The Transportation Professional

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Truckers Against Trafficking educational presentation

Human trafficking unfortunately remains a big problem around the world, including in the United States, today. Acts of human trafficking could be happening close by, yet bystanders may not be able to act to stop it because they don’t recognize the signs of human trafficking. That is why MTAC invites all interested parties to an […]

IRP Online Renewal Manual updated

During MTAC’s recent virtual annual meeting, some MTAC members asked Connecticut DMV officials if they would add the list of required documents to the instruction manual for online renewals. DMV has done so, and the list can now be found on Page 26 of the manual. The pertinent part reads as follows: The documents required […]

Hamden DMV Inspection Lane to close

Notice from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. The Hamden Inspection Lane will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and remain closed until further notice. Effective Monday, Nov. 16, all inspections must be brought to the Wethersfield Inspection Lane as indicated on the DMV webpage.

MTAC members receive insurance dividends for third straight year

Insurance dividends totaling more than $138,000 are being paid directly back to MTAC members participating in the “Safety Group” program, run in conjunction with Acadia Insurance and the program’s sponsoring agent, Bouvier Insurance. This is the third consecutive year in which dividends have been paid out under the program, which las led to more than […]

Helped by Trump, Democrats gain in Conn. General Assembly

From CT Mirror. The unpopularity of President Donald J. Trump in Connecticut helped Democrats increase their sizable majorities in the General Assembly on Tuesday as close to 80% of the state’s 2.3 million voters cast ballots at the polls or by absentee. With a record number of votes cast by absentee due to the COVID-19 […]

FMCSA plans information collection on automated driving systems

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced plans to submit an Information Collection Request associated with a project to learn more about trucking industry representatives’ opinions of automated driving systems. An Information Collection Request is a set of documents that details the information a federal agency is looking to gather from a […]

Archived Zoom sessions from Virtual MTAC Annual Meeting

MTAC’s virtual 2020 annual meeting was held on Thursday, Oct. 29, and was comprised of three separate Zoom sessions. Two of the sessions were recorded, and can now be viewed below. MTAC 2020 Annual Meeting – Session 1, Connecticut DMV MTAC 2020 Annual Meeting – Session 2, Acadia, Bouvier, Matthews Publishing  

CVSA releases 2020 Brake Safety Week results

From CVSA. During this year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from roadways due to brake violations during the week-long inspection and enforcement event, focused specifically on reducing brake-related crashes […]

Driver concerns, insurance top ATRI’s list of industry issues

Excerpt from ATRI Release. Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 16th Top Industry Issues report, which identifies a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention and for the first time since 2005, insurance costs. For the fourth year […]

Poor insurance underwriter performance causing increasing rates, expert says

From Transport Topics. The insurance underwriting industry continues to face financial uncertainty, characterized by historic underwriting losses for the transportation sector and rising insurance rates for motor carriers, insurance executives said during a virtual educational session at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. “We are in very challenging times with respect to transportation,” said […]