MMTA News (Archived)

2017 MMTA Oyster, Bull Roast, & Trade Show

February 16th, 2016
5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Martin's West *** 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Purchase Tickets:
PDF Flyer
Order Tickets Online

RSVP: Kathy Norris at or 410-644-4600


Tickets purchased up to Feb. 3 $50.00 (after Feb. 3 $55.00)

Table of 10 up to Feb. 3: $475.00 (after Feb. 3: $525.00)
Reserved seating is ONLY provided for purchased tables of 10.

Trade Show Booth Pricing up to Feb. 3: $400.00 (after February 3: $500.00)
Note: Electricity is $35.00 extra.

Trade Show: See the latest products and services at our vendor trade show!

Donations: Donations of door prizes are welcome!

Thank You Conference Sponsors!

MMTA's annual conference is September 29.  This event could not be held without the outstanding financial support we receive from our sponsors.  We urge our members to consider these companies when making product and service decisions throughout the year.

Platinum Sponsors
Scott Taylor

Gold Sponsors
Beltway Companies
Cowan Systems
J.J. Keller & Associates
TMW Systems

Silver Sponsors
Baltimore Freightliner
Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers
Franklin & Prokopik
Great West Casualty
Help, Inc./PrePass
John W Ritter
Richard B. Rudy
The Pete Store

Bronze Sponsors
Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel
Lightning Transportation
Moving Masters
Ramar Moving Systems
Schwartz, Metz & Wise, PA
The Selzer Company
Towing & Recovery Professionals of MD
Town & Country Movers
Volvo Trucks

MMTA has Moved!

After 59 years in Baltimore, Maryland Motor Truck Association recently moved to Columbia. Effective July 21, our new address is:

Maryland Motor Truck Association
9256 Bendix Road
Suite 203
Columbia, MD 21045

All other contact information (phone, fax) is the same.


TDC 2016 Overall Winners

Grand Champion
Jimmy Carver, Collington Services

Overall Team

For a complete 2016 TDC winners list:


Grand Champion
Mike Caylor, Ryder System

For a complete 2016 SUPERTECH list:

Overall Winners

1st place, Michael Caylor , Ryder Systems

2nd place, Matthew Grapes, Beltway Companies

3rd place, Daniel Porter, DM Bowman

Futuretech Student Winners

1st place, Max Matunis, North American Trade Schools

2nd place, Tabatha Williams, North American Trade Schools

3rd place, Anthony Quiles, North American Trade Schools


MMTA Continues to Grow!

With your help MMTA continues to meet its membership goals.  We now are approaching almost 1,100 members.  Please help us welcome our new members.  To view new members who have joined the Association since July 1, 2015 download our printable list.

2016 MMTA Driver of the Month/Year

Congratulations to all the MMTA 2016 Drivers of the Month & Driver of the Year!

The combined records of the Drivers of the Month = 337 years and 21 million miles of safe driving!

Printable PDF:

This year’s Driver of the Year is Annette Womack from Giant Food.
Annette Womack, Giant Food:

  • Has been driving for over 30 years, with 1.7 million accident free miles in some of the most congested and difficult areas of Baltimore and Washington DC.
  • Created a driver route book that is being published to help new drivers get safely in and out of Giant’s 120 stores in the area.
  • Started the "Transportation News”, a communication tool that alerts transportation managers of safety issues at stores and distribution centers.
  • Visited 10 schools in the last year to share what she has seen from behind the wheel with kids.

Driver of the Month Winners:

January 2015

Joseph Garvin,  ABF Freight Systems

February 2015

Norman Beck, BGE

March 2015

Kenneth Kelley, DM Bowman

April 2015

David Brunner, Builders First Source

May 2015

Kenneth Stiltner, Cowan Systems

June 2015

James Yarbrough, Evan Transportation

July 2015

Lawrence Tisdale, Forman, Inc.

August 2015

Annette Womack, Giant Food

September 2015

James Dupee, Interstate Van Lines

October 2015

Michael Miltenberger, Pitt Ohio

November 2015

Morris Schrum, Terminal Transportation Svcs.

December 2015

Curtis Dennard, UPS Freight



MMTA Bull Roast

Reward your employees, network, catch up with friends,enjoy delicious food, and tour the latest products at the trade show booths!

