Connecticut Resources

Payroll Tax Commission survey

MTAC members may have received the message below from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. This was mandated by General Assembly, which is considering replacing the state income tax with a payroll tax, as part of a workaround of the federal SALT cap established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. MTAC members […]

FMCSA unveils proposed changes to Hours of Service Rules

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 14 issued a long-awaited proposal to make changes to its hours-of-service rules that would increase truck drivers’ flexibility with their 30-minute rest break and with allocating time in a sleeper berth. The proposal also would extend by two hours duty time for drivers encountering […]

FMCSA-required changes to Custody & Control and Alcohol Testing forms

From MTAC partner Fleet Screen. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) will become operational in 2020. We would like to inform you about some upcoming changes related to recording information on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Form (ATF). Fleet Screen will work […]

Path of unpopular toll proposal maps out opposition

Excerpt from Republican American. Joseph Sculley, the president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, agreed that some legislators representing cities and towns along the proposed toll roads are wary of the political repercussions of supporting tolls. “Definitely, there are people who are afraid of tolls, for lack of a better word, because of the […]

Barry named MTAC State Representative of the Year

State Representative Jill Barry (D – Glastonbury) has been named the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Representative of the Year, MTAC announced today. The State Representative of the Year award is an annual award presented to a member of the State House of Representatives who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry […]

Martin named MTAC State Senator of the Year

State Senator Henri Martin (R – Bristol) has been named the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Senator of the Year, MTAC announced today. This annual award is presented to a member of the State Senate who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to remain competitive in Connecticut. “Senator Martin is a […]

Update: Round 2 of VW Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program

From CT DEEP. Solicitation Opens: August 1, 2019 Applications Due: September 16, 2019, no later than 4:00 PM EST Forms and Instructions: www.ct.gov/deep/vw 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 […]

Class 8 orders in July sink to lowest level since 2010

From Transport Topics. Class 8 orders were down to their lowest level since 2010 in July, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research. North America Class 8 orders came to 10,200 units in July, down 21% from June. It was the lowest monthly order tally since February 2010, ACT reported. “Weak freight market and rate […]

Stamford Route 1 and I-95 closures Aug. 16-18

From CT DOT. Starting Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., the Route 1 (East Main Street) Bridge over I-95 in Stamford will be closed between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue for the contractor to pour the bridge approach slabs. Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland […]

More than 1,600 vehicles removed from roadway during safety initiative

From CVSA. On May 15, 2019, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) law enforcement members conducted 10,358 commercial motor vehicle inspections focused on identifying brake system violations. Of those inspections, 16.1% of vehicles had brake-related critical vehicle inspection items. Those 1,667 vehicles were placed out of service until the violations could be corrected. According to […]