Connecticut Truck Driving Championship results

The Connecticut Truck Driving Championship was held on Saturday, June 9 at FedEx Freight in Windsor Locks, Conn. Congratulations to Grand Champion Mark McClure from Domino’s SCC CT. The following is a list of winners from all classes of competition. Congratulations to all of the winners! Step Van 1st Place: JOHN FALKEVITZ, FedEx Express 2nd […]

Connecticut diesel tax to increase

Under Connecticut law, the per gallon diesel tax may be adjusted up or down effective July 1 of every year, depending on a couple of factors. This year, the rate will increase to 43.9 cents per gallon. The state diesel tax rate is comprised of two components. One is a base rate of 29 cents […]

Register for the Connecticut Volkswagen diesel emissions mitigation program webinar

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will hold an informational webinar on June 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM discussing the recently announced Connecticut Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program. This competitive grant program is making $7.5 million available for use by non-government and government entities towards projects to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from a wide array of mobile […]

FMCSA issues guidance clarifying personal conveyance rules

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 31 issued new regulatory guidance to clarify the agency’s personal conveyance regulation, as well as the applicability of the agricultural commodity 150-air-miles hours-of-service exemption. The clarifications, which have been posted on the agency’s website, address: Drivers operating unladen vehicles traveling either to pick up […]

OSHA 10-hour presented by Sinclair Risk & Financial Management

This class is SOLD OUT. MTAC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an OSHA 10-hour Construction Training Course, presented by Sinclair Risk & Financial Management. The course, which will be held over two consecutive days, is scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2018. This course will be FREE to MTAC members in […]

Connecticut announces VW diesel emissions mitigation program

From the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that $7.5 million is now available under Connecticut’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for use by non-government and government entities towards projects to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from a wide array of mobile sources. […]

Free ride? No such thing

MTAC President Joseph Sculley’s letter to the editor of Journal Inquirer. The writer of the May 12 letter titled “Enjoy your free ride” clearly expresses a desire to have out-of-state trucks contribute financially to the maintenance of Connecticut highways. There is good news for the writer: They already do. Connecticut collects fuel-use tax from out-of-state […]

Lawmakers stress highway funding, but an infrastructure bill remains months away

From Transport Topics. WASHINGTON — An infrastructure package will probably take a back seat to bills relating to the Federal Aviation Administration, farming and water resources, which will continue to dominate Congress’ attention in the coming months, according to Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.). Graves, who serves as chairman of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, delivered […]

Block of Senators press FMCSA to evaluate hours of service reforms

From Overdrive Online. Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate penned a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration boss Raymond Martinez last week calling on the agency to “explore improvements” that can be made to existing hours of service regulations for truck operators. Thirty Senators, all but two of them Republican, signed the four-paragraph […]

New, and straight, lanes could ease I-84 bottleneck

From CT Post. The ride on I-84 west through Waterbury could get a little easier. On Sunday night work was scheduled to move traffic onto new westbound lanes from Scott Road Bridge to the new I-84 bridge over the Mad River. Any remaining work that needs to be performed will be done Monday night. The […]