May 22, 2015:  MCM Weekly Newsletter

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May 25 MCM office closed

June 2-4  SafetyFestMT Butte
                Montana Tech, 1300 W Park St
                Refer to article below

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

June 22-24 Summer Share The Road, Billings
July 15-17 RMRSR
                  Mountain View Ranch, ID
                  Refer to flyer below 
MCM Office Closed Monday
Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend!  
Free Safety Workshops from the Montana State Fund
  365 Days of Safety -  June Safety Workshops

No matter the time, day, or profession, workplace safety never takes a break. Join MSF's safety service staff this June as they present, 365 Days of Safety.

Topics include:

Workplace Violence Prevention:


When people think of workplace violence, they generally think of the nightly news covering another shooting. Workplace violence involves more than just the incidents that make the news. In this session, we will discuss what workplace violence is and what you and your organization can do to recognize and respond to it.


Training Tips and Tools:

There is no end to providing your employees safety trainings, but how useful are the trainings you offer? In this part of the workshop, we will give you tips and tools to help you plan and execute trainings that are effective and attention-grabbing for your staff.

Dates and Locations:

June 3  Bozeman - Holiday Inn
June 4  Butte - La Quinta Inn & Suites
June 5  Great Falls - Holiday Inn
June 9  Helena - Holiday Inn Express
June 11  Miles City - Sleep Inn & Suites
June 12  Billings - Big Horn Resort
June 18  Kalispell - Hampton Inn

June 19  Missoula - Grant Creek Inn

Interested? Register Now. The free trainings take place from 8:30 am - Noon. If you have questions, call 800-332-6102 extension 5361 (Kirk Smith).

Members Experience Problems with Med Cert Cards

As you know since January of 2012, drivers have been required to submit their med cards to the State Driver's Licensing Agency (SDLA) as well as self-certify the type of driving they'd be doing (interstate vs intrastate). In turn, SDLAs are required to include the driver medical certification information on drivers' MVR within 10 days. Unfortunately, ATA has learned many SDLAs are struggling to add this information to the driver's record in a timely fashion. This has resulted in significant problems for drivers at roadside inspections and for motor carriers during compliance reviews. In an effort to discover the true scope of this problem, we'd like to request your input. Please take a moment to answer the following three questions by email.

  1. Have you experienced problems with timeliness of posting information to drivers' records and the process for doing so?  (Yes/No) If yes, please explain.
     2.  Does your state provide receipts to drivers and/or motor carriers after they
         have submitted the med card?
     3.  Does your state licensing agencies contact drivers or motor carriers if 

          there is a problem with the medical card (illegible, failure to self-certify, etc.).  

Please send your replies directly to He may follow-up with you if additional information is needed.

New On-line Training Course


Do you know the various types of human trafficking or the difference between smuggling and trafficking? If you were presented with a certain set of circumstances, would you know if you were seeing something suspicious, possibly trafficking? Would you know what to do?


We invite you to take a few moments and go through our new course to help you understand human trafficking a little better. It features audio, videos - one clip with a survivor - quizzes and specific-to-role scenarios, as well as help for parents in educating their children. It's interactive, highly educational, and

easily accessible.


We hope you'll learn something new and have a great time doing it -


Share it with others in the trucking industry as well. It's online and ready to use. 

Truckers Against Trafficking

 PO Box 816 | Englewood, CO 80151 

Seeking TDC Volunteers

SafetyFestMT:  Registration is Open for

June 2 - 4, 2015
Montana Tech

1300 W Park St
Butte, Mt 59701


Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic line up of FREE classes available at the Butte 2015 SafetyFestMT.


Butte event materials:

Agenda Class Descriptions Instructor Bios 

Parking Map Parking Pass 


To register as an exhibitor please use the contact information below.  Spaces are limited so don't wait!

Please contact:
Casey Kyler-West at 406.444.5267 or 

Thank you for your support of SafetyFestMT!

57th Annual RMRSR Registration Now Open

Featuring Dave Mitchell "How Great Leaders Think "

  Wagon Ride, Dinner & Show 
  Mountain River Ranch in Ririe

  Captain William Reese - CVSA
  Richard York - FMCSA Update

  Fred Rice - Accident Reconstruction
                  & Investigation
                          Make your hotel reservations at
                                              Hilton Garden Inn, Idaho Falls