Martin named MTAC State Senator of the Year

State Senator Henri Martin (R – Bristol) has been named the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Senator of the Year, MTAC announced today. This annual award is presented to a member of the State Senate who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to remain competitive in Connecticut. “Senator Martin is a […]

Update: Round 2 of VW Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program

From CT DEEP. Solicitation Opens: August 1, 2019 Applications Due: September 16, 2019, no later than 4:00 PM EST Forms and Instructions: www.ct.gov/deep/vw The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that $7.5 million is now available under Connecticut’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for use by non-government and government entities towards projects to […]

Class 8 orders in July sink to lowest level since 2010

From Transport Topics. Class 8 orders were down to their lowest level since 2010 in July, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research. North America Class 8 orders came to 10,200 units in July, down 21% from June. It was the lowest monthly order tally since February 2010, ACT reported. “Weak freight market and rate […]

Stamford Route 1 and I-95 closures Aug. 16-18

From CT DOT. Starting Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., the Route 1 (East Main Street) Bridge over I-95 in Stamford will be closed between Courtland Avenue and Seaside Avenue for the contractor to pour the bridge approach slabs. Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