The West Virginia Motor Truck Association was formed in 1932 to bring about an organized and uniform effort within the trucking industry for increased highway safety as well as public education on the importance and value of commercial vehicle transportation. Trucks transport the "tangible" goods portion of the economy, which is nearly everything consumed by households and businesses. Nearly every good consumed in West Virginia is put on a truck at some point.
West Virginia Motor Truck Association Mission Statement:
The mission of the WVMTA is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with One United Voice by:
• Promoting safety and security on our highways and among our drivers;
• Advancing the trucking industry's image;
• Providing educational programs;
• Influencing in a positive manner state governmental actions; and
• Promoting a healthy business environment in our state.
"Ask yourself what is more important – your reputation or your bottom line? You may want to debate it, but in the end the answer is easy—your bottom line is affected by your reputation. That is why I believe it is necessary to be a member of the WVMTA. Being a member not only proves we are involved in the trucking industry, but shows we are committed to making our companies and industry the best it can be. Membership does not cost—it pays." - Fred Burns, Chairman, CEO of Burns Motor Freight.
General Description of the WVMTA
The West Virginia Motor Truck Association is an association of trucking companies, private fleet operators, and industry suppliers. They along with other firms and individuals that are involved in the well-being of motor transportation at the local, state and national level have joined in the goals of promoting safety and security on our highways and among our drivers, and in advancing the trucking industry's image. They also provide educational programs, influence in a positive manner state governmental actions, and promote a healthy business environment in our state.
Each year, the WVMTA actively supports safety management programs. It conducts an annual fleet safety contest, a West Virginia Driver of the Year contest, a truck driving championship, among other things. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) works with the WVMTA in selecting the West Virginia Professional Driver of the Year.
The National Truck Driving Championship tests a driver's professional expertise. According to Zack Harold, a writer for the Charleston Daily Mail, the DOT officials "intentionally mess up a truck, and it's up to the drivers to find what's wrong within a six-minute time limit".
To learn more about membership in the WVMTA, you can visit the membership page or download the application for membership.
For media inquiries or other information about the West Virginia Motor Truck Association, contact:
West Virginia Motor Truck Association
2506 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, West Virginia 25311
President [email protected]
Traci Nelson Member Services Coordinator