PMTA News

  • April 03, 2019 10:01 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    CAMP HILL, Pa. – The 2019 Annual Membership Conference and Expo is taking place at the Toftrees Resort in State College this year on May 16-18.

    PMTA has sectioned off a group of rooms for attendees at the 2019 AMC and Toftrees has generously offered a discounted rate of $99 for those attending the conference. Attendees can book those rooms by clicking here.  

    Those rooms must be booked by April 16.

    There is still time to register for the conference as well but those spots are limited and they are filling up at a much quicker rate than they have in the past. So act now and reserve your spot today.

    Register for the 2019 AMC here.

    Nestled within the secluded pine trees of Central Pennsylvania, Toftrees Golf Resort offers guests a unique experience with resort-like amenities in a peaceful, natural setting just minutes from downtown State College. With 102 guest rooms and suites, our resort offers full-service amenities; a 4.5-star, 18-hole golf course; and a warm, welcoming staff.


  • April 01, 2019 8:21 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association is hosting its annual sporting clay shoot on Sunday, April 7 at the Carlisle Fish and Game Association.

    Registration forms are available here.

    The initial cost for the clay shooting competition is $75 per person with the option for a $40 reshoot. In the morning, there will be the opportunity for skeet and wobble shooting for an additional cost of $20 each.

    The event will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and will open at 11 for trap field and wobble. Lunch, which is included in the registration fee, will begin at 11:45. After a safety meeting at 12:45 p.m., the clay shoot competition will begin with the reshoot at 2:30.

    Teams will consist of six shooters but if an individual does not have a full team, they will be placed on one.

    Eye and ear protection are required and ammunition will not be provided.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event as well and start as low as $100 for a station sponsorship. PMTA is also looking for lunch and award sponsors.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit the PMTA Government Relations Fund which helps defray the lobbying and lobbying related expenses the association incurs. Payment from incorporated and unincorporated businesses as well as personal checks will be accepted.


  • March 19, 2019 9:23 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association is excited to announce Ross Tucker as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Annual Membership Conference and Expo, taking place at Toftrees Resort in State College May 16-18.

    Tucker, a native of Wyomissing, Pa., played seven seasons in the National Football League as an offensive lineman after playing four years at Princeton University. He was a second-team all conference selection in 2000, a two-time Academic All-American and was named to the 2003 All-Joe Team by USA Today.

    In his time in the NFL from 2001-2007, Tucker played for the Redskins, Cowboys, Bills and Patriots as well as a stint with the Browns on their practice squad. He played in 42 games, starting 28 of them, before retiring in March of 2008 due to a neck injury that bruised his spinal cord.

    Tucker turned to a career in the media after retiring from football and is currently a columnist for The Athletic, a host of both The Morning Kickoff and The Opening Drive on Sirius XM NFL Radio and a game analyst for CBS, NBC, ESPN and Westwood One. Ross is the host and owner of the highly successful RT Media Podcast Network which includes his flagship Ross Tucker Football Podcast.

    In 2007, while still a member of the Washington Redskins, Tucker co-founded and is still the CEO of GoBigRecruiting.com. Go Big allows student-athletes to submit their profile information and videos to colleges online and receive notification when it has been reviewed. He’s also involved in other Pennsylvania-based start-ups like MyFrontPageStory.com and BallCannon.com. 

    Tucker, along with his wife and two daughters, currently live in Harrisburg.

    The 2019 AMC will conclude on Saturday May 18 with Tucker’s presentation. He will be available for a meet and greet that morning at 10 before taking the podium at 10:30.

    To register for the conference, click here.  



  • March 18, 2019 12:11 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)


  • March 16, 2019 2:58 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has added Dauphin County to the list of counties under quarantine regarding the Spotted Lanternfly.

    Dauphin County joins Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill Counties on the list of quarantined areas.

    Any commercial vehicle that makes any stop in this area must have an orange spotted lanternfly permit from the Department of Agriculture or the corresponding temporary paperwork. Without the permit, drivers are subject to fines and a citation.

