April 13, 2015:  MCM Weekly Newsletter

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April 14 Helena Safety Meeting 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
               Perkins Restaurant
               Speaker:  Dustin Klostermeier, HUB International
               Topic: Worker's Compensation : Understanding rates, how to control costs, how
                           much do claims cost

April 17 SuperTech Registration form & Sponsorship form due

April 23 Missoula Safety Meeting 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
               Perkins Restaurant
               Speaker: Brian Smith, Garlington Lohn & Robinson
               Topic:  Transportation Law - Brian will be discussing the legal
                            requirements and aspects of our industry.  Bring your questions.

May 1   Fleet Safety, Leonard Eckel Scholarship,  TDC Entry & Release forms,
             TDC Sponsorship, TDC Volunteer forms due

May 2    2nd Annual SuperTech Competition
               Helena College, Helena, MT

May 13  Billings Safety Meeting, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
              Location:  TBA
              Speaker:  Bruce Holmes, FMCSA
              Topic:  Latest regulation news

June 20  Truck Driving Championships
               Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
               Helena, MT

June 22-24 Summer Share The Road, Billings
July 15-17 RMRSR
                  Mountain View Ranch, ID
                  Refer to flyer below 
FMCSA Raises Civil Penalties
Under a Final Rule published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fines motor carriers pay for violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations will be increasing. The penalties, which have been unchanged since 2007 or earlier, will be adjusted for inflation using various formulas prescribed by Congress. The final rule also consolidates specific reference to penalties to 49 C.F.R. 386 Appendices A and B, thereby eliminating inconsistency found in the regulatory text. The changes are effective June 2, 2015.
May Driver of the Month Nominations

We are now accepting driver of the month applications for May 2015. An application is attached, and you may also download an application from our webpage at www.mttrucking.org on our Home Page under the Driver of the Month tab.

All applications must be in by Monday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Great Falls Chapter Meeting
Motor Carriers of Montana's new SMMTC Chairman, Dustin Klostermeier of HUB International Mountain States in Great Falls, will be hosting a Great Falls Chapter safety meeting either
May 7th or May 14th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

Topics of discussion will be:


*Battling the driver shortage & new hires - Speaker:  TBA
*Breaking down Workers' Compensation costs, what you can and cannot control
- Speaker:  Dustin Klostermeier

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. 

Please respond to Katie at the MCM office by April 17 with which date you would prefer.

2015 Event Applications
Any questions you may have regarding these events, please contact Katie at the MCM office, 406-442-6600 or katie@mttrucking.org

Click here  SuperTech Registration DUE April 17  
Click here  SuperTech Sponsorship DUE April 17

Click here   
TDC Eligibility Info


DUE MAY 1   


Click here  Fleet Safety application  


Click here  Leonard Eckel Scholarship Application    

Click here
   TDC Sponsorship 

Click here    TDC Program Advertising  

Click here  
  TDC Volunteer Request form 
Mark Your Calendar


Montana ESGR & Montana Department of Labor Workforce Services Offices Job Fairs 2015

Early Entry Military, Military Spouses and Vets

Employers will be hiring


Flathead Valley Job Fair

April 16, 2015

Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT

Flathead Job Service Contact Bill Gilbert (406) 758-6240 wgilbert@mt.gov 

or Roberta Diegel Business Resource Consultant Flathead Job Service (406) 758-6273 rdiegel@mt.gov 


North Western Montana's Largest Career Fair

April 21, 2015

Missoula, MT

Hilton Garden Inn

Missoula Job Service Contact Wolf Ametsbichler (406) 728-7060 wametsbichler@mt.gov 


57th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous