MTA Group Worker’s Comp Insurance Plan
MTA members should consider joining the MTA Workers Compensation Group Safety Program, in conjunction with Montana State Fund (MSF). This program earned over $224,000 in safety returns for policyholders for the policy year ending 2021. This amounts to almost one million dollars in safety returns to policyholders since the MTA and MSF formed their safety partnership.
The MTA program is comprised of transportation companies in Montana that have committed to improving their safety programs and providing a safe working environment for their employees. A safe workplace reduces injuries and costs. And, if the overall experience of the group is favorable, the participating policyholders with low injury costs can realize a return premium.
It is a win-win proposition for members.
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Montana Trucking Association advocates promoting safety in the industry through awareness and communication. Increasing awareness of the No-Zones, danger areas, and blind spots around commercial vehicles is a primary part of their program focus. With the establishment of the Safety Committee, they also maintain dedication to improving upon current safety regulations and expanding their program statewide to share the road safely.
Being a part of the Montana Trucking Association will help you stay informed and in touch with new regulations, news updates, and safety practices. They provide members with DOT changes and an open forum for discussion. Remember, Safety is an attitude.
SHARE THE ROAD
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced the Share the Road Program in 1994. Its goal was to educate the driving public about how to safely share the road with trucks and buses. This program has become a major priority of MTA, and our willingness to not just maintain the program, but to expand it statewide will be our legacy.
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MTA SAFETY AWARDS
The Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year Programs are both sponsored by Montana Trucking Association Safety Committee. Applications are received monthly from carrier members and the monthly winner is selected by Safety Committee. To be eligible, a driver must drive for an MTA member domiciled in Montana and be employed with their current company for a least one year. The Driver of the Month winners are eligible for the Driver of the Year honor which is awarded each year at MTA’s annual convention.
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Montana’s Driver of the Year is selected each year by the Montana Trucking Association and awarded at the yearly MT Trucking Expo. Montana’s Driver of the Year can compete in the annual American Trucking Associations’ National Driver of the Year program.
The Fleet Safety Award is open to all current MTA carrier members that have applied for a fleet safety award in their mileage category and have a minimum of 200,000 MT miles. The winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges using various safety criteria, such as activity in the Safety Committee, Truck Driving Championships, Driver Appreciation Week, previous Fleet Safety Awards; involvement in America’s Road Team, and the company that displays an overall exemplary safety program with no accidents in the current year.
MTA would also like to thank Great West Casualty Company for its continued support and sponsorship of this award.
GRAND TROPHY AWARD
The Grand Trophy Award winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges that selects the winner using various criteria, such as activity on the Safety Committee, Truck Driving Championships, Driver Appreciation Week, previous Fleet Safety Awards, involvement in America’s Road Team and the company that displays an overall exemplary safety program.
The candidate for “MTA & RMRSR Safety Supervisor of the Year” must be actively involved in the loss prevention program and safety activities of a “for hire” or “private carrier” truck fleet. This will include safety directors, safety supervisors, and/or other persons responsible for this duty. The candidate must reside in one of the five western states, which include Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. The candidate must be employed by the same employer for one year prior to the RMRSR meeting and be employed by that employer at the time of the meeting. The employer for whom the candidate is employed must be a member of that state’s trucking association in which the carrier must be domiciled, or a member of the Safety Management, Maintenance & Technology Council. The contest year will be from January 1 through December 31 of the year preceding the RMRSR meeting. Each of the five states will nominate one person for the award.
SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENTS
DRIVER OF THE MONTH
Driver of the Month
DRIVER OF THE
2020 - 2021
Driver of the Year
Corcoran Trucking, Inc.
2020 - 2021
Diversified Transfer & Storage
SAFETY SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR
2019 - 2020
Safety Supervisor of the Year
DSV Road Transport, Inc.