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Benefits of MTA Membership

About MTA

MTA is smart business. As a statewide, full-service trade association, Michigan Trucking Association has promoted the interests of Michigan motors carriers since 1934.

The mission of MTA is to serve the interests of the trucking industry; enhance the industry's image, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness; promote highway safety; provide educational programs; and work for a healthy business environment.

By representing the broad spectrum of the trucking industry, MTA provides motor carriers, private fleets and vendors alike valuable resources that help members get the competitive edge.

It's more crucial than ever to belong to an organization that provides strong industry leadership-and that's Michigan Trucking Association.

Safety & Compliance

Regulations Assistance

Need help interpreting regulations or just not sure where to begin? The Michigan Center for Truck Safety, established and maintained by a grant administered by Michigan Trucking Association, is available to address compliance issues and provide direction to appropriate state and federal agencies.

Safety Materials

From accident reporting kits to vehicle inspection reports, MTA is your source for updated safety materials that comply with federal and state safety regulations. In addition to the more than 50 forms and publications in stock, MTA provides:

Discount member pricing
Quantity discounts
Member invoicing privileges
Same-day product shipment

Use our secure credit card online ordering system.

Safety Training

MTA offers trucking companies the latest in safety training including the Michigan Center for Decision Driving, seminars on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, hours-of-service, drug & alcohol testing and other safety-related issues.

MTA also partners with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) to provide Certified Safety Supervisor and Certified Director of Safety training.

MTA Safety/Equipment & Maintenance Councils

With monthly meetings September-May, MTA's two Safety and three Equipment & Maintenance Councils give safety and maintenance personnel, along with associate members, a forum in which to discuss current topics and present new services and technologies.  Learn more

HireRight Drug and Alcohol Testing / Background screening

HireRight Drug & Alcohol Testing/Background Screening

MTA’s endorsed background screening and substance abuse testing program, HireRight provides the services you need to protect your company:

Employment History File
DOT-compliant drug and alcohol testing
Criminal record searches
Credit reports
SSN Verification
Wanted Persons Screening

Find out how HireRight can help at 800-400-2761.

Information Resources

Mileage Matters (formerly Fast Facts)

MTA’s Mileage Matters, our weekly information service, brings you regulatory and legislative information that may impact an important business decision. Information available via internet, fax or mail.

Our website allows you to securely order compliance materials, register on-line for events, reference past editions of Fast Facts, access on-line DOT, OSHA and HR compliance training and link to other information resources. Free reciprocal links provided for member company websites.

Membership Directory/Buyer’s Guide

Published annually, all current MTA members are listed alphabetically by company with complete demographic information. Associate members are also grouped by product/service category in the Buyer’s Guide section. Advertising opportunities are available.

MTA Safety/Equipment & Maintenance Councils

With monthly meetings September-May, MTA’s two Safety and three Equipment & Maintenance Councils give safety and maintenance personnel, along with associate members, a forum in which to discuss current topics and present new services and technologies.  Learn more

Group Savings Programs

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance

For more than two decades, Group Associates has specialized in helping companies manage employee benefits programs. GA Benefits Solutions includes:
• Health and Welfare Administration
• FSA Administration
• Premium Administration
• Service Center
• COBRA Administration
• Fulfillment

Group rates for motor carriers and owner/operators alike. Contact Group Associates at 800.342.8908 or for specific rate, eligibility and coverage information.


  United Parcel Service

Now save up to 28% on UPS shipping.  Thanks to MTA!

Take advantage of special savings on UPS shipping offered to you as a member of MTA. You can now save up to 28% on an expanded portfolio of air and international Express shipping services. That's a significant savings over FedEx published rates!**

All this with the peace of mind that comes from using the carrier that delivers outstanding reliability, greater speed, more service, and innovative technology. UPS guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the US than any other carrier, including FedEx. Simple shipping! Special savings! It's that easy!

Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer. Login to the members area to find the promo code and UPS link to enroll.

**Savings over FedEx are based on Retail Counter Rates in the FedEx Service Guide published January 5, 2009 (

Legislative Representation

One Voice

Make yourself heard in the Michigan Legislature through a strong, unified voice. MTA protects your company against costly tax and regulatory legislation. By maintaining daily contact with legislators, MTA is one of the top ten Michigan individual single-interest lobbying organizations as ranked by the publication Inside Michigan Politics.

Federal, State & Local Administrative Assistance

Need assistance cutting through red tape? MTA can put you in touch with the correct agency to solve business problems or to create business opportunities.


This political action committee is the sole medium through which the Association and the trucking industry can, in a united effort, participate financially in election campaigns. Support of PAC is crucial to the financial well-being of the trucking industry--especially when discussing weight, tax and registration fee legislation.

Government Affairs Committee

Become involved in this standing committee which makes recommendations to the Board of Governors concerning what position the Association will take on current legislation.

Become an MTA member

Joining is easy. Call us or sign up online.

Michigan Trucking Association
1131 Centennial Way - Lansing, MI 48917
Phone (517) 321-1951 - Fax (517) 321-0884