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About MTA

Dedicated to serving hardworking members.

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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.

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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 President

Montana Trucking Association

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 Board of Directors

1st Term Ends June 2023
1st Term Ends June 2024
1st Term Ends June 2025
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MTA Staff

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Duane Williams

CEO

Phone 406-442-6600

Cell 406-202-2950

dwilliams@mttrucking.org

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@mttrucking.org

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

mgehl@mttrucking.org

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. 

2023-2024 Scholarships

Montana Trucking Benifits

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, 2023.

 

2022 Scholarship Recipients

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Aubrie Zohner

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Laney  Guldborg

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Amber Balzer

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Jahslin Boyd

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2021 Scholarship Recipients

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Laney Guldborg

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Jaden Koon

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Aubrie Zohner

Join us and become a member today!

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