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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 President

Montana Trucking Association  President Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett

Taylor's Transportation

President of the Montana Trucking Association

Charlie Bennett is a partner in Taylors Transportation, a trucking company that specializes in transporting automobiles, agricultural equipment, and flatbed loads.  With over 20 years in trucking and trucking related fields Charlie brings a perspective of both a vendor, having worked for Motor Power Equipment, and the views of a transportation company to his role as your current MTA president.  Charlie and his wife Jamie live in Great Falls MT, and enjoys working on old cars and old houses.

MTA Board of Directors

2nd Term Ends June 2026

1st Term Ends June 2024

1st Term Ends June 2025


MTA Staff

Montana Trucking Association CEO Duane Williams

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.

Montana Trucking Association Safety Coordinator Will Cole

Will Cole

Safety Coordinator

Phone 406-442-6600

Cell 406-564-0485

Will has worked in several industries before making the jump to occupational safety. He is a third-generation heavy equipment operator and 17-year law enforcement retiree. Will worked 15 of those years with Montana’s Motor Carrier Services, and 7 as a Safety Consultant with the Montana Department of Transportation.

Will enjoyed his time as a Motor Carrier Services officer, making some lifelong friends from the trucking industry in the process. Will is available to help trucking companies and drivers again in his role as Safety Coordinator, contact him with any questions.

Montana Trucking Association Office Manager Meghan Williams

Meghan Williams

Office Manager

Phone 406-442-6600

Meghan started with the Montana Trucking Association in December of 2022. Prior to working here, she was a paraprofessional at Montana City School. Meghan is your point of contact for any supply order needs.

2024-2025 Scholarships

Montana Trucking Benifits

Montana Trucking Association Education Foundation
Barry "Spook" Stang Memorial Scholarship

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 an 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.

  • Application deadline is May 3, 2024


2023 Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Amber Balzer

Amber Balzer

Laney Guldborg

Laney Guldborg

Jahslin Boyd

Jahslin Boyd

Aubrie Zohner

Aubrie Zohner

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