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July truck tonnage posts 5.1% annual gain

From Transport Topics. Truck tonnage in July rose 5.1% year-over-year but slipped 1.1% when measured on a sequential monthly basis, according to American Trucking Associations. The ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 116.2 compared with 117.5 in June. Through the first seven months of 2022, tonnage is up 3.4% compared with year-ago levels, ATA said […]

2022 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship Winners

The 2022 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship was held on Saturday, June 11 at FedEx Freight in Windsor Locks, Conn. Congratulations to all of the winners, and to this year’s Grand Champion, Roland Bolduc from FedEx Express! The following is a list of winners from all classes of competition. Step Van 1st Place: John Sanchez, FedEx […]

Detour Notice – Downtown Crossing project in New Haven

Beginning on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, and lasting until mid-2023, a detour route for tri-axle trucks will be in place in New Haven to safely accommodate construction of a new research lab at 101 College Street, as part of the Downtown Crossing project. All Tri-axle trucks will be prohibited from using the Service Drives to […]

The ATA’s fight against truck-only tolls

From MG+M The Law Firm. Recently, some states have enacted “truck-only” tolls, with the goal of raising funds to improve road infrastructure by tolling the trucking industry exclusively. In 2016, Rhode Island led the charge with RhodeWorks, legislation aimed primarily at repairing the State’s many inoperative and deficient bridges.[1] The law targets tractor-trailers, hoping to […]

Buttigieg, Landrieu lead White House Infrastructure Task Force

From Transport Topics. President Joe Biden has created a Cabinet-level task force that will set priorities and oversee implementation of the comprehensive $1 trillion infrastructure bill that he signed into law on Nov. 15. The Infrastructure Implementation Task Force — consisting of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and […]

Texas bill seeks to reduce large jury verdicts in crash suits

Legal Alert From MG+M The Law Firm. By: Christos Koutrobis. The Texas legislature has proposed legislation to address large-scale verdicts that continue to impact the trucking industry and consumers alike. On May 3, 2021, the Texas House passed HB19 and sent the bill to the Senate for consideration. In its current form, HB19 has a […]

DMV & DAS simplify state contracts eligibility review process

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in conjunction with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), has simplified the process for determining whether or not a motor carrier is eligible to enter into a contract with the State of Connecticut. MTAC applauds the move, which will supersede the former policy, which was problematic for several […]

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in New Prime case

From the Scopelitis Firm. On October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Oliveira v. New Prime Inc ., a case concerning the use of arbitration to resolve disputes with owner-operators. The plaintiff, who worked as an owner-operator, alleges that New Prime “misclassified” him as an independent contractor but in fact treated him […]