IMTA 2015 Spring Summit

Members of Vertical Alliance Group were present for a great event in the trucking industry this past week. Greg and Michael Shipman participated in the Spring Transportation Summit hosted by the Indiana Motor Truck Association on April 20 – 22, 2015. Vertical Alliance Group, an Endorsed Partner of the IMTA, was a Platinum sponsor for the third year and had an exhibit booth set up in the main gala which proved to be a great way to network with current and prospective clients.

The Spring Summits’ main goal is to provide relevant speakers and topics for different roles and departments within your organization. With over 220 attendees, the IMTA used breakout sessions for educational material and occurrences that are happening throughout the industry. The sessions were ran both days so that attendees can choose the topics that would most benefit them in their own role.

On Tuesday night, Vertical Alliance Group hosted Ellen Voie, CEO of Women in Trucking, and fleet leaders within the IMTA to dinner at McCormick and Schmidt’s. It was a fabulous way to hear from some clients of how the Infinit-i Workforce System has benefited their fleet.  Attending were Gary Langston, President of the IMTA; Barbara Hunt, VP of the IMTA; Amy Lathrop, COO Perfect Pallets/Perfect Transportation, Mary Hygh, Director of Safety for Heritage Transportation, Teresa Wade, Heritage Transportation, Sherry Collins, VP of Safety – Buchanan Hauling and Rigging; Janice Nawrocki, Safety Manager – Shellback Transportation; Bob Flesher, Independent Consultant, representing Vertical Alliance Group were Greg and Michael Shipman.  The food and company were exceptional and the conversation was lively about the different trucking issues facing women and the industry

IMTA has once again done a wonderful job at the Spring Summit as the attendance has grown each year. It has proven to be a very good networking event with fleet leadership that you may not be able to reach during the normal course of business. We had a wonderful experience at the Spring Summit and we look forward to next year!