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Rise in ‘nuclear verdicts’ in lawsuits threatens trucking industry

From CNBC. This year should be smooth sailing for Mike Card, president of Combined Transport. The trucking company his dad started in 1980 is busier than ever — trying to meet the nation’s ravenous demand for delivered goods amid a pandemic. But with some 500 trucks on the road across the nation, Card is constantly […]

Route 8/I-84 Mixmaster construction warning

From Connecticut DOT. The Connecticut Department of Transportation would like to remind large trucks of the low clearance bridge located on Bank Street in Waterbury. This bridge is a part of a detour related to the rehabilitation work for the Mixmaster project. Please be aware of the posted warning signs prior to this bridge and […]

Testify in opposition to the Truck Mileage Tax

The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. One of the agenda items will be Governor Lamont’s truck mileage tax, formally known as HB 6443, An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget. Several MTAC members have already determined that […]

HB 5420 testimony: Driver responsibility at non-working traffic signals

MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill which would “require a motor vehicle operator, when approaching an intersection with an inoperative traffic control signal, to stop as though such intersection was controlled by a stop sign.” In the testimony Sculley told lawmakers that MTAC supports the bill and said “I am […]

ATRI puts $20B price tag on vehicle-miles-traveled tax

From FreightWaves. New research released Wednesday from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that replacing the federal fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax could result in collection costs of more than $20 billion annually. The main reason for that price tag – which is 300 times higher than the current cost to collect […]

Senators introduce trucking workforce legislation

From Transport Topics. Legislation aimed at training drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines was recently unveiled by a group of senators. Led by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy, or DRIVE-Safe, Act aims to enhance safety training, as well as employment opportunities for truckers. Specifically, […]

House GOP OKs spending earmarks, boosting infrastructure plan

From Transport Topics. House Republicans voted to allow their members to request dedicated-spending projects, known as earmarks, following that same move by Democrats, in a positive sign for President Joe Biden’s hopes for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The House GOP caucus March 17 voted by secret ballot to approve earmarks, according to people familiar with […]

MTAC marketing activities

MTAC has grown and evolved over the last century, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our future. After careful consideration, we chose a new logo that reflects a more modern look and captures our mission to represent our […]

SB 884 testimony: Reducing transportation-related carbon emissions

MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill that will move forward with Connecticut joining the Transport Climate Initiative (TCI). The bill intends to implement a program to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation in the state. In the testimony, Sculley gave several reasons why MTAC opposes the bill. Sculley […]

HB 6539 testimony: CDL holders and pretrial alcohol education programs

MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted a second testimony this week in response to a bill concerning commercial driver’s license holders and pretrial alcohol education programs. The main reason MTAC opposes the bill, Sculley explained, is that “if enacted, this will violate federal regulation which will result in the loss of federal highway funds for the […]