The Transportation Professional

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Work slows on Pride’s Hartford truck stop

Excerpt from the Hartford Business Journal. Progress has been slow but continues on the planned Hartford Travel Center refueling-rest stop that Springfield operator Pride Convenience Inc. is erecting in Hartford’s North Meadows. The previously anticipated July 4 opening date has come and gone. A pair of pump-island canopies are all that’s visible so far on […]

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Employment law seminar added to MTAC annual meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that an additional seminar has been added to its Annual Meeting agenda. Attorneys from the Wilson Elser law firm (which is an MTAC member firm) will teach an educational class on Employment Law. The class will begin at 3 p.m., and will cover important topics of employment law that members […]

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Government looking at limiting truck speed

From Fox 61 Connecticut: The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that new trucks, buses and other multipurpose passenger vehicles over 26,000 pounds should be built with governors to limit their speed. Top speeds being considered are 60, 65 and 68 miles per hour. According to the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, the American Trucking […]

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US proposes mandatory speed limiter devices

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The federal government is proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways but said the limiters will not be required to be tamper-proof. The proposal, announced Aug. 26, discusses the benefits of setting the maximum speed at 60, 65, and 68 miles per […]

2016 Brake Safety Week

Excerpt from Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blog post: During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of CVSA’s Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve […]

Connecticut trucking firms get diesel tax break

Excerpt from Connecticut Mirror article: While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature grabbed plenty of headlines this spring by not hiking state taxes, a huge drop in a crucial state fuel tax this summer has garnered less attention. Connecticut’s tax on diesel fuel, which is fixed annually each summer with a statutory formula based […]

Trucking regulations seek to drive down emissions, fuel consumption

Excerpt from NPR article: New rules from the federal government will put tighter regulations on the trucking industry. The restrictions are aimed at cutting carbon pollution and bolstering fuel efficiency. Beginning in 2018, the new rules will require cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines in new trucks and buses. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the changes […]

Register for MTAC Annual Meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that new American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear will be our guest speaker at this year’s meeting. Members should attend the Annual Meeting to hear Mr. Spear talk about the industry’s priorities and his plans for moving the ATA federation forward. At this year’s meeting, MTAC will […]

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Feds roll out Phase 2 of greenhouse gas reduction mandate

The Obama administration rolled out the final version of its Phase 2 rule on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks Aug. 16, with top administration officials saying the mandate will save 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide and other GHGs through the final rollout date of 2027. The long-anticipated rule was first […]

New Classes: Fall brake seminar schedule

Brake training classes that will be held at the MTAC building have been scheduled for fall 2016. Federal regulations require that any employee responsible for brake inspections, maintenance, service, or repairs on any commercial motor vehicle must understand the brake service or inspection task to be accomplished. The best way to do that is through […]