About Us

We are based in Springfield, Illinois, and represent and service over 4,300 members in 15 states. Our members are trucking companies as well as companies that operate trucks as part of their business.

Mid-West Truckers Association works closely with all state and federal agencies involved in the trucking industry and are considered a leader in representing the trucking industry throughout the Midwest.  We serve on many state, regional, and national advisory boards to make sure the voices of our members are heard.

    Meet Our Team

    It is our mission to be considered a leader, representing the trucking industry before state and federal agencies. 
    Our dedicated staff holds seats on state, regional and national advisory boards, which allows the voice of MTA members to be heard when new regulations and legislation arises.
  • Don Schaefer Don Schaefer President
    • State & Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activities
    • General Questions on Trucking Rules & Regulations
    • MTA Convention and Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show
    • Member Concerns/Complaints
    • Training & Safety Programs
    • Hazmat Questions
    • Stormwater Permit Program
    • Keep On Truckin’ News & Advertising
    • Workers’ Compensation Program
  • Matt Wells Matt Wells Vice President
    • Legislative Activities
    • Government Agencies
    • Member Concerns/Complaints
    • Regional Advisory Board
    • Farm Trucking Regulations
    • Law Enforcement / Commercial Truck Enforcement
    • Logbook / Hours-Of-Service Questions
    • Annual Convention and Truck Show
  • Marissa Chestnut Marissa Chestnut Secretary / Treasurer
    • Accounts Payable 
    • Insurance Billings
    • Membership and Renewals 
  • Michaela Norman Michaela Norman Accounting Associate
    • Accounts Receivable (Except Drug & Alcohol)
    • Membership And Renewals
    • Bail Bond Cards
    • Dot Supplies  (Dot Packets, Log Books, Physical Forms/Cards, Etc.)
    • MVR’s
    • UCR & IRP Renewals
  • Stephanie Hunter Stephanie Hunter Accounting Associate
    • Accounts Receivable (Except Drug & Alcohol)
    • Membership And Renewals
    • Bail Bond Cards
    • Dot Supplies  (Dot Packets, Log Books, Physical Forms/Cards, Etc.)
    • MVR’s
    • UCR & IRP Renewals
  • Kathy Day Kathy Day Motor Carrier / Regulatory Compliance
    • IRP/Fiscal Licensing &  IRP Temps
    • Illinois Over-dimension Permits
    • Fuel Tax Questions, Fuel Tax Reporting Service
    • Intra/Interstate Authority
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Process Agents
    • 2290 HVUT Filing & UCR Electronic Filing
    • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
    • CSA Ev Aluations
    • MCS150 Updates
    • Title Processing
  • Heidi Starr Heidi Starr Motor Carrier / Regulatory Compliance
    • IRP/Fiscal Licensing &  IRP Temps
    • Illinois Over-dimension Permits
    • Fuel Tax Questions, Fuel Tax Reporting Service
    • Intra/Interstate Authority
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Process Agents
    • 2290 HVUT Filing & UCR Electronic Filing
    • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
    • CSA Ev Aluations
    • MCS150 Updates
    • Title Processing
  • Shelly Miller Shelly Miller Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Manager
    • Drug & Alcohol Program Regulations & Policies
    • Drug-Free Workplace Questions & Policies Medical Marijuana Questions
    • Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Questions
  • Carrie Roth Carrie Roth Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator
    • Schedule Any Type Of Drug And/Or Alcohol Test
    • Questions On Drug And Alcohol Billings or Results
    • Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
  • Taylor Fifer Taylor Fifer Drug & Alcohol Testing
    • Schedule Any Type Of Drug And/Or Alcohol Test
    • Questions On Drug And Alcohol Billings or Results
    • Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
  • Michelle Bozarth Michelle Bozarth Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator
    • Schedule Any Type Of Drug And/Or Alcohol Test
    • Questions On Drug And Alcohol Billings or Results
    • Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
  • Todd Spann Todd Spann Communications and Marketing Coordinator
    • Monday Briefing weekly email
    • MTA, Truck Show, and Midwest Service Corporation Web Sites
    • Webinars/Seminar Production
    • Keep On Truckin’ News Articles & Advertising
    • Annual Convention and Truck Show