Arkansas Trucking Association

2018 Annual Business Conference & Vendor Showcase

Arkansas Trucking
Dates: May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018

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 The Brightest Ideas in Trucking

In 2018, we've got our ears to the ground and eyes to the future for the hottest topics in the industry from driver retention to truck electrification. Join the Arkansas Trucking Association for the brightest ideas in trucking at our Annual Business Conference & Vendor Showcase in Hot Springs.

On May 16 - 18, we'll be hosting industry experts to offer insight and analysis; the opportunity to network with some of trucking's premier executives as well as the chance to promote your business to this elite group at the Hot Springs Convention Center. 

REGISTER HERE                     BOOK A ROOM




9:00 a.m.
Registration & Vendor Showcase Open
10:00 a.m. Accounting & Finance Council Meeting
  Maintenance & Technology Council Meeting
  Safety Management Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
11:30 a.m.
Awards & Recognition Luncheon
1:00 p.m.
General Session & Special Report: Tort Reform
2:45 p.m. Forum 1 - State of the Industry Address
4:00 p.m. Forum 2 - 2018 Truckonomics & ELDs Effect on the Market
5:00 p.m.
Spa City Social
6:00 p.m. Gold Sponsor Reception (by invite only)



8:00 a.m.
Silver Spoon Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Self-Insurers' Fund Meeting
9:00 a.m. 40 Under 40 Council Meeting
10:00 a.m.
Forum 3 - Help Wanted: Driver Recruitment & Retention Panel
11:15 a.m. Forum 4 - Avoiding Future Shock: Automated Trucking and Disruptive Technologies
12:15 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Forum 5 - Regulatory Rundown: After ELDs, What's Next for Hours of Service?
3:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: "Science Bob" Pflugfelder
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:00 p.m. Chairman's Celebration



Hot Springs Country Club

8:00 a.m.
Golfer Check-In
8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Served, Range Open
9:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start
Golf Awards Presentation


Sponsoring the ATA Annual Business Conference & Vendor Showcase is the perfect opportunity to get your company noticed. With your company's name prominently displayed on our website, promotional and printed materials throughout the conference; special name badges for you and your representatives and opportunities to attend exclusive events, you can't afford not to sponsor.


Gold Sponsors, in addition to the exposure mentioned above, receive one free conference registration, a hole sponsorship at the Spring Golf Classic on May 18 and 15% off a vendor showcase booth (if applicable). But the biggest draw of all is an invitation to attendprivate reception with the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors.


Silver Sponsors, in addition to the exposure mentioned above, are the exclusive sponsors of the Silver Spoon Breakfast on May 17 and receive 10% off a vendor showcase booth (if applicable). Silver Sponsors have the opportunity to host a table at the Silver Spoon Breakfast, facilitating discussion on a selected topic. 


Sponsors of the Spring Golf Classic will be recognized during and after the tournament in printed materials and with sponsor logos at their respective tees. They may also provide giveaways with company logo to be distributed to each player.





The Spring Golf Classic will be held Friday morning, May 18. The tournament is a first come, first-served event limited to 100 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the golf tournament. 


 gold sponsors

 Aon Logo Red Tagline RGB  Bendix blue  Cummins
 FedEx  Help Inc. Provider of PrePass PeopleNet Logo 2 Color Large
peterbilt  Pilot Flying J Dual Vertical RGB Rich Logo
SUMMIT TRUCK 2C REACH TAG SSBDG TLG 30YR Logo Shine web logo DUAL 4c pos H
Utility   york rsg

 silver sponsors




TLG 30YR Logo Shine web Utility


Aon Logo Red Tagline RGB  ARCB pms small  drivers legal plan
NanoMech Logo3D HiRes Stallion YB 02252016 Stephens tag vert darkblue rgb


For more information, please call 501.372.3462 






All Dates

  • From May 16, 2018 12:00 AM to May 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
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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