The Transportation Professional

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CDL apprenticeship grant opportunity

MTAC recently met with senior Connecticut Department of Labor officials to discuss the availability of apprenticeship funds that could be used by the trucking industry. Specifically, funds are available that could be used towards the cost of tuition at a commercial driving school. Department of Labor officials reported that as much as $3,500 is available […]

Reminder: CVSA Roadcheck – Focus on Tires

As a reminder, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck with a focus on tires will be held in June. Do not operate trucks with tires that: have less than the minimum tread depth (minimum tread depth for steer tires is 4/32-inch, and 2/32-inch for any other wheel position); have body ply or belt material exposed […]

ATRI operational costs survey

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a data call for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire motor carriers on items such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to […]

Truckers Against Trafficking training

MTAC partner Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is encouraging member companies to undergo training that would help truckers identify human trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. TAT recognizes that members of the trucking […]

Connecticut Legislature going overtime to approve budget

From Transport Topics. Knowing that they wouldn’t be able to approve a budget before the midnight May 4 deadline despite reaching a tentative, $19.75 billion agreement with Gov. Dannel Malloy the previous day, Connecticut lawmakers voted to schedule special sessions to do so. The Senate will reconvene May 12. The House has yet to set […]

Warehouse Contract webinar on May 12

The Scopelitis Law Firm is hosting a free webinar to discuss warehouse contract terms. The firm will share some of the most contested terms and how they respond to depositors’ requests to make changes. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm. Scopelitis has stated that MTAC members […]

Route 8 construction set for parts of June and July

Some MTAC members may already be aware of construction on Route 8 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. For those who might not know, in general the project involves the replacement of the superstructures (beams and concrete decks) of several bridges on Route 8/25, approximately two miles north of Interstate 95. The bridges carry Route 8/25 over Lindley […]

US Capital

Hours of Service update

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Included in the comprehensive legislation is a technical correction to the suspension of the July 2013 restrictions on the use of the 34-hour restart, ensuring that the 34-hour restart remains in place. […]

MTAC visits Whelen Engineering

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited member company Whelen Engineering. Whelen’s goal is to bring innovative, life-saving products to market more quickly while maintaining strict quality control throughout the process. They have accomplished this through a vertical manufacturing initiative to eliminate or reduce out-sourcing; the use of robotics and state-of-the-art production equipment; and, perhaps […]

MTAC Annual Directory

MTAC’s publishing partner, E&M Consulting, is currently at work on the publication of the annual membership directory. If there have been any changes to your contact information since last year’s directory was published, please call the MTAC office to have your information updated prior to publishing the directory. We receive calls from members every year […]