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Official Magazine of the Motor Carriers of Montana


copies, to order reprints of individual articles or to become a subscriber to Roadwise, contact Katie Bowlds at 406-442-6600.


jennifer@matthewspublishing.com


kelly@matthewspublishing.com executive editor


BARRY “SPOOK”STANG spook@mttrucking.org


freelanceco@comcast.net illustrator


BRENT BENNETT brentdraw@cox.net


philbell@usadig.com ad production


dusty@fwmcreative.com DUSTY TOWNSEND


christine@matthewspublishing.com printer


carrie@matthewspublishing.com CHRISTINE GORRELL


kristi@matthewspublishing.com CARRIE BELL


account executives KRISTI ALEXANDER


TCPrint Solutions www.tcprint.com


executive vice president BARRY “SPOOK”STANG spook@mttrucking.org


administrative assistant KATIE BOWLDS


katie@mttrucking.org


safety transportation consultant AL CALKIN


al@mttrucking.org


Want to support the MCM Convention? A range of sponsorship opportunities are still available. You can promote your company and maybe even gain new business all while supporting the association that is already supporting you and the Montana trucking industry. See the “Convention Sponsorship Opportunities” insert for more information.


An affiliate of the American Trucking Associations


Motor Carriers of Montana (MCM) has served as the voice for Montana’s trucking industry since 1939. MCM is a trade association dedicated to the furtherance of the trucking industry’s goals and interests in Montana and the United States. Our membership is a very diverse group comprised of trucking companies, passenger carriers, garbage haulers, construction & excavation companies, and companies providing products and services to the industry. MCM serves these companies as a governmental affairs representative before legislative, regulatory and executive branches of government on issues that affect the trucking industry. The organization also provides public relations services, operation services and serves as a forum for industry meetings and membership relations.


For more information, contact MCM at: Motor Carriers of Montana 501 N. Sanders #201 Helena, MT 59601


Phone 406-442-6600 Facsimile 406-443-4281 www.mttrucking.org


Make sure you register early to take advantage of the room block as you don’t want to miss the chance to enjoy Billings during this action-packed week. Registration materials are included and are also available at www.mttrucking. org. If you have any questions please feel free to call 406-442-6600.


Remember to bring your hats, boots and jeans and get ready to have a great time at the MCM convention and fair!


Barry “Spook” Stang


Executive Vice President, Motor Carriers of Montana spook@mttrucking.org


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MCM has lined up some excellent speakers including U.S. Congressman Denny Rehberg, American Trucking Associations (ATA) chairman Tommy Hodges, Lana Batts of Transport Capital Partners, as well as a health care panel to answer questions on how the bill will affect you. Want to know more about CSA 2010, Hours of Service, EOBRs and other issues that the industry will be facing at the federal level? Then you won’t want to miss Dave Osiecki, ATA’s senior vice president on policy and regulatory affairs.


photographer PHIL BELL


JON D. KENNEDY art director


Seems like time is just flying by: Summer is here and it is already time to register for the 71st Annual Motor Carriers of Montana Convention in Billings. Bring your family because this year’s theme, “A Family Affair,” promises to be fun for the whole family.


Besides providing you with insights into new regulations and timely issues, the MCM convention committee has planned a number of things for the family to do. While the golfers are hitting the links the rest of the family will enjoy discounted shopping at Rim RockMall, reduced price tickets to theMontana Fair, entertainment and even a rodeo. Come early, stay late. TheMCM room block at the Holiday Inn Grand is good August 16-22. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers and find out what’s new inMontana trucking.


public relations assistant KELLY CARGILL


Time for a Family Reunion JENNIFER MATTHEWS KIDD publisher


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