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NMFTA Fall Meeting

October 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - October 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Alexandria, VA

October 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm October 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

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Attendance Criteria

Any officer, owner or employee of a motor carrier that is a member of NMFTA is eligible to attend the NMFTA meetings. The NMFTA Board of Directors has authorized up to two attendees per member company.

About the Event

NMFTA will be hosting three days of meetings and social activities offering many forums for discussion of issues important to the LTL motor carrier industry. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our meeting at the Westin Old Town in Alexandria, VA from October 1-3, 2023.

Additional information will be available in the coming months. Stay tuned for all the details!

Hotel Info

Westin Old Town
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600

The single/double occupancy rate at the hotel is $199.00 per night plus all applicable taxes. More than two people per room could result in additional fees. Hotel reservations must be made by Friday, September 1, 2023 to receive the group room rate.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 1, 2023

1:00 – 4:00 PMBoard of Directors Meeting
1:00 – 5:30 PMRegistration
5:00 – 5:30 PMFirst Timer’s Reception
5:30 – 6:30 PMChairman’s Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PMChairman’s Dinner

Monday, October 2, 2023

6:30 AM – 1:00 PMRegistration/Information
7:00 – 8:00 AMBuffet Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AMEntry Level Cybersecurity
Gain essential insights into protecting your assets. Learn about fundamental concepts, best practices, and simple steps to safeguard your data and systems against cyber threats.
8:15 – 9:00 AMTransportation to Spouse/Guest Event
8:30 – 9:00 AMPackaging Subcommittee
NMFTA’s Packaging Subcommittee reviews and evaluates industry needs for improved packaging and makes recommendations regarding proposals to amend packaging definitions, specifications or requirements, including rules relating to packaging, in the NMFC.
9:00 – 11:30 AMSpouse/Guest Event – Mansion on O Street
9:00 – 9:45 AMCRC Meeting
NMFTA’s Classification Resource Committee (CRC) will discuss proposals on the Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC)’s current Docket, which includes many proposals that implement the Classification Reimagined goal of simplifying and clarifying the content of the NMFC. The CRC may also make recommendations and give advice regarding the Procedures for developing and maintaining the NMFC.
9:45 – 10:45 AMCarrier Procedures Committee
NMFTA’s Carrier Procedures Committee considers procedures and best practices, rules and regulations covering interline settlements, claims, and other related traffic matters, and develops model agreements for use by the membership.
10:45 – 11:30 AMRegulatory Policy Committee/Clean Freight Coalition Update

NMFTA’s Regulatory Policy Committee will feature our government affairs team as they share the latest on legislative and regulatory issues that impact your business, such as environmental regulations (Clean Freight Coalition), federal excise tax relief, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) legislation, Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores, and tracking implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Committee will then set policy for our government affairs team to continue to advocate to ensure NMFTA’s voice is relevant and heard in our nation’s capital.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PMTransportation from Spouse/Guest Event
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMWreaths Across America Panel
Join us to learn how this remarkable nonprofit and the trucking sector work in tandem to honor our veterans, deliver wreaths to cemeteries nationwide, and inspire community engagement during the holiday season. We’ll hear from current participants AAA Cooper Transportation, Estes Express Lines, and Saia.
12:15 – 1:00 PMBuffet Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 PMFuture of Classification Panel
NMFTA is a carrier driven organization. However, we recognize the obligation we have to the shipping public to ensure that the classification provides value and does not add undue costs to the supply chain. Join carriers, shippers, and 3PLs to learn classification should be improved to the benefit of all parties.
3:00 – 5:00 PMNetworking
5:10 – 5:30 PMTransportation to Dinner
5:30 – 6:30 PMReception
6:30 – 8:30 PMDinner
7:45 PMEarly Bus Back to Hotel
8:30 PMLate Bus Back to Hotel

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

6:30 – 8:00 AMInformation
7:00 – 7:45 AMBuffet Breakfast
7:45-8:30 AMBOL Committee
NMFTA’s Bill of Lading (BOL) Committee will review the most up-to-date information on who is using electronic bill of ladings (eBOL) and the details of the seven operational API’s outlined in the Roadmap at the June 2023 Digital LTL Council meeting.
8:30 – 10:30 AMStrategic Planning
We will continue our work with the guidance of Mary Power, to determine the future strategic priorities for NMFTA.
10:30 – 11:15 AMFCDC
The Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) will meet to discuss proposed changes to the NMFC. Contribute to shaping more efficient and effective freight practices.
11:15 AM – 12:00 PMNMFTA Membership Meeting
Hear reports from all NMFTA committees on their current work. The vote for the next NMFTA Board of Directors will be held.

Spouse/Guest Tour – Mansion on O Street – Monday, October 2

Experience the allure of the Mansion on O Street like never before! Join us on a captivating journey through this historic architectural marvel, where luxury and mystery converge. The tour takes you deep into the heart of the Mansion, revealing its hidden treasures and intriguing stories. From opulent ballrooms to secret passages, every corner of this magnificent mansion holds a fascinating tale. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Gilded Age as our expert guides unveil the captivating history and architectural splendor of the Manion on O Street. Don’t miss your chance to explore this iconic landmark and create unforgettable memories. Breakfast at the Mansion will be provided.

Destination Information

The closest airport to the Westin Old Town is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) . The average high temperature in early October in Alexandria is 70 degrees. The average low is 55 degrees.


For questions regarding the meeting or assistance registering, contact NMFTA’s Director of Programs and Events, Erin Carter, at erin.carter@nmfta.org or 703-637-4013.