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NMFTA 2024 Spring Meeting

March 10, 2024 - March 13, 2024

Colorado Springs, CO

March 10, 2024 March 13, 2024

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About the Event

NMFTA will be hosting three days of meetings and social activities designed to be forums for discussion of issues important to the LTL motor carrier industry. Make plans to attend our upcoming 2024 Spring Meeting at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO, March 10-12, 2024.

About Colorado Springs

March in Colorado Springs offers a magnificent blend of natural beauty and captivating experiences that truly make it a delightful time to visit. As winter transitions to spring, the city transforms into a stunning landscape adorned with vibrant colors and breathtaking scenery. The pleasant weather, with fresh air and blossoming flora, creates a serene ambiance that rejuvenates the soul. Fewer crowds allow for an intimate exploration of iconic landmarks such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and the stunning food scene. With an abundance of sunshine and mild temperatures, Colorado Springs in March promises an escape that combines tranquility, natural wonders, and an invigorating spirit of adventure.

Getting There

The closest airport to the hotel is the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). It is less than 10 miles from the airport to the hotel. You can view airlines and flight information here.

Hotel Info

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The NMFTA block is full.

At check-in, there is also at $15.00 resort fee per room, per night plus applicable taxes. The resort fee includes; self-parking, unlimited personal Wi-Fi access, unlimited local calls, unlimited 800 calls, in-room coffee and tea, golf bag storage, access to the Country Club of Colorado and its golf course (greens fees apply), spa, fitness facility, aquatics center, beach/lake, recreation courts, and fitness classes.

Schedule of Events

This is a preliminary schedule. A more detailed schedule will be posted as details are confirmed.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

7:00 am-5:30 pmRegistration
8:00 am-1:30 pmGolf Tournament and Lunch
8:45-11:30 amJeep Tour Group 1
11:30-11:45 amGroup 1 Transport to Food Tour; Jeep Tour Group 2 Departs Hotel for Food Tour
11:45 am-1:45 pmFood Tour of Colorado Springs
1:45-2:00 pmGroup 1 Transport to Hotel; Group 2 Transport to Jeep Tour
2:00-4:30 pmJeep Tour Group 2
4:30-4:45 pmGroup 2 Transport Back to Hotel
5:00-5:30 pmFirst Timer’s Reception
5:30-6:15 pmChairman’s Reception
6:15-7:45 pmChairman’s Dinner

Monday, March 11, 2024

7:00 am-9:00 amRegistration
7:00-8:00 amBuffet Breakfast
8:00-8:45 amPackaging Subcommittee Meeting
8:45-9:45 amCRC Meeting
10:10 am-1:45 pmSpouse/Guest Tour – U.S Olympic & Paralympic Museum
9:45-11:00 amCarrier Procedures Committee Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pmFCDC
12:00-1:00 pmBuffet Lunch
1:00-5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
1:00-5:00 pmNetworking
5:00-5:30 pmReception
5:30-6:30 pmBuffet Dinner

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

7:00-8:30 amRegistration/Information
7:30-8:30 amBuffet Breakfast
8:30-9:15 amFeasibility of Meeting New Emission Regulations
8:20 am-2:30 pmSpouse/Guest Tour & Lunch – Cog Railway to the Top of Pike’s Peak

Embark on a historic and breathtaking journey with the Cog Railway Tour to Pikes Peak in Colorado. This iconic adventure takes you up the steep inclines of Pikes Peak through forests and meadows, offering stunning panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, waterfalls, and wildflowers. Knowledgeable guides share insights about the region’s history and geology as you ascend to the 14,115-foot summit, where you’ll be greeted with a sweeping 360-degree vista of Colorado’s beauty. It’s an unforgettable experience that combines natural wonder and human achievement, perfect for those seeking an exceptional Rocky Mountain adventure. Lunch will be provided at Swirl Wine Bar (a kid-friendly establishment).
9:15-10:15 amRegulatory Policy Committee/Clean Freight Coalition Update
10:15-11:00 amDigital LTL Committee
11:00 am-12:00 pmEconomic Update with Donald Broughton
12:00-1:00 pmBuffet Lunch
1:00-2:00 pmNMFTA Membership Meeting
2:00-5:00 pmNetworking
5:30 pmMeet in the Lobby for Transportation to Dinner
6:00-9:00 pmReception and Dinner at the Flying W Ranch

The Flying W Ranch is a cherished Western heritage destination nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs. This historic ranch offers a captivating blend of cowboy culture, live entertainment, and delectable chuckwagon-style dining. Join us to enjoy an unforgettable experience in a picturesque Rocky Mountain setting.

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2024

7:30-9:00 amBuffet Breakfast

Networking Activities – Sunday, March 10

Golf
Surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort features a Pete Dye-designed course created to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Grab your clubs and rise to the occasion — a Colorado golf experience awaits.


Adventures Out West Jeep Tours

FULL – Waitlist Only

Embark on an exciting journey through the Garden of the Gods Foothills. You will get a front-row seat to Colorado Springs most well-known landmarks: the Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, and Manitou Springs. Experienced Jeep tour guides will also provide the colorful and rich history of Colorado, and the surrounding flora and fauna. It will be an adventure you’ll never forget.

Rocky Mountain Food Tours

FULL – Waitlist Only

Rocky Mountain Food Tours is the #1 voted Food Tour in Colorado Springs. Our expert tour guides will lead our group through the best local food and drink spots that Colorado Springs has to offer. Enjoy unique flavors and family-owned eateries that have been secret treasures for generations. Uncover history, art, and culture with every bite along the way.

Spouse & Guest Activities

U.S Olympic & Paralympic MuseumMonday, March 11

FULL – Waitlist Only

Dive into the American spirit at the U.S Olympic & Paralympic Museum! The museum is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and stories of American athletes in the Olympics and Paralympics throughout history. Enjoy an immersive experience celebrating American athletic achievement through interactive exhibits, sport simulations, and state-of-the-art technology, as well as a private lunch in the Mary Chapman room. 

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, history buff, or just seeking inspiration, this museum will leave you spellbound, your spirit ignited by the incredible tales of those who dared to dream and achieved the extraordinary.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway – Tuesday, March 12

FULL – Waitlist Only

Take a scenic train ride on The Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak, the inspiration behind “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates, whose experience in 1893 on top of Pikes Peak moved her to pen the poem that became one of the most patriotic songs honoring America.  The one hour and ten minute train ride to the summit takes you up over 14,000* feet, exploring the scenic nature and wildlife along the mountain. The total time of this train ride, including time at the summit, is 3 hours.
*Please note that this train ride will reach over 14,000 feet of altitude. If you are sensitive to high elevations, you may experience altitude sickness. Proper hydration will help prevent adverse effects and alleviate symptoms. Food and drinks will be provided for your trip.

Off-Site Dinner – Tuesday, March 12

The Flying W Ranch

The Flying W Ranch has been keeping the Old West Alive since 1953 as one of the most popular destinations in the state of Colorado. As a four generation-family owned cattle ranch,  the Flying W reopened in 2020 after being damaged from the Waldo Canyon Fire, and showcases a stunning new pavilion building, perfect for events celebrating western heritage. The wild west is calling!

Questions?

For questions regarding the meeting or assistance registering, contact Lily Eghtessad at lily.eghtessad@nmfta.org.