The Transportation Professional

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Trump open to raising Gas Tax, says truckers back higher price for highways

Excerpt from Transport Topics via Bloomberg: President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump said May 1 in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval […]

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ATRI finds inconsistencies with driver medical exams

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The quality of mandatory truck and bus driver physical exams administered by certified Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration medical examiners is inconsistent, according to new analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute. The research project was conducted to evaluate whether a new process that requires physicians to be trained and […]

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Message from ATA Chairman Kevin Burch

Each and every day, trucking moves America forward, delivering more than 70% of the nation’s freight.  But the trucking industry’s support of our local communities goes beyond the goods we deliver.  The trucking industry gives, and gives big, to charitable organizations across the country.  ATA commissioned the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) earlier this year […]

Connecticut Capital

Light turnout for highway toll hearing

Excerpt from CT Post article: A public hearing Monday on placing electronic tolls on state highways drew little interest — a possible indicator few believe tolls can pass the General Assembly. Only a handful of supporters and opponents offered testimony on a bill before the finance, revenue and bonding committee that would place tolls on […]

MTAC Membership Directory

MTAC’s publishing partner, E&M Consulting, is wrapping up the publication of our Motor Transport Association of Connecticut Membership Directory. In the next few weeks, they will be contacting members with advertising opportunities. If you have any interest in advertising this year, please contact a sales associate at E&M. Click here for additional information concerning advertising […]

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck by attending a Cargo Securement class taught by MTAC Safety and Compliance Consultant Mike Glinski. Sign up and view a brief class description on the MTAC website. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th Annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle […]

Courtney, Banks introduce bill to improve rest stops

Excerpt from Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) press release: Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today introduced a bill to give states the option to commercialize state-owned rest areas on interstate highways. The legislation would give states the discretion on how to use this new revenue to fund infrastructure projects and highway maintenance. […]

How to avoid workplace lawsuits and claims from getting out of control

MTAC partner, the Sinclair Agency, has invited all interested members to attend this exclusive free event! Learn from industry experts how top companies avoid costly legal battles. Hear from keynote speaker Attorney Robert Noonan. Learn about how best-in-class companies manage the FMLA, ADA, EPL, and Workers’ Compensation processes in a way that helps them avoid […]

Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium

MTAC and our partner Fleet Screen would like to remind all drug and alcohol consortium participants about the importance of timely testing. Strict adherence to drug and alcohol tests that are scheduled by Fleet Screen is crucial for compliance with federal regulation. Any company that does not adhere to their scheduled drug and alcohol tests […]

Connecticut Capital

State pulls plug on mileage tax study

Excerpt from CT Post article: The state has pulled the plug on a controversial plan to spend $300,000 studying how to tax state residents for miles driven on Connecticut roads. State Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker last week informed eight other Northeastern states participating in the federal study that the state is pulling out. […]