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Michigan Trucking Association offers year-round compliance and safety training for our members to help them stay informed on the latest industry insights and issues. All MTA member companies receive price discounts.

MCDD Skld Pad

Known as Michigan's skid pad, MTA's Michigan Center for Decision Driving (MCDD) teaches professional truck drivers defensive-driving techniques both in the classroom and behind the wheel on the facility's skid course.

Periodic Inspection Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that all commercial motor vehicles pass an annual (periodic) inspection performed by a "qualified" individual. But what does that really mean?


MTA partners with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) to provide certified training to Michigan trucking companies and their professionals with the goals of

  • Reduced accidents and injuries
  • Lower vehicle maintenance costs
  • Improved driver retention
  • Improved operational efficiencies
  • Better management systems
  • Improved career advancement