07/11/2022 On The Horizon













It's Operation Safe Driver Week

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2022) – Today is the first day of Operation Safe Driver Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) seven-day safe-driving campaign aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement strategies and interactions with law enforcement. Members of law enforcement will be on roadways this week keeping an eye out for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers who are driving dangerously. Examples of dangerous driving behaviors include speeding, driving while using a mobile device, driving aggressively, cutting off other drivers, following too closely, etc. Drivers identified by law enforcement officers for engaging in unsafe driving ... READ MORE


Butte high schoolers learn dangers of distracted driving

180 driver's ed students at Butte High School participated in a distracted driving course Partners named Montana Highway Patrol, Butte Police Department, Butte Fire Department, Montana 'Share the Road Program' (Montana Trucking Association), FedEx Road Captain Team and A1 Ambulance. The distracted driving course was partially made possible by a grant from the Butte-Silver Bow DUI Task Force and golf cart donations from the Butte Country Club. Click HERE to read more about it.


Save The Date

Montana Trucking Association Fall Trainings 11:00 to 1:00+ August 22-24, 2022 11:00 - Bruce Holmes, Montana Administrator of FMCSA – Bruce (in person!!) will be sharing some updates and changes to keep you current and in compliance. You’ll have plenty of time to talk with Bruce and he’ll be available to answer all your questions. Lunch Served 12:15 - Dr. Karen Underwood of Drowzle.com – Information and training on the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Commercial truck operations. In addition, Representatives of Drowzle will be on site to talk with you about a low-cost diagnostic tool to diagnose OSA. Drowzle is offering special pricing for those in attendance. Monday August 22 at 1100, Energy Partners, Missoula Tuesday August 23 at 1100, Payne West, Great Falls Wednesday August 24, at 1100, Billings – Location TBD Trainings will be from 1100 – 1300, with a working lunch. Lunch will be provided by: If your interested in sponsoring a lunch for these trainings, please contact: mgehl@mttrucking.org Our registration will open next Monday, July 18, 2022 at: https://www.mttrucking.org/safety or email Karen at karen@mttrucking.org This will be a FREE training for all MTA members. Non-members $25.


Montana Truck Driver Appreciation

On September 14, 2022 Montana Trucking Association will be hosting two (2) Driver Appreciation events. One will be at the Laurel scales and the other will be at the Haugan scales. How can you help? · Become a Sponsor · Volunteer to cook and/or hand out food (anytime between 10:30 am - 2:00 pm) · Donate your company's swag (it will be given to the drivers) If you have questions or can help in any way email Karen at karen@mttrucking.org Click HERE for the sign-up form



Share the Road in Billings

We need your help for the August 2nd, 3rd & 4th Share the Road presentations in Billings. Each presentation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Here is what we need at each of the high schools: August 2nd at Senior High = 1 truck/driver and 1 volunteer August 3rd at Skyview High = 1 truck/driver and 1 volunteer August 4th at West High = 3 trucks/drivers and 3 volunteers If you are able to help any or all of these dates, please email Karen at karen@mttrucking.org or call 406-442-6600.


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

Speed Week This week CVSA is running “Operation Safe Driver Week”, with a focus on speeding. Per NHTSA, speed related fatalities have increased 17%. When your speeding, you very well will be engaged in other dangerous driving situations like; following too closely, improper lane changes, and distracted driving. Please do your part, operate safely by following the posted speed limits, and slowing down when conditions dictate. Have a great week, Mike


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

July 10 - 16, 2022 Operation Safe Driver Week July 13 - 15, 2022 Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous (RMRSR) Park City, Utah Register HERE August 2, 2022 Share the Road Senior High 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Volunteers needed August 3, 2022 Share the Road Skyview High 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Volunteers needed August 4, 2022 Share the Road West High 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Volunteers needed 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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