*** Printable Flyer ***

Order Online: Click here

RSVP by email to Kathy Norris at

RSVP by phone: 410-644-4600



Date: Thursday *** February 18, 2016


Place: Martin's West *** 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Time: 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.


Cost: Tickets purchased before Feb. 4 $47.00 (after Feb. 4 $52.00)

Table of 10 by Feb. 4: $450.00 (after Feb. 4: $500.00)

Reserved seating is ONLY provided for purchased tables of 10.


Trade Show Booth Pricing: February 4: $400.00, after February 4: $500.00. Electricity is $35.00 Extra.


Trade Show:See the latest products and services at our vendor trade show!

Donations: Donations of door prizes are welcome!


MMTA 2015 Boosting Your Business Sponsors

MMTA would like to thank all the Oct 1st Boosting Your Business Sponsors.

Beltway Companies
Kelly Benefit Strategies
Scott Taylor /Rosenkilde & Associates


Cowan Systems
Eyewitness Surveillance
JJ Keller
TMW Systems
The Peterbilt Store


Baltimore Freightliner
Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers

Franklin & Prokopik
Great West Casualty
Volvo Trucks


Chaney Enterprises
Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel
HELP, Inc./PrePass
Lightning Transportation
Moving Masters
Ramar Moving Systems
Richard B. Rudy
Rimkus Consulting
Schwartz, Metz & Wise, PA
The Selzer Company
Towing & Recovery Professionals of MD

Printable list:


MMTA Names New Chairman and Board of Directors

On Thursday, October 1, Maryland Motor Truck Association elected Dennis Morgan as its Chairman of the Board for 2015-2016 at the Association's annual meeting in Ellicott City, MD.  Morgan is the president of Cowan Systems, LLC.  Cowan provides dry van and refrigerated truckload services, warehousing, intermodal/drayage, dedicated contract carriage and brokerage services primarily in the mid-Atlantic region.  Cowan is currently ranked number 66 in the Transport Topics "Top 100" for-hire carriers. 

Also elected with Morgan were the new MMTA officers and Board of Directors.  The other officers are:
  • Jonathan Kuentz, Ross Contracting - 1st Vice Chairman
  • Matt Ritter, John W. Ritter Trucking - 2nd Vice Chairman
  • Ray Shipley, Shipley Transport - Secretary/Treasurer.

2015 TDC & SuperTech Maryland Winners

Congratulations to all 2015 Maryland Truck Driving Championship & SuperTech Winners! Thank you to the participants, volunteers, and sponsors! For a printable list click:

TDC list click:

SuperTech list click:

For 2015 TDC & SuperTech pictures, click our Facebook page

SuperTech Overall Winners:

1st Place:
Tom "TK” Kilchenstein


2nd Place:
Matthew Grapes
Beltway Companies


3rd Place:
Mike Caylor

TDC Winners by Category and Overall:

Guy Billings Chaney Enterprises
Lamont Neil Howlin Concrete, Inc.
Chester Dove Chaney Enterprises
Lawrence Gross Chaney enterprises
Russell Walton Howlin Concrete
Chris Scott Howlin Concrete
Package Van
Michael Forchetti FedEx Express
Tracey Leon Dawson FedEx World Service Center
Mike Darden FedEx Express
Straight truck
Jimmy Carver Collington Services
Eugene Budahazy Con-Way Freight, Inc.
Robert Hess UPS Freight
3 axle
Barry Holland UPS Freight
Robert Hare FedEx Freight
Jeffery Burgess Collington Services
4 axle
Tom Jackson
Collington Services
Kurt Royer
YRC Worldwide Inc.
Don Nichols
ABF Freight System, Inc.

5 axle van
Michael Scarano Cowan Systems, L.L.C.
Greg Spencer Frito-Lay, Inc.
Michael Miltenberger Pitt Ohio Express, Inc.
5 axle flat
Richard (Scott) Malozi Rukert Terminals Corporation
John Miller D. M. Bowman, Inc.
Brian Fickes FedEx Freight
5 axle tank
Robert Weller Hahn Transportation, Inc.
Brian Thomas Quest Transport, LLC
Annette Womack Giant of Maryland, LLC.
5 axle sleeper
Joyce Bain Fed Ex Ground
Jack Nutter
Domino’s Pizza
Jay Hoover
Fed Ex Corp.
Lou Petrovia Con-Way Freight, Inc.
Larry Russell FedEx Freight
Scott Metz FedEx Freight
Overall Winners
Grand Champion
Jimmy Carver Collington Services
Jimmy Carver Collington Services
Collington Services
Brian Fickes FedEx Freight

Weigh Station Reopens on I-83 in Parkton

The truck weigh and inspection station on Interstate 83 southbound in Parkton is now open. This station has been closed since early 2013 for a $3.2 million renovation. It will include an inspection pit and parking for vehicles placed out of service. In addition, the facility has been modernized to include a full platform truck scale, which will significantly reduce the time required to weigh a commercial vehicle.

