Entries by MTAC Staff

Unemployment fund running out of money

From NBC Connecticut. If the national economy goes on a downward trend over the next year, Connecticut is not likely to have enough money to cover unemployment benefits for those making existing claims or filing for the first time. The warning came from the Connecticut Department of Labor for the incoming Lamont administration, which will […]

Guide for drivers on ELD data transfer now available

From FMCSA. To assist the motor carrier industry with adopting ELDs, FMCSA has developed a new resource for drivers. Designed to be printed and stored under the visor of a CMV, this guide gives the driver a high-level overview of the various data transfer processes and includes some tips on troubleshooting common questions that could […]

Lembo confirms $250M state budget surplus

From CT Mirror. State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo confirmed Monday that a recent surge in projected income tax receipts has left the current budget on pace for closing with roughly a $250 million surplus. In his monthly forecast, the comptroller projected the $19 billion General Fund will close June 30 $245.7 million in the black, […]

Connecticut DMV message regarding IRP

The following notification was sent by the Connecticut DMV on Nov. 23 to Connecticut International Registration Plan (IRP) carriers. Connecticut International Registration Plan (CT IRP) is implementing a new system to process IRP applications. The anticipated implementation date is mid-December, 2018. If this date is changed, we will notify you immediately. Upcoming Changes for Connecticut IRP […]

Jason’s Law truck parking survey now open

From FreightWaves. The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is now seeking truck drivers for a survey on truck parking. The survey is an update to the Jason’s Law Truck Parking survey conducted in 2015. This survey was mandated by MAP-21, the last major transportation bill. The site says the survey should only take […]

Fines increased for trucking regulation violations

From Overdrive Online. The U.S. DOT announced Monday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. A Final Rule that published in […]

FMCSA’S insulin-treated diabetes rule in effect, form available

On November 19, FMCSA’s final rule allowing individuals with properly managed insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to operate commercials motor vehicles went into effect. This rule enables a certified medical examiner to grant an ITDM individual a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, for up to a maximum of 12 months. The treating physician who manages and prescribes insulin […]

The Commuter Life: Can anything ease the pain?

On Friday, Nov. 16, MTAC President Joe Sculley was a guest on The Full Story with Ron Ropiak, which is broadcast on WSHU public radio. Ron Ropiak and Joe Sculley discussed transportation funding, including some specifics such as taxes and fees paid by out-of-state trucks, what money is spent on, increasing revenue to the Special […]

Toll study projects $1b in revenue for state

From the Record Journal. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, a strong advocate for tolls, said the report didn’t do anything to change his stance.  “Frankly, there isn’t a lot of new information here that wasn’t already out there before,” he said. “The real question that remains is what’s the best way to fund our significant […]

Lamont stands firm on truck-only tolls

From WSHU. Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont said that he is still focused on pushing for a truck-only highway toll, despite a state Department of Transportation study released last week that showed tolling all vehicles would generate as much as $1 billion a year. The DOT study said trucks would generate 29 percent of that revenue, […]