CVTA’s Hill Day is an event where CVTA members come to Washington D.C. and meet with their members of Congress to discuss the importance of commercial truck driving schools, training and the role we play in moving the economy forward and developing safe drivers. CVTA schedules meetings with your Representative and Senators (or a staffer should the member of Congress be unavailable) where you and fellow CVTA members discuss issues facing our industry. These meetings provide an opportunity to educate them on the role our schools and carriers play within the trucking industry.
During Hill Day, our members attend presentations and briefings, and then culminate with meetings with members of Congress.
All members are welcome. We advise that leadership and company executives attend, so long as they understand the various issues within the industry.
Yes. We will work to schedule meetings with your Representative or Senators. Schedules for members of Congress and their staff fill-up quickly, so we recommend you register as soon as possible for Hill Day. For this reason, please indicate your arrival and departure information on your registration form, so we can do our best to schedule an appointment on your behalf.
A detailed schedule of who you will be meeting with will be provided in your packet when you arrive. However, if you need an advance copy of your schedule, with the understanding that times are subject to change, contact CVTA’s Mark Valentini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Even though registration is free, we still need attendees to register in advance so we can get accurate counts for meals as well as produce name badges and information packets. Please fill out the sign-up form and send back to Mark Valentini at email@example.com.
If you need to cancel, please contact CVTA’s Mark Valentini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to cancel your room reservation, below is the Hyatt Regency’s cancellation policy and links to cancel or contact them directly for assistance.
You may cancel or change your reservation online using your first name, last name, and reservation confirmation number or credit card number. Your details will be sent securely. Some reservations may not be retrievable online. If you have problems retrieving your reservation, please contact us.
Cancellation and deposit policies vary by the hotel and confirmed rate. The policies regarding your specific reservation are provided at the time the reservation is made. They are also provided in online, email, written and faxed confirmations. Please contact us to receive additional information regarding your reservation.
Reservations that have been guaranteed with a credit card and/or deposit are held for you until arrival. If you do not arrive at the hotel on your scheduled arrival date, cancellation policies will apply. Please contact us for additional information about your reservation
The official Hill Day event starts on Tuesday, February 26th at 3:30pm with a briefing and presentation and ends on Wednesday, February 27th at 4:00pm on Capitol Hill.
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest to the Hyatt Regency located in Crystal City, Va. We recommend flying in and out of Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) because of its proximity to the Hyatt and to Capitol Hill. However, if you chose to fly into one of the other airports, it may take as much as 2 hours travel time to get to the hotel depending on traffic.
Remember that most Hill visits are brief (20-25 minutes) and often with a legislative staffer who is responsible for transportation, education and/or workforce issues. Therefore, plan on making no more than three key points and highlight them by using examples.
• Be Prepared and Concise: Review and rehearse the key points you want to make.
• Be Responsive: Answer their questions, but if you can’t, let them know you will get back to them with the information and follow-up.
• Be Appreciative: Thank your elected official or the congressional staff person, and following the meeting send a thank you note to the person you met with. In your thank you note, consider mentioning an open invitation to visit your school/business when the member of Congress is back in the district/state.
• Provide Feedback: Please provide feedback to CVTA to let us know how your congressional visits went, what was discussed and what we can do to improve on our annual Hill Day event.