Commercial Vehicle Loading Permits Available Today in DC

As reported last week, Washington DC is launching a new curbside loading zone program for commercial motor vehicles parked on the city’s streets. This program requires delivery vehicles to obtain an annual or daily permit, or pay an hourly rate, to park in a commercial loading zone at curbside. It does not apply if you are parked at a private loading dock.



  • Annual Permits: Annual permits may be purchased if your vehicles regularly enter the District. The cost is $323 per vehicle for a calendar year permit, plus a $50 annual fee for a company. An annual permit decal must be displayed in a vehicle’s windshield unless you buy more than 75 permits. Trucks up to 40’ that have an annual permit may also park in metered spaces between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Daily Permits: Daily permits can be obtained online and will be available for printing the day of purchase.The cost is $25 per vehicle.
  • Hourly Pay-by-Phone: A pay-by-phone option through ParkMobile is available to companies who do not purchase annual or daily permits. The cost is $2 per hour.
  • Companies can begin applying for annual permits beginning today. All annual permits purchased before January 1, 2015 will be valid until December 31, 2015. Enforcement will begin January 1, 2015.
  • Further information about the program is available as follows:
  • Short flyer with program details:
  • FAQs:
  • Screen shots of how to apply for a permit online:
  • Additional information is available at Questions should be directed to Eulois Cleckley (, 202-671-0682) or Laura Richards (, 202-671-2226) at the DC Dept. of Transportation.

2014 Truck Driving Championship & SuperTech Winners

Congratulations to all 2014 Maryland Truck Driving Championship and SuperTech Winners! Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors! For a printable list click:

For a printable list click:

2014 Truck Driving Championships:

3 Axle Van:

Lou Petrovia, 3 Axle Van, Con-Way Freight, 1stplace

William Pack, 3 Axle Van, UPS Freight, 2ndplace

John Nash, 3 Axle Van, UPS, 3rd place


4 Axle Van:

Tom Jackson, 4 Axle Van, Collington Services, 1st place


Christopher Miller, 4 Axle Van, Pitt Ohio Express, 2nd place

Don Nichols, 4 Axle Van, ABF, 3rd place


5 Axle Sleeper:

Duane Clever, 5 Axle Sleeper, FedEx Ground, 1stplace

Jay Hoover, 5 Axle Sleeper, FedEx Ground, 2ndplace

Robert Warfield, 5 Axle Sleeper, Domino's Pizza,3rd

5 Axle Van:

Michael Miltenberger, 5 Axle Van, Pitt Ohio Express, 1st place

Greg Spencer, 5 Axle Van, Frito-Lay, Inc., 2ndplace

Terrance Fletcher, 5 Axle Van, Cowan Systems, 3rdplace


Richard (Scott) Malozi, Flatbed, Rukert Terminals Corp., 1st place

Jerry Stephenson, Flatbed, Giant of Maryland, 2ndplace

Mark Taylor, Flatbed, Frito-Lay, Inc., 3rdplace


Robert Fuller, Mixer, Chaney Enterprises, 1stplace

Donte Holley, Mixer, Chaney Enterprises, 2ndplace

Anthony Montfort, Mixer, Chaney Enterprises, 3rdplace


Step Van:

Tracey L. Dawson, Step Van, FedEx Express, 1stplace

Richard T. Henry, Step Van, FedEx Express, 2ndplace

Kenny Tresselt, Step Van, FedEx Express, 3rdplace


Eugene Budahazy, Straight, Con-Way Freight, 1stplace

Jimmy Carver, Straight, Collington Services, 2nd place

David Winebrenner, Straight, Pitt Ohio Express, 3rdplace

Tandem Dump:

