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2020 Refrigerated Division Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Join us July 15-17, 2020 in Traverse City, MI at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa for the 37th Annual Refrigerated Meeting!

Refrigerated Division LogoThe Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Refrigerated Meeting has established itself as the premier meeting for industry professionals focusing their operations on temperature-controlled equipment.  This event provides great opportunities to meet with industry peers to discuss problems, share ideas, and seek solutions unique to their specialized area of operations.

The event features a golf tournament, great meals, unique networking receptions and educational programming designed to help your business and professional development.

Keynote Announcement

Matthew Whitaker

Former Acting Attorney General of The United States

An American lawyer and politician, Matthew G. Whitaker served as the acting Attorney General of the United States from 2018 to 2019. As the country’s top lawyer, he oversaw all activities of the Justice Department and advised on critical issues of domestic and international law, including directly supervising Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation.

Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines based law firm, Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from 2009 until rejoining Department of Justice in 2017. He was previously appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, between 2014 and 2017.

Since leaving the Justice Department, Whitaker joined the Kansas City-based law firm, Graves Garrett, as of counsel. He is also currently the managing director at the consulting firm, Axiom Strategies, working on client public affairs, business development, and strategic vision.

Whitaker graduated with a Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, he was a three-year letterman on the football team where he received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor.


Thanks to ACT 1 for their sponsorship of Keynote Speaker Matthew Whitaker

Golf Tournament

Wolverine Course

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 16, 2020

This shotgun scramble golf tournament during TCA’s 2020 Refrigerated Division Meeting is brought to you by Coretex, Hendrickson, PLM Trailer Leasing and Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company. Players will be served lunch prior to tee-off and have their shot at winning the hole-in-one prize of $10,000. Prizes will also be given out for the Longest Drive, King Pin and Top 3 teams during Friday’s General Session!

In order to sign up for the tournament, please complete the golf waiver form and send to Caitlin Smith. Upon receipt of the form, TCA will either confirm your reservation or place you on the wait list based upon availability. Not all attendees are guaranteed to play so please submit your form as soon as possible in order to secure your spot!

Thanks to Coretex, Hendrickson, PLM Trailer Leasing and Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company for their sponsorship of the Golf Tournament.

Schedule and Other Programming Information Coming Soon!