Entries by MTAC Staff

Tips for the trucking industry to stay healthy and safe

During this public health emergency, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and may continue to operate during Governor Lamont’s “stay at home” Executive Order. While the industry is working, we must do everything possible to protect the health and safety of member employees. Accordingly, MTAC is sharing some practices being used by members to maximize […]

Commercial trucking is essential business, can continue to operate

Governor Lamont has issued an additional Executive Order, which further clarifies what businesses are “essential,” and therefore exempt from the “stay at home” order. “Commercial trucking” is clearly defined in the latest Executive Order as an essential business. Additionally, construction, including commercial and residential, are considered essential. There are many other kinds of businesses considered […]

Connecticut Executive Order on essential business

Governor Ned Lamont has issued a “Stay at Home” executive order, mandating that employees of “non-essential” businesses stay home. Importantly, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and is exempt from the executive order. A copy of the Executive Order is now available online. MTAC members may be particularly interested in the following notes regarding specific […]

FMCSA FAQs concerning Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section related to their updated Emergency Declaration issued on March 19, 2020. The FAQs and responses to those questions are available online, and also as a downloadable PDF.

Workforce development grant opportunity

MTAC is working with Capital Workforce Partners on opportunities for members to apply for workforce development grants. The National Dislocated Workers Program is a $5.8 million state-wide initiative that offers training and job placement support for dislocated workers in several fields, including transportation and logistics. The dislocated workers grant helps employers find highly qualified talent, […]

Connecticut DMV credentials extension

From the Connecticut DMV. A 90-day extension for expiring DMV credentials. The Department of Motor Vehicles – acting on the recent Declaration signed by Governor Ned Lamont – now offers an extension period to Connecticut residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are automatically covered […]

FMCSA – Expanded Emergency Declaration

From FMCSA. This Emergency Declaration provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks, including transportation to meet immediate needs for: medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, […]

Coronavirus Resource Center

From MTAC partner Wilson Elser. The rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is imperiling the health of countless thousands, wreaking havoc on global commerce, hobbling local communities and paralyzing entire countries. The impact on the insurance industry is as yet unknown, but is certain to be lasting and profound. Related claims reporting and handling will no […]

Connecticut small businesses eligible for SBA emergency loans

From Hartford Business Journal. Small businesses in Connecticut are now eligible for federal emergency loans of up to $2 million, and the Hartford Foundation has launched a $1 million fund to respond to the needs of Greater Hartford residents impacted by the COVID-19 virus crisis. The announcements came during a teleconference Monday afternoon hosted by […]