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Membership in the NCTA

Membership Criteria and Annual Dues
In accordance with the Association´s By-Laws, membership in the NCTA is open to producers or consumers of coal produced in North America and other entities which are interested in its transportation and related issues, provided, however, that entities or their affiliates whose primary business is providing transportation of coal by rail, barge, truck, pipeline slurry, or any other mode shall not be eligible for membership.

"How odd", you may say, "a transportation association that excludes transportation companies from membership". Rest assured, although they are not members, railroad companies, barge lines, and truck companies are an integral part of the NCTA and their participation is the cornerstone of success in NCTA subcommittee efforts.

The membership structure helps both the NCTA and the transportation companies produce better and more enduring solutions. It allows issues to be confronted head-on rather than avoided in the interest of member harmony. The various Subcommittees decision-making processes are improved through better analysis of solutions, an understanding of the perspectives of others and an ability to vent emotions and reduce tensions.

Dues for membership in the NCTA are $1,850 for Regular members and $1,650 for Associate members. Dues are determined by the Board of Directors prior to the annual meeting and are payable on the last business day of January.

Current Members
The first thing most people want to know about an organization is "who else belongs?" Over half of our current members are direct producers or consumers of coal, making the NCTA the number one choice for North America´s coal consuming utilities. While many groups put on great conferences, the NCTA helps solve some of the industry´s most challenging problems. The NCTA is coal producers, equipment and parts manufacturers, service providers, energy experts and utilities working together with transporters in the stewardship of North America's valuable coal resources.

President´s Report
The President´s Report, which is presented to the Association's members at the Annual Business Meeting in September, is an excellent summary of the activities of the NCTA during the preceding 12 month period.

Membership Benefits
The reasons for joining NCTA are numerous from both a personal and professional perspective. The coal transportation industry continues to evolve and faces many challenges in the process. NCTA gives you a strong voice in the issues that have a direct impact on the efficiency and economics of your business.

Apply Online Now
All applications must be approved by the Board of Directors. After filling out the online application, submit payment for the annual dues to the address below:

National Coal Transportation Association
John N. Ward
Executive Director
8181 Arista Place, Suite 100
Broomfield, CO  80021