04/25/2022 On The Horizon

Updated: Aug 31













We are really excited to share our new website

While we are still working on developing several pages for this website, click HERE to view what we have so far. The website address is the same as before: https://www.mttrucking.org/ As we are pushing out this new website, we are getting a lot of views so there may be great benefits on securing an advertising area on the 1st page. So if you would like to advertise on the website, please contact Montana Trucking Association at 406-442-6600 or email karen@mttrucking.org


2022 SuperTech Competition











Please join us June 10 - 11, 2022 for the Montana State SuperTech Competition. It will be held in Helena MT at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds. Technicians from across the state will compete to see who is the best technician in Montana.


To Register, click HERE


To Sponsor this event, click HERE


Today's truck Technicians are a critical link in our nation's supply chain and economy. SuperTech competitions honor these very important person's talents, skills and contributions in keeping America strong.


2022 Truck Driving Championship -

We still can use more competitors











June 10 - 11, 2022 will be the Montana State Truck Driving Championship. It will be held in Helena MT at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds. This is a family event and can be a learning experience for everyone.


To Register, click HERE


To Sponsor this event, click HERE


The winner in each category moves on to the National Truck Driving Championship in Indianapolis, IN.


We need help to put on this great event! So if you know of anyone that can help, please have them contact Volunteer Committee: Contact Lance Zanto - Lzanto2@mt.gov or Karen at 406-442-6600 or karen@mttrucking.org


Volunteer Registration Form click HERE



2022 DOT Inspectors Competition

June 11, 2022 will be the Montana State DOT Inspectors Competition. It will be held in Helena MT at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds. To Register, click HERE To Sponsor this event, click HERE


2022 Annual Convention








June 10-11, 2022 will be the Annual Convention. It will be held in Helena MT. To Register, click HERE To Sponsor this event, click HERE To find out about Sponsorship / Booth opportunities, click HERE For draft Agenda click HERE We need help to put on this great event! So if you know of anyone that can help, please have them contact Volunteer Committee: Contact Lance Zanto - Lzanto2@mt.gov or Karen at 406-442-6600 or karen@mttrucking.org This event will be successful when we have the right people in the right places. Thank you in advance for your help putting on this great event! Volunteer Registration Form click HERE Each year we have a Silent Auction and the proceeds go to either MOTPAC or the MTA Education Fund. Click HERE for the Silent Auction Donation form


Free Training Opportunity - FMCSA High Priority Cooperative Agreement

















Click HERE to register for May 3rd

Click HERE to register for July 13


Scholarship Application

MTA is now accepting scholarship applications from Montana students completing their senior year in high school or currently enrolled in a Montana College, University, Trade school, or other educational institution and working toward an undergraduate degree. Students must be an employee (or the dependent of an employee) of a Montana Trucking Association Member to be eligible. The student must be a Montana resident planning to attend a Montana College, University, Trade school, or other educational institution. The Scholarship Committee will decide the amount of each individual award at the time of selection. Grades are a part of the process used in determining our recipients, but they are not the deciding factor. The selection criteria are fully outlined in the enclosed scholarship application: ... READ MORE


Fleet Safety

The MTA Fleet Safety Contest year runs from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The Fleet Safety Contest is based on Montana miles and DOT recordable accidents that occurred in Montana. CRITERIA FOR DOT RECORDABLE ACCIDENTS ARE: 1) Death. 2) Bodily injury requiring medical attention away from the scene. 3) One or more vehicles incurring disabling damage and requiring transport or towing from the scene. The six categories of competition are listed on the entry form. The Grand Trophy Award is open to all current MTA carrier members that have a minimum of 200,000 Montana miles. You may e-mail karen@mttrucking.org or call the MTA Office at 406-442-6600 to request additional applications. First, second and third place winners will be selected in each category. Plaques and certificates, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, are presented to winners in each category at the MTA Annual Convention in Helena, MT June 10 - 11, 2022. This program is designed to honor those who put safety first. Retain a copy of your entry form and mail the original to the MTA office at 501 North Sanders #201, Helena, MT 59601. READ MORE

Safety Supervisor of the Year

The winner of this year’s award will be recognized at the MTA Convention in Helena, as well as being submitted as a nominee to the Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous Safety Supervisor of the Year selection committee. The RMRSR winner will be recognized during the awards ceremony. Complete the form to nominate your safety person. You may e-mail karen@mttrucking.org or telephone the MTA Office at 406-442-6600 to request additional applications. Retain a copy of the application for your files prior to mailing the original to MTA at 501 North Sanders #201, Helena, MT 59601. ... READ MORE

Mike's Safety Tip

Driving 101 – Part four of four What’s your following distance? 1 second, 2 seconds, 5 seconds? For those of you who drive commercial vehicles, the proper following distance recommended by FMCSA is vehicle driving under 40 mph is 1 seconds for every 10 feet of vehicle length. For speeds over 40 mph, you should add an addition second. Have a great week, Thanks Mike


Save The Date










July 13th - 15th, 2022

Park City, Utah



022 Annual Inspection Decals




Call MTA to order the 2022 Inspection Decals 406-442-6600 Or you can Email Karen: karen@mttrucking.org


Our Sponsors














If you would like to be a Sponsor, please contact Karen at 406-442-6600 or karen@mttrucking.org


Upcoming Events

May 3, 2022 Share the Road Presentation Lockwood School Billings, MT Volunteers needed!  May 30, 2022 MTA office closed June 9 - 11, 2022 Convention, TDC, SuperTech Helena, MT June 30, 2022 Share the Road @ the Distracted Driving Event 7 AM - 4 PM Butte, MT July 4, 2022 MTA office closed July 13 - 15, 2022 Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous (RMRSR) Park City, Utah August 16 - 19, 2022 National Truck Driving Championship Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis, IN September 25 - 29, 2022 National SuperTech Competition Huntington Convention Center Cleveland, OH


Have you gotten your annual MVR's yet?

If not, Motor Carriers of Montana can run your Montana annual MVR's (Motor Vehicle Report) for you. The cost is $10.25 per MVR. All you need to provide is:

  • Employees name