2017 UTA Convention



Get Ready for Fabulous Las Vegas

Wednesday Welcome Reception Meet and Greet

Don’t be a square. Gather around the pool on the opening night for an 18-karat party that’s sure to be a gas! We’ll enjoy food, cocktails and live music and, of course, catch up with old pals and make new ones.

Silent Auction

During registration hours on Wednesday and Thursday the Silent Auction items will be displayed, ready for you to bid on. You’re sure to find some great items you’ll definitely want to win. This auction helps raise money for the UTA Jerome Nerman Family Foundation Scholarships, awarded to deserving students nominated by UTA members. Convention sponsors donate the items to support the scholarship fund, and you too can donate an item for this worthy cause. The Silent Auction will end at the Expo and bid winners will be announced at the UTA booth.

Thursday Afternoon Workshops

Networking with a Process

Creating business relationships and opportunities is important, but can also be difficult. Successful networking is all about making yourself known. So don’t miss this opportunity to gain more exposure for yourself and your company.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Workshop

The Used Truck Association is pleased to announce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will have representatives at this year’s convention. Evan Belser, Chief, Vehicle and Engine Enforcement Branch and other EPA experts will discuss topics of keen interest to UTA members, as well as lead a Q+A session. Some of the topics Mr. Belser and other EPA representatives will cover are:

– What is the Clean Air Act?
– What do truck dealers and customers need to know about emissions?
– What do truck dealers need to look for regarding emissions defeat devices, and
tampering with emissions equipment?

The other good news is the EPA will have a booth at this year’s Vendor Expo where
Convention attendees can share their input with EPA staff, and have any questions they
have answered.

Thursday Evening’s Main Event: The Vendor Expo

Don’t miss this year’s Vendor Expo at a new time: 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Many attendees view the Vendor Expo as one of their favorite parts of the convention. They see it as their yearly opportunity to meet their suppliers face-to face, and learn about new industry-related products and services. There is no question that the Vendor Expo is the best place to connect with industry partners.
Don’t forget to pick up a “map” at the door and visit the exhibitors to enter the drawing for cash door prizes! Also on the map is a place to vote for your choice of The Best at Expo. This contest recognizes the efforts of Exhibitors who display a booth that’s informative and interesting. Attendees vote to select the winner, who is announced at Friday evening’s Awards dinner.