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Get answers to ELD-related questions

FMCSA provides answers to frequently asked questions about ELDs. Consult these FAQs when you have an ELD-related question, as the answer may already be at your fingertips. Some of the questions included in FMCSA’s FAQ include: What are the key requirements of the ELD rule? Who must comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule? […]

Connecticut Resources

Unemployment Trust Fund goes broke, businesses on the hook

From NBC Connecticut. The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on Connecticut’s workforce. A record number of people have filed for unemployment this year and hundreds of thousands of residents are currently collecting those benefits. As a result, the unemployment insurance trust fund has run dry and the state is borrowing hundreds of millions […]

Study points to greater gas price impacts from transpo pact

From Southcoast Today. A new study of the cap-and-trade program under development by Northeast states to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks found that the program could be more than twice as expensive for drivers than previously estimated, with the pandemic potentially playing a major role in how effective the Transportation Climate Initiative will […]

IRS issues guidance on disallowing PPP-funded expenses for 2020 tax year

From Wipfli. On November 18, the IRS released Revenue Ruling 2020-27, which states that a taxpayer who reasonably expects full PPP loan forgiveness is not allowed to deduct expenses up to the loan forgiveness amount for the year in which the expenses are incurred. The IRS laid out two situations for calendar-year taxpayers in the […]

MTAC produces pro-trucking video

MTAC has produced a pro-trucking video which focuses on the critical role the trucking industry, and specifically truck drivers, held in keeping our country going during the worst times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view the video, share with your drivers, and post on social media.

New payroll tax may surprise Connecticut residents

From NBC Connecticut. Beginning on January 1 an estimated 1.7 million workers in the state of Connecticut will see a half of a percent of every paycheck go to the CT Paid Leave Authority trust fund. However, they won’t be able to access any paid leave for one year. See the complete story from NBC […]

Truck, engine makers refine products to meet 2021 GHG emission standards

From Transport Topics. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2016 finalized the Phase 2 standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for model year 2021 heavy- and medium-duty trucks, no one had a crystal ball that could predict how the market would look four years down the […]

FCC reassigns transportation safety spectrum

From Transport Topics. Despite pushback from transportation stakeholders and key policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with its plan to reallocate some transportation safety spectrum for broadband uses. The FCC on Nov. 18 voted to reassign a portion of the 5.9 GHz transportation safety band to allow use by unlicensed Wi-Fi […]

COVID Vaccination Survey – Responses Needed

MTAC is working with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) to gather information from critical infrastructure stakeholders (such as the commercial trucking industry) to help plan for early allocation of COVID-19 vaccinations. Accordingly, MTAC and DPH are asking members to complete the brief survey. After meeting with DPH, MTAC has some suggestions and clarifications […]

TCI Tax Calculation – Action Required

Connecticut is a participating state in the Transportation Climate Initiative, which it says is a “regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.” Ultimately what TCI will do, if adopted, is impose […]