Entries by MTAC Staff

Connecticut’s road to truck tolls goes through Rhode Island

From CT Post. Rhode Island’s early success with electronic truck tolls on several highways may offer a road map for Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s plan to generate revenue in Connecticut. Since two toll gantries were installed over a section of I-95 in June, Rhode Island has exceeded revenue projections, bringing in $1.9 million in the first […]

Joe Sculley Interview on Lee Elci Show

On Monday, Nov. 11, MTAC President Joe Sculley was a guest on the Lee Elci Show. They discussed infrastructure, tolls, taxes and fees paid by the trucking industry, the prospect of a mileage tax, and how road tax money is spent, among other things. An archived version of the interview can be found below. Joe […]

First grants awarded under Connecticut diesel emissions mitigation program

Message from CT DEEP. On November 14, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $12.2 million dollars from the Volkswagen (VW) settlement to fund ten clean air projects in the state. Connecticut is one of the first states in the nation to make these funds available for a variety […]

Surging tax receipts dramatically shrink hole in next Connecticut budget

From CT Mirror. State tax revenue projections surged again Tuesday, shrinking the projected shortfall in the upcoming two-year budget — and leaving Connecticut with nearly $2.1 billion in reserves to combat the deficit. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget staff and the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis upgraded revenue projections for the upcoming biennium by […]

Preventive maintenance helps stop rust due to road salt

From Transport Topics. Winter weather brings one of the trucking industry’s greatest simultaneous friends and foes: road salt. Salt prevents and melts ice, making road surfaces safer for travel, but it also significantly speeds corrosion of a truck. If left unchecked, corrosion can create dangerous conditions within key truck components, such as the electrical system. […]

Voters overwhelmingly ratify transportation ‘lockbox’

From CT Mirror. Voters overwhelmingly ratified two amendments to the state Constitution Tuesday, including a new legal “lockbox” to safeguard funds earmarked for Connecticut’s transportation program. Voters also ratified a second amendment that would prohibit the legislature from selling, conveying, or swapping state land or buildings without first holding a public hearing. Though final numbers […]

General Assembly: Democrats capture State Senate and increase majority in House

From Hartford Courant. With Democrat Ned Lamont winning the race for governor, Democrats also captured a stunning victory in legislative races, seizing a solid majority in the state Senate and potentially increasing their majority in the state House by a dozen seats, unofficial election results showed Wednesday. The results signaled a growing rout for Republicans […]

Class 8 order surge is 12 months old

From Fleet Owner. One year after Class 8 truck orders started to surge, preliminary North American order data for October surpassed 40,000 units for the eighth month in a row, according to two research firms that track orders. FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for October at 43,000 units and ACT Research reports […]

MTAC Dump Truck Christmas Party Dec. 6

The 64th Annual Dump Truck Association Christmas Party will be held for members and their guests at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. The Christmas Party committee has planned a holiday feast with all the trimmings. All requested tickets for the event must be paid for in advance. Payments shall […]