2023 a Year of MTM Growth – 2024 Promises to Be Even Better!

Truckers through window

By Taylor Santiago

2023 is in the rearview mirror here at MTM. It’s time to look ahead. Given all of our growth and accomplishments last year, I look so forward to building on the foundations we constructed over the past several months.

Here’s what we have planned: Lots of growth both internally and externally. If you aren’t already our partner or customer, we hope you will join us!

Less Leasing, More Truck Purchases

MTM fully replaced half its dry van fleet in 2023. In 2024, we plan to continue building on our growth as an asset-based company. This asset-based approach is allowing MTM to build equity, save costs and ensure strong performance.

We’ll focus on purchasing more tractors and straight trucks to fill increasing LTL requests. And we’ll expand our services by acquiring flat beds.

As truck owners, we are able to invest in preventative maintenance of all our vehicles, resulting in even safer, more reliable rides.

Expansion and Diversification

Our in-house team at MTM is gold to us. As we add drivers, equipment and customers, we look forward to adding to our 24/7 dispatch team and in other in-house roles. Family and personal time is important to us at MTM, and supporting our employees as we grow is a priority. 

The expanding team will support diversified services as we move into intermodal and flatbed. In the near future, we’ll be expanding farther south as well as our fleet and team will allow us to grow geographically. 

We’ve already begun adding to our customer base; expanding our footprint over the next year is a priority. 

Building Community and Expanding Opportunities for Women

Tania Wong-Mills with Taylor Santiago and Victoria Umbarger.
Tania Wong-Mills with Taylor Santiago, left, and Victoria Umbarger, right.

Providing training and job opportunities to women interested in being drivers is on our 2024 roadmap as well. Working closely with Baltimore entrepreneur Brian Razzaque and his marketing team at BrandTrellis, we’ve forged relationships both through Baltimore Homecoming and with organizations that, like us, want to focus on supporting women in our industry and our community.

By this year’s  Baltimore Homecoming event near the end of 2024, MTM plans to increase our community efforts in the city of Baltimore. We are particularly interested in supporting nonprofits such as the House of Ruth and other organizations that support women who have experienced domestic violence. 

As we finalize our status as a certified woman-owned business through the WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council) we will continue to make connections with organizations that share our vision for providing training and jobs to women. 

When it comes to supporting women in the trucking industry, we lead by example. In addition to having women ownership at MTM we have several women in leadership roles as well as as drivers. One longtime MTM driver, Tania Wong-Mills, was recognized in December as Truck Driver of the Month by the Maryland Motor Truck Association. We hope through training and hiring we can bring more female truck drivers into the industry.

We are extremely grateful for the positive support and feedback we have received as a woman-owned business in the trucking industry.

We were there to cheer on Tania in early February at the annual event celebrating all of the drivers of the year for 2023.

    Driving Change, from Inside Out

    We are blessed to have an incredibly hardworking and loyal team at MTM. We are taking on 2024 with a tenacious, “all hands on deck” approach.

    Time for another coffee!