The Georgia Motor Trucking Association is the only organization in the state that provides full-time service and representation for the trucking industry. The association has been protecting the interest of the industry for more than 80 years. GMTA serves the industry in a few different ways.
While the Georgia General Assembly is in session, GMTA serves as the “watchdog” for the industry. GMTA’s efforts have helped the industry by reducing Ad Valorem taxes and implementing strong anti-theft protection laws. With GMTA the industry’s needs are known at the capital, and companies’ bottom lines are bigger.
GMTA works to promote a “positive” image of the transportation industry. The association started Georgia’s Road Team in 1994. All Road Team members are professional truck drivers selected from GMTA member companies. Team members serve as spokespersons for the industry, speaking at various types of meetings and functions across the state. The association also sends out weekly newsletters and a quarterly magazine to promote the association, its members, and the industry as a whole.
GMTA members have access to a network that builds their bottom line and opens up opportunities for them and their organizations. At any of our monthly meetings or annual events attendees have the opportunity to meet the leaders of the Georgia trucking industry. The association is closing out 2015 with two of its more popular events.
On October 19th they will host their annual golf tournament. The Annual Fund Open golf tournament offers great opportunities for camaraderie and relaxation and turns all the fun to good purpose as proceeds go to support the association’s Annual Fund. Those who participate in this event have bragging rights both on and off the course—they’re really supporting the future of the association and the industry.
On November 11th, Veterans Day, GMTA will hosts the Georgia Fleet Expo. The Expo’s purpose is to provide the best possible environment for fleet decision makers to meet with the suppliers of equipment and truck-related services. Our attendees represent every niche in the trucking industry—small fleet and large, for-hire and private, interstate and local, heavy duty, medium duty and vocational. Fleet safety professionals and IT directors will also find exhibits geared toward their interests and responsibilities. Since this year’s event falls on such a special day the association will take time to honor our veterans at the annual Taste of Trucking luncheon at the show.
This year the Expo will also be setting aside time for education on how the transportation industry can be part of combating domestic sex trafficking. The association has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to bring this hot topic issue to the attendees of the Expo.
GMTA also hosts a Sporting Clay Shoot each April, Georgia’s Truck Driving Championships in May, and the Annual Convention each June. All of these events give transportation professionals the opportunity to network with one another.
One of the most successful and broad-based trade groups in the trucking industry, the Georgia Motor Trucking Association has been promoting its members’ interest in safety, business and good government since it’s founding in 1934.
In just the past few years the association has won victories for members in defeating onerous state regulations, in lowering taxes and in streamlining government-industry interaction. Thanks to GMTA’s work, Georgia is one of the best states in the nation in which to base and operate a trucking company and the organization is constantly working to make it even better.
GMTA maintains an active calendar to help members network, hone skills and work together. A typical year includes major events such as the Truck Driving Championships, the Annual Convention and the Fleet Expo – events that regularly draw world class CEOs and experts as speakers and often more than 1,000 attendees.
The association holds regular meetings for its members throughout the state to ensure good communications and to promote safety. It also maintains a slate of educational programs that deal with areas such as legal trends, technology and regulatory changes and compliance and, in some cases, professional certification and credentialing. In any given month GMTA members are likely to be conducting voluntary truck inspections, learning about new technologies and/or new regulations and giving of their time to visit schools and civic groups to promote safety and community.
To help members’ bottom lines with more than just tax bills, GMTA offers a network of business partners who create member-specific discounts or special offers as part of affinity programs.
Much of what GMTA does today could not have been imagined when it was founded by daring entrepreneurs decades ago. But much remains the same. Today, as it in the beginning, the Georgia Motor Trucking Association exists to serve and benefit its members and, today, as in the beginning, it does so incredibly well.
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