The Transportation Professional

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Hours of Service restart provision threatened

There is a developing issue with the federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, and MTAC wanted to provide a summary of what is happening. The bottom line is that there was a “legislative glitch” with some of the language regarding the HOS regulation that was included in the omnibus government funding bill passed last year. […]

MTAC visits John DeGrand & Son

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the headquarters of John DeGrand & Son, Inc. DeGrand specializes in daily, overnight, and next day service throughout the Tri-State area and New England region. All services provided to these areas are handled exclusively by John DeGrand & Son’s employees. John DeGrand & Son, Inc. also provides services […]

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New FMCSA Certified Medical Examination Forms

MTAC has received the new Certified Medical Examination forms, and they are available for sale. As part of the 2015 Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule, medical examiners will soon be required to use the revised Medical Long Form (MCSA-5875) and Medical Examination Certification (med card) (MCSA-5876). If you have “old” forms, they will be […]

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UCRA enforcement postponed

The fees for 2016 payable by interstate motor carriers and other entities under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) were due by the end of calendar 2015, and enforcement was due to begin, at least in many states, at the first of this year. The UCR program, however, does not require those paying the fees […]

MTAC meets with Bob Hamilton from Bozzuto’s

MTAC President Joe Sculley recently visited MTAC Board member and MTAC/ATA Vice President Bob Hamilton at the Bozzuto’s, Inc. headquarters. This was a great visit to the facilities of the largest trucking company that is based in Connecticut. Bozzuto’s Inc. is a family-owned, leading total service wholesale distributor, established in 1945, and is based in […]

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2016 Call on Washington set for Sept. 27-29

MTAC has scheduled its 2016 “Call on Washington” for September 27-29. Members interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from Connecticut should mark their calendars for this event now. This is a great event which allows MTAC members to get valuable face time with the members of Congress and/or […]

MTAC adds industry news feed to website

MTAC is pleased to announce a new feature that has been added to its website. The “Industry News” is an automatically-updating news feed from some of the top publications focusing on the commercial transportation industry. This tab displays the titles and opening sentences to articles coming from well-respected publications such as Transport Topics News, Fleet […]

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Use of current Certified Medical Examination form extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that certified medical examiners may continue to use current driver examination forms until April 20, 2016. As part of the 2015 Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule, medical examiners were required to use the revised Medical Long Form (MCSA-5875) and Medical Examination Certification (med card) (MCSA-5876) […]

FMCSA launches streamlined URS process

On Dec. 17, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced they have launched a new, simplified online registration process for truckers, brokers and equipment providers. The system, which went active Dec. 12, is the first phase of the Unified Registration System (URS) that combines multiple reporting forms into a single “smart form” that streamlines […]

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FMCSA lowers random drug testing level to 25%

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced it will lower the random drug testing rate for controlled substances from the current 50 percent to 25 percent for the upcoming calendar year, effective Jan. 1, 2016. FMCSA conducts a random survey to ensure compliance with the set testing rates, known as the Management Information […]