Advertise in MTAC’s magazine, The Transportation Professional

MTAC’s inaugural edition of its brand new, official magazine will launch in the spring of 2020 and you’re invited to be a part of all the excitement! The Transportation Professional will be the only publication in Connecticut dedicated to leaders in transportation. We will feature unique editorial content exploring issues relative to you and your […]

FMCSA increases random drug test rate to 50% for 2020

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for truck drivers. According to a document published in the Federal Register on Dec. 27, the agency is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing from 25% of the average number […]

What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

From FreightWaves. A loophole that allows truck drivers who fail a drug or alcohol test to get hired shortly after by another carrier starts to close on Jan. 6, 2020. That’s when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) begins to employ the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a final rule for which […]

Godfrey doubts Lamont has votes for commercial truck tolls plan

From Patch – Brookfield, Conn. State Rep. Bob Godfrey (D-110) says he doesn’t think that Gov. Ned Lamont (D-Greenwich) has enough votes to get his plan for tolls on commercial trucks approved at a January special session because of his inconsistency on funding transportation infrastructure improvements and the threat that the plan will be ruled […]

Additional Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Seminar scheduled

Did you miss the recent Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse seminar at MTAC? You are in luck, because FMCSA Division Administrator Chris Henry will teach another class at the MTAC building on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. If you have questions about the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, or are having issues getting set up on the […]

Face the State: Special session on tolls

From WFSB. MTAC President Joe Sculley was a guest on WFSB’s Face the State on Sunday, Dec. 15. An archived version of the interview can be seen online.    

Important FleetScreen compliance clearinghouse data request

The following message is being sent to participants in the MTAC – Fleet Screen drug and alcohol testing consortium. Beginning in January 2020 all FMCSA companies are required to register with the FMCSA Clearinghouse. We have attached both the registration and reference guid for both Employers and CDL Drivers. Since January will be a very […]

Trucks-only Connecticut tolls a ‘tax on the middle class,’ trucking advocate says

From CT Post. Proposed tolls will tax lower wage workers in order to subsidize white collar employees who commute to New York, according to the president of a Connecticut trucking advocacy group. “This is a plan to tax the blue-collar, middle class trucking industry and use that money to benefit wealthy individuals taking subsidized train […]

No Tolls CT flexed muscle ahead of possible special session

Excerpt from Yankee Institute article. Lamont said the tolls on trucks in Connecticut would not affect the cost of goods in the state because trucks already pass through states that have tolls. “What we are saying that we have old bridges and 90-year old rail bridges that are not all in a state of good […]

House approves fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill

From Transport Topics. Funding for freight safety programs would be increased and infrastructure grants would receive $1 billion under fiscal 2020 legislation the U.S. House of Representatives advanced Dec. 17. As part of a multibillion dollar package that would ensure federal government funding, the House voted 297 to 120 to advance $1 billion for the […]