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NMFTA Membership Meeting

February 5, 2023 - February 8, 2023

La Jolla, CA

February 5, 2023 February 8, 2023 EST

If you need a SCAC code, click here.

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 designed to be forums for discussion of issues important to the LTL motor carrier industry. Make plans to attend our upcoming Membership Meeting at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA February 5-7, 2023.

On Monday, all committee meetings and the membership meeting will be conducted. On Tuesday, we will have breakout sessions to discuss topics pertaining to cybersecurity, driver wellness, electronic IDs, benchmarking, SCAC online, and more.

Team up with fellow industry professionals on Sunday for either golf at Torrey Pines or a fishing tournament. Evenings will consist of lively networking with colleagues at receptions and dinners both on property and offsite.

NMFTA has also planned exciting outings for spouses and guests during meeting days. They will have the opportunity to tour the USS Midway on Monday, and learn all about the taco scene in San Diego on Tuesday during a private tour via a shuttle.

Hotel Info

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

To reserve your hotel room please, click here. This link will also be sent in a confirmation email upon registering for the event.

The single/double occupancy rate at the hotel is $219.00 per night plus all applicable taxes. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, January 9, 2023 to receive the group room rate.

At check-in, there is an optional Resort Fee of $32.00 per room, per night plus taxes that includes basic in-room wifi, access to the Shirley Sports Complex, in-room bottled water (two per day), Breeze to the Beach City Shuttle (two tickets per room, per day), two 12 ounce coffee or tea per room per day, and more.


Sunday, February 5

7:00 am-3:00 pmGolf Tournament – FULL
Please email meetings@nmfta.org to be added to the waiting list.
7:00 am-3:00 pmFishing Tournament – FULL
Please email meetings@nmfta.org to be added to the waiting list.
3:00-6:00 pmRegistration
5:30-6:30 pmChairman’s Reception
6:30-8:30 pmChairman’s Dinner

Monday, February 6

6:30 am-5:30 pmRegistration
7:00-8:30 amBuffet Breakfast
7:00-9:30 amBoard of Directors Breakfast & Meeting
8:00 am-2:00 pmSpouse/Guest Tour – USS Midway
9:45-11:00 amClassification Resource Committee (CRC)
11:00 am-12:15 pmCarrier Procedures Committee
12:15-1:00 pmBuffet Lunch
1:00-2:15 pmRegulatory Policy Committee
2:15-2:30 pmBREAK
2:30-4:00 pmFCDC Meeting
4:00-4:15 pmBREAK
4:15-5:30 pmNMFTA General Membership Meeting
6:30-7:00 pmReception
7:00-9:00 pmDinner

Tuesday, February 7

7:00 am-3:00 pmRegistration
7:30-8:30 amBuffet Breakfast
8:30-9:30 amCybersecurity Session
NMFTA’s Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer Ben Gardiner and NMFTA’s Chief Technology Officer John Talieri, will co-present on truck cybersecurity and the Digital Solutions Cybersecurity program’s contributions to it; past and future. Attendees will learn about a survey of publicly-known truck ‘hacks’ and see a video demonstration of the most recent cybersecurity attack on a tractor-trailer where the demonstration is of chuffing air brakes. Attendees will learn what is possible in truck cybersecurity attacks and gain a familiarity with possible vehicle impacts and their likelihoods. This will be followed by an exposition of some of the future efforts of the program to advance the state of the art in truck cybersecurity.
9:30-9:45 amBREAK
9:45-10:45 amEconomic Outlook Session
“What if All the Dire Predictions are Wrong?”
Donald Broughton, Broughton Capital LLC

Over the next decade, there will be an incredible wave of prosperity created in both the US and global economy. Historians will refer to this period in history as the “Great Post-COVID Boom” as accelerated growth is propelled by unprecedented productivity increases, economic expansion will occur without any lasting inflation. The US trade deficit will steadily shrink, the US Dollar will remain the world’s reserve currency, the European Union will struggle to stay together, and China will fail in its quest to become the world’s largest economy.

While the recovery from the self-induced economic shut-down will have plenty of challenges (and more than a few ‘bumps in the road’ along the way), the strength of the overall recovery will be far faster and far more robust than anticipated. Certainly, there will be segments of the economy and individual companies, which will be left behind and become the buggy whip’ manufacturers of the 2020’s. In turn, the survivors will thrive as fewer competitors remain in many industries, and entire new industries will emerge and create fortunes in areas that did not exist in 2019.
10:30 am-3:30 pmSpouse/Guest Tour – Tacos, Tacos, Tacos
10:45-11:45 amDigital LTL Council Update
Paul Dugent, NMFTA

The Digital LTL Council met recently to discuss the progress made on the work of the group. NMFTA’s Paul Dugent will share the highlights of that event and answer questions related to the work of the Council and eBOL.
11:45 am-1:00 pmBuffet Lunch and Driver Wellness Session
Bob Perry, Health in Transportation

Known as The Trucker Trainer™ by professional truck drivers nationwide, Health in Transportation’s Bob Perry will share with attendees the secret to reducing driver turnover; how driver health impacts every department for a carrier; the importance of investing in the drivers you know today before hiring the next unknown drivers of tomorrow; as well as findings from an insightful University of Alabama School of Nursing program evaluation on Fit To Pass. You won’t want to miss this engaging conversation. 
1:00-2:30 pmBenchmarking Session
Chris Henry, KSM Transport Advisors

During this session, NMFTA is eager to seek feedback from NMFTA members on the creation of a peer-based Best Practice Group program (20 Groups).
Within this proposed new service offering, NMFTA will:

1. Form groups of like-minded peers from NMFTA member companies that are interested in:
— Discussing challenging business subjects.
— Opportunities to improve the technological sophistication via collaboration.
— Establishing valid and timely benchmarks to gauge performance financially and operationally.
— Sharing best practices to enhance the sustainability of the industry.
2. Host facilitated in-person and virtual events as the foundation of collaboration.
3. Ensure compliance with accepted Anti-Trust and Anti-Competitive Safeguards and Regulations.
2:30-2:45 pmBREAK
2:45-3:30 pmSCAC Online Preview
NMFTA is excited to launch a reimagined SCAC 2.0 Online platform. This new platform will revolutionize the ease and efficiency with which SCAC codes can be obtained and renewed. It is user-friendly with many self-service features. It even boasts an auto renew function, making concern of remembering to renew a thing of the past! During this session, NMFTA will preview the new process and answer audience questions.
5:15 pmMeet in the Lobby for Transportation to Dinner
6:00-9:00 pmReception and Dinner at Coasterra

WEDNESDAY, February 8

7:30-8:30 amBuffet Breakfast


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