MMTA Safety Director of the Year – Rules, Eligibility and Selection


Nominees must be full time employees of a member of Maine Motor Transport Association, and responsible for administering the safety activities of a trucking company.

This award may not be presented to the same recipient more than once. Nominations that are unsuccessful in any given year may be resubmitted in subsequent years.

Selection Criteria

Entries will be screened by MMTA Staff for completeness and eligibility. Qualified nominations will then be forwarded to the selection committee for final selection. Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Professional qualifications
2. Experience
3. Motor Carriers Safety Rating
4. Participation in professional and safety organizations, including MMTA Safety Council
5. Cooperation with government authorities who have regulatory control or affect the operation of the motor carrier.
6. Innovative safety programs

As a condition of the application, MMTA reserves the right to verify any and all information contained in the application. All information contained in the application will be kept confidential.

How to Nominate a Safety Director

Any person or organization, including oneself, may submit an application on the form provided. Application materials will be available on-line at or by calling Maine Motor Transport Association at 623-4128.

The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted by October 2, 2020. Please fill out each part and label it for easy reference. Additional sheets and supporting documentation may be added to the application as appendices.

Questions concerning the application should be directed to Tim Doyle at MMTA.


Part 1: Nomination Form

Part 2: Professional Qualifications: Attach resume detailing work experience, education, training, and awards received. Be sure to include all positions held and dates of employment. Also include job description and duties for each position.

Part 3: Motor Carrier Safety Rating: Attach current copy of the safety rating from FMCSA.

Part 4: Attach a list of all professional and safety organization in which the nominee participates and detail any positions held within those organizations. Include dates of participation.

Part 5: Attach a description, in detail, of the company’s safety program. Please include how drivers are qualified and how compliance with federal and state law is ensured.

Part 6: Attach details of any safety program within the company that the nominee administers, or started. Include any writings, publications, or articles that they have authored that are related to motor carrier safety.

Part 7:  Upload high resolution picture of nominee, company logo and company truck.