TTA just concluded a very successful convention at the San Destin Hilton, FL, September 19-21, 2021. Thanks to all who joined us! Also, a special thanks to House Speaker Cameron Sexton, House Speaker Pro Tempore Pat Marsh and Senator/Commerce Committee Chairman Paul Bailey for joining us and providing insight into legislative issues that are important to the trucking industry. Many key issues were addressed, including COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements, highway funding and construction progress, driver shortages, and workforce development.  A nice surprise was the generous contribution from McKee Foods Corp. to TruckPAC that was presented by Connie Vaughn.  Several suggestions were made at the TTA Board meeting as to how to update members on how to participate in supporting TruckPAC. All of those suggestions are being considered and we expect to incorporate many of those going forward such as including the names of TruckPAC contributors in our monthly newsletter, considering the use of the TTA app to provide updates to supporters, making changes to the annual invoice to reflect easier payment methods, and continue to ask that all Board members and Executive Committee members or their companies contribute annually. 

Again, thanks to everyone who attended the convention. Legislative fundraising will remain active until the legislature reconvenes in January 2022. Hopefully, we will return to some sort of normalcy in 2022 which will include hosting our annual legislative reception. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.