2019 Spring Luncheon
Speedway Club
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Register For Spring Luncheon
Once completed, you will be directed to the "Add to Cart" page.
Buddy Holson: 828-455-7970
Go Directly to the "Add to Cart" page.
Buddy Holson: 828-455-7970


9:00 AM
Board of Governors Meeting
Conference Room, Speedway Club
Board, Officers & Invited Guests Only
10:30 AM
Networking Session
Vendor Displays will be set up.
Cost for Vendor displays: $100.
11:30 AM
Buffet Luncheon
Blessing: Jerry Carter
12:15 PM
Call to Meeting & Salute to the Flag
President: Sherry Ennis
Welcoming Remarks
Chairman: Kevin Perry
League Updates
Executive Director: Buddy Holson
NCLTL Membership Update
Membership Chairman: Ellis Brotherton
12:30 PM
"The Calm After the Storm... What's Next?"  
Gail Rutkowski
Executive Director
National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council
Gail will introduce a new NASSTRAC program targeting  shippers to assist them to become more strategic and improve their relationships with transportation providers. This program is being launched in early 2019 and the NCLTL group will be one of the first to hear about it. 

Howard Lukens
General Manager Southern Region
Daimler Trucks North America

Howard Lukens is a 32-year employee of Daimler Trucks North America, and is based at Daimler corporate offices at Fort Mill, SC. As General Manager-Southern Region, Howard is responsible for sales of Freightliner brand trucks and Detroit Diesel brand proprietary engines, axles, and transmissions through a team of 8 district managers and 82 Freightliner new truck dealership sales locations across 11 southeast US states.

Howard’s most recent assignments included Vice President – Eastern Region and Vice President - On Highway Sales for Detroit Diesel Corporation. Howard also served in a variety of Daimler sales, marketing, parts, service, field operations and truck leasing positions.

Howard will update us at the Spring meeting on the current and future regulations for tractors and how important it is to understand each Carrier's needs and goals.
Annual Scholarship presentation
Each year we raise money at our Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The funds are awarded to one or two students who are working toward degrees in Transportation/Logistics.
Three lucky attendees  will get to ride around on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Track. Banking around the turns is a great experience you will never forget. 
Those of you who are interested on staying the night before we have Special Room Rates at the Great Wolfe Lodge: $99.99. This rate is good for Wednesday March 20th 2019. Call 1-866-751-9653 and use Code 1903NCLT. When you have a room at Great Wolfe Lodge you get 4 passes to their water park.
2019 Annual Conference
Hilton Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC
June 13 - 15, 2019
Save 20% on Registration
Register early and receive a discounted registration fee for the 2019 Annual Conference. On May 14th, the Member rate will be $300 but register now and pay only $240 per attendee. If not a Member your rate will be $450 but register now and pay $360 per attendee.
Not a member? 
Join now and receive 14 months membership in NCLTL plus take advantage of the member's price for the Conference. When you get to the "Add to Cart" page, see the link at the bottom where you can  add membership fees to your other items.
Don’t Miss Out. Register today.
Make sure you book your room before May 14th to ensure you get the NCLTL discounted rooms. Secure your favorite room selection at the beautiful Hilton at Kingston Plantation. The Kingston Plantation also has Villas that you can book on site. The Villas are walking distance to the Hilton Hotel. Also Royale Palms is very nice and connected to the Hilton. Call 1-800-876-0010 and use code "NCLT" for special NCLTL pricing. 
Register For Annual Conference
Once completed, you will be directed to the "Add to Cart" page.
Buddy Holson: 828-455-7970
Go Directly to the "Add to Cart" page.
Buddy Holson: 828-455-7970
Agenda For Friday Morning, June 14
7:45 - Noon
"Updates on the Transportation Industry"
Thom Albrecht
Chief Financial Officer & Executive VP
Celadon Group
Thom's Bio
Thom will be discussing updates on the Transportation Industry and future trends that will impact the Industry. More information on his presentation will be coming out at a later date. 
"Safety on the Roads and the
 Importance of Driver Training"
Dean Newell
VP Safety & Driver Training
Maverick Transportation, LLC
Dean's Bio
Dean will be going over Carriers responsibility for Safety on the road, the importance of Driver training and all the new federal motor regulations.
"Charleston Port Development Update
 and Ocean Carrier Industry Trends"
Jim Newsome
President & CEO
South Carolina Ports Authority
Jim's Bio
Jim Newsome's presentation always have great information on the Ports and you be well educated by his presentation.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Guest Speaker
Stanley Morgan was selected by the New England Patriots from the University of Tennessee in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft (25th overall). … He led the NFL in yards per reception in 1979, 1980 and 1981, and ended his career with the three best seasons in that category for a Patriots receiver (and six of the top 12).
NFL Draft‎: ‎1977‎ / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
High school‎: ‎Easley (SC)
College‎: ‎Tennessee
Position‎: ‎Wide receiver
Other Highlights of the Conference_
Thursday Night June 13th Opening Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
View vendor displays and a great time to network.
Vendor display tables
are available for $200.00. You can book your display table when you register and pay for the Conference.
The NCLTL Golf Outing
Friday, June 14
Arcadian Shores Golf Club
They have made some great improvements to this golf course and it's right across the street from Kingston Plantation.
A $10,000 Hole in One prize could be given away.
Shotgun start at 1:00 PM
The Registration Fee is $100.00 per Golfer.
Bill H. Teague Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 award recipient will be honored with the Bill H. Teague Lifetime Achievement Award the night of Friday, June 14.
Friday Night Banquet
Reception will start at 7:00 PM and Banquet will start at 8:00 PM. The Bill H. Teague Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. Prizes from the golf outing will be awarded and all register attendees will receive a door prize.
Kids Night Out 
Parents can have some time together on Friday night if you are planning on bringing children. From 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM, the League will have a Kids Night Out. Food, drinks, games and movies will be available so kids can have a great time. This will be in a safe control area of the Hilton Hotel. You will need to sign your children in and out with a valid ID. 



Buddy Holson
Executive Director



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Spring Meeting & Luncheon Speedway Club, Concord NC Thursday, March, 21, 2019
88th Annual conference Hilton Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC

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