Entries by MTAC Staff

Annual overweight permits

MTAC has received a number of questions related to permits, particularly for annual divisible load permits, that can be purchased from Connecticut DOT (ConnDOT). ConnDOT has not suspended these permits, nor have they shut down the Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) office. They are fully functioning and there is no lapse in service at their office. Many (or […]

PPP applications resume Monday, April 27

From Small Business Administration. The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m ET. Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will […]

Temporary COVID-19 response New York truck rest stops open April 15

Truck drivers provide New York City with the food and goods that keep it running. To help truckers safely meet Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMSCA) mandatory rest periods, the city has established temporary rest areas at two strategic freight hubs as part of its COVID-19 response. Each area will be open 24 hours a […]

Traffic advisory for Wethersfield

MTAC has received communication from the Wethersfield, Connecticut mayor’s office regarding concerns about late night truck traffic on local roads, which is likely being driven by highway exit closures. The state is currently doing road work on I-91 N near Exit 27, which serves as a direct route to some destinations in town for trucks. […]

MTAC opposes taxpayer funded bailout of toll operators

MTAC signed on to a letter sent to Congress, which opposes sending taxpayer money to toll road operators. The letter to Congress says, in part, “As America’s conveyor belt, our highway system, which trucks utilize to move 71% of the nation’s freight, must continue to be maintained and improved. The significant loss of revenue due […]

Managing your unoccupied premises

From MTAC partner Acadia Insurance Unoccupied buildings may be at risk of fire caused by arson or an electrical malfunction, vandalism, loss of materials or property damage from break-ins, unapproved use by squatters, and/or general deterioration from natural causes. Although the building may be temporarily closed, property owners and business owners should follow certain measures […]

Gov. Lamont Executive Order on Face Coverings

Governor Ned Lamont has issued an Executive Order requiring face coverings in certain situations in public, and in the workplace. The order is effective at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. The Governor’s Executive Order required the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to update their Safe Workplace rules to incorporate the face […]

To help feed truckers, food trucks allowed at four Connecticut rest areas

From Middletown Press. Food trucks will now be permitted to set up in several rest areas along Connecticut highways, with the goal of feeding hungry truckers and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The action is the result of an Executive Order issued by Governor Ned Lamont, lifting restrictions on commercial activity in highway […]

TSA grants exemption for expired TWIC cards

From Landline Magazine. A temporary exemption regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials has been granted, the Transportation Security Administration has announced. TSA’s notice of temporary exemption is set to publish in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 15. TWIC cards that expired on or after March 1 will be extended for 180 […]