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offi cial Magazine of the Motor carriers
of Montana
Roadwise is owned by the Motor carriers
of Montana and is published bimonthly by
Matthews Publishing Group. For additional
copies, to order reprints of individual articles or
to become a subscriber to Roadwise, contact
Katie bowlds at 406-442-6600.
Jennifer Matthews Kidd
public relations assistant
Kelly cargill
executive editor
barry “spook” stang
art director
dusty Townsend
the world Is Run by those who
account executives
Kristi alexander
show Up
carrie bell
As we begin a new year we would like you to know that your staff at MCM
Taylor carter
appreciates your membership in the Motor Carriers of Montana. We wish to
thank you, the members, for giving us the opportunity to work with and serve
david overturf you and the trucking community.
Twin city Printing
2009 was a year of changes for MCM with a new name and logo. 2010 will
be a continuation of the ongoing process to better serve you, our members.
To begin in 2010 your magazine, Roadwise, has a new look and new
publishing company. We are proud to announce that we have entered into
an agreement with Matthews Publishing Group (MPG) of Little Rock, Ark.
You will fi nd the staff of MPG professional and helpful with your marketing
needs. They are experienced in the trucking industry and their work includes
executive vice president
magazines for trucking associations in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas
barry “spook” stang
and Utah.
administrative assistant
By March of 2010, the Motor Carriers of Montana new and improved Web
Katie bowlds site should be up and running. The Web address will be the same—www.
safety transportation consultant— but it will be new and improved with a functionality that will
al calkin
enable you to be able to use it as your home page, for example. Not only
will it have direct links to MCM members and their services but also links
offi ce manager
christy snyder
to news, weather, road conditions and safety services available to MCM
members. And it will feature a digital version of Roadwise complete with
sound effects and “live” links to advertisers’ Web sites. Please be looking for
the announcement unveiling the new site.
Our mission remains “as responsible citizens, we promote and represent
safe, professional and profi table Commercial Highway Transportation
interests with one voice.” We value safety and security on Montana and our
an affi liate of the american Trucking associations
nation’s highways, positive infl uence on Montana’s economy, excellence in
Motor carriers of Montana (McM) has served as governing and managing MCM, and responsiveness to MCM members and
the voice for Montana’s trucking industry since
1939. McM is a trade association dedicated
the trucking community.
to the furtherance of the trucking industry’s
goals and interests in Montana and the united At MCM, there are additional benefi ts beyond those listed in our membership
states. our membership is a very diverse group
comprised of trucking companies, passenger
brochure. These, less tangible, but equally important benefi ts include:
carriers, garbage haulers, construction &
excavation companies, and companies providing
Support system
products and services to the industry. McM serves
these companies as a governmental affairs
representative before legislative, regulatory and
Members of MCM can often take advantage of mentoring relationships with
executive branches of government on issues
more experienced business people who provide guidance and useful insight.
that affect the trucking industry. The organization
also provides public relations services, operation
Even on an informal basis such relationships can be a source of answers
services and serves as a forum for industry
and solutions when you are facing a challenging situation. At the very least,
meetings and membership relations.
knowing you have a support network behind you can boost your confi dence.
Next time you are invited, attend an MCM Convention or one of our local
For more information, contact McM at:
“Transportation After Hours” social events in your community.
Motor carriers of Montana
501 N. sanders #201
helena, MT 59601
Political clout
Phone 406-442-6600 Facsimile 406-443-4281 Through MCM and its continuous diligence, we track federal and state
legislative developments that could have an impact on our industry. As an
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