Toll barriers could derail Lamont’s transportation plan

From CT Post. Gov. Ned Lamont’s tolling plan is in trouble. I knew it when I recently got a call from Dan Malloy. The former governor and I know each other going back to his days as mayor of Stamford, but he’s only called me once before (many years ago when he sought my endorsement […]

Connecticut DOT calling for background checks on HHG moving company officers

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Public Transportation has recently been notifying House Hold Goods (HHG) moving companies that they have an obligation to have “initial” and ongoing background checks, including fingerprints, completed for their corporate officers. The Bureau of Public Transportation is demanding these requirements, even though many HHG movers are family businesses […]

International Roadcheck set for June 4-6; steering and suspension emphasis

From CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is steering and […]

CVSA’s Mooney: Trouble awaits fleets delaying switch to ELDs

From Transport Topics. A “manufacturers crisis” in transferring automatic onboard recording device software into electronic logging devices is in the making, according to the head of the trade organization representing commercial vehicle inspectors. “Manufacturers can only transition so many motor carriers from AOBRDs to ELDs at one time,” Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Executive Director Collin […]

Wilson Elser Alert: USDOL proposed revisions under Fair Labor Standards Act

Excerpt from legal brief by MTAC Partner Wilson Elser. On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (Department) announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more workers in the United States eligible for overtime. The Department seeks to update and revise regulations set forth under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) […]

Carbon tax testimony

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in opposition to a bill that would establish a carbon tax in Connecticut. His testimony stated that he used information from ATA and ATRI to calculate potential costs to the CT trucking industry. In the testimony, he referenced an explanation from ATA which said, “If transportation fuels […]

Recreational marijuana legalization testimony

This Friday, March 22, MTAC President Joe Sculley will testify on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. Written testimony has already been submitted, which states, in part: MTAC is not necessarily opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana. However, Commercial Driver’s License holders operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) are required by federal regulation to be tested […]

Interview: Sculley talks Connecticut tolls on WICC

Click on the link below to listen to the interview Joe Sculley did with WICC’s Mike Bellamy.

Tolls, like income tax, will hurt Connecticut economy

HBJ Op Ed by MTAC President Joe Sculley. They say those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Everyone in Connecticut should study history of the creation of the state income tax, because the state appears on track to being doomed to repeat a bad decision by implementing tolls. When the income […]

Paine readies garbage-disposal business for next generation as he trashes tolls

From Hartford Business Journal. In its early days, Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal had a different idea of waste-to-energy. “When my grandfather started the business, he picked up garbage from two private schools, and fed it to the pigs at the family farm,” said the trash-hauler’s current owner, Michael Paine, of the company circa […]