Entries by MTAC Staff

DMV announces CVO portal; including certification submission

From CT DMV. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a new online service to efficiently process medical documents for your drivers. Motor carriers can use this new function by logging into the recently redesigned Connecticut Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Portal – your one-stop-shop for conducting commercial motor vehicle business. Carriers can use […]

ATA pushing ahead against Rhode Island truck tolling

From FreightWaves. Following a favorable appeals court decision this week, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will resume its fight in a lower court against monthly tolls totaling in some cases more than $1.5 million, collected from carriers hauling freight in and through Rhode Island. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit on Monday […]

Legislators to break Lamont’s ‘debt diet’ by more than $1B

From CT Mirror. The Democrat-controlled legislature is expected to approve a two-year, $4.7 billion bond package Wednesday that shatters Gov. Ned Lamont’s planned “debt diet” for state borrowing by more than $1.1 billion. The House of Representatives approved the borrowing plan 126-20 following a one-hour, early-afternoon debate. The Senate approved it 31-5 at 6:40 p.m., […]

MTAC testifies on climate change legislation

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified on SB 10, which would, among other things, have Connecticut preemptively adopt California’s medium and heavy-duty vehicle emission standards. These standards would be more strict than the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sculley’s testimony covered a number of things, including: The bill has no […]

MTAC submits testimony on legalization of recreational marijuana

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. The bill included some important references to drug testing in federal law, which MTAC had sought. The references mainly deal with an exception to a prohibition on using drug screening as a condition to employment. They are: […]

Training Class: Driver Qualification on March 24

In January 2020, new regulations regarding the initial qualification of drivers and qualification of existing drivers take effect. Carriers will have additional responsibilities and will be mandated to check federal databases for driver’s controlled substance and alcohol test results. Coverage of these changes will be included in this training session. Keeping your drivers properly qualified […]

Register for the 2020 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship

Registration for the 2020 Truck Driving Championship (TDC) is now open! Drivers or their safety managers can visit the MTAC website to sign up, and download the forms necessary to complete their registration. Once the registration has been received, a copy of the Rules for Drivers will be sent directly to them. This year’s event […]

Advertise in MTAC magazine

MTAC’s inaugural edition of its brand new, official magazine will launch in the spring of 2020 and you’re invited to be a part of all the excitement! The Transportation Professional will be the only publication in Connecticut dedicated to leaders in transportation. We will feature unique editorial content exploring issues relative to you and your […]

Legislative testimony U-Pass

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony regarding a proposal to expand the U-Pass proposal to private colleges and universities. The current U-Pass system provides free public transportation to eligible public college students, in exchange for a $20 per semester student fee. In his testimony, Sculley questioned the revenue impact on Connecticut’s Special Transportation […]