MMTA News

Gaumer is MMTA's 2019 Person of the Year!

On Saturday, April 27, Wayne Gaumer of Lightning Transportation was recognized as Maryland Motor Truck Association’s Person of the Year at a banquet with over 140 attendees in Ellicott City, MD.

 

Gaumer has spent 53 years in the trucking industry and is currently Lightning’s President Emeritus. His many contributions to MMTA and the trucking industry include:

  • Serving as a longtime MMTA Board member and former Executive Committee member. 
  • Representing Maryland as the state’s representative on the Board of the American Trucking Associations for the last decade.
  • Service on the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference of the American Trucking Associations, as well as ATA’s Independent Contractor Policy Committee.
  • Giving testimony before the Federal Maritime Commission concerning Port congestion. 
  • Remaining active in local issues concerning the Port of Baltimore through his participation on committees such as QCHAT.

 

MMTA’s annual Person of the Year Banquet supports the Walter & Harriet Thompson Scholarship Fund, which supports students in training to get their commercial driver’s licenses. The recipient students this year will be from Montgomery College and the Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute at Garrett College.




2019 SuperTech

Saturday,June 22, 2019

CatNorth, 800 Stevenson Rd. Severn MD 21144

SuperTech Maryland is a hands-on skills competition where heavy-duty truck & bus technicians test their abilities against their peers.The event begins with a written test based on TMC Recommended Practices and/or Manufacturers’ Practices. Contestants then proceed to hands-on skill stations, where they have 20 minutes to complete each station.

Want to volunteer?
This event could not be possible without the numerous volunteers who support the event. If you are willing to serve, please let us know.

Win prizes for being the BEST TECH at any one Skill Station!!! Are you really good with?
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Wheel End
  • Brakes
  • Engine Electrical
  • Fasteners
  • Service Information
  • Electrical
  • Fifth Wheel
  • Fasteners
  • CSA Compliance
Then this event is for you! Win prizes just for being the best at any ONE of these!
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Registration ends May 31, 2019!

For more information, select from the following forms:

Online Registration:

SuperTech Maryland registration:

SuperTech Sponsorship Flyer Maryland:

SuperTech Volunteer Maryland:
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For Questions: MMTA Office:
Call Selena at 410-644-4600 or email: sgriffin@mmtanet.com

 




MMTA Truck Driving Championships

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
MD State Fairgrounds, Timonium

Do you have Maryland's BEST Driver?Enter and find out!

Driver registration now open!
Registration date ends May 15th!

TDC Driver Entry Form 2019
http://www.mmtanet.com/files/TDCEnrollmentForm2019.pdf

This form MUST be returned to MMTA by close of business on May 15, 2019to allow time for electronic scoring preparation. Entry and Release Forms, driver study guides, hotel information, and agendas will not be mailed until this form has been received by MMTA with your payment.

Sponsorship Flyer:
http://www.mmtanet.com/files/TDCSponsor2019.pdf

For Questions:

Brenda Tharp,btharp@mmtanet.comor MMTA Office:410-644-4600

 





Perdue's Steve Williams is Maryland's Driver of the Year!

On January 29, 2019 Steve Williams of Perdue was named the 2018 Maryland Truck Driver of the Year. Williams was one of 12 drivers honored as the 2018 Drivers of the Month by Maryland Motor Truck Association and was selected as the Driver of the Year by the Maryland State Police. His extraordinary service record includes:

  • Driving for over 29 years and traveling 3 million safe miles.
  • Serving as a volunteer with disabled children through the Special Olympics Truck Convoy and Operation Teddy Bear.
  • Being recognized in 2018 by the National Private Truck Council as a National Driver All-Star for excellence in customer service, safety, compliance and community service.
  • Serving as a driver trainer at his company’s terminal.
  • Placing first in the Sleeper Berth Class at the 2018 Maryland State Truck Driving Championships.

The combined records of the 12 Drivers of the Month are exceptional, with more than 336 years of experience and over 23 million safe miles traveled. In addition to the Drivers of the Month/Year, Barry Wertz of D.M. Bowman was honored as the Safety Supervisor of the Year, and Master Trooper Michael Riwniak of the Maryland State Police won the 12th annual Inspector of the Year competition. For a list of the winners, please go to www.mmtanet.com/files/2019DOTYAwardWinners.pdf. Event pictures will be available at www.facebook.com/mdmotortruck. Congratulations to all our winners!

 




MMTA Launches New Drug & Alcohol Consortium

MMTA's recently launched its new Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium, in partnership with ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland, to help members comply with the federally mandated drug and alcohol testing requirements in 49 CFR Part 382 and the collection procedures in 49 CFR Part 40.  The rules are often misunderstood and a frequent cause of violations during audits by law enforcement.

Do you have problems with:

  • Spending too much for tests?
  • Employees waiting forever for a test?
  • Chasing drug testing paperwork?
  • Dialing 1-800 numbers and getting voice mail?
  • Poor customer service?

MMTA's program is here to help.  Benefits include:

  • Inputting, updating and maintaining your driver pool.
  • Random selection of drivers each quarter.
  • Access to 9,000 testing locations across the country.
  • A state of the art system with electronic custody and control forms.
  • 24/7 access to online reports and test results.
  • Locally owned and operated – no 800 calls to a national hotline.
  • Annual reporting in compliance with Parts 40 and 382 of the FMCSRs.
Want to learn more? Go to www.mmtanet.com/files/D&ATestingConsortium.pdf.

 




Save Money with E-ZPass

What's one great benefit of MMTA membership? All members may enroll in the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system to automate the passage of their trucks through toll facilities across Maryland, as well as other participating states such as Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Members who enroll in E-ZPass through the Association receive a discount on their Maryland tolls that is greater than the rate a member can individually receive on its own if it enrolls in E-ZPass through the Transportation Authority (unless the member is receiving the maximum discount of 20%). The MMTA discount rates are based on a member's monthly tolls in Maryland only for 5+ axle vehicles and are as follows:

MD Monthly Tolls

Discount %

$0 - $149

2%

$150 - $1,999

12%

$2,000 - $7,499

17%

$7,500 or more

20%

For those companies who have already enrolled in E-ZPass through the Transportation Authority - you can easily convert to MMTA's program and begin receiving increased toll discounts as well. There is no need to replace your transponders.

Stop paying too much in tolls! Now is the time to save money by enrolling in MMTA's E-ZPass program. Call MMTA for more information and to obtain an application today! You can also download a copy of the application and the terms and conditions by clicking on the links below.

Application – http://www.mmtanet.com/files/MMTAEZPassApplication052318.pdf

Terms & Conditions – http://www.mmtanet.com/files/MMTAEZPassTermsConditions052318.pdf




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