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Tampa: June 20-24, 2020
Tampa Marriott Water Street


The Florida Teacher Tour is sponsored by the Florida Trucking Association and is designed to give professional educators an inside look at how this vital industry works, its unique challenges, and its integral contributions to our state/national economy and daily life. With this information, educators at all grade levels will be better informed about the complexities of the nation’s most-used freight/logistics mode and the career opportunities that our industry offers to Florida’s students.

The aim for this program is to immerse a small set of Florida teachers and guidance counselors (elementary, middle, high) in an intensive tour of the trucking industry, and then engage them to write lesson plans aligned to Florida Standards that incorporate trucking imagery, concepts, information, statistics, etc. into the class-room conversation.

This workshop will be held over a 3.5-day period. Each participant will take part in a multi-day tour of various types of trucking facilities and companies, as well as expert-led discussion and top-line information the trucking/logistics industry.

-How freight gets from manufacture to consumers’ homes
-Safety systems, practices and technologies
-Component systems such as tires, brakes, refrigeration units, etc.
-How trucking is an integral part of the overall American logistics and economic system
-Critical tips for “Sharing the Road Safely” with commercial vehicles
-Previous tours have included: UPS, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, JAXPort, and more!

Read about the 2018 Florida Teacher Tours in Florida Truck News.

The program is supervised by Alix Miller, Ph.D. Dr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tulane University; a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities from Florida State University. She has more than a decade of experience teaching grades K-20, including working directly with student teachers. Her research on interdisciplinary studies has been presented internationally.


“I am beyond excited to share with my students the fact that trucking is the best kept secret in business! The Florida Trucking Tour made me aware as an educator that our state is in need of workers both right out of high school and those with degrees.” -Kristi Miller, J.R. Arnold High School