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ATA praises USMCA pact

From Transport Topics. The trade deal with Canada and Mexico that took effect at the start of the month garnered a strong endorsement from the leadership at American Trucking Associations. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement. White House officials, and stakeholders, have told lawmakers the new agreement solidifies President Trump’s pro-business […]

White House wants stimulus by August recess with $1 Trillion cap

From Transport Topics. The White House wants Congress to pass another stimulus package by the first week in August, before lawmakers head home for their annual summer recess, and to keep the cost at $1 trillion or less, according to Vice President Mike Pence’s top aide. “I think we want to make sure that people […]

DMV issues another extension of expiring credentials

Connecticut DMV has announced another provision regarding the extension of expiring credentials. The new provision says that credentials that expire between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 are automatically extended by 90-days. This is in addition to the provision which said credentials that expired between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are extended […]

Connecticut’s online Medical Certificate System

From Connecticut DMV. Since the initial launch of the system the agency has continued to enhance the system to provide the DMV with a fully operational system and a process that includes reporting capabilities. Moving forward the agency plans to continue to have clear and consistent communication with customers and stakeholders about the new system […]

Commercial auto insurers report worst losses in decade

From Insurance Journal. The U.S. commercial automobile insurance segment’s underwriting losses deepened to $4.0 billion in 2019, the segment’s worst loss in 10 years and a continuation of a decade-long trend of worsening underwriting results, according to a new AM Best report. Indeed, the U.S. commercial automobile insurance line of business has not generated a […]

Connecticut, New York, New Jersey – Expanded quarantine advisories

From CNN via Hartford Business Journal. Governors in the northeast, once considered the US epicenter of the coronavirus, are tightening restrictions in their states for travelers from areas of the country now seeing upward trends in positive coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Ahead of the July Fourth weekend, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey on Tuesday […]

Connecticut Diesel Tax to decrease effective July 1

Under Connecticut law, the per gallon diesel tax is adjusted up or down effective July 1 of every year, depending on a couple of factors. This year, the rate will decrease to 44.6 cents per gallon, down from 46.5 cents per gallon. The state diesel tax rate is comprised of two components. One is a […]

Save the Date: MTAC Annual Meeting Oct. 29

Save the date for the MTAC’s 2020 Annual Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. The meeting – which will have a different format than in recent years – will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please plan to join us for a great evening of […]

Software integration for Drug and Alcohol Testing Program delayed

MTAC has been advised that the software integration with DISA (the firm which acquired Fleet Screen, the administrator of MTAC’s drug and alcohol testing program) has been pushed back until Aug. 1. In the meantime, the MTAC drug and alcohol testing program continues, business as usual. Once implemented, the new online platform will be used […]