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NMFTA Summer Meeting

June 4, 2023 - June 7, 2023

Renton, WA

June 4, 2023 June 7, 2023

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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 upcoming meeting at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton, WA from June 4-6, 2023.

Hotel Info

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 203-1234

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The single/double occupancy rate at the hotel is $219.00 per night plus all applicable taxes. More than two people per room could result in additional fees. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, May 8, 2023 to receive the group room rate.

Destination Information

The closest airport to the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The average high temperature in early June in Renton is 70 degrees. The average low is 55 degrees.

Golf Tournament – New Castle Golf Club

We have arranged for golf on the Coal Creek Course of the famed Golf Club at New Castle. We will tee off at 8:00 AM on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Few courses offer views as stunning as those found on the Coal Creek course. Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert E. Cupp in consultation with Masters Champion Fred Couples, the golf course combines characteristics of some of the game’s legendary courses to provide an exceptional playing experience round after round. This challenging layout features well-bunkered landing areas, rolling fairways, undulating green complexes, and elevation changes making proper club selection paramount. Like the world’s highly acclaimed courses, the Coal Creek course offers a true test for players of all abilities. Stretching 7,024 yards from the back tees, it features five par 3’s, eight par 4’s, and five par 5’s.

Fishing Tournament

Seattle, Washington offers a treasure trove of fishing adventures for novice enthusiasts and expert anglers. With over 3,000 miles of coastline and 8,000 lakes, opportunities for fishing are endless.

Fish-Finders Seattle Fishing Charters has been contracted to guide NMFTA’s fishing tournament. Native-Seattle expert captains will lead members on a 4-hour fishing excursion into the salt waters of Puget Sound, departing from the Shilshole Bay Marina to hunt for lingcod and flounder.

Along the way, you will likely see harbor seals, sea lions, bald eagles, towering mountains, and other Pacific-Northwestern wildlife from a comfortable boat with an enclosed bathroom and heated cabin. Orcas (killer whales), gray whales, porpoises, and even submarines have been known to make an appearance!

What better place to enjoy the scenic views of the Pacific Northwest and all the wildlife that inhabit it than from the beautiful waters of the Puget Sound?

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 4, 2023

6:45 AM-2:00 PMGolf Tournament
7:15 AM-2:00 PMFishing Tournament
2:00-5:30 PMRegistration
5:00-5:30 PMFirst Timer’s Reception
5:30-6:30 PMChairman’s Reception
6:30-8:00 PMChairman’s Dinner

Monday, June 5, 2023

6:30 AM-5:00 PMRegistration/Information
7:00-8:30 AMBoard of Directors Breakfast & Meeting
7:00-8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast
8:30-9:30 AMGeneral Session – Shippers Panel
Hear it directly from shippers! From economy to transportation, what shippers anticipate will happen in their businesses for the remainder of 2023 and outlook for 2024. Ask any questions you may have!
Moderated by: Mike Morgan
Panelist announcement coming soon
9:30-10:30 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.
10:30-11:30 AMClassification Resource Committee
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.
11:15 AM-3:30 PMSpouse/Guest Event*
Chihuly Garden & Glass
Seattle Space Needle
*A boxed lunch will be provided
11:30 AM-12:30 PMRegulatory Policy Committee
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.
12:30-1:30 PMBuffet Lunch
1:30-2:30 PMBOL Committee
NMFTA’s Bill of Lading (BOL) Committee will review who is currently using electronic bill of ladings (eBOL), a mapping project which will highlight paper fields on an electronic sample, terms and conditions, notes, as well as shipper and carrier certifications.
2:30-3:30 PMCarrier 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.
3:30-5:30 PMBenchmarking*
Chris Henry
*Invitation Only
5:30-6:00 PMReception
6:00-7:00 PMBuffet Dinner

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

7:30 AM-2:00 PMRegistration/Information
8:00-9:00 AMBuffet Breakfast
9:00-10:00 AMFCDC
10:00-11:00 AMLegal Forum; Review of Contract Provisions that Will Improve Your Ability to Collect Payment From Third Parties
Claire Shapiro

In this session, Claire will review the payment or compensation provisions from two of NMFTA’s model contracts that involve third parties – the Model Carrier-Broker Agreement and the Model Interline Agreement. These model agreements, which are available to members free of charge, contain language that should help protect your ability to collect the amounts owed to you by third parties – from the broker in the case of a shipment moving under the Carrier-Broker Agreement, and from an interline carrier in the case of a shipment moving under the Model Interline Agreement. This session will cover your legal rights under the law and emphasize contract provisions that will best protect those rights.
11:00 AM-3:15 PMSpouse/Guest Tour – Wines of Woodinville
11:00 AM-12:00 PMW&R Update with Q&A
NMFTA’s Jeff Cooper
12:00-1:00 PMBuffet Lunch
1:00-2:00 PMNMFTA Membership Meeting
2:00-5:00 PMNetworking
5:20-5:30 PMMeet in the Hotel Lobby for Transportation
6:00-6:45 PMReception at the Museum of Flight
6:45-7:45 PMDinner at the Museum of Flight
7:45 PMEarly Bus Back to Hotel
7:45-9:00 PMNMFTA’s Got Talent
NMFTA is teaming up with Rockaraoke to showcase the amazing voices in our membership for an evening of live music karaoke. No talent? No problem! Pick your go-to karaoke song from an extensive list of classic rock, top 40 hits, country, pop, and more. Your two to three minutes of fame will be supported by a full live band to ensure you sound like a rockstar.
Rockaraoke has hosted karaoke events for organizations like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and HBO; but on Tuesday evening, the spotlight is on NMFTA. Start practicing those vocal warm-ups!
9:00 PMLast Bus Returns to Hotel

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

7:30-9:00 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 or 703-637-4013.