Entries by MTAC Staff

General Assembly passes MTAC’s highest legislative priority

Connecticut House Bill No 6707 (Partial Version) [PDF] – An act concerning the loss of an operator license due to a drug or alcohol testing program and unemployment benefits. To prevent an employer’s base period account from being charged for unemployment benefits if the claimant has been discharged or suspended because the claimant lost his or her […]

Diesel price drops 4.2 cents per gallon on July 1

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has released its annual calculation for the diesel fuel tax that will be in place for the next year. The tax will decrease from 54.5 cents to 50.3 cents per gallon. The cost of diesel fuel during the previous year is a factor used to calculate the future tax […]

MTAC member inducted into Women In Trucking board

TrucBrush Corporation is proud to announce that its vice president, Debora Babin Katz was inducted to the board of the Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation on May 19. Founded in 2011, the WIT Foundation is affiliated with the non-profit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc. and is responsible for raising funds for scholarships and encouraging […]

Alternatives to highway tolls in Connecticut

Mike Riley, president of MTAC talks with Al Terzi about the idea of the State bringing tolls to Connecticut highways.  The interview aired on May 10 on Fox 61 during The Real Story. Riley and MTAC suggests increasing the federal gasoline tax as it would be easier to manage than implementing tolls. The federal gasoline tax […]

Riley discusses 30-year plan to improve infrastructure

Mike Riley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut spoke at the Torrington Club on Wednesday, April 22 and discussed Gov. Dannel Malloy’s 30-year proposal to improve Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure. You can learn more about the event at the Republican American website.  

Get involved with Truckers Against Trafficking

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut is proud to be affiliated with Truckers Against Trafficking. TAT is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. As the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways, the trucking industry has the ability to help combat […]

2015 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship

The Connecticut Truck Driving Championship organized by MTAC is coming to NETTTS on June 13. This family-friendly event features the competition, a vintage truck display, awards program and barbecue from Outback Steakhouse.

Connecticut considers study of winter road treatments

In February, MTAC sent an email to members referencing an article in the Connecticut Mirror written by Jan Ellen Spiegel concerning the use of sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride during the winter months and the effect the treatments have on truck parts here in southern New England. More from NBC Connecticut. Lawmakers in Connecticut are […]

Keeping it clean – Tractor trailer rigs on the road

At issue are the liquid de-icers that have become a common treatment in the DOT’s battle with ice and snow. Magnesium chloride and calcium chloride are sprayed on pavement in advance of a coming storm, and these chemicals can prevent ice from forming on the roadways, making the roads safer for travel and snow removal […]