Truck Leasing
Progress Bank
PS Logistics
R.E. Garrison Trucking
River Valley Ingredients
ServisFirst Bank
Storey Trucking Co.
Transport Enterprise Leasing
Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama
Volvo Trucks
Ward International Trucks
White Oak Transportation, Inc.
Wright Transportation

Gold Sponsors

Alabama Motor Express
Assured Partners
Baggett Transportation Company
Baldwin Transfer Co.
Ball, Ball, Mathews & Novak
BMO Transportation Finance
Boyd Bros. Transportation
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Business Council of Alabama
BXS Insurance
Carlisle Medical
Coffman International Trucks
Comdata Corp.
Continental Tire the Americas
Deep South Freight
Empire Truck Sales
Farris Evans Insurance Agency
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling, P.C.
Great Dane
Gulf Coast Truck & Equipment
Hornady Transportation
KLLM/Equipment Solutions, LLC
Mack Trucks
Meritor, Inc.
Michelin North America
Neely Coble Co.
Omnitracs, LLC
Palomar Insurance Corp.
People’s Capital and Leasing Corp.
People’s United Equipment Finance
Perdido Trucking Service
Pilot Co.
Pitts Media
Porter Billing Services, LLC
ProBilling & Funding Services
RangeWay Carriers
Renasant Bank
Ross Neely Systems, Inc.
Rushing Enterprises
S and M Transportation
Safety First
Service One Transport
Southeast Logistics, Inc.
Southern Tire Mart
Thompson Carriers, Inc.
Transport Trailer Center
W. H. Thomas Oil
Wabash National Financial Services
Walmart Transportation
Warren Averett
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Wilks Tire & Battery Service
Wilson & Berryhill, P.C.
Yokohama Tire Corp.


CommerceOne Bank
ErgoScience, Inc.
Fuller Warehouse & Gin, Inc.
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC
J P Transportation Safety Constulting
Johnstone Adams
PR Companies
Reliable Trailer Sales
Sturdy Lite