Quick Facts
In 2005, the trucking industry in Kentucky paid approximately $751 million in federal and state roadway taxes and fees. The industry paid 46.4 percent of all taxes and fees owned by Kentucky motorists, despite trucks representing only 13.7 percent of vehicle miles traveled in the state.
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About KMTA

Our Mission

is to promote the trucking industry by educating governmental entities, the general public, customers, and related industry groups through advocacy, career development, and the support of value-added programs enhancing industry safety and productivity.

What is KMTA?

KMTA is the acronym for the Kentucky Motor Transport Association - the trade association representing the interests of, and acting as the voice for Kentucky's Trucking Industry.

Who is KMTA?

KMTA is comprised of over 550 members (growing daily) predominantly motor carriers, but  including companies who supply goods and services to the industry.  A 55 member Board of Directors and an 18 member Executive Committee lead the association.  KMTA is affiliated with the American Trucking Associations (ATA).  

Established in 1962, as a non-profit corporation, KMTA exists to ensure that the public and policy makers have a complete understanding of the trucking industry and the issues that affect them.  KMTA also provides cooperative services to members.  

KMTA is highly visible in its efforts to encourage legislation and regulations that are fair to the trucking industry, as well as the public. KMTA provides seminars to educate motor carriers on management, safety and regulatory issues.

Standard of Excellence

Recently, KMTA received ATA's highest award for its safety initiatives.  KMTA actively promotes highway safety through such programs as Kentucky's Road Team, the Kentucky Truck Driving Championships, the KMTA Safety Council, the KMTA Maintenance Council, and the Kentucky Alliance for Motor Vehicle Safety (KAMVS).

KMTA has recently encouraged the passage of legislation to promote safety and remedy the economic conditions that have hurt the industry for many decades.

Where is KMTA?

KMTA's state headquarters are located at 617 Shelby Street in Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.  Staff can be reached at 800-334-KMTA (5682) or at .