Tennessee Trucking Association Fall Conference 2023

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR October 25th – 27th 

Join us at the highly anticipated Tennessee Trucking Association Fall Conference on October 25th – 27th, 2023, hosted at the Hilton Knoxville in the heart of Knoxville.

The conference offers an opportunity to network with peers and gain valuable insights. Immerse yourself in the city center with other trucking industry professionals to foster connections, exchange ideas, and stay ahead of the latest industry trends. Sign up below for the Fall Conference. 





About The Keynote Speaker

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson is a nationally recognized leadership, sales, and service speaker who’s been entertaining and engaging audiences for over 30 years. In his dynamic presentations, Tim weaves the lessons he’s learned working on a sales team with IBM, working in management with an award-winning resort, and from years of consulting with clients in financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, telecommunications, and many other industries into his presentations.

He’s been a key speaker to hundreds of associations and companies around the globe. Tim is the author of Jump Starts, Wit, and Wisdom to Super Charge Your Day and co-author of Transformation Thinking.  He’s a member of the National Speakers Association and earned the coveted CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation over 20 years ago. 

He founded the Bill Walter Melanoma Research Fund and served as President of the foundation for 20 years. Tim is the proud father of six kids and proud husband to his superhero wife, Adele for whom he has been married 27 years.​

Keynote  – The Power of the Pause: How a Reset Brings Sanity to the Workplace

Our workload, pace, and schedules are so fast and ever-changing that we are losing ground at work. Most of us simply haven’t taken enough pauses in our work and personal lives to maintain positive momentum. Over the last few years, you have likely experienced fear, fatigue, staffing challenges, low morale, and poor self-care. Regaining our sanity while rebuilding morale, teamwork, and a highly engaged staff are all more critical than ever. This presentation will provide tools and strategies to bring your workplace back – back to do what you do best: serving your customers, supporting each other, and operating at peak levels.


Fall Conference Schedule of Events



Wednesday, October 25
3:00-5:00 – Maple Hall Bowling Networking Event

Thursday, October 26
7:30-8:00 – Registration
8:00-8:15 – Welcome & Self-Introductions
8:15-8:30 – Opening Remarks
8:30-9:30 – The Power of the Pause: How a Reset Brings Sanity to the Workplace -Tim Richardson
9:30-9:45- Break
9:45-10:15 – Chris Woody – Trucking Parking Panel discussion with Ken and Donna Wheeler, Tom Frain
10:15-10:45- Truck Parking/Build with Us – Dan Pallme
10:45-11:15- Towing & Recovery – Rates, Towing Policies, Best Practices, THP Wrecker Lt. Ruskey
11:15-11:30 – Table Sponsor Spotlight
11:30- 12:00- FMCSA Updates- Dan Horvath, ATA
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-1:30 – Driver Recruiting Discussion, Jeremy Reymer;
1:30-2:00 Next Gen – Lindsey Trent
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45- Driver Safety, Fleet Management, True Digital Ecosystem Integration- Andy Dishner, Konexial
2:45-3:15 – Break
3:15-3:45- Tires
3:45-4:15 – Super Truck Project- Scott Curran, Oak Ridge Labs
4:15-4:30- Wrap Up/Elect Officers
6:00 – Banquet

Friday, October 27
8:00-8:30 – Project K-9 Hero – Jason Johnson
8:30-9:00 -Panel of Professional Drivers Today, Road Team Captains Tim Blair, Tom Frain, and Ken Wheeler Moderated by Ronnie Holland
9:00-9:15 – Break
9:15-09:45 – Roadside Stats & Inspections – THP
9:45-10:00 – Break
10:00-10:45– FMCSA Updates, Audits, SMS Changes – Stephanie Mann, FMCSA
10:45-11:15- Leading Edge Group
11:15-12:00– Closing

Hotel – Hilton Knoxville

Book your hotel room for the Tennessee Trucking Association Fall Conference now! We have reserved a hotel block exclusively for conference attendees.




Email Carol Foster (Cfoster@tntrucking.org) to become a Conference Sponsor. 

Sponsor the 2023 Fall Conference

Discover sponsorship opportunities at the Tennessee Trucking Association Fall Conference! 

Choose from a range of packages designed for any budget. To secure your sponsorship, contact Carol Foster at cfoster@tntrucking.org.



Thank You 2023 Sponsors


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Maple Hall Bowling 

Join us on Wednesday, October 25th for the opening networking event from 3-5 p.m. at Maple Hall Bowling. This is the perfect way to kick off the conference. 

This opening networking event is just the beginning of the Fall Conference experience. Don’t miss this chance at this conference in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Register today and join us at Maple Hall Bowling! 

Address:  414 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902



 Knoxville is a vibrant city that offers a blend of history, modern attractions, and breathtaking natural beauty. Feel the charming Southern hospitality as you stroll through the lively downtown area, brimming with unique shops, entertainment, and more!

To explore the diverse and captivating city of Knoxville, check out this map:  Click to view the Knoxville Map.