Header
Banner picture for About Us page for Mid-West Truckers Association

Mid-West Truckers Association (MTA) began in 1961 when four small trucking company owners wanted to create a purchasing pool to buy group insurance and tires at competitive rates. 

As the trucking industry grew, the founding members of MTA realized the difficulty of keeping up with the regulations within the trucking industry.  It was then that MTA became the "eyes and ears" of its members.  MTA now provides a wide range of member services, including federally-mandated drug and alcohol testing, licensing and title service, self-funded workers compensation programs, training, and education.

The membership of MTA is more than 4,000 members strong and encompasses 19 states and two Canadian provinces. Our members are comprised of both trucking companies and companies that operate trucks as a part of their business.

It is our mission to be considered a leader, representing the trucking industry before state and federal agencies. 

Our dedicated staff holds seats on state, regional and national advisory boards, which allows the voice of MTA members to be heard when new regulations and legislation arises.

Don Schaefer
Executive Vice President
dons@midwesttruckers.com


  • Legislative Activities
  • Designated Highways
  • General Questions on Trucking Rules & Regulations
  • Government Agencies
  • Annual Convention and Truck Show
  • Member Concerns/Complaints
  • Training & Safety Programs
  • Keep on Truckin’ News Magazine and Advertising
  • Hazmat Questions
  • Stormwater Permit Program

Matt Wells
Associate Director
mattw@midwesttruckers.com

  • Legislative Activities
  • Government Agencies
  • Member Concerns/Complaints
  • Regional Advisory Board
  • Farm Trucking Regulations
  • MTA, Truck Show, and Midwest Service Corporation Web Sites
  • Law Enforcement / Commercial Truck Enforcement
  • Logbook / Hours-Of-Service Questions
  • Annual Convention and Truck Show

Marissa Chestnut
Secretary/Treasurer
marissac@midwesttruckers.com


  • Accounts Payable
  • Insurance Billings
  • Workers’ Compensation Program
  • Profit & Cost Seminar Registration
  • Convention Exhibits, Registrations & Hotel Reservations
  • Membership
  • Bail Bond Cards
  • Accounts Receivable (except drug and alcohol)
  • DOT Supplies (DOT Packets, Log Books, Physical Forms/Cards, Inspection Books, Etc.)


Kathy Day
Motor Carrier/Regulatory Compliance 
kathyd@midwesttruckers.com

  • IRP/Fiscal Licensing and IRP Temps
  • Illinois Overdimension Permits
  • Fuel Tax Questions, Fuel Tax Reporting Service
  • Itra/Interstate Authority
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Process Agents
  • 2290 HVUT Filing
  • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
  • CSA Evaluations
  • MCS 150 Updates
  • UCR Electronic Filing
  • Title Processing

Heidi Starr
Motor Carrier/Regulatory Compliance  
heidis@midwesttruckers.com

  • IRP/Fiscal Licensing and IRP Temps
  • Illinois Overdimension Permits
  • Fuel Tax Questions, Fuel Tax Reporting Service
  • Itra/Interstate Authority
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Process Agents
  • 2290 HVUT Filing
  • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
  • CSA Evaluations
  • MCS 150 Updates
  • UCR Electronic Filing
  • Title Processing

Shelly Miller
Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Manager
shellym@midwesttruckers.com

  • Drug and/or Alcohol Program Regulations & Policies
  • Drug-Free Workplace Questions and Policies
  • Medical Marijuana Questions

Carrie Roth
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator
carrier@midwesttruckers.com

  • Schedule Any Type of Drug and/or Alcohol Test
  • Questions on Drug and Alcohol Billings or Results
  • Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Training

Sonya McCreight
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator
sonyam@midwesttruckers.com

  • Schedule Any Type of Drug and/or Alcohol Test
  • Questions on Drug and Alcohol Billings or Results
  • Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Training

Taylor Fifer
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator 
taylorf@midwesttruckers.com

  • Schedule Any Type of Drug and/or Alcohol Test
  • Questions on Drug and Alcohol Billings or Results
  • Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Training

Marsha Smith
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator 
marshas@midwesttruckers.com

  • Schedule Any Type of Drug and/or Alcohol Test
  • Questions on Drug and Alcohol Billings or Results
  • Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Training

Michaela Norman
Clearinghouse Coordinator
michaelan@midwesttruckers.com

  • Clearinghouse Registrations and Consents
  • Clearinghouse Queries
  • Clearinghouse Billings

Todd Spann
Marketing Communications and Membership  Coordinator
todds@midwesttruckers.com

  • Internal and External Communications and Marketing
  • Promotion of New and Renewal Memberships
  • Member inquiries
  • Education Programs
  • Assist in the Production of Annual Convention and Trade Show











Are you in it for the long haul ?          


 BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!