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New DMV policy eliminates unnecessary paperwork

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has now firmly implemented a new policy that will eliminate the need for carriers to present a Federal Annual Inspection (FAI) form, and an inspector qualification form, at the time of vehicle registration. This policy change has been pending since the beginning of the year, and per this […]

The high cost of electric vehicle subsidies

MTAC members may be interested in reading a recent report titled Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies, which was written by Ph.D. author Jonathan Lesser, and published by the Manhattan Institute. Some key areas of focus in the report are the impact on ratepayers, emissions, and inequality. In light of news that […]

Truckers Against Trafficking is saving lives

From Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). We all know drivers have been working around the clock to keep America moving, and that the truck stop industry has kept its doors open to serve them and the rest of the motoring public … for that we are grateful! But did you know that they are also hard […]

Advertise in next edition of The Transportation Professional

MTAC is in the process of working with Matthews Publishing Group on the next edition of our magazine, The Transportation Professional. Support MTAC, and gain exposure to a readership of more than 6,000 people by placing an ad in the upcoming edition. If you’re interested in advertising, either let MTAC know, or contact Jennifer Matthews. […]

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

From Associated Press via Transport Topics. The Federal Reserve expressed concern July 29 that the viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in the coming months and said it plans to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate pegged near zero. In a statement at the end of its policymaking meeting […]

Connecticut’s coffers have swelled — not shrunk — during COVID

From CT Mirror. State government’s coffers have swelled by hundreds of millions of dollars since the coronavirus struck in mid-March, despite warnings of a nearly $1 billion deficit just three months ago. Connecticut’s rainy day fund, which stood at $2.5 billion when the pandemic struck, now approaches $2.8 billion, according to an ongoing review of […]

Submitting Med Cards to Connecticut DMV

Connecticut DMV has advised that – very soon – Connecticut’s online medical certification system will be the only way to submit medical information to CT DMV. The online medical certification system can be accessed at this link. Due to this, do not email or fax your med cards to CT DMV, they will not be […]

Updates to MTAC Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

The administrator of MTAC’s drug and alcohol testing program, Fleet Screen, was recently acquired by DISA Global Solutions. Below are a couple of important updates regarding the transition. Review of New Online Platform As part of the integration, a new online platform is being rolled out for use by members in the drug and alcohol […]

Lamont to order COVID workers’ compensation coverage

From CT Mirror. Gov. Ned Lamont surprised lawmakers and lobbyists by announcing Friday afternoon he will sign an executive order creating a presumption that essential workers who contracted COVID-19 during the earliest days of the pandemic are eligible for workers’ compensation. “Connecticut owes a debt to the health care professionals, grocery store clerks, and other […]