Entries by MTAC Staff

Truck tonnage rises in May

From Transport Topics. Truck tonnage rose 4.8% year-over-year in May, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations Tonnage Index, the largest gain since November 2016, echoing sentiments from analysts and trucking executives that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks as people spend more time outdoors. On a sequential basis, the seasonally adjusted index […]

ELD data: Take control of yours to avoid IFTA, IRP audit fines

From Overdrive Online. If you’re in the situation of many owner-operators and small fleets and trying to squeeze a little return-on-investment out of an ELD, tread carefully with players new to the trucking industry getting into the partial automation of International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan data collection for tax-reporting purposes. Buyer beware, […]

Save the dates: Call on Washington & MTAC Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for upcoming MTAC events. From September 12-14, MTAC members will travel to Washington, DC for “Call on Washington.” This event is open to all interested members. Come spend time discussing important industry issues with our Congressional delegation. The members of Congress and their senior staff members need to hear directly from constituents […]

2017 Truck Driving Championship results

The Connecticut Truck Driving Championship was held on Saturday, June 10 at FedEx Freight in Windsor Locks, Conn. Congratulations to Grand Champion Tony Spero from ABF Freight, who earned the award for the second consecutive year. The following is a list of winners from all classes of competition. Congratulations to all of the winners. Step […]

TDC sponsor recognition

A successful Truck Driving Championship would not have been possible without the support provided by members, particularly in the form of sponsorships and equipment donations. Many thanks to our members, and especially FedEx Freight for allowing use of their facility in Windsor Locks. Sponsors for the 2017 Truck Driving Championship include: Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors […]

Use of ELDs for IRP and IFTA records

By Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter. Be careful! – The discussions at last month’s annual meeting of the International Registration Plan emphasized once again the problems motor carriers may have in using their electronic logging devices to produce IRP and International Fuel Tax Agreement records, unless the carriers make sure the ELDs will do the […]

Supreme Court denies hearing on ELD lawsuit

From Transport Topics: The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a rejection of a federal rule requiring electronic logging devices will not be heard by the Supreme Court, the court announced on June 12. The decision by the court essentially clears the way for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ELD mandate to take effect at […]

2017 Connecticut Legislature recap

The Connecticut General Assembly has concluded its 2017 regular session. While there will be a special session to complete the state budget, MTAC can provide some updates on legislative developments to members. SB 260 – An Act Concerning Autonomous Vehicles This bill as introduced initially held that a task force would be established to study […]

Connecticut Diesel Tax to remain at current rate

Under Connecticut law, the per gallon diesel tax may be adjusted up or down effective July 1 of every year, depending on a couple of factors. This year, the rate will remain unchanged, and will stay 41.7 cents per gallon. The state diesel tax rate is comprised of two components. One is a base rate […]

FMCSA drops plans to study raising insurance minimums

Excerpt from Transport Topics article. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has abandoned its plans to consider an increase in minimum bodily injury and property damage insurance levels for motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. In an announcement on June 2, the agency said that after reviewing comments on its November 2014 advance notice of […]