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SuperTech Maryland is Cancelled. June 25, 2021

For the last month, the MMTA Maintenance Council has been surveying volunteers and past competitors to determine if it could hold the annual diesel technician competition known as “SuperTech Maryland” this year.  After evaluating the responses received, the decision has been made to cancel SuperTech Maryland for 2021.  We hope to see everyone at SuperTech Maryland in 2022, which is expected to be in late June next year. Read More

Your Company is Safe. Why not be Recognized for It? October 9, 2020

Does your company have an outstanding safety record? If so, you should enter MMTA’s annual safety contest, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.    The contest recognizes those companies in various mileage classes with the lowest accident frequency rate.  To enter, a company must provide its accident frequency rate based on Maryland miles only and Department of Transportation (DOT) recordable accidents that occurred in Maryland between October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.    The criteria for DOT recordable accidents are those accidents that result in: A fatality; Bodily injury requiring immediate medical attention away from the accident scene; or… Read More

MMTA Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! September 24, 2020

The trucking industry spent the last week recognizing those drivers across the country who have kept delivering the goods America uses in this unprecedented year.  MMTA has been at the forefront of these celebrations.   A few of the Association’s efforts include: Partnering with ATA to hand out goody bags with water, face masks, snacks, hand sanitizer, t-shirts and challenge coins to drivers at the Travel Centers of America in Jessup. Coordinating a visit with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to Von Paris Moving & Storage. Arranging for a citation presented by the Cecil County Council recognizing the drivers of Burris… Read More

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 13-19, 2020. August 25, 2020

The nation’s 3.5 million truck drivers have played a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts deserve recognition.  Take the time to honor them during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, being held September 13 – 19, 2020.  Learn more at the official NTDAW website. Read More

Have you completed the training and received your Spotted Lanternfly Permit? June 15, 2020

Last year MMTA reported on efforts to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and limit the damage it can do to agriculture.  This invasive species has been spotted in areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.  To slow its spread, any truck that stops (other than for fuel or at a traffic signal) in quarantined areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey must go through Lanternfly training and obtain a permit.  The training and permits are FREE online; however, the Pennsylvania State Police is enforcing this requirement against trucking companies and issuing penalties for non-compliance.    … Read More

Are you receiving the MMTA E-News? March 27, 2020

MMTA E-News:MMTA emails e-news relating to your DOT vehicles and transportation. The latest issues are focusing on the Covid crisis. If you are not receiving the membership emails, feel free to check your spam and/or reach out to mab@mdtrucking.org.Thank you.Topics include: New Coronavirus Labor Law Poster Required Starting April 2. Do My Drivers/Employees Need a Letter Saying they are Essential? Yes, Your Drivers Can Still Deliver in New York. Expiring Medical Qualifications of CDL Drivers. MMTA General Counsel Offering Free Coronavirus Webinars. FMCSA Issues Guidance for Drug & Alcohol Testing During Emergency. Maryland Delays Inspection Mandate for Trucks with Exceptional… Read More

MMTA's Oyster, Bull Roast, & Trade Show January 3, 2020

Thursday *** February 27, 20205:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.****************************************************************************************************************************Reward your employees, network, catch up with friends, enjoy delicious food, and tour the latest products at the trade show booths! Printable Registration FlyerOnlineKathy Norris at kathy@mdtrucking.org Office: 410-644-4600 Table of 10 up to February 13: $500.00 (after February 13: $550.00)Reserved seating is ONLY provided for purchased tables of 10.**************************************************************************************************************************** Trade Show Booth:Early Bird Booth purchased by February 13: $425.00, after February 13: $525.00. Electricity is $35.00 Extra.Trade Show Booths must be paid in advance! Donations:Donations of door prizes are welcome! Read More

Do Your Drivers Ever Need a Doctor While on the Road? December 2, 2019

MMTA is pleased to announce a new offer for members brought to you by Kelly & Associates.  Kelly has partnered with Teladoc to give our members special pricing to provide access to doctors via the internet or on the phone.  Your drivers can access a doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year from anywhere in the country.  Medications can even be prescribed from your virtual exam. Want to learn more?  Call Kelly at 443-589-1713, or go to www.mdtrucking.org/files/FinalTelaDoc.pdf. Read More

Driver of the Year Nominations Now Open! December 2, 2019

Maryland's top truck driver could be yours! Do you have a driver with an outstanding safety record? Is one of your drivers active in his or her community? Does he or she train and mentor new employees? You have a candidate for Maryland’s Drivers of the Month/Year awards. Each year MMTA recognizes 12 outstanding drivers as its Drivers of the Month, with the State Police selecting one winner as the Driver of the Year. Applications for these awards are being accepted until December 10! The Driver of the Year gets numerous prizes! Nomination forms are online at www.mdtrucking.org/files/doty2019Application.pdf. Read More

MMTA Members Now Save on Shell Lubricants! October 24, 2019

MMTA is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Shell Lubricants. Shell's coolants, engine oils and grease can help your company improve fuel economy, save on maintenance and increase equipment life. As an MMTA member, new Shell customers are eligible for special pricing with our purchasing program. Fill out the Printable Form  and return it to MMTA to have your Shell representative contact you to discuss your product and pricing needs. Read More

MMTA Annual Management Conference is Sept. 26th! August 30, 2019

MMTA’s annual meeting is Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.  Meeting registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open!  Early bird pricing ends September 10.  Speakers/subjects will include: ATA President Chris Spear – driver shortages, younger driver options, increasing transportation infrastructure FMCSA Deputy Administrator Alan Hanson – safety initiatives, CSA changes, hours of service updates, etc. Shapiro Negotiations Institute – negotiating more effectively Jim Mathis – reinventing your business to improve your results. Registration materials are available at www.mdtrucking.org/files/RegistrationMaterials.pdf. Sponsors are needed!  www.mdtrucking.org/files/SponsorshipFlyer.pdf. Read More

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