MCE 2019

October 5-9, San Diego, CA

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All About MCE 

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) brings together trucking leaders from across the country for the one can't-miss event of the year that highlights economic, regulatory, and business trends focused on driving the success of fleets today and in the future. Every year nearly 3,000 of trucking’s top decision-makers come to MCE for:

Policy Discussions – MCE attendees get to hear from prominent industry leaders, government officials, and experts on pending regulatory and political issues.

Educational Sessions – focused on the most important issues facing trucking, MCE Educational Sessions provide opportunities to brainstorm, share challenges, successes and get valuable takeaways.

Networking Opportunities — from our pre-conference kickoff to our stellar closing banquet, MCE provides you with endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas.

Interactive Exhibits – The ATA MCE exhibit hall features nearly 200 companies from our industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their latest products. The exhibition provides networking opportunities and a chance for carriers and suppliers to catch up with their peers.

Hot topics on the agenda include infrastructure funding, trade, the shipper's perspective, workforce and more.

See the schedule below for more details.

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Schedule of Events

As of August 13, 2019

San Diego Tours

(Optional – additional Registration Fee)

ATA Policy Committee Meetings:

  • Communications & Image
  • Energy & Environment
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tax
  • Litigation Center Board of Directors

Conference Board of Directors Meetings:

  • Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference
  • Automobile Carriers Conference
  • Intermodal Carriers Conference
  • Government Freight Conference

The Big Reveal

General Session
All MCE Registrants Welcome

Panelists: Gary Helms, Professional Driver and America’s Road Team Captain, Covenant Transport; James Reed, President, CEO and Director, USA Truck and Bob Costello, Chief Economist and SVP, American Trucking Associations (ATA)
Moderator: Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

ATA Spouse/Guest Program

All MCE Registrants Welcome
      Guest Speaker: Major Lisa Jaster
      "Don't Let the Quit In"

ATA Annual Reception & Banquet & Entertainment

Featuring entertainment by Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
All Full MCE Registrants Welcome
Title Sponsor: I.D. Systems Inc.
Table Sponsors: Lytx and CIMC Intermodal Equipment
Contributor: Velociti

       Entertainment: Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening


ATA MCE Golf Outing

(Optional – additional registration fee)
Sponsored by TrueNorth Companies

Conference Registration 

Hotel Registration Deadline: August 23. See the Travel section for more details.

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First-Time Attendee

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Please note: In order to attend the conference activities you must be registered for MCE. First-time attendees please email Marsha Barninger, Director of Registration and Housing, at to receive your promotional code for the discounted rate.

If you need assistance with your username and password to register online, please call ATA Registrations at (866) 821-3468 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET or email us with any questions at




For more information, please contact Dan Duggan, Director of Sponsorships and Exhibits at or 703-838-1756.

Examples of sponsorship opportunities: 


For MCE sponsorship opportunities and a list of our current sponsors, click button below.





The ATA MCE exhibit hall features nearly 200 companies from our industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their latest products. The exhibition provides networking opportunities and a chance for carriers and suppliers to catch up with their peers.

If you are interested in reserving an exhibit booth, please email or call Janine Taylor at 703-838-1923 or Daniel Duggan at 703-838-1756 for more information.

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Truck PAC Gala

Truck PAC is the political arm of the American Trucking Associations. Truck PAC helps elect federal candidates who understand our issues and support the trucking industry. Join colleagues in the industry for the Truck PAC Gala at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception at the Del's famed Vista Walk with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. Following the reception, we will move to the iconic Crown Room for dinner. Join us for an evening to remember and a great a cause! The Truck PAC Gala is a ticketed event. For any questions on Truck PAC, contact Kathleen Gamble at 202-478-6861 or

Sponsored by Lytx®

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ATA MCE Golf Outing 

Wednesday, October 9

Riverwalk Golf Club
Riverwalk 18 Course Shotgun start at 7:30 am
Entry Fee: $235

Proceeds to benefit the ATA Insurance Task Force and Trucking Moves America Forward Separate Registration & Fee Required. You must be an MCE full conference registrant to sign up for the Golf Outing.

Located in the heart of San Diego's Mission Valley, Riverwalk Golf Club offers a full length par 72 course with over 100 bunkers and an array of picturesque water features. This course creates both strategic diversity and a visually stunning backdrop for a round of San Diego golf. Network and join other attendees at the ATA MCE Golf Outing! The registration deadline is September 20.

To register online, add the MCE Golf Outing during the registration process or log back in and add it to your account. You can also complete the form below for download.

Sponsored by TrueNorth Companies