Christopher Hewitt, Tandem Dump, Ross Contracting, 1st place

Eduardo Morris, Tandem Dump, Chaney Enterprises, 2nd place

Gilbert Frye, Tandem Dump, Ross Contracting, 3rdplace



Robert, Weller, Tanker, Hahn Transportation, Inc., 1st place

Tom Shope, Tanker, FedEx Ground, 2ndplace

Eugene Lloyd, Tanker, Carroll Independent Fuel, 3rdplace



Greg Hess, Twins, FedEx Freight, Inc., 1stplace

Scott Metz, Twins, FedEx Freight, Inc., 2ndplace

Gareth Denham, Twins, UPS, 3rd place


PreTrip Winner:

Gary Masser, 4 Axle, Con-Way Freight

Joyce McMonigal, 5 Axle Sleeper, Fed Ex Ground



Rookie of the Year:

Christopher Johnson, 5 Axle, Rukert Terminals Corp.


Team Champion:


Grand Champion:

Michael Miltenberger, 5 Axle, Pitt Ohio Express


2014 SuperTech Maryland Winners:

Station #1 - Engineer Electrical: Joseph Felty, Middleton & Meads

Station #2 – Preventative Maintenance Inspection: Joseph Michalsky, D.M. Bowman

Station #3 – Fasteners: Jason Laughry, Middleton & Meads

Station #4 – Fifth Wheel: Tom (TK) Kilchenstein, Fleetpro

Station #5 – Service Information: Matthew Lady, Beltway Co.

Station #6, Rest Station: N/A

Station #7 – Brakes: Joshua Peryear, Wal-Mart

Station #8 – Wheel End: Mike Caylor, Ryder

Station #9 – Electrical, Joshua Ruth, Middleton & Meads

2014 SuperTech Overall:

1st Place: Tom (TK) Kilchenstein, Fleetpro
2nd Place: Joshua Ruth, Middleton & Meads

3rd Place: Mike Caylor, Ryder




Your Truck Batteries may be Stolen!

Watch Out or Your Truck Batteries may be Stolen!

In recent weeks several Baltimore-area members have had batteries stolen from their trucks. MMTA is aware of about 50 batteries that have been stolen from member companies since mid-April, primarily around Brooklyn, Curtis Bay and Halethorpe. To aid in prevention, MMTA is establishing a battery theft distribution list. Any member who wishes to put on the list will receive e-mail alerts from the Association whenever a battery theft occurs. If your company is victimized by battery theft and notifies MMTA, we will assist with reporting the incident to law enforcement and will make other members on our distribution list aware of the criminal activity. Our hope is that a coordinated information sharing effort will help protect members and assist law enforcement in apprehending the responsible parties. If you would like to be added to this distribution list, or if you want to report an incident, please contact Louis Campion at MMTA,

Get $30,000 to Replace Your Old Port Trucks

Attention Port of Baltimore operators - the Maryland Port Administration recently secured a federal EPA grant that offers $30,000 to truck owners to help them replace their older dray trucks with cleaner vehicles with 2010 engines. This program is available to both owner operators and fleets.

For more information click:

MMTA Secures $16 Million Tax Credit for Class F Truck Tractors

In the final days of the 2013 General Assembly MMTA scored a huge victory, securing a $16 million income tax credit to offset some of the costs of registering Class F truck tractors. Here are the details:

  • Amount of credit: $400 per year for every Class F truck tractor you title and register in the state, applied to your MD state income tax. The credit does not apply to Class E trucks (straight trucks, dumps, etc.)
  • The credit is applicable for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016.It may not be carried over from year-to-year.
  • It is available to individuals or corporations, so it can be taken regardless of how your organization is structured (e.g. LLCs, S-Corps, Partnerships, etc.).

MMTA thanks Senator Ed Kasemeyer, Senator Ed DeGrange, Senator David Brinkley, Delegate Norm Conway and Senate President Mike Miller's Chief of Staff, Vickie Gruber, who worked closely with us to secure this tax credit. MMTA's accountant, Andy Garrett of WABC, can work with your company to ensure you get the credit's maximum value. For a copy of the language, contact Louis Campion at MMTA.

Maryland Launches Skills Test Waiver for Veterans

Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) finalized a procedure whereby state driver licensing agencies can waive the skills portion of the CDL test for military veterans that have two years of safe driving in military equivalents of commercial motor vehicles.  Maryland expected to launch the program in March of 2013, but as of January 1st of this year, the skills test waiver for military veterans is in effect.  For more information, go to 

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