    While the quarantine has been in effect for more than four years, the agriculture department made major changes to the program in May of 2018 by instituting the use of a permit system. The permits replace the compliance program that was previously in place and is designed to be easier for organizations to acquiesce as well as easier for the state to enforce.

    The Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania State Police are joining forces beginning this May to amp up their enforcement of the quarantine. They will be setting up checkpoints around the quarantined area to ensure that the proper permits are on board.

    The permits are free to obtain. An owner, manager, supervisor or other designated employee must complete the online course (accessible at extension.psu.edu/slf-permit) and then disseminate that information to all drivers. After the online course is passed, a printable certificate will be available and that will suffice as a permit until the physical stickers or window hangs arrive in the mail. The shipping process may take two to three weeks.

    Organizations may request as many permits as they need once the online course is passed.

  • March 12, 2019 12:30 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    Work includes ramp resurfacing, and concrete median barrier and guiderail replacement.


    Harrisburg, PA
    – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that starting at 9:00 PM Sunday, March 17, its contractor will begin a nighttime milling and concrete patching operation marking the start of a project to repair and resurface a 1.3-mile section of Interstate 83 from the Yellow Breeches Creek at the Cumberland-York County Line to the Susquehanna River.

    The $4,144.090 contract was awarded to Hempt Bros., Inc. of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, and includes concrete patching, milling the top layer of asphalt and resurfacing with a 4.5-inch Superpave asphalt overlay, replacing concrete center-median barrier, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by mid-September 2019.

    PennDOT advises motorists that during working hours motorists may encounter single-lane restrictions through the work zone, Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, as crews mill and patch I-83 in preparation for asphalt paving later this summer.

    Eventually it may be necessary to temporarily detour traffic when overnight work is scheduled to repair and resurface ramps within the New Cumberland (Exit 40-B) and Lemoyne (Exit 41-B) interchanges. Later this summer crews will schedule long-term single-lane closures in both directions over four weekends, from 9:00 PM Friday through 6:00 AM Monday, to replace the concrete median glare screen barrier that divides the highway. None of these restrictions will be scheduled over the busy Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day holiday weekends.

    I-83 averages more than 33,000 vehicles traveled daily through Cumberland County in either direction. Average daily traffic volume on northbound I-83 increases to nearly 50,000 vehicles per day as you approach the John Harris Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.


    Nighttime work is expected to occur more frequently and consistently as we move into the spring and should be expected each night, weather permitting, between March and September.
    Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

    PennDOT to Rebuild Rt. 283 Interchange with Rt. 722, State Road

    2-year project will widen State Road, replace bridges over Amtrak and Route 283.

    Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that on Monday night, March 18, weather permitting, its contractor will place barrier closing the right shoulder along eastbound and westbound Route 283 and shift traffic toward the median in each direction through the Route 722, State Road interchange in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. This work marks the start of a reconstruction project that involves the widening and replacement of the Route 722 bridge over Route 283 and the municipally-owned State Road bridge over Amtrak railroad.

    The $18,467,109 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Inc. of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes the widening and reconstruction of State Road through the Route 283 interchange under phased construction, replacement of the Route 722 bridge over Route 283 and the bridge that carries the municipally-owned section of State Road over the Amtrak railroad tracks, installation of drainage and storm water basins, reconstruction of the four interchange ramps, traffic signal work, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed in June 2021 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved.


    During the second week of April, weather permitting, Route 722 and State Road traffic will shift to one side of the roadway to create a work area for the bridges over Route 283 and Amtrak. Once State Road traffic is shifted, vehicles over 9-feet wide will be prohibited. Eventually it will be necessary to detour traffic during reconstruction of the ramps within the interchange. PennDOT will issue a travel advisory when this work is scheduled.

    Route 283 averages nearly 60,000 vehicles traveled daily through this interchange. This section of Route 722 averages 13,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

    Nighttime work is expected to occur more frequently and consistently as we move into the spring and should be expected each night, weather permitting, between March and November.
    Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, to use caution when driving through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

    For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.


  • March 04, 2019 11:41 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    CAMP HILL, Pa. – The 2019 Annual Membership Conference and Expo is taking place at the Toftrees Resort in State College this year on May 16-18.

