Connecticut Resources

Connecticut Executive Order on essential business

Governor Ned Lamont has issued a “Stay at Home” executive order, mandating that employees of “non-essential” businesses stay home. Importantly, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and is exempt from the executive order. A copy of the Executive Order is now available online. MTAC members may be particularly interested in the following notes regarding specific […]

Connecticut DMV operational update

The Connecticut DMV has issued a number of updates during the past week regarding their operations, and registration extensions. Emissions test deadline extended 90-days for those expiring between March 10 and June 8, 2020 Vehicle, vessel, temporary registrations expiring between March 10 and June 8, 2020 extended 90-days DMV branch offices to close to the […]

FMCSA FAQs concerning Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section related to their updated Emergency Declaration issued on March 19, 2020. The FAQs and responses to those questions are available online, and also as a downloadable PDF.

Workforce development grant opportunity

MTAC is working with Capital Workforce Partners on opportunities for members to apply for workforce development grants. The National Dislocated Workers Program is a $5.8 million state-wide initiative that offers training and job placement support for dislocated workers in several fields, including transportation and logistics. The dislocated workers grant helps employers find highly qualified talent, […]

Connecticut DMV credentials extension

From the Connecticut DMV. A 90-day extension for expiring DMV credentials. The Department of Motor Vehicles – acting on the recent Declaration signed by Governor Ned Lamont – now offers an extension period to Connecticut residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are automatically covered […]

FMCSA – Expanded Emergency Declaration

From FMCSA. This Emergency Declaration provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks, including transportation to meet immediate needs for: medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, […]

Coronavirus Resource Center

From MTAC partner Wilson Elser. The rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is imperiling the health of countless thousands, wreaking havoc on global commerce, hobbling local communities and paralyzing entire countries. The impact on the insurance industry is as yet unknown, but is certain to be lasting and profound. Related claims reporting and handling will no […]

Connecticut small businesses eligible for SBA emergency loans

From Hartford Business Journal. Small businesses in Connecticut are now eligible for federal emergency loans of up to $2 million, and the Hartford Foundation has launched a $1 million fund to respond to the needs of Greater Hartford residents impacted by the COVID-19 virus crisis. The announcements came during a teleconference Monday afternoon hosted by […]

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut issues Hours of Service Waiver in response to public health emergency

Following a request from MTAC, the State of Connecticut has issued an Hours of Service waiver. The waiver was requested in order to allow the trucking industry to respond to critical needs during the public health emergency. As a result of actions relating to the coronavirus spread, there is a shortage of food at many […]

DMV announces CVO portal; including certification submission

From CT DMV. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a new online service to efficiently process medical documents for your drivers. Motor carriers can use this new function by logging into the recently redesigned Connecticut Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Portal – your one-stop-shop for conducting commercial motor vehicle business. Carriers can use […]