08/29/2022 On The Horizon













Attorney General Knudsen, Trucking Industry Continue Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking In Montana

More than three dozen leaders from law enforcement, criminal prosecution, advocacy groups, public health, and private industry leaders came together today in Helena to discuss efforts and effective strategies to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Montana. The event was hosted by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Montana Trucking Association, and Truckers Against Trafficking, a non-profit organization that exists to engage members of the trucking, bus, and energy industries. Montana Department of Justice human trafficking investigators initiated 64 cases in fiscal year 2022, an increase of 300 percent from ... READ MORE


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. Thank you to all of you that have singed up as a volunteer and / or to sponsor the event. We still can use help in the following areas:

  • 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


Past Weeks' Training

Thanks to Bruce Holmes for the FMCSA updates and Dean Ford, Drowzle for the training on sleep apnea and to those who attended last week’s quarterly trainings. Thanks to Energy Partners in Missoula and PayneWest Insurance in Great Falls for use of their conference rooms. Also, thanks to Red Mountain Truck Lines, Taylors Transportation and K&K Trucking for the meals. For those of you who would like some follow-up information, or a copy of the presentations, please email Mike at: mgehl@mttrucking.org. For further information or to speak directly with Dean, you can reach him at: dford@drowzle.com. We also are interested in topics that you would like covered at our next quarterly trainings.


MTA Billings Golf Tournament

Great people and perfect weather made for a fun golf outing at Pryor Creek last week! Thanks to Whitewood Transport, Interstate Power Systems, Tri-State Equipment, Interstate Tire-Rama, Chemnet, and Farstad Oil / Parkland USA for helping make this a successful event. Click link for photos.


Board Meeting and Axe Throwing Get Together

Mark your calendars so you don't miss this! The Board of Directors meeting will be held in Missoula on September 22, 2022 at the DSV Road Transport facility (7211 Two Smokes Way). Then after the Board Meeting there will be a fun social of Axe Throwing. Stay tuned for more details!


Waymo to Test Freightliner Redundant Autonomous Truck on Texas Highways

Waymo said it it’s ready to begin publicly testing what it says is the first redundant autonomous Class 8 trucking platform on public freeways. In 2020, Waymo partnered with Daimler Truck to develop a redundant, level-4-autonomous-ready truck platform powered by the Waymo Driver. In the coming weeks, the company will begin testing these autonomous Freightliner Cascadias on public freeways across Dallas and Phoenix. The testing will make use of Waymo's recently opened trucking facility in Dallas, a transfer hub that is an early endpoint of its driverless route. According to officials, it's the first custom-designed hub of this type designed for deploying autonomous trucks. Waymo and Daimler Truck North America shared some ... READ MORE


GWCC's Annual Safety & Risk Management Seminar

On October 11, 2022 Great West Casualty Company is holding their Annual Safety and Risk Management Seminar in Billings from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Big Horn Resort. This is free to anyone who would like to attend, and lunch included. Click HERE to register.


Welcome new Member

About Us Since it's humble beginning with only 12 drivers in 2012, Teton Petroleum Transport has grown and expanded its reach up and down the western mountain states. They now have nearly 100 drivers and have terminals located all over the west, namely Idaho Falls, ID; Salt Lake City, UT; Cody, WY; Las Vegas, NV; Reno, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; and El Paso, TX. Teton Petroleum Transport classifies themselves as a small business with the professionalism of a large company that meets their customers' needs quickly and efficiently. They have embraced technology as they have grown and have invested in systems that allow the drivers to record real-time delivery information. This means that BOL's and delivery tickets can be emailed to customers as soon as the delivery happens. Along with the rapid expansion and growth, Teton Petroleum Transport has made sure to have top of the line equipment to get the job done well. Because of all the drivers are trained extensively before they deliver a load alone, customers can rest assured that their load will be delivered in a safe and professional manner. Teton Petroleum Transport was created with a strong culture of safety, and they ensure efficiency and safety by monitoring drivers' performance. Drivers are Smith System trained, and incentives and bonuses are offered to them for safe driving.

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

New school bus safety features and laws School across the state is now in session, and as parents, kids and teachers are prepping for the first day of school, it's important to remember school safety laws and new features for school buses. "The last thing we want is a child to be struck by a motor vehicle while they're on their way to school or coming home from school and so we want everything possible so that reminds drivers and ensures ... READ MORE


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

September 5, 2022 MTA Office closed for Labor Day September 11 - 17, 2022 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 14, 2022 Montana Truck Driver Appreciation Day Volunteers and Sponsors needed September 22, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting & Ax Throwing Get Together DSV Road Transport (7211 Two Smokes Way) Missoula, MT September 25 - 29, 2022 National SuperTech Competition Huntington Convention Center Cleveland, OH October 11, 2022 Great West Casualty Safety Seminar 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Big Horn Resort Registration



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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