MMTA Safety Management Council Notes (May 18, 2023)

On May 18th, the Safety Management Council (SMC) was invited to tour the northbound weigh station in York and also observe Troopers from the Maine State Police, Troop K conduct a level I inspection.  Approximately 30 members of the SMC participated and asked great questions. Troopers were busy with the annual 72 hour CVSA Road […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Tawnya Brown, LMT, CMS-CHt, FIBH Mental health is an important aspect of a trucker’s health and safety. By addressing mental health challenges, drivers can experience improved job satisfaction, productivity, and overall well-being. This can lead to reduced accidents and safety concerns on the road, decreased risk of substance abuse and addiction, and improved personal relationships. […]

Maine Motor Transport Association Announces Partnership with Wreaths Across America to form Virtual Convoy to Raise Awareness and Support for the Mission

Statewide effort will support local programs while honoring and remembering our nation’s veterans laid to rest at Arlington AUGUSTA and COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — April 26 2023 — Maine Motor Transport Association is proud to announce its participation in a statewide Virtual Convoy in partnership with national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA). The Virtual Convoy […]

MMTA Legislative Bill Tracking Update (4/14/23)

Updated April 14, 2023 Legislative activity has been heating up with Committee work in full swing.  Below are bills/issues that we would like to highlight for our members  – a full list (updated periodically) of the bills MMTA is tracking can be found at One item not on this list because it is still […]

MMTA Schedules North and South NextGen Socials

June 15, 2023 @ Maine Beer Company, Freeport June 22, 2023 @ Orono Brewing Company, Orono 2pm – 4pm At the January MMTA Membership and Board meetings, a “NextGen” Subcommittee was formed to identify reasons that members (especially those under 40) are reticent to get involved; identify ways the MMTA can encourage participation with a […]


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The 2023 Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships (to be held at Dysart’s in Hermon) and the 2023 Maine Professional Technician Skills Competition (to be held at EMCC in Bangor) will both be held on May 20, 2023 – a day that we have termed “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY”. Participation at last year’s event was unbelievable and we […]

ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection

Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a request for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. ATRI’s 15th annual Operational Costs of Trucking is one of the most used and most comprehensive benchmarking tools in the trucking industry. ATRI confidentially collects costs and […]

TMC Names Todd Cotier General Chairman & Treasurer

TMC – February 27, 2023 Orlando – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Todd Cotier, director of maintenance, Bison Transport Inc., has been elected 2023-2024 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. “Todd has been an exemplary member of TMC, including winning the Council’s highest […]