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Maryland Truck Driving Championships

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
MD State Fairgrounds, Timonium

Do you have Maryland's BEST Driver? Enter and find out!

Driver registration now open!
Registration date ends May 10th!

TDC Driver Entry Form 2018
http://www.mmtanet.com/files/TDC Enrollment Form 2018.pdf

This form MUST be returned to MMTA by close of business on May 10, 2018 to allow time for electronic scoring preparation. Entry and Release Forms, driver study guides, hotel information, and agendas will not be mailed until this form has been received by MMTA with your payment.

For Questions:
Brenda Tharp,btharp@mmtanet.com or MMTA Office:410-644-4600

 




2018 SuperTech Maryland Competition!

Saturday, June 16, 2018
CatNorth, 800 Stevenson Rd. Severn MD 21144

SuperTech Maryland is a hands-on skills competition where heavy-duty truck & bus technicians test their abilities against their peers. The event begins with a written test based on TMC Recommended Practices and/or Manufacturers’ Practices. Contestants then proceed to hands-on skill stations, where they have 23 minutes to complete each station.

Win prizes for being the BEST TECH at any one Skill Station!!!

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Registration ends May 25, 2018!

Online Registration:
https://gmod-connect.aptean.com/f/fid.php?id=1c6c2e80eedc58b6f05a4d17dde8810a

SuperTech Maryland 3 pages including registration:
www.mmtanet.com/files/2018Supertech3pages.pdf

SuperTech Sponsorship Flyer Maryland:
www.mmtanet.com/files/2018SponsorshipFlyer.pdf

SuperTech Volunteer Maryland:
http://www.mmtanet.com/files/2018VolunteerForm.pdf

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For Questions: MMTA Office: Call Selena at 410-644-4600 or email sgriffin@mmtanet.com




MMTA's Person of the Year is Howard Levine!

Join us for....

Maryland Motor Truck Association's
Person of the Year Banquet!

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 6:45 p.m.
Place: Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Honoree: Howard Levine, Ramar Moving Systems

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Please R.S.V.P by April 18th, 2018.

Proceeds for this event provide financial support for students enrolled in trucking-related programs at MMTA-member community colleges.

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For questions:
Dottie Duvall, dduvall@mmtanet.com, 410-644-4600

 




2017 Drivers of the Month/Year

On January 23 Michael Miltenberger of Pitt Ohio was named the 2017 Maryland Truck Driver of the Year at a banquet in Catonsville, MD. Miltenberger was one of 12 drivers honored as the 2017 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 25 years and traveling 1.7 million safe miles.
  • Serving as a volunteer firefighter for 27 years.
  • Volunteering in a "stuff a truck” Christmas toy drive for 9 years.
  • Serving as a driver trainer at his company’s terminal.
  • Being named the Grand Champion at the 2017 Maryland State Truck Driving Championships
  • Winning the national championship in the 5-axle class at the National Truck Driving Championships in 2017.

The combined records of the Drivers of the Month are exceptional, with more than 267 years of experience and over 15 million safe miles travelled. For a list of the winners, please visit http://www.mmtanet.com/files/2017 MMTA Drivers of the MonthYear.pdf. To view pictures, visit https://www.facebook.com/mdmotortruck.

Congratulations to all of the winners!


 





Electronic Logs Now Required!

As of December 18, 2017, virtually every truck driver needs to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record hours of service, with the following exceptions.

  • Drivers of vehicles with engines manufactured before model year 2000.
  • Drivers who conduct driveaway-towaway operations where the truck being driven is the product being delivered.
  • Short haul drivers using the logbook timecard exceptions (i.e., 100 air miles for CDL drivers or 150 air miles for non-CDL drivers). Go to www.mmtanet.com/files/ELDExceptions.pdf for a summary of these exceptions.
  • Drivers of trucks rented for 8 days or less.

 

Enforcement of the rule will be as follows:

  • Roadside officers will issue violations under 49 C.F.R. 395.22 – Registered ELD Required – until April 1, 2018. This violation will not be included in a carrier’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability profile and will therefore not negatively impact a carrier’s CSA scores.
  • Drivers without electronic logs will notbe placed out-of-service until April 1, 2018 if they are in compliance with the hours of service rules and have an accurate paper log.
  • Starting April 1, 2018, a driver operating without an ELD will be cited under 49 C.F.R. 395.8 – for failure to have a record of duty status. These drivers will be placed out-of-service until they have corrected the problem by repowering the load with a driver not required to use an ELD or having one installed.



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!




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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