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Lamont to order COVID workers’ compensation coverage

From CT Mirror. Gov. Ned Lamont surprised lawmakers and lobbyists by announcing Friday afternoon he will sign an executive order creating a presumption that essential workers who contracted COVID-19 during the earliest days of the pandemic are eligible for workers’ compensation. “Connecticut owes a debt to the health care professionals, grocery store clerks, and other […]

Court denies RIDOT’s motion for judgment in truck tolling case

From Transport Topics. The U.S. District Court of Rhode Island has denied the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s motion for judgment on pleadings related to the state’s hotly contested trucks-only tolling system, marking a victory for the trucking industry. The decision, issued July 20, is the latest development in an ongoing lawsuit between RIDOT and […]

Route 66 construction: Road closure and detour planned

From ConnDOT. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure and detour of Route 66 (East High Street) for the planned replacement of the existing box culvert (carrying Pocotopaug Creek) that crosses Route 66 in front of the American Distillery building on the north side and between the Subway Building and Classic Auto […]

Connecticut DMV announces additional extension of credentials

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced that they have issued a 90 day extension for credentials expiring between August 1 and September 30. A copy of this announcement from DMV can be seen here. This news follows a couple of previous extensions issued by DMV. First, credentials that expired between March 10, […]

Connecticut joins effort to eliminate large-vehicle emissions

From WTNH. Connecticut has joined a multi-state, bi-partisan effort to eliminate emissions from larger vehicles by 2050. Connecticut is taking a big step to become greener and reduce air pollution. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced Wednesday the state is joining 14 other states and Washington D.C. to eradicate the emissions […]

Have you conducted your annual queries yet?

From FMCSA. Employers must conduct annual queries by January 5, 2021. Per § 382.701, employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query of the Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ. The annual query requirement is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis. The one-year time frame resets with each query conducted […]

FMCSA extends modified emergency declaration

From FMCSA. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants the extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002. This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the fifty States and the District of Columbia as set forth […]

Renewing extended credentials

The COVID-19 pandemic has led state and federal government agencies to issue extensions of expiring credentials, many of which are still in effect. MTAC respectfully urges members to not wait until the end of any applicable extension to act on renewing credentials. If your business and/or your employees are currently operating on expired credentials, and […]

UCR will be notifying intrastate carriers

The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) will soon begin sending notices to all motor carriers that are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as solely intrastate carriers. There are a lot of such carriers; the notices to them will go out over a period of months. UCR is undertaking this initiative to enforce […]

Brake Safety Week set for Aug. 23

From Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled, Aug. 23-29. Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations […]