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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

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

Patella Named MMTA Chairman October 18, 2019

Armand Patella was elected the 78th Chairman of the Board of Maryland Motor Truck Association at its annual meeting on September 26. Patella is the president of Preferred Services LLC, a company he formed after previously spending over 35 years in the maritime and intermodal trucking industries. Armand has been the Chairman of the MMTA Intermodal Council for the past 10 years. He also: Serves as Treasurer of MMTA’s Political Action Committee Is past Chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Freight Movement Task Force Is actively involved in the Baltimore Port Alliance’s Executive Steering Committee. Was named the 2019 Baltimore… 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

2019 SuperTech Maryland Winners June 24, 2019

John Kidd of Travel Centers of America was named the Grand Champion at the 7th annual SuperTech Maryland competition on June 22, 2019.  For the second year in a row, Kidd also won the CSA Compliance skill station. Other winners were recognized in skills like brakes, engines, electrical, wheel end, and more. A record 41 technicians and students training to become diesel techs ("FutureTechs”) competed in 2019. Joshua Gerber of Washington County Technical Institute won the FutureTech competition. A complete list of winners is available at www.mdtrucking.org/files/2019SuperTechWinners.pdf. Read More

Royer is Maryland’s TDC Grand Champion! June 3, 2019

Kurt Royer of YRC Worldwide was named Grand Champion of the 2019 Maryland Truck Driving Championships on Saturday, June 1. For 72 years Maryland's finest truck drivers have gathered to test their skills as they compete at the championships. Royer, who drives for YRC, topped 102 drivers for the title. He competed in the 4 Axle Van class. This is the 5th time he has won his class, and the first time he has been recognized as the Grand Champion! The team competition was won by Giant of Maryland, who narrowly edged out XPO Logistics. Victor Carter of UPS Chesapeake… Read More

Gaumer is MMTA's 2019 Person of the Year! April 29, 2019

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… Read More

Perdue's Steve Williams is Maryland's Driver of the Year! January 30, 2019

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… Read More

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