Entries by MTAC Staff

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 […]

Distracted driving – Cell phone use in big rigs

NBC’s Connecticut Troubleshooters spent some time completing an unscientific study monitoring the cell phone habits of commercial drivers. Michael Riley, president of MTAC, was interviewed for the online article by Jeff Stoecker. “What we don’t want is that truck driver holding that phone up to his ear,” said Michael J. Riley, president of the Motor […]