Entries by MTAC Staff

MTAC Testimony on Transportation Lockbox Proposal

On Monday, Feb. 29, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified before the Joint Transportation Committee regarding the proposed Constitutional Amendment to create a “lockbox” for transportation funds. An excerpt of that testimony is below. The full testimony is available as a PDF document. MTAC believes that an amendment to the Connecticut Constitution should name revenue sources right […]

MTAC testifies in opposition to closing rest areas

On Friday, Feb. 19, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified at an Appropriations Committee hearing in opposition to a budget proposal to permanently close down rest areas on Interstate 84 in Southington and Willington. He also stated opposition to closing or reducing staffing at all other rest areas in the state. A copy of Sculley’s statement to […]

MTAC on Connecticut transportation funds lockbox

Earlier this week, the Journal Inquirer published this Op-Ed by MTAC President Joe Sculley concerning the Connecticut governor’s suggestion to create a lockbox for transportation funds in the state. The full piece is available at the Journal Inquirer’s website. Proposal is not a Lockbox Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed a state constitutional amendment to create […]

New York Highway Use Tax fees update

This information submitted by the New York State Motor Truck Association. As you are likely aware, a recent Supreme Court ruling declared the fees charged for a HUT decal and certificate of registration as unconstitutional. The case was brought by the Owner Operators Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) on behalf of out-of-state trucking companies. New York […]

MTAC visits Anastasio & Sons Trucking

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the business of MTAC Board member Andy Anastasio, Anastasio & Sons Trucking Company. Anastasio trucking says that just about everyone traveling the highways and byways this side of the Mississippi has seen their flatbed fleet in action. Their business started in 1977, and they are proud of what it […]

Hours of Service restart provision threatened

There is a developing issue with the federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, and MTAC wanted to provide a summary of what is happening. The bottom line is that there was a “legislative glitch” with some of the language regarding the HOS regulation that was included in the omnibus government funding bill passed last year. […]

MTAC visits John DeGrand & Son

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the headquarters of John DeGrand & Son, Inc. DeGrand specializes in daily, overnight, and next day service throughout the Tri-State area and New England region. All services provided to these areas are handled exclusively by John DeGrand & Son’s employees. John DeGrand & Son, Inc. also provides services […]

New FMCSA Certified Medical Examination Forms

MTAC has received the new Certified Medical Examination forms, and they are available for sale. As part of the 2015 Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule, medical examiners will soon be required to use the revised Medical Long Form (MCSA-5875) and Medical Examination Certification (med card) (MCSA-5876). If you have “old” forms, they will be […]

UCRA enforcement postponed

The fees for 2016 payable by interstate motor carriers and other entities under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) were due by the end of calendar 2015, and enforcement was due to begin, at least in many states, at the first of this year. The UCR program, however, does not require those paying the fees […]

MTAC meets with Bob Hamilton from Bozzuto’s

MTAC President Joe Sculley recently visited MTAC Board member and MTAC/ATA Vice President Bob Hamilton at the Bozzuto’s, Inc. headquarters. This was a great visit to the facilities of the largest trucking company that is based in Connecticut. Bozzuto’s Inc. is a family-owned, leading total service wholesale distributor, established in 1945, and is based in […]