05/09/2022 On The Horizon

Updated: Aug 31














Where has the time gone?

We are only one month away from the '22 MT Truck Expo! If you haven't made your room reservation, you need to do so immediately! The room block deadlines are upon us! After the cut-off date, the prices go up! These hotels have a cut-off date of TODAY:

  • Wingate (406-458-4490)

  • Hampton (406-443-5800)

The cut-off date is tomorrow (5/10/22) for this hotel:

  • Residence Inn (406-443-8010)

I was able to get an extension until Friday 5/13/22 at:

  • Great Northern (406-457-5500)

I was able to get an extension unit Monday 5/16/22 at:

  • Baymont (406-558-4756)


Spook's Challenge - in honor of Dick Irvin

Dick Irvin, our colleague and a great friend to many of us will be missed! He was a huge supporter of the association, the MCM Scholarship program and trucking industry. I remember on several occasions I would get a call from him and he would say, “take the staff out to lunch on me”. To help honor him and his commitment to education and the industry I will be donating $ 200.00 to the Scholarship fund. The MCM Education Trust has provided thousands of dollars in financial aid to MCM members, employees and their families over the years. Please contact the MTA office if you would like to help me recognize him by donating to the Scholarship fund. Remember the world is run by those who show up, get involved today. Thanks Spook.


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


ATRI's Latest Research Quantifies the Environmental Impacts of Zero-Emission Trucks

ATRI has released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET). This analysis, a 2021 top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, utilized federal and industry-sourced data to identify and compare full life-cycle CO2 emissions for a range of truck types, including a baseline diesel truck, battery electric trucks and hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The study found that while electric trucks have no ... READ MORE

Click It or Ticket - - - Day & Night


Campaign Materials are now available! Seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash. The Click It or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education, paid media, and law enforcement support to save lives. Remember these dates:

  • May 16 - June 5, 2022 | Paid Media for National Enforcement

  • May 23 - June 5, 2022 | National Enforcement Mobilization

Use these resources for outreach during the campaign dates to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seat belt. Additional Resources:

  • Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar and Communications Calendar

All Marketing Materials:

  • TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov


  • More seat belt safety materials


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

Mike's Safety Tip

Hydration: Its true, sports drinks and fruit juices are OK, but you have to drink more of them to get a comparable amount of water into your system. Their high-sugar content slows absorption into the body and increases urination, depleting your body's water resources. Soda, coffee, and tea have caffeine, a diuretic, which removes fluid from your body. During exercise or physical labor, your body produces metabolic heat--heat from the inside. When it's hot outside, no heat transfer can occur, and your body overheats. You should drink water every 15 minutes, just 4 to 8 ounces of water can replenish lost fluids. Otherwise, you can get heat cramps or painful muscle spasms. And being in good shape doesn't prevent your body from getting too hot and losing fluids. In recap, drink lots of water to stay hydrated while out in the heat. Thanks, and have a great week Mike 406-274-8519


Save The Date

July 13th - 15th, 2022 Park City, Utah Click HERE for a larger view



2022 Annual Inspection Decals




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


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



Upcoming Events

May 17 - 19, 2022 International Roadcheck May 30, 2022 MTA office closed June 9 - 11, 2022 Convention, TDC, DOT Inspectors 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

  • Employees Montana driver license number

  • Employees date of birth

So if you would like us to help you with your annual MVR's, send an email to karen@mttrucking.org or call 406-442-6600




Montana Trucking Association 501 N. Sanders, Suite 201 Helena, MT 59601 406-442-6600

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