Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute Receives Scholarship Award, Maryland’s Governor supports the trucking industry

Maryland Motor Truck Association recently honored Governor Larry Hogan as its 2017 Person of the Year. R
ecipients are selected for their outstanding commitment to and support for the trucking and transportation industries. The trucking industry employs over 112,000 Marylanders – one out of every 19 workers in the state, and 93% of all Maryland communities depend exclusively on trucks to get their goods. Additionally, trucks move 88% of manufactured freight in and out of Maryland - over 140 million tons each year. In fact, every day in Maryland, trucks are responsible for moving 404,000 tons of essential goods such as clothing, medicine, food and fuel.

Proceeds from the banquet event support the Maryland Motor Truck Association Walter & Harriet Thompson Scholarship fund, which provides financial support to students enrolled in truck driving and diesel mechanic programs at MMTA member community colleges. This year’s students are enrolled at the Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute at Garrett College.

Hogan stated, “We are experiencing tremendous job growth, business growth, and an exciting economic resurgence in our state, and the men and women of the Maryland Motor Truck Association have played a key role in that success,” said Governor Hogan. “With our administration, the trucking industry will continue to have a friend in the governor’s office, and a tireless advocate who will be fighting on your behalf each and every day.”

For information on the Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in Grantsville, persons may contact the institute at 301-895-4700 or Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.


Pictured at the Person of the Year Banquet are, (left to right): Cherie Krug, Executive Director of the Garrett College Foundation; Governor Larry Hogan; Terry Beachy and Jack Gauntz, Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute.
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