Entries by MTAC Staff

Wilson Elser Alert: U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of independent contractors

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court issued a blockbuster holding, ruling in favor of independent contractors who work in transportation. Facts In New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, the Court was faced with an issue involving a dispute between the trucking company New Prime Inc., and one of its drivers, Dominic Oliveira. The parties’ contract […]

Joe Sculley interview on The Talk of Connecticut

MTAC President Joe Sculley was a guest on the Talk of Connecticut radio show with Brad Davis and Paul Pacelli on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The interview was held to discuss the taxes and fees paid by the trucking industry, as well as trucking’s critical role in the state’s economy, which was briefly outlined in this […]

Major policies opposed by businesses loom in Democrat-controlled legislature

From Hartford Business Journal. With what’s been deemed a regressive tax system, wide income disparities and an eroding middle class, Connecticut is an increasingly tough place for a common person to build wealth and climb society’s slippery mobility ladder, according to state Rep. Joshua Elliott. Those challenges, which aren’t unique to Connecticut, are part of […]

Oil gains as US stockpiles seen falling, China plans tax cuts

From Transport Topics. Oil rose amid estimates of another decline in U.S. crude inventories and signs that China is stepping up efforts to combat an economic slowdown. Futures in New York climbed as much as 3% after sinking during the past two sessions. American stockpiles probably fell for the sixth time in seven weeks, according […]

Connecticut’s toll-wary truckers tally their economic benefits

From the Hartford Business Journal. Connecticut’s trucking industry delivers some $3.2 billion in pay to its workers annually, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in calculating the sector’s financial and other contributions to the communities it serves, fresh data shows. Connecticut’s 58,400 trucking jobs annually earn an average of $54,350 per worker, says […]

Truckers say they already pay fair share for Connecticut roads

From the Yankee Institute. Governor-elect Ned Lamont has reiterated his call to toll trucks as a way to raise revenue for state transportation costs, but truckers and trucking companies are already paying for Connecticut roads, according to data released by the American Transportation Research Institute. A fact sheet released by ATRI notes the trucking industry […]

MTAC Announces Partnership with Wilson Elser Law Firm

MTAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with national law firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman, & Dicker LLP. The firm, better known as Wilson Elser, is more than 800 attorneys strong. They serve clients of all sizes, across multiple industries and around the world. Wilson Elser has 37 strategically located offices in the United […]

UCR fees dip again in 2019, registration open until April 1

From Overdrive Online Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders for 2019 have been reduced from 2018 levels so as not to exceed the statutory maximum set by Congress. Fees will climb in 2020 from 2019, but still stay below levels from 2010-2018. For carriers with one or two trucks, the […]

MTAC to film video on tolls

MTAC is producing a video about the negative impacts of tolls on the Connecticut trucking industry. Since many members are not able to take an entire day off of the job on short notice to come to the Capitol, MTAC believes producing a video will help spread our message. We need your involvement in order […]

Fleet Screen background check service

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) and Fleet Screen have developed a proprietary background check service for MTAC members to assist them with their driver screening needs. Criminal Background Checks and Motor Vehicle Records (MVR’s) are essential screening tools for motor carriers to ensure that their prospective drivers meet the safety criteria established by the […]