    Nestled within the secluded pine trees of Central Pennsylvania, Toftrees Golf Resort offers guests a unique experience with resort-like amenities in a peaceful, natural setting just minutes from downtown State College. With 102 guest rooms and suites, our resort offers full-service amenities; a 4.5-star, 18-hole golf course; and a warm, welcoming staff.

    PMTA has sectioned off a group of rooms for attendees at the 2019 AMC and Toftrees has generously offered a discounted rate of $99 for those attending the conference. Attendees can book those rooms by clicking here.  

    Those rooms must be booked by April 16.

    There is still time to register for the conference as well but those spots are limited and they are filling up at a much quicker rate than they have in the past. So act now and reserve your spot today.

    Register for the 2019 AMC here.


  • March 04, 2019 11:06 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    The Southwest Chapter of PMTA is proud to announce its 2019 Safety Day Program. 

    The event is scheduled for April 11, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Cranberry in Mars, Pa. Registration for the event is now open. You may register by downloading this form and returning it either by mail (to Ron Uriah at 15 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) or email (pmtaswchapter@gmail.com). 

    Registration is open until April 5. Payments can be made online at https://squareup.com/store/southwest-pmta.

    Speakers and Program Agenda Includes:

    • The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA)

    Rick Daley, Southwest PMTA Chapter President

    Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

    Kevin Stewart, President PMTA 

    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

    Tim Cotter, Division Administrator Pennsylvania

    • Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)

    Commercial Vehicle Safety Division Speaker

    Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program MCSAP

    • American Trucking Association

    Dan Horvath, Director of Safety Policy ATA

    • PA Department of Agriculture

    “Spotted Lanternfly”

    Shane Philips, Compliance and Enforcement Specialist

    • Pion Law Group 

    Transportation Law

    John Pion, Founder/Shareholder, Pion Law

    • MCSAP Team

    City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County,

    and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    • Roadside Inspection
    • Driver Retention for Motor Carriers
    • ELDs
    • Electronic Logs
    • Question and Answer Session with

    Regulatory and Enforcement Experts

    The cost of the event is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. That cost covers breakfast, lunch, coffee and a 50/50 raffle ticket. 

    Sponsorship spots are available beginning at $100. 



  • March 02, 2019 1:36 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    Ahead of Sunday's potential winter weather, PennDOT has announced preliminary travel restrictions.

    These can be adjusted over the weekend based updated storm modeling data.  

    Full Commercial Vehicle Restriction

    I-70

    I-76 (between New Stanton and Carlisle)

    I-78

    I-79 (I-90 to WV Line)

    I-80 (I-376 to NJ Line)

    I-81 (to NY Line)

    I-83

    I-84

    I-99

    I-180

    I-279

    I-376 (South of I-76)

    I-380

    I-476 (North of I-78)

    SR 22 (I-78 to NJ State Line

    SR 33


    Empty and Double Trailer Restriction

    I-76 (Ohio Line to New Stanton)

    I-76 (Carlisle to Valley Forge)

    I-80 (Ohio Line to I-376)

    I-81 (I-78 to MD Line)

    I-83

    I-176

    I-283


    Areas in Green - Restrictions anticipated to begin Sunday March 3 at 10 a.m.

    All others - Restrictions anticipated to begin Sunday March 3 at noon. 



  • February 27, 2019 2:00 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    CAMP HILL, Pa.—To kick off the Annual Membership Conference and Expo this year at Toftrees Resort in State College, the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association will be hosting a golf outing at the course at Toftrees.

    This year’s AMC will begin May 16 and the golf is set to start at noon on that Thursday.

    Single golfer registration begins at $55 for those who are also attending the conference. For those not attending the conference, the rate is $100 and it includes lunch on the course and beverage cart service. To register a foursome, the cost is $220.

    For more information and to sign up, click here.

    PMTA is also still looking for sponsors for the golf event. The title sponsor slot is still available as are sponsorships of the closest to the pin, long drive and longest putt contests. For more information, contact Tim Hoffman at 717-761-7122 ex 106.

    We are just 11 weeks away from the start of the AMC but spots for this year’s conference are limited so sign up now!

    Click here to secure your spot today.


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