About MTA

Dedicated to serving hardworking members.


The Associated Voice of The Montana Trucking Industry.

Dedicated to serving hardworking members.
Montana Trucking Association is a Non-Profit trade group and has served as the voice for Montana’s trucking industry since 1939. MTA is an affiliate of the American Trucking Association (ATA) and recognizes the ATA as the national representative for legislative, regulatory, and political matters.

The purpose of MTA is to promote the trucking industry; contribute to the improvement of the organizations and people working in the trucking industry and protect the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas within the state of Montana and the United States.

MTA is comprised of over 300 trucking companies and important industry suppliers working to meet the needs of the trucking industry in Montana through education, legislative advice, and lobbying on behalf of the trucking industry.  These companies are a diverse group comprised of trucking companies, passenger carriers, agriculture, garbage haulers, construction and excavating companies along with many industry suppliers.  We also provide member discounts on supplies and other products.

Each year at the MTA annual convention, MTA pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of its members by giving out safety awards to the top 3 recipients by safe mile categories, driver of the year, and carrier of the year.


MTA History

The Montana Trucking Association, formally Motor Carriers of Montana, has served as the voice for Montana’s trucking industry since 1939.  MTA is a trade association dedicated to the furtherance of the trucking industry’s goals and interests in Montana and the United States.

MTA Board of Directors



Partial Term Ends June 2022

­Patrick Griffith, Quality Transportation, Inc -Baker (President)

Paul LeClaire,  Sumitomo, Mitsui Finance and Lease Co. -Missoula (Treasurer)

Steve Hanson, Hanson Trucking, Inc -Columbia Falls

Dave Bertelsen, K & K Trucking, Inc -Great Falls



1st Term Ends June 2023

­Charlie Bennett, Taylor’s Transportation -Great Falls (Vice President)

Mike O’Dore, Diversified Transfer and Storage-Billings

Cory Biggers, Biggers Transport -Butte

Dave Gardner, Diversified Truck Leasing -Helena

Dave Zohner, Line Haul Logistics, Inc -Missoula


1st Term Ends June 2024

­Kimberly Donahoo  DSV -Missoula (Secretary)

Curt Laingen, Curt Laingen Trucking -Shepard

Ken Stabler, Ken Stabler Trucking -Miles City

Mike Wilson, Whitewood Transport, Inc -Billings

Rachel Singleton, Ken Stabler Trucking -Miles City

Jason Sorlien, Decker Truck Line, Inc -Missoula

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Patrick Griffith

Quality Transportation, Inc.

President of the Montana Trucking Association


Patrick has spent his whole life around the trucking business as a 2nd generation owner of a family business, Quality Transportation, Inc. out of Baker, MT.  Quality Transportation Inc. started as the dream of Patrick’s father, Mike, in 1985. Patrick has been part of the Quality team since 2007, serving as the company president since 2012.  Starting with Mike, Quality has been a long-standing active member of the Montana Trucking Association and Mike served on the board for many years as well as a past President of the association. Patrick has served on the board of MTA since 2012.  Patrick has been married to his lovely wife Angel for 18 years and they have three wonderful children Micaiah, Paisley, and Shaylie.


MTA President


MTA Staff

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Duane Williams


Phone 406-442-6600

Cell 406-202-2950


Duane started with the Montana Trucking Association in September 2020, after a 30-year career with the Montana Department of Transportation.  He is your point of contact for all industry topics and especially wants to hear from you regarding legislative issues and government affairs.

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Karen Lynch

Office Manager

Phone 406-442-6600


Karen has worked as the Office Manager for Montana Trucking Association since July of 2016. She oversees the Helena office; answering phones, selling supplies, providing MVR’s, creating the weekly newsletter, updating the website, and planning events (Board meetings, Convention, Truck Driving Championship, and SuperTech).

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Mike Gehl

Safety Coordinator

Phone 406-274-8519


Mike has spent his entire adult life in the trucking industry, in one form or another.  From hauling grain, livestock, and hay in central Montana to OTR as an owner-operator.  He's served as a Montana Highway Patrolman, in which one of his duties was performing roadside truck inspections as a CVSA Level I truck inspector.  Mike later left the MHP and joined the Lake County Sheriff's Office as a Detective.  Mike now manages the Montana Trucking Association partnership with Montana State Fund, providing safety and consultation services to group members. 

2022-2023 Scholarships


Montana Trucking Association Education Foundation

Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust

MTA accepts applications from:

  • Montana students completing their senior year in high school or are currently enrolled in a Montana college and working toward an undergraduate degree.

  • Students must be an employee or the dependent of an employee of a MTA Member to be eligible.

  • The student must be a Montana resident planning to attend a Montana college, University, Trade school, or other educational institution.

  • Applications Due May 2, 2022.


2021 Scholarship Recipients

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Laney Guldborg

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Jaden Koon

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Aubrie Zohner


2020 Scholarship Recipients

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Brandon Donahoo

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Ethan Frey

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Zane Haivala 

Join us and become a member today!