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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 […]

New Training Class: Complying with Federal Motor Carrier Regulations

Be prepared when the FMCSA investigators come knocking at your door! This course is designed as an overview of the regulations that affect your operation and compliance with Federal and State regulations. We will review the basics of DOT regulations, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, driver files, and controlled substance/alcohol testing and related subjects. Your […]

Guidance on onboard safety monitoring systems

From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released guidance for industry and fleet managers on safety culture concepts, improving safety culture and the use of onboard safety monitoring (OSM) systems. This guidance document is available online. The implementation of OSM systems involves more than installing the technology […]

Attend, exhibit & sponsor at MTAC Annual Meeting

There is still time to participate in the 2016 MTAC Annual Meeting as an attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or all of the above. Visit the MTAC website for more info. MTAC appreciates the newest Gold Sponsor, our vendor partner BestPass. Additionally, MTAC member Cummins MetroPower will be a Silver Sponsor of the event. Several other MTAC […]