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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As a reminder, register for the MTAC Annual Meeting which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. This year’s meeting includes: Keynote speech from new American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear. Presentation of awards to Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-New Haven) and House Finance Committee Chairman […]
MTAC is pleased to announce that several member companies have committed to generous sponsorships for the 2016 annual meeting on Oct. 27. Sponsors added this week include Drivewyze, Coastal Carriers, and Acadia Insurance. Ensure you visit the Annual Meeting section of the MTAC website for a list of all the sponsors.