Entries by MTAC Staff

False transportation claims

Letter to Hartford Courant editor by MTAC President Joe Sculley. In her pro-tolls column [Aug. 8, Op-Ed, “You think tolls are bad? Here are your alternatives.”], Attorney Gail Berritt makes several false claims. Ms. Berritt claims that a tractor trailer causes as much wear and tear to roads as 9,600 cars, but the truth is, […]

ATRI study quantifies driver detention impacts

From ATRI. The American Transportation Research Institute today released the results of a new analysis on the safety and productivity impacts of truck driver detention at customer facilities. The analysis is based on over 1,900 truck driver and motor carrier surveys conducted in 2014 and 2018. ATRI’s analysis found that across the four-year period, detention frequency […]

No one standing down in highway toll debate, Lamont takes new approach

From CT News Junkie. Gov. Ned Lamont is revising his approach to transportation while “No Tolls CT,” a grassroots opposition group, is purchasing billboard space to make sure the governor’s new plan doesn’t include electronic tolls. The billboards, which went up this week on I-91, I-84, and I-95, are supposed to remind lawmakers of Connecticut […]

Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program application deadline Sept. 16

From CT DEEP. On August 1, 2019, DEEP announced that $7.5 million is available under Connecticut’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for use by non-government and government entities towards projects to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from a wide array of mobile sources. Please be reminded that proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. […]

Time running low for fleets to convert AOBRDs to ELDs

From Transport Topics. Although the federal electronic logging device mandate has been in effect for nearly two years, the regulation will take full force later this year when an exemption for older e-log systems is set to expire. Motor carriers that continue to use grandfathered systems known as automatic onboard recording devices, or AOBRDs, have […]

FMCSA unveils proposed changes to Hours of Service Rules

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 14 issued a long-awaited proposal to make changes to its hours-of-service rules that would increase truck drivers’ flexibility with their 30-minute rest break and with allocating time in a sleeper berth. The proposal also would extend by two hours duty time for drivers encountering […]

FMCSA-required changes to Custody & Control and Alcohol Testing forms

From MTAC partner Fleet Screen. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) will become operational in 2020. We would like to inform you about some upcoming changes related to recording information on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Form (ATF). Fleet Screen will work […]

Path of unpopular toll proposal maps out opposition

Excerpt from Republican American. Joseph Sculley, the president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, agreed that some legislators representing cities and towns along the proposed toll roads are wary of the political repercussions of supporting tolls. “Definitely, there are people who are afraid of tolls, for lack of a better word, because of the […]

Barry named MTAC State Representative of the Year

State Representative Jill Barry (D – Glastonbury) has been named the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Representative of the Year, MTAC announced today. The State Representative of the Year award is an annual award presented to a member of the State House of Representatives who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry […]

Martin named MTAC State Senator of the Year

State Senator Henri Martin (R – Bristol) has been named the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Senator of the Year, MTAC announced today. This annual award is presented to a member of the State Senate who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to remain competitive in Connecticut. “Senator Martin is a […]