The Wyoming Trucking Association was organized in 1939 as a result of the need for organized support and unity of the trucking industry in the state. The need for a united front has not diminished in the past seven decades. The primary concern of the Wyoming Trucking Association is the advancement of the interests of transporters of property or passengers by motor vehicles.
Wyoming Trucking Association Mission Statement
The primary concern of the Wyoming Trucking Association is the advancement of the interests of transporters of property or passengers by motor vehicles. WTA seeks to educate those involved in the transportation industry on matters affecting their operations, both state and federal; to affiliate with and establish reciprocal relations with any other associations, commercial or industrial businesses, and with the American Trucking Associations, Inc.; to express the views of its members on matters affecting the interests of those engaged in transportation of property or passengers. To foster and advance safety on the public roads and highways, and to do whatever is necessary to create and stimulate a fair and intelligent attitude on the part of the public with respect to the business of its members, to accomplish fair and intelligent legislation with respect to members and the public with accurate and reliable information on matters of transportation. To do everything possible to remove abuses from the business of motor vehicle transportation.
Highway Safety Person of the Year
The Wyoming Trucking Association, located in Casper, Wyoming, first established an award for Highway Safety Person of the Year in 1989. It recognizes a person outside the trucking industry who is directly related to safety on the highways – law enforcement, state highway department employees, and the like. The award is given annually to a recipient whose record of safety, courtesy and service to the trucking industry exemplifies the goal of the WTA Council of Safety Supervisors which is safety on Wyoming's highways.
The WTA also funds a scholarship for students to study business or transportation topics which lead to a career in the Highway Transportation Industry.
You can contact the following for more information about the Wyoming Trucking Association:
• Sheila D. Foertsch, Managing Director
• Kathy Cundall, Administrative Assistant
• Teresa Cowgar, Executive Secretary
The officers of the 2009 Council of Safety Supervisors are:
• Keith Eitel, Chairman, Redneck Transport LLC
• Liz Skates, 1st Vice Chairman, Hyland Enterprises
• David Hornbeck, 2nd Vice Chairman, McMurry Ready Mix
• Dennis Creel, Maintenance Chairman, Peterbilt of Wyoming
Video Training Tapes
The WTA maintains a lending library of tapes on the following topics:
• Driver Techniques
• Cargo Tank
• Drug and Alcohol
• Cargo Securement
• Miscellaneous Topics