Councils and Chapters

Because the trucking industry is so diverse in its operations, a number of specialized groups have formed under the MMTA umbrella to meet the unique needs of each industry segment.

Through our system of industry councils and regional chapters, MMTA ensures that all segments of the industry, and regions of the state, are represented in MMTA's leadership. This means our agenda and legislative priorities are determined by a broad base of the membership, with each group's voice heard.


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The Maryland Movers Conference (MMC) was formed in 1997, when the Movers and Warehouseman's Association of Maryland formerly merged with the Maryland Motor Truck Association. The Conference includes those members engaged in household goods or office moving and their suppliers.

The MMC sponsors monthly meetings for its members, providing educational and networking opportunities, as well as developing and supporting efforts to improve the image of the moving industry in Maryland. The Conference also sponsors a popular Holiday Social and raises money for charitable causes.

Membership in the MMC is free to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association engaged in moving and storage operations.
Private carriers are companies that use commercial trucks for their own busines purposes, rather than selling transportation services for hire. Private carriers are subject to the same regulatory oversight as for-hire carriers, and today private carriers represent the bulk of MMTA's carrier membership.

The Private Carriers Council meets on an as-needed basis to discuss and learn about their own unique operating concerns. Membership in the council is free to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association who use trucks to deliver their own goods or products.
The Safety Management Council is an important and valuable part of the MMTA organization.

Every year, the Safety Management Council sponsors the Maryland State Truck Driving Championships, a competition for professional truck drivers. Council members volunteer countless hours and hard work to make the Championships – now a tradition for well over half a century – a success.

The Council also sponsors the Drivers of the Month/Driver of the Year awards. Under this program, employers nominate drivers who are then chosen for these honors by a joint Safety Management Council/Maryland State Police effort.

Finally, the Council sponsors regular dinner meetings throughout the year, featuring speakers on important safety topics.

Membership in the Council is open to all members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association.
Tank Trucks – used to haul everything from fuel to milk – have a unique set of regulatory and operating concerns. The Tank Truck Council provides operators of these specialized vehicles with a form to discuss their concerns, and provide insight and recommendations for MMTA’s ongoing service and public policy programs.

The Council meets on a quarterly basis. Membership in the Council is open to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association who operate tank trucks.
Dump truck operators–or operators of trucks with a "dump service" tag–have their own unique needs and concerns. MMTA formed the Dump Service Council to provide a forum for companies engaged in dump service.

The Dump Service Council meets on an as-needed basis, not only providing its members with educational opportunities, but allowing them a chance to provide their insight and recommendations for MMTA's ongoing service and public policy programs.

Membership in the Dump Service Council is free to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association who use dump service registered vehicles.
Trucks provide the lifeblood for the Port of Baltimore. Companies that operate trucks at the Port–called "intermodal" operations–work in a highly specialized environment. All too often, the concerns of truckers at the Port have been drowned out by the larger rail and maritime interests.

To change this, MMTA formed the Intermodal Council. Today the Council is a respected and powerful player at the Port. In addition to regular networking and educational opportunities for its members, the Council acts as a problem-solver and negotiator for its members, working behind the scenes with the Maryland Port Administration to resolve intermodal trucking issues.

The Council holds regular dinner meetings throughout the year. Membership is free to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association who are engaged in intermodal operations.
MMTA's Maintenance Council recently reconvened after several dormant years. The object of the Council is to improve the knowledge of maintenance personnel, save members money, and assist them with compliance of regulatory requirements by means of training, exchange of ideas, and networking. The Maintenance Council also plans to develop an on-line Master Schedule of training opportunities taking place around the state at MMTA membersí locations.
Western Maryland is unlike any other part of the state. From rural areas to growing "exurbs" like Frederick, the region has its own set of unique geographical and political concerns. MMTA's Western Maryland Chapter provides companies based in this region their own forum to discuss their issues and meet on a regular basis.

The Chapter meets on a monthly basis, from September through May, featuring special speakers on a wide variety of topics. The Chapter also sponsors an annual Legislative Dinner, which provides its members the opportunity to meet with elected officials in an informal atmosphere.

Membership is free to members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association who are based in or operate in Western Maryland.
Maryland's Eastern Shore is home to a wide variety of companies engaged in commercial motor transportation. Because of the Shore's unique regional and geographic needs, the Eastern Shore Chapter provides MMTA member companies located there with their own forum for educational and networking opportunities.

The Eastern Shore Chapter meets regularly, from September through May. The Chapter holds dinner meetings, generally in Salisbury or Easton, and features special speakers on a wide variety of topics.

The Chapter also sponsors an annual Legislative Dinner that provides its members the chance to meet informally with state legislators from the Eastern Shore.<