Safety is a key aspect to the tranportation industry. PMTA helps each individual member with safety problems. Members are able to connect directly with PMTA’s safety director to ask questions and receive information and clarification. We also offer industry news, safety compliance advice and DOT audit preparation.
PMTA continually conducts a variety of safety activities and programs to increase highway safety awareness, such as:
Safety Management Council is a group of members concerned about the safe and efficient operation of their companies. In monthly meetings, written communications, and networking, they stay on the cutting edge on safety topics. Best of all, membership is free to all PMTA members. For more information, contact Kevin Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Safety Day - Meeting the Challenges of Safety in 2014 and Beyond presentations are available here.
Dennis Shinault, Baldwin and Lyons - OSHA and Trucking
Lt. Ray Cook and Douglas Kemp, Pennsylvania State Police - DataQ
Douglas Marcello, Marcello and Kivisto - Trucking Defense 2.0
Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships promote safe driving and foster a commitment to safety. Each year, more than 150 truck drivers compete in nine categories. They must complete a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test, and the field, or driving, test. Preliminary application forms are here. To become a sponsor, use this form. Advertising forms are available here.
Driver of the Month/Year recognizes professional drivers for outstanding work. Each month, PMTA’s Safety Management Council selects a driver among the nominees. They consider driving record, customer service, and commitment. Each year, one of the Drivers of the Month is named Driver of the Year. For an application, click here.
Fleet Safety Awards recognize motor carriers for the safe operation of their vehicles. Awards are based on miles traveled and number of accidents. For a 2014 Fleet Safety Awards application, click here.
Safety Education Trailer is the Safety Management Council’s mobile exhibit/classroom. For more information, contact Dean Riland at email@example.com.
Pennsylvania’s Road Team is a small group of professional truck drivers who represent the industry in the community. They meet with organizations, schools, and community groups to talk about highway safety and trucking issues.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is observed each year nationwide to honor America’s three million plus professional truck drivers in recognition for their hard work in moving the goods and products that create our national economy.
Youth Driving Championships are the Super Bowl for student drivers who have advanced to the state finals from regional contests. The championships are for high school students age 16 and older, with two students from each of the 11 regions of the state advancing to the state competition. Top three winners receive scholarships.