Legislative Representation - Our own lobbyists stand up for truckers’ rights before federal, state and local government bodies. Members are kept informed through legislative “hotlines” by e-mail alerts and Keep on Truckin’ News.
Industry Representation - MTA staff serve as industry advisors to numerous trucking and professional organizations on state and national levels.
Keep on Truckin’ News - Our monthly magazine is of interest to all truck operators, but available free only to MTA members. Features include articles and information on the trucking industry, government agencies, new laws and regulations. Free ‘FOR SALE’ ads to members.
Workers’ Compensation - Through the Mid-West Truckers Risk Management Association (MTRMA), we can offer a self-funded program at savings of up to 40%, if you meet the underwriting criteria.
Licensing - MTA’s licensing team is an excellent source for companies to process IRP renewals, fiscal plate renewals, receive 45 day IRP temporary permits, complete the IRP Supplement application with the required documentation, prepare title applications, file tax documents required by the Illinois Department of Revenue and answer CDL questions or help with concerns your company may have. Our processing service provides free delivery of documents and pick up of the new credentials at the Illinois Secretary of State.
Heavy Use Tax (2290) & UCR Filing - MTA can electronically file your company’s Heavy Highway Use Tax (2290) and your Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) for both new filings and annual renewals.
Fuel Tax Reporting - MTA can file your IFTA renewal, original IFTA application or request additional decals. We offer preparation of your IFTA quarterly as well as the electronic filing of your IFTA quarterly.
Permit Department - Members can order Illinois oversize, overweight and quarterly permits. We can answer your questions regarding temporary and permanent fuel permits and reciprocity for some states, and exempt operating authority to many states.
Truck Bail Bond Cards - One of only two such cards recognized by the State of Illinois. Good for any violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code (outside Cook Co.) requiring bond of up to $300.00, including overweight. Only available to members and their drivers. Costs only $17.50 per card per year.
Video Training Library - Nearly 100 video programs available, for a small shipping fee, to help educate you and your drivers on safety, CDL, drug and alcohol abuse, truck maintenance and many other subjects.
Drug & Alcohol Testing - Association sponsored program that meets all federal and legal requirements, including sample company drug and alcohol policy. All members are eligible at a very reasonable cost per person. We’ll come to your place of business to secure urine and breath samples, which is a great savings in time and dollars to you. Also provide Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Testing Program for non-CDL employees. Our ‘in-house’ program means you’ll be dealing with MTA staff to handle any issues which may arise.
Motor Carrier Compliance - MTA and its DOT-trained and certified staff consistently stay abreast of new regulations and any enhancements to current regulations. We host spring and fall DOT Compliance Seminars at various locations around the state, as well as the compliance training offered at the annual Convention and the Truck & Trailer Show every February in Peoria. The training gives companies a sense of security that they have the latest state and federal regulation information possible.
Safety Programs - MTA provides training material for Hazardous Material certification for companies and drivers. We have available Pre-Employment Screening for possible new hires. We keep in stock most of the supplies needed to meet DOT requirements. Our magazine has monthly articles with updated information on new and current regulations needed by office personnel and drivers.
Member Meetings - Meetings and seminars are held to inform members of industry problems and solutions. A great opportunity to bring questions and hear answers to your problems.
Annual Convention & Truck Show - The best investment you can make - devoted to education, information, exhibits, entertainment and recognition. Always the first weekend in February. Plenty of time to exchange ideas and information with fellow truckers. (Over 7,000 attend each year). The Biggest Little Truck Show in the Country!
Profit & Cost Seminars - Held for the benefit of our members and their families. For nearly 40 years these seminars have been held in locations such as Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, plus aboard many cruise ships. Check with your tax professional for deductibility.
Advisory Boards - Made up of truckers, like yourself, from all segments of the industry and all parts of the state, to assist and advise our office on the operations and programs of the Association. Boards represent Southern, Central, Northern Illinois and the Chicago area. If you would like to be a member of an advisory board, give us a call. Open to all members!