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The Mid-West Truckers Association (MTA) began in 1961 when four, small trucking company owners wanted to create a purchasing pool to be able 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 the 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 over 3,700 members strong and encompasses 15 states across the United States.  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 in the Midwest as we work closely with all state and federal agencies. 

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

Don Schaefer
Executive Vice President

  • 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

  • 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

Jackie S. Billings

  • Accounts Payable
  • Insurance Billings
  • Workers’ Compensation Program
  • Profit & Cost Seminar Registration
  • Convention Exhibits, Registrations & Hotel Reservations

Diana McMahan
Membership Coordinator

  • Membership
  • Bail Bond Cards
  • Accounts Receivable (Except Drug & Alcohol)
  • Supplies

Kathy Day
Motor Carrier Compliance

Diana Hurt

  • IRP/Fiscal Licensing & IRP Temps
  • Illinois Overdimension Permits
  • Fuel Tax Questions & Reporting Service
  • Intra / Interstate Authority
  • Insurance Requirements
  • DOT Safety Compliance
  • Process Agents
  • 2290 HVUT Filing
  • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
  • CSA Evaluations
  • MCS 150 Updates
  • UCR Electronic Filing
  • Title Processing
  • Data Q Assistance

Candy Wendt
Drug & Alcohol Program Manager

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

Fletcher Morgan
Associate Drug & Alcohol Program Manager

Carrie Roth
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator


Sonya McCreight
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator


Michaela Norman
Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator 

Motor Compliance Assistant

  • Schedule Drug and/or Alcohol Testing
  • Answer Questions on Drug & Alcohol Testing, Billing or Results
  • Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training

  • Drug and/or Alcohol Testing             General Member Questions, 
  • DOT Supplies, (DOT Packets, Log Books, Physical Forms/Cards, Inspection Books, Etc.)

Are you in it for the long haul ?