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Official Magazine of the Motor Carriers ofMontana

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ofMontana and is published bimonthly by Matthews PublishingGroup. For additional

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

publisher JENNIFER MATTHEWS KIDD executive editor


art director JON D. KENNEDY





photographers MARK BRYANT

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How time flies seems like just yesterday the legislature was wrapping up and

your staff was gearing up for a busy summer of events, TruckDriving Championships, Convention, TruckDriver Appreciation and some seminars.Now summer is over all these events are behind us and guess what we are again gearing up for a legislature that is eighteen months away. MCM members are sponsoring fundraisers and beginning to support legislative candidates that supported us. In spite of what is going on in ourNation’s Capital we are moving forward here in Montana. Now for some fun and exciting times. Perhaps many of you have noticed that

our Roadwise magazine is featuring some of the so called “Old Timers” on the cover. Why are we doing that? Most of them are now the second generation of the founders of the Montana Motor Transport Association, now MCM, and have provided the leadership in Montana and this country to get us where we are today. We would like you to save the dates September 9-12 2014 for the Motor Carriers of

executive vice president BARRY “SPOOK”STANG

administrative assistant KATIE BOWLDS

safety transportation consultant AL CALKIN

Montana’s 75th Anniversary. This milestone celebration will be held in Billings, where the MCM got its start when a small band of truckers got together for a common goal. Your MCM staff is looking forward to digging through the archives for old

pictures, tracking down former chairman and women, and listening to the stories that will be told. If you know one of these “Old Timers” that we may not have contacted let us

know we will be doing our best to get them to Billings to help us celebrate. Look for updates and other exciting news on the 75th in our weekly On

An affiliate of the American Trucking Associations

Motor Carriers ofMontana (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.

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For more information, contact MCM at: Motor Carriers ofMontana 501N. Sanders, Suite 201 Helena, MT 59601

theHorizon E-letter or in our Bi-monthly editions of Roadwise. Your staff and membership committee is open to suggestions as to events that we may want to offer so please feel free to contact us at any time. We are looking forward to working with you all during the upcoming year.

Barry “Spook” Stang

Executive Vice President,Motor Carriers ofMontana

From the Executive VP

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