MMTA News

MMTA Members Now Save on Goodyear Tires!

In an effort to keep giving you value, MMTA is pleased to announce the launching of a new tire discount purchasing program where members can save on all Goodyear and Dunlop tires. This savings applies to commercial heavy duty, auto and light truck tires and can be used at over 2,300 locations and dealers throughout North America. There is no minimum order, so you pay the MMTA rate even if you are only buying a single tire!

 

To start taking advantage of this program, fill out our enrollment flyer at www.mmtanet.com/files/Goodyear.pdf. You will be set up to buy within a few days and can start saving with the purchase of your next Goodyear!




Miltenberger Wins Truck Driving Championships!

On Saturday, June 3, Michael Miltenberger of Pitt Ohio Express bested 90 other drivers when he was crowned grand champion of the 2017 Maryland State Truck Driving Championships. It was the 2nd time Miltenberger has won the coveted grand championship title.

 

Mr. Miltenberger competed in the 5 Axle Van Class. He will now compete at the National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, FL in August. The first place winners in each class, except the dump truck and mixer classes, will also participate in the National Championships.

Giant of Maryland won the team title, given to the team that has the highest average score among its drivers.

Kenneth Knopp of FedEx Freight was named Rookie of the Year for achieving the highest overall score among first-time competitors.

 

A complete list of all winners is available at www.mmtanet.com/files/TDC2017WinnersFlyer.pdf.

 





Governor Hogan Honored as MMTA Person of the Year

On Thursday, May 4, Maryland Motor Truck Association recognized Governor Larry Hogan as its 2017 Person of the Year. Nearly 200 people gathered in support of the Governor’s contributions to the trucking industry, which include:

  • Rededicated transportation funds to highway projects;
  • Reduced tolls for the first time in the state’s history; and
  • Eliminated the stormwater fee mandate.

"We are experiencing tremendous job growth, business growth, and an exciting economic resurgence in our state, and the men and women of the Maryland Motor Truck Association have played a key role in that success,” said Governor Hogan. "With our administration, the trucking industry will continue to have a friend in the governor’s office, and a tireless advocate who will be fighting on your behalf each and every day.”

Proceeds from the event support the MMTA Walter & Harriet Thompson Scholarship fund, which provides financial support to students enrolled in truck driving and diesel mechanic programs at MMTA member community colleges. This year’s students are enrolled at the Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute at Garrett College.

 




2016 Driver of the Month/Year Results:


*** DRIVER OF THE YEAR, PAUL NESSLERODT,
DM BOWMAN ***

JANUARY
ROBERT HESS, UPS FREIGHT
15 years, 1.3 million miles

FEBRUARY
WHARTON MARKS, TERMINAL TRANSPORTATION
39 years, 2.8 million miles

MARCH
WILLARD NEARHOOF, PITT OHIO
40 years, 3 million miles

APRIL
CHARLES DENNIS, PERDUE TRANSPORTATION
25 years, 2 million miles

MAY
JAMES WALKE, INTERSTATE VAN LINES
45 years, 4 million miles

JUNE
STANLEY SUTTON, GIANT FOOD
21 years, 1.3 million miles

JULY
LAWRENCE TISDALE, FORMAN, INC.
50.8 years, 3.9 million miles

AUGUST
RICHARD BATES, FARRUGGIO'S
36 years, 2.7 million miles

SEPTEMBER
DANIEL CARTER, COWAN SYSTEMS
30 years, 3 million miles

OCTOBER
JOHN CONNELL, CARROLL INDEPENDENT
37 years, 2.7 million miles

NOVEMBER
PAUL NESSLERODT, DM BOWMAN
40 years, 4.7 million miles

DECEMBER
WILLIAM BODNAR, BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC
31 years, 1 million miles

RICHARD G. ANDERSON SAFETY DIRECTOR AWARD
DEAN YOCKEY, PITT OHIO

SAFETY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL'S INSPECTOR OF THE YEAR
CVSI SUPERVISOR TIMOTHY FLUHARTY

Printable Copy

 




Kuentz Named New Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Kuentz of Ross Contracting was elected 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board of Maryland Motor Truck Association at MMTA's annual meeting on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Kuentz succeeds outgoing Chairman Dennis Morgan of Cowan Systems.

Kuentz is the Director of Maintenance for Ross Contracting, a regional construction firm located in Mt. Airy, MD.




Compliance & Drug/Alcohol Seminars


Make sure your company is in compliance with the various federal and state motor carrier safety regs. These seminars cover the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), federal and state roadside inspections, drug and alcohol testing, drug and alcohol regulations, safety review procedures and more. All attendees receive a management edition of the FMCSRs and relevant handouts to the specific seminar.

Cost:
$75 for MMTA members, $125 for non-members;
Location:
MMTA---NEW Location: 9256 Bendix Road, Suite 203, Columbia, MD 21045
Time:
8:30 a.m.- 12 noon; Training Dates:
Upcoming Dates:
Please call 410-644-4600 for the upcoming Fall schedule.


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.

MMTA E-ZPass Application

MMTA E-ZPass Terms and Conditions




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