The Transportation Professional

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2023 Legislative Session: Tuesday Trucker Call

To better communicate our efforts in the upcoming 2023 legislative session, we will be hosting “Tuesday Trucker Call” on weekly basis. This call will be a virtual meeting held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to discuss that week’s legislative agenda as it relates to the transportation industry. We will update you all on proposed bills, […]

Highway Use Tax

This past week we hosted two webinars on the Highway Use Tax set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. We spoke with our Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts members. We had solid participation; over 200 of you logged on to hear the HUT update. We sincerely thank you for jumping on the call. […]

Connecticut DMV grants Emergency Exemption Notice

Connecticut DMV has granted a limited exemption from federal regulations, specifically for the intrastate transportation of gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, biodiesel and propane.

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ATA’s CEO Chris Spear – Hartford Courant Op-Ed on the Highway Use Tax

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Association, speaks to the unfair and inequitable implementation of the highway use tax and how consumers will be footing the bill – Connecticut residents will be stuck paying the bill.

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General Assembly Committee Leadership for 2023 Legislative Session

Committee Leadership for the 2023 Legislative Session has been announced. A few legislative committees important to the transportation sector will start this coming year with new and returning leadership. Below please see an outline of committee assignments that have direct oversight of the transportation industry: Transportation Rep. Roland Lemar – Chair (Returning) Sen. Christine Cohen […]

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Highway Use Tax – Virtual Meeting Dec. 19

On Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at 1 p.m., MTAC will be hosting a virtual meeting on the Connecticut Highway Use Tax. We will review the new law Public Act No. 21-177 – “An Act Concerning a Highway Use Fee”, the guidance provided by Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Service and MTAC’s ongoing efforts. Click here to […]

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ATRI call for carriers and drivers to participate in predatory towing survey

From ATRI. The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers and drivers to participate in a new ATRI data collection on the impact of predatory towing in the trucking industry. Predatory towing is any incident in which a tow truck operator egregiously overcharges, illegally seizes, damages by use of improper equipment, […]

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Trucking stakeholders express concerns over electronic identifiers

From Transport Topics. A proposal by federal regulators to require unique electronic identifiers on large trucks wasn’t well received by many of the nation’s motor carriers and independent truckers. In fact, the large majority of the more than 2,000 comments sampled on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website were clearly either vehemently opposed to […]

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Government poised to intervene in freight rail fight

From Transport Topics. With a Dec. 9 deadline looming to reach an agreement on a nationwide freight rail contract, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene in the dispute, which threatens to severely damage the U.S. economy. “As a proud pro-labor president, I am reluctant to override the ratification procedures and the views of […]

Could reclassification of gig workers result in loss of jobs?

From FreightWaves. As efforts to crack down on employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors ramp up in Washington, a new research brief from a Mercatus Center at George Mason University senior research fellow is warning of unintended consequences should the current rules change. “By narrowing the definition of what it means to be an independent […]