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2021 MMTA Management Conference Note: In-Person EVENT! August 18, 2021

September 21, 2021 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $60 thru Sept 10 $75 starting Sept 11 Turf Valley Resort *** Ellicott City, MD Conference Topics: Electric vehicle mandates and greenhouse gas emissions in trucking. How FMCSA’s crash preventability program affects motor carrier BASIC scores. Handling inflated towing bills. The attack on the independent contractor model. Influencing people to do what you want. Protecting your company against nuclear verdicts. Speakers: Allen Schaeffer Diesel Technology Forum Renee Bowen Franklin & Prokopik Jeff CochranShapiro Negotiations Institute Printable RegistrationSponsorship FlyerOnline registration Read More

Upcoming Events July 28, 2021

************************** September 21, 2021 MMTA Annual Conference*** In Person ***    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $60 thru Sept 10$75 starting Sept 11Turf Valley Resort *** Ellicott City, MD Conference Topics:   Electric vehicle mandates and greenhouse gas emissions in trucking. How FMCSA’s crash preventability program affects motor carrier BASIC scores. Handling inflated towing bills. The attack on the independent contractor model. Influencing people to do what you want. Protecting your company against nuclear verdicts.   Speakers:   Allen SchaefferDiesel Technology Forum Renee BowenFranklin & Prokopik Jeff CochranShapiro Negotiations Institute Printable RegistrationSponsorship FlyerOnline registration Read More

Preventive Maintenance Inspections for Trucks June 1, 2021

MMTA’s top priority was changing the frequency between Maryland Preventive Maintenance (PM) inspections.  Current law requires a PM annually or every 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Starting October 1, 2021, the new requirements will be: Annually or every 35,000 miles (whichever comes first) for Class F tractors if they are no more than 5 years old; and  Annually or every 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) for Class E straight trucks if they are no more than 5 years old and are powered by a zero-emission fuel source (e.g., electric, hydrogen, etc.). Note: This mileage increase does not apply to tow… Read More

Take Advantage of MMTA Fuel Prices With Carroll! May 18, 2021

$ave BIG on fuel with member discount pricing! No contracts or minimums! No more fuel cards – Use your phone! No more paper receipts! Complete on-line fuel management system for immediate access to driver information, reports, vehicles, and transactions!************************************* Customer intro video  Carroll Information Flyer Questions: Email armand@mdtrucking.org or call 410-644-4600 Read More

Guard Against Unemployment Insurance Fraud February 24, 2021

MMTA was recently a victim of a fraudulent unemployment insurance (UI) claim.  With the record number of claims filed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have seen an increase in fraudulent activity.  If you believe that your information has been used to fraudulently file a claim, please contact the Division of Unemployment Insurance’s Benefit Payment Control Unit (www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uibpc.shtml) by completing a “Request for Investigation of Unemployment Insurance Fraud” form and e-mailing it to ui.fraud@maryland.gov. If you are an employer and believe a fraudulent claim has been charged to your account, please file a benefit charge protest through your employer portal at https://employer.beacon.labor.md.gov/. Read More

MMTA’s Consortium can help with Your Drug Testing Needs! January 25, 2021

Your CDL drivers are required under federal law to be in a random drug & alcohol testing pool.  MMTA’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium, in partnership with ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland, can help members comply with the federally mandated drug and alcohol testing rules.  The rules are often misunderstood and a frequent cause of violations.  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? MMTA's program is here to help.  Benefits include: Inputting and maintaining your driver pool. Random selection of… Read More

New Baltimore County Law Outlaws Overnight Truck Parking within 1,000 Feet of Residences. December 15, 2020

As of November 2, a law passed by the Baltimore County Council prohibits the parking of any “tractor, trailer, or combination tractor-trailer” from parking or standing for more than one hour between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any public road, street, alley or way that is within 1,000 feet of a residential zone.  Fines are $250 per day.    Read More

Saum Elected MMTA Chairman of the Board September 25, 2020

On Thursday, September 24, Jack Saum was named the 79th Chairman of the Board of Maryland Motor Truck Association at the organization’s virtual annual meeting. Saum is the dealer principal of Beltway Companies, which operates 7 new and used truck dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic and provides leasing services through its Idealease of Baltimore location. Saum has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013. He replaces 2019-2020 Chairman Armand Patella of Preferred Services.Also elected at the annual meeting were MMTA’s new Board of Directors and the Association’s Officers. The 2020-2021 Officers are: Chair: Jack Saum, Beltway Companies Vice… Read More

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