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FMCSA issues safety advisory for certain cargo tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to provide notice to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by Keith Huber Incorporated. These cargo tanks are NOT in compliance with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) and do NOT meet 49 CFR 178.347. This Safety Advisory […]

Larson’s Tunnels: Big plan, even bigger challenge

Excerpt from Connecticut Mirror article: Not everyone is thrilled with U.S. Rep. John Larson’s proposal to build massive highway tunnels under Hartford, but Daniel Burnham might be, were he still with us. It was Burnham, the great Chicago architect and planner, who said, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood […]

MTAC Membership Directory

The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut is excited to announce its continued partnership with E&M Consulting to produce this year’s Membership Directory. E&M will be contacting all of the members in the coming weeks about advertising opportunities in the Membership Directory. This gives you the chance to promote your business or practice while supporting Motor […]

MTAC visits Santa Energy

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited member company Santa Fuel. Santa’s Director of Transportation Owen White, is a member of MTAC’s Board of Directors. Mr. White is also a past chairman of the Board of Directors. Santa Fuel, Incorporated, is a leading home heating oil and propane company in Connecticut, and has been providing […]

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Republicans draw event in Senate, pick up seats in House

Excerpt from Connecticut News Junkie. Democrat Hillary Clinton may have won Connecticut, but Republican candidates made big gains Tuesday in the race for control of the General Assembly. In the Senate, Republicans picked up three of the four seats they needed to take over the majority, drawing even at 18-18 in the chamber. Lt. Gov. […]

I-84 East Exit 23 on-ramp temporary configuration

Message from Connecticut Department of Transportation. Effective Thursday night, Nov. 10, there is a change to the I-84 eastbound on-ramp from McMahon and Baldwin Streets in downtown Waterbury. The ramp will originate on the far left lane of the existing ramp, and traffic will enter I-84 East just west of Hamilton Avenue Bridge. The existing […]

Reminder: Drug & alcohol testing consortium with Fleet Screen

MTAC is transitioning to a new partner who will run its drug and alcohol testing consortium. Members should continue to complete any random tests that were scheduled by its former partner between now and December 31, 2016, but should sign up with Fleet Screen as soon as possible. MTAC’s new partner, Fleet Screen, will save […]

Bestpass surpasses $60 million in savings on toll for customers

Press Release from Bestpass. Bestpass, Inc., a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, recently surpassed $60 million in savings on tolling costs for its customers, which range in size from solo owner-operators to mega-fleets with thousands of vehicles. Bestpass saves its customers money on tolls by obtaining the […]

Workers comp insurance rates drop for third straight year

From Connecticut News Junkie. Continued reductions in workplace injuries and claims are two of the reasons that workers compensation insurance in Connecticut is getting less expensive for businesses. The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which analyzes and recommends rates in more than 40 states, asked for a 10.9 percent overall average rate reduction. Insurance Commissioner […]

OOIDA loses appeal in ELD case

Excerpt from Transport Topics article. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s challenge to the federal electronic logging device mandate Oct. 31. OOIDA had asked the court to vacate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule, which was issued in December 2015 and is scheduled to […]