May 4, 2015: MCM Weekly Newsletter
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|May 7 Great Falls Safety Meeting, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: HUB International
Breaking down Worker's Compensation costs, what you can and cannot control
Speakers Dustin Klostermeier, HUB
Battling the driver shortage & new hires - Speaker TBA
Appetizers & beverages will be provided
May 13 Billings Safety Meeting, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bruce Holmes, FMCSA
Topic: Latest regulation news
May 20 Fly-In Lube & Wash Open House Celebration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come help Bob celebrate at 705 Johnson Lane in Lockwood
June 20 Truck Driving Championships
Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
June 22-24 Summer Share The Road, Billings
July 15-17 RMRSR
Mountain View Ranch, ID
Refer to flyer below
|MT Raises Point of Taxation for Diesel|
By 2015 legislation (H.B. 99) effective this coming October 1, Montana has combined its fuel taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel so as to (1) raise the point of taxation of diesel fuel to the distributor level, and (2) to extend the fuel use tax administered and collected under the International Fuel Tax Agreement to gasoline as well as diesel. Montana is one of the last states - if not the very last - to raise the taxation of diesel to the terminal rack, where off-highway diesel is dyed. There is no change in the tax rate.
|Safety Corner - By Jake Sandau|
Every person determines their own fortune, and that fortune, good or bad, depends on the individual's acceptance of personal responsibility. At a young age, we are taught to assume responsibilities. Even today, as adults, we still learn and decide whether to accept certain obligations.
When responsibilities are shunned or rejected, someone must cope with the results. Police officers, judges, juvenile officers, and social workers respond to most of these rejections in our society. In safety, doctors, nurses, and funeral directors often deal with the consequences of rejected responsibilities.
By accepting and practicing safety responsibility, you ensure your future both at home and on the job.
You do the same for your fellow worker as well, because socially and morally you are responsible for preventing accidents to others as well.
If you see an unsafe act, do something about it - point it out so others are aware and can avoid future mistakes.
Point out to other employees when safety is not being practiced. After all, it is their responsibility to prevent an accident to you as well.
Use good work habits - don't be impulsive, and remember that hurrying can hurt.
Develop the attitude that "if I do something wrong, I'm taking the chance of getting hurt". Then do the job the right way.
If you are a supervisor - help new employees learn that safety is the rule, not the exception. Teach them proper safety responsibility before you turn them loose.
Practice leaving personal problems and emotional stress away from the job. Remember, that accidents do not just happen - they are caused. Correct little mistakes before they grow into permanent bad habits. Safety responsibility is up to you.
"PRACTICE SAFETY - Do not learn it through Accidental Experience"
|2nd Annual SuperTech Challenge|
Annual MT SuperTech Competition was held Saturday, May 2 at Helena College in Helena, MT. Twenty mechanics and four students participated in this event, also with several volunteers and a handful of spectators cheering them on. Our 1st place winner has the opportunity to attend the 2015 TMC National Technician Skills Competition in Orlando, FL, September 21-22. Thank you to all our contestants, volunteers and sponsors. Technicians
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Curtis Madsen Damon Brumel Tyrel Munday
MTS Freight Montana Peterbilt Montana Peterbilt
Helena Missoula Missoula
Students 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Jason Simon Colin Prendergast TK Blackford
Helena College Helena College Helena College
Helena Helena Helena
Station 10 Electrical Multi-Meter
Montana Peterbilt, Missoula
Dave Gardner, MTS Freight
Jake Sandau, Motor Carriers of Montana
Katie Bowlds, Motor Carriers of Montana
Amber Skillman, Photographer
Brandon & Nolan Dulaney, Watkins & Shepard
Frank Cookson, City College Billings Keith Miner, Lite-Check
Jeff Steeger, Motor Carrier Services
Jeff Swaner, Imperial Supplies
Jim Dusenberry, J&D Truck Repair
Joseph Flynn, K&K Trucking
Ken Miller, Inland Truck Parts
Mark Meyer, MTS Freight
Rick Kelley, MT Peterbilt
Rick Purcell, Helena College
Rylar Masco, Purkey's
Sean Leventes, MAC Tools
Stephanie Pedroza, JPro John Clark, Department of Transportation
Steve Burch, Helena Sand
Tim Garland, Les Schwab Tire
Tim Opie, Helena Sand
Chris Williams, Department of Transportation
Brad Morgan, Department of Transportation
Doug Jager, Department of Transportation
Pam Scott, Department of Transportation
Fly-In Lube & Wash Open House Celebration
MCM members come help Fly-In Lube and Wash celebrate their open house
, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.. Come help Bob celebrate at 705 Johnson Lane in Lockwood.
57th Annual RMRSR