From National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC). In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is finalizing a draft exemption notice and accompanying memo that permits State licensing entities to grant a 120-day extension on a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) security threat assessment for drivers whose HMEs expired on March 1, 2020, or later within […]
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On March 26, the CDC clarified their guidance concerning transportation and delivery workers who had traveled through, or work in the area. When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving this area, it was out of an abundance of caution to help protect U.S. areas with lower levels of COVID-19 […]
From MTAC partner Wilson Elser. Wilson Elser is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to the information and insights available to you via the firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center, we are offering a series of webinars on related topics for which we have […]
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has clarified with MTAC the cost and duration of permits for overweight divisible load permits for the transportation of emergency relief supplies. A monthly permit may be granted by ConnDOT for $100 per month. It is on a per-truck basis, as fleet permits are not available. This permit is […]
From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 24 issued a formal notice that it will not take enforcement action for certain expired commercial driver licenses, learner permits and medical certifications through June 30. “Many States are experiencing greater than normal employee absences or have closed offices of their state driver licensing […]
From FMCSA. To help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, while also ensuring that we continue to meet our mission, we are providing the following guidance in effect until May 30, 2020 (90 days from the date proclaimed as the beginning of the national emergency in the President’s Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding their emergency declaration, which primarily dealt with an Hours of Service (HOS) waiver for the transportation of supplies in response to the public health emergency. New FAQs First set of FAQs Members may also be interested in […]
From CBIA. The state is offering short-term, no-interest bridge loans up to $75,000 to small businesses with less than 100 employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program funding is available immediately through the Department of Economic and Community Development and underwritten by Connecticut Innovations. Funds from the $25 million short-term emergency […]
From NBC Connecticut. MTAC President Joe Sculley is featured in this report from NBC Connecticut. Click here to view an archived version of the video which aired on March 25, 2020.
From NBC’s Today Show. The nation’s 3 million truck drivers are unsung heroes of the coronavirus, working overtime to keep the critical supply chain moving. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Houston. Click here to see the archived video report.