Join us September 25-27, 2013 at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri.

For Chateau on the Lake room reservations call 888-333-5253. 

The MoTA rate is $1135.00 +tax (king /double) $155.00 +tax (lake front king)  Rates expire 9/3/2013. For a longer stay, the rate is good two days before and after the event. 

 Keynote Speaker:

"Success Strategist”  Jonathan Edison is one of the most compelling thought leaders and Motivational Business Speakers today. As an expert in human development he delivers strategies, methods and tools filled with insight and humor that consistently move people and organizations to their highest potential.  His personal Motto is “ Results DON’T LIE, people do!”

In 2004 he launched Edison Speaks International, a motivational and training development company.  Since then, Jonathan has shared his “Strategies for Success” with over 500,000 people, authored four books and has spoken in over 40 States.  Jonathan’s Fortune 500 clients include: CVS Pharmacy, Daimler Chrysler, FBI, Folgers Coffee, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, McDonald’s and State Farm Insurance.


Friday Morning Breakfast Speaker:Philip_Byrd

Philip L. Byrd, Sr. ATA First Vice Chairman

President and CEO, Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, SC

Phil Byrd is president and CEO of Bulldog Highway Express, Charleston, S.C., a 50-year-old, for-hire truckload and intermodal carrier.

Byrd is a two-time chairman of the South Carolina Trucking Association and has served as chairman of the South Carolina Maritime Association and the Charleston Motor Carrier Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carries Association. He also serves on the advisory board of American Transportation Research Institute.

Byrd has been honored as the Motor Carrier Executive of the Year Award for South Carolina, and the 2004 NTW Transportation Leader of the Year. He is a 1976 graduate of the Charleston Southern University where he now serves on the Board of Visitors and was selected as their 1999 Alumnus of the Year.

Byrd and his wife have two sons and four grandchildren. He is regular lay speaker in churches throughout South Carolina. He is a member of Reevesville Baptist Church where is serves as a Trustee, a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher.



 Agenda / Registration / Sponsorship / Spouse Program Registration

Registrations and Sponsorships for non-members will be doubled!


The success of the annual convention depends on support of the allied industry and over the years the response has been outstanding. 

If your company has an interest in sponsoring the upcoming event in the fall of 2013, there are many ways to do so. 

 For more information contact the MoTA office.

(573) 634-3388