80th Annual

Missouri Trucking Association


September 27 – 29, 2017


Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 North Kingshighway Blvd

St. Louis, MO  63108


For reservations call (877) 587-2427

or make your reservations online


MoTA rate $149 – 1 bedroom suite  

Rate expires: September 1, 2017 Check-in: 4:00 pm  Check-out: Noon



CONVENTION AND GOLF REGISTRATION FORMS – submit to MoTA via email, fax or mail

There will be a golf outing at Forest Park Golf Course, 6141 Lagoon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 at 10:30  a.m.  Wednesday Morning, September 27th.

Situated within one of the largest public parks in the U.S., Forest Park’s Norman K. Probstein Golf Course encompasses 27 holes of magnificent golf that can be played in a variety of combinations – offering golfers of all ages and skill levels and enjoyable and unique challenge every time they play.

Distinctive in character but consistent in quality, each of the course’s three par-35 nine-hole layouts – the Hawthorne, Dogwood and Redbud layouts, named for St. Louis’ most popular trees – features rolling zoysia fairways framed by mature trees, undulating greens and a variety of beautiful natural water features. Complementing the course are putting and chipping greens, along with a talented team of PGA teaching professionals available for private and group instruction.  We will be playing on Dogwood and Redbud.


The kickoff will be a Welcome Reception in Ballpark Village at the Budweiser Brew House on the Bud Deck.

Transportation available to the game and back to the Chase after  the Cardinals beat the Cubs!




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Wednesday – September 27th

10:30 am        Golf – Forest Park Golf Course

2:00 pm          Registration Opens

5:00 pm          Allied Conference Meeting

6:00 pm          Buses load on Lindell Street for transportation to Ballpark Village – Budweiser Brew House (7:15 pm game – Cards vs Cubs)


Thursday – September 28th

7:00 am          Registration Opens

7:30 am          Buffet Breakfast

8:15 am          Keynote Speaker – Piet Van Waarde

9:00 am          MoTA Membership Meeting

10:15am         Break

11:15 am        Chris Spear – ATA President

Noon              Lunch

12:30 pm        Good Dads – Dr Jennifer Baker

1:30 pm          Electronic Logging Devices: Legal and Liability Issues – Ted Perryman, Roberts Perryman

2:30 pm          Break

2:45 pm          Ask the Experts Panel – (Invited Panelist: DOR, MoDot MCS, MSHP, Attorney, CPA)

3:45 pm          FMCSA Speaker

6:15 pm          Chairman’s Reception

7:00 pm          Candlelight Banquet

9:00 pm          Entertainment – Reza | Illusionist


 Friday – September 29th

8:00 am          Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am          “Detour” – Steve Gilliland

9:30 am          Missouri Independent Waste Haulers Council meeting

9:30 am          Missouri Movers Council meeting





Reza is recognized as one of today’s most highly sought-after entertainers in the touring illusion industry, delivering innovative, engaging and spectacular performances worldwide.___

Reza’s recent tour and television appearances have astounded over 20 million viewers from across the World on networks such as MTV, A&E, The CW, PBS, Reelz, CX, Fuji, and Telemundo as well as live venues including the Alamodome (San Antonio), Philips Arena (Atlanta), Villanova Pavilion (Philadelphia), and Mundo Imperial Forum (Acapulco), to name a few. Additionally, Reza just completed a 100 show residency at The Starlite Theatre

in Branson, MO with his new show “Edge of Illusion,” a ground-breaking grand scale production which Reza simultaneously designed to connect with the audience on a personal level. “Edge of Illusion” earned Reza high acclaim and as well as being voted “2016 Magician of the Year.”

Reza began making his presence felt in the world of illusion at a very young age. His focus in the art began at the early age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, South Dakota. By the age of fourteen, Reza was landing significant gigs performing for resorts and large corporations across the Midwest. Fast forward to present day. The once youth magician prodigy is today one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, with his mind set on changing the world’s perception of magic. Reza is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. He has the ability to connect with his audiences and let them feel his magic on a personal level.

He isn’t just a magician. He is an entertainer.







Dr. Jennifer Baker, Executive Director

Good Dads aims to engage fathers by integrating the local business community and providing fatherhood resources and events to make fathers the best they can be.  Through partnerships we aim to invest in our community by investing in fathers.



Piet discovered his love for speaking in college. Obtaining masters degrees in business and theology, he learned to speak to both the head and the heart. He is as adept at a business conference as he is a pulpit on Sunday morning.

It doesn’t matter if he is speaking before a small group or a large crowd, he is always creative, practical and inspiring. He has served on the boards of both United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. Piet and his wife Carol have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. They have made their home in Columbia, Missouri since 1994.



A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of motivational speaker.”

Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.”

Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.


Ted Perryman is the Managing Partner of Roberts Perryman P.C. and is regarded as one of Missouri’s preeminent trial lawyers.  He has been named one of Missouri’s Best Lawyers and is recognized by his peers as a “Super Lawyer.”  More recently Ted was named The Best Lawyers in America © 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Litigation in St. Louis, Missouri.  His law firm, Roberts Perryman, has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of Missouri’s Best Law Firms.

 Ted is perhaps best known for his role as a leading advocate and defense attorney for the trucking industry. Not only does he represent trucking companies and their drivers, he is a driver himself. He actively holds a Class A license to operate tractor-trailers in the State of Missouri (CDL). Ted is active in various committees of the American Trucking Association, Missouri Trucking Association and the Illinois Trucking Association. As a trial lawyer on behalf of motor carriers, he has taken over 125 personal injury cases to verdict, many of which involved serious trucking accidents.


The success of the annual convention depends on the support of the allied industry.  Over the years the response has been outstanding.  The continued support of the MoTA Annual Convention is truly appreciated by your trucking company friends.

Allied members, there are a variety of opportunities for Sponsorship while hosting a conference you are proud to be affiliated. As always, an allied member must participate in a sponsorship before registering for the convention. To reserve an event sponsorship call the MoTA office at 573-634-3388.


The Larson Group


CIT Trucks, LLC


Craftsmen Utility Trailer, LLC


Ozark Utility

SmartDrive Systems

TAB Bank



Central Power Systems & Services



Great West Casualty Company & Affiliated Agencies


Lytx, Inc.


Allied Oil & Tire Company


CSA Advisors, LLC





Walmart Transportation