Entries by MTAC Staff

Annual meeting sponsors added

MTAC is pleased to announce that several member companies have committed to generous sponsorships for the 2016 Annual Meeting on Oct. 27. Platinum Sponsors Silver Sponsors New England Tractor Trailer Training School As a reminder, MTAC is working with The Ferris Group in preparation for this year’s Annual Meeting, and accordingly, they are contacting members […]

I-91 to Route 34 Construction Update

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing construction activities related to the opening of the new bridge carrying the I-91 Southbound off-ramp to Route 34 Westbound (Exit 1) were successfully completed by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. All travel lanes on I-95, I-91, and Route 34 have been re-opened to traffic. Work scheduled to […]

ATRI & Mayo Clinic – Survey to examine driver medical exam process

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and Mayo Clinic today launched a set of surveys designed to solicit motor carrier and commercial driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) has had on the driver medical exam process. The NRCME was deployed in 2014 and since then, medical examiners […]

Complying with FMCSA Seminar

Complying with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can be difficult because of the number of regulations that are enforced. Many of the regulations are complex and can be hard to understand. Most of them require extreme attention to detail in order to be in compliance. Make sure your company understands what is required; […]

Work slows on Pride’s Hartford truck stop

Excerpt from the Hartford Business Journal. Progress has been slow but continues on the planned Hartford Travel Center refueling-rest stop that Springfield operator Pride Convenience Inc. is erecting in Hartford’s North Meadows. The previously anticipated July 4 opening date has come and gone. A pair of pump-island canopies are all that’s visible so far on […]

Employment law seminar added to MTAC annual meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that an additional seminar has been added to its Annual Meeting agenda. Attorneys from the Wilson Elser law firm (which is an MTAC member firm) will teach an educational class on Employment Law. The class will begin at 3 p.m., and will cover important topics of employment law that members […]

Government looking at limiting truck speed

From Fox 61 Connecticut: The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that new trucks, buses and other multipurpose passenger vehicles over 26,000 pounds should be built with governors to limit their speed. Top speeds being considered are 60, 65 and 68 miles per hour. According to the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, the American Trucking […]

US proposes mandatory speed limiter devices

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The federal government is proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways but said the limiters will not be required to be tamper-proof. The proposal, announced Aug. 26, discusses the benefits of setting the maximum speed at 60, 65, and 68 miles per […]

2016 Brake Safety Week

Excerpt from Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blog post: During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of CVSA’s Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve […]

Connecticut trucking firms get diesel tax break

Excerpt from Connecticut Mirror article: While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature grabbed plenty of headlines this spring by not hiking state taxes, a huge drop in a crucial state fuel tax this summer has garnered less attention. Connecticut’s tax on diesel fuel, which is fixed annually each summer with a statutory formula based […]