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06/28/2022 On The Horizon













'22 MT Truck Expo

Thanks to everyone who attended the combined convention and competitions this year. The event was opened by MTA President Patrick Griffith. Below are this years awards given out at the Expo. Congrats to all.





2021 Driver of the Year






Jim Self Driver of the Year 2021 Whitewood Transport, Inc



2021 Fleet Safety Winners

In the Category from Zero to 250,000 Miles 1st Place: Hi Line Moving Services, Inc 2nd Place: Ken Stabler Trucking, Inc 2nd Place: Quality Transportation, Inc 3rd Place: Hinnaland Trucking, Inc In the Category from 500,001 to 750,000 Miles 1st Place: Ankrum Trucking, Inc 2nd Place: ABF Freight In the Category from 750,001 to 1,500,000 Miles 1st Place: DSV Road Transport, Inc 2nd Place: Diversified Transfer & Storage




In the Category from 1,500,001 to 2,500,000 Miles 1st Place: Decker Truck Line, Inc 2nd Place: Raymond Corcoran Trucking 3rd Place: S.A.C.S. Trucking



In the Category from 2,500,001 and over Miles 1st Place: Warren Transport, Inc 2nd Place: Dick Irvin, Inc






2021 Zero Accidents

Hinnaland Trucking, Inc - 122,144 Miles Quality Transportation, Inc - 133,795 Miles Ken Stabler Trucking, LLC - 165,976 Miles Hi Line Moving Service - 225,557 Miles ABF Freight - 510,569 Miles Ankrum Trucking, Inc - 685,385 Miles Diversified Transfer & Storage - 885,984 Miles DSV Road Transport, Inc - 1,084,737 Miles Raymond Corcoran Trucking - 2,160,574 Miles S.A.C.S. Trucking - 2,328,371 Miles Decker Truck Line, Inc - 2,333,045 Miles Dick Irvin, Inc - 2,644,869 Miles Warren Transport - 3,752,033 Miles


Safety Supervisor of the Year




Frank Molodecki Diversified Transfer & Storage



Grand Trophy

Diversified Transfer & Storage









2022 Truck Driving Championship 1st Place Winners






3-AXLE Tom Miller FedEx Freight







4-AXLE Mitch Wright FedEx Freight






5-AXLE Barrett Browning FedEx Freight






FLATBED Donald Jones FedEx Freight





SLEEPER BERTH Lyle Turville Decker Truck Line









TANK TRUCK Keith Linn FedEx Freight





TWIN TRAILER Scott Lorio FedEx Freight








STEP VAN Michael Cox FedEx Freight







STRAIGHT TRUCK Richard Grayson FedEx Freight



2022 DOT Inspector Champion






DOT Inspector Jonathan Larson



We Would Like to Thank our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors







Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Additional Sponsors




We couldn't have done it without your help. THANK YOU SPONSORS!!! Stay tuned for more pictures on our website.


REVOKED ELD: Arion Tech Inc.’s ArionT ELD

On June 24, 2022, FMCSA removed the following device from the list of registered ELDs [eld.fmcsa.dot.gov] due to the ELD provider’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A. ELD Name: ArionT ELD Model Number: AT5000 ELD Identifier: AR1ONT ELD Provider: Arion Tech Inc. Motor carriers must discontinue using the revoked device and take action to stay in compliance FMCSA will be sending an industry email to let motor carriers know that all who use the revoked ArionT ELD must take the following steps:

  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.

  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list [eld.fmcsa.dot.gov] before August 24, 2022.

Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field. However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that the deficiencies are not addressed in time. When and how to cite violations During the grace period, safety officials should not cite drivers using the ArionT ELD for 395.8(a)(1) – “No ELD” or 395.22(a) – “Failed to use a registered ELD.” During this time, safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ArionT ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data. Beginning August 24, 2022, motor carriers who continue to use the revoked device listed above will be considered to be operating without an ELD. Safety officials who encounter a driver using the revoked ArionT device on or after August 24, 2022 should cite 395.8(a)(1) and place the driver out-of-service in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Out-Of-Service Criteria [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Continue to report devices The ELD Technical Team became aware of the deficiencies of this device in part due to your reports from the field. We greatly appreciate all your efforts to notify us about ELD compliance issues such as these. Please continue to report any ELDs that may not meet the minimum requirements in the ELD technical specifications for investigation so that we can keep the Registered Devices list [eld.fmcsa.dot.gov] as accurate as possible. If you have any questions, please contact ELDEnforcement@dot.gov. The Office of Enforcement



Great News for the Regional Safety Rendezvous July 13-15 in Park City, Utah

Utah was able to arrange another hotel for room reservation for the Safety Rendezvous. They are charging the same rates as the DoubleTree. $139.00 plus tax. The hotel is the Hyatt Place in Park City. Below is information for make a room reservation. This discount rate is good until July 6, 2022. NOTE: The discount rate is good through the weekend if you want to stay longer. To register for the Safety Rendezvous, you need to go to Utah's website: www.utahtrucking.com. They are still looking for sponsors and still have space to exhibit. Let Terry know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. Room Reservations: For your guests to book their reservations, the link below will take them directly to the Hyatt website with the Special Rates prefilled. · This link will expire on 07.06.22 · This link is only valid for stay dates between 07.13.22 checking out up to 07.16.22. · This is for the negotiated $139 rate. · To book online: Link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/utah/hyatt-place-park-city/slczp?corp_id=G-UTTA The other way is you can book directly on Hyatt.com and in the Special Rates field, add G-UTTA in the Group Code spot. To book over the phone: 888-591-1234 - reference either the discount code G-UTTA or Utah Trucking Association Let Terry Smith (801-973-9370) know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. RMRSR Agenda


Nearly 1,300 Commercial Vehicles Put Out of Service for Brake Problems

Inspectors found 14% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected on an unannounced Brake Safety Day had critical brake-related violations that put them out of service. On April 27, 46 jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. put 1,290 CMVs out of service for severe brake problems — 14.1% of the 9,132 commercial motor vehicles inspected that day. This unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative, conducted by members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, focuses specifically on the brake systems and components on commercial motor vehicles. On this day, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct their usual commercial motor vehicle inspections but also ... READ MORE


Our Sponsors




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


Mike's Safety Tip

4th of July Safety Every year someone gets hurt by fireworks. Lets do our best to have a great celebration this weekend, but we need to make sure everyone is safe. Keep a supply of water close as a precaution. Make sure whoever is lighting the fireworks has safety glasses on. Only light one firework at a time. Store your fireworks in a cool, dry place away from kids. I wish everyone a great holiday weekend! Thanks Mike


Save The Date


July 13th - 15th, 2022 Park City, Utah Click HERE to register 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


Upcoming Events

June 30, 2022 Share the Road @ the Distracted Driving Event 7 AM - 4 PM Butte, MT July 4, 2022 MTA office closed Independence Day Holiday July 10 - 16, 2022 Operation Safe Driver Week July 13 - 15, 2022 Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous (RMRSR) Park City, Utah Register HERE August 16 - 19, 2022 National Truck Driving Championship Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis, IN August 21 - 27, 2022 Brake Safety Week September 11 - 17, 2022 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 14, 2022 Montana Truck Driver Appreciation Day Volunteers and Sponsors needed 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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