A summary of some of the major Connecticut legislative issues that MTAC worked on in 2019.
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A new law passed this year by the Connecticut General Assembly mandates sexual harassment prevention training for nearly every employer in the state. The new law requires that businesses with three or more employees provide sexual harassment prevention training to every employee. MTAC is pleased to announce that our partner, the Wilson Elser law firm, […]
From FMCSA. Recently, FMCSA made the following updates to the ELD Frequently Asked Questions. The question below has been revised (updates are in bold). What must a driver do if there is an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunction? If an ELD malfunctions, a driver must: Note the malfunction of the ELD and provide written notice […]
From Transport Topics. Ernie Budlowski of XPO Logistics drove straight to the Straight Truck title en route to claiming Grand Champion honors in the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships in Windsor Locks on June 8. Budlowski will be joined by eight other class winners at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14-17. Last […]
Message from FMCSA. The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) added a new service to help drivers keep track of changes to their PSP records. Your PSP record contains FMCSA-reportable crash and roadside inspection information. PSP records are updated about once a month, and safety information could be added to or removed from your record during the […]
Excerpt from Transport Topics. TFI International Inc. is closing its 150-truck Highland Transport division, a possible sign of softness in the Northeast freight market, according to a TFI official. … A trucking official in New England blamed some of the freight problems on people and businesses fleeing the Northeast because of taxes and regulations. Joseph […]
From CT Post. A load restriction of 15 tons will be enforced along Route 34 at the Stevenson Dam Bridge until repairs on the roadway in the area are complete. Route 34 carries traffic over the Housatonic River between Monroe and Oxford. The load restriction was decided on by the state Department of Transportation and […]
From The Hartford Courant. The state Senate approved a two-year, $43 billion budget Tuesday night with Democrats hailing the plan as fiscally prudent and Republicans blasting the package as a bad deal with too many tax increases. The 567-page budget, which passed in the House of Representatives late Monday night, closes a projected deficit of […]
From CT News Junkie. It’s been a week since Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill approved by the Senate, and as of Wednesday morning House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said the governor has offered no specifics as to how to resolve the conflict and get the bill passed. “I […]
From CT Post. Gov. Ned Lamont has asked lawmakers to fast-track electronic highway tolls, reversing a previous position to let the issue slide for a special session after the June 5 adjournment of the General Assembly. In meetings with majority Democratic leaders this week, Lamont asked for them to return his signature legislation to the […]