Driving Excellence

We offer regional educational programs to better meet the needs of our members

Learn More

Join Us

KTA offers countless member benefits and services allowing you to save money

Learn More

Our Mission

“To promote the trucking industry by educating governmental entities, the general public, customers and related industry groups, though advocacy, career development, and the support of value-added programs that enhance industry safety and productivity.”

Member Benefits

With Kentucky Trucking Association you will be able to promote open driving positions, reduce health insurance costs, get access to Drivers Legal Plan, fuel discount programs, on-hold marketing and communication services, and many other benefits and services to assist you.

Carrier Training

Frequent driver trainings are now an important piece of the trucking industry with the advent of CSA. We offer an online safety program for carriers less than 25 drivers. Click here to learn more.

Join the KTA

Become a Kentucky Trucking Association member and access tools and resources needed to make informed decisions. Expand your network through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, ATA and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations.

Trucking News

  • Grassroots efforts continue around ELD mandate, hours of service flexibility
    by Todd Dills on January 19, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Wednesday, January 17, a group of truckers took a meeting with United States Senator Ted Cruz in order to press concerns over the Department of Transportation's electronic logging device mandate and the current hours of service rule.&nbs […]

  • Smithart Trucking’s 1962 Peterbilt 350
    by Overdrive Staff on January 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Julia Frese, owner of Rio Rancho, N.M.-based Smithart Trucking, owns this 1962 Peterbilt 350. The rig features a 400-hp Cummins and an Eaton Fuller 10-speed with 4-speed auxiliary. Frese has done a complete rebuild on the truck. […]

  • Things I’ve learned in 50 years
    by Wendy Parker on January 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    "I've done some really dumb things, and I'm not ashamed to admit I really believed Pilot Flying J hauled their coffee around in tankers when I first came out on the road with George." ... Join us in wishing Wendy a happy early 50th! […]

  • Tax overhaul expands bonus depreciation to used equipment
    by James Jaillet on January 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    The tax overhaul enacted in December now allows so-called bonus depreciation for used truck purchases. But the law also requires buyers to expense the assets in the year they bought them, rather than taking depreciation benefits over a multi-year period. […]


Tips from a Trucker for Everyday Driving

Tips from a Trucker for Everyday Driving

Not everyone has a career in driving, of course, but most people that have a career also drive. How do truckers stand apart in a word where almost everyone drives? It’s their understanding of safety! Many of the tricks and tips that truckers have implemented in their...

Our Corporate Partners

Upcoming Events

  1. SMC Louisville Chapter

    February 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. SMC London/Somerset Chapter

    February 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. SMC Lexington Chapter

    February 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. SMC Gateway / Ft. Wright Chapter

    February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm