The Transportation Professional

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Attend, exhibit & sponsor at MTAC Annual Meeting

There is still time to participate in the 2016 MTAC Annual Meeting as an attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or all of the above. Visit the MTAC website for more info. MTAC appreciates the newest Gold Sponsor, our vendor partner BestPass. Additionally, MTAC member Cummins MetroPower will be a Silver Sponsor of the event. Several other MTAC […]

Connecticut rest area buildings closing earlier

Excerpt from the Record Journal. While rest areas in Southington and Wallingford will remain open for parking, the buildings are now closing earlier, to the dismay of some truck drivers. In July, the state Department of Transportation announced six highway rest area buildings, including those in Southington and Wallingford, would be open on shortened schedules […]

IRP issues audit guide

by Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter IRP, Inc., the repository for the International Registration Plan, has published the IRP Audit Reference and Best Practices Guide. The Guide is written primarily for state and provincial auditors who deal with IRP, but motor carriers, leasing companies, and service bureaus should also find it of interest, since it […]

State economies ranked

From Bob Pitcher, State Law Newsletter Governing magazine has come out with a ranking of the economies of the 50 states as they are today, on such factors as a state’s unemployment rate, the change in that rate over the last year, the state’s gross domestic product and the changes in that figure, and so […]

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New federal identification requirements for CDL

Effective Dec. 6, 2016, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will require proof of United States Citizenship, lawful permanent residence or temporary legal presence, along with proof of Connecticut residency for holders of commercial driver licenses and permits. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is mandating this requirement. This does not apply to current U.S. citizens […]

I-95 Waterford construction notification

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be implementing extended lane closures for a bridge rehabilitation project on I-95 Southbound next week and the following week. Significant delays are expected. The details of the lane closures are as follows: Location: Interstate 95 southbound over Oil Mill Road in the town of Waterford. Just south of Exit […]

Hartford to penalize drivers who “block the box”

Excerpt from Hartford Courant article. Those crosshatch patterns that have suddenly appeared at intersections around the city aren’t for decoration. And at a penalty of $117, they’re expensive for drivers to ignore. The newly painted lines are part of a city ordinance, passed in April by the city council. It’s built on the back of […]

State DOT, local leaders on $10 billion highway tunnel proposal

Excerpt from The Hartford Courant. “Regarding the project generally, highways are for moving freight and people. If we’re going to spend $5 billion or $10 billion we need to relieve congestion. If we don’t, and we end up with tolls on the highway, you’re spending more money to sit on the same congested highway,” Sculley […]

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UCR fees now accepted online

Payments for Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement fees for 2017 are now being accepted through the UCR website. UCR fees must be paid by any motor carrier or other entity that is required to obtain a USDOT, FF, MC or MX number and/or is required to register with FMCSA. The fee schedule is based on […]

FMCSA final rule on windshield-mounted technologies

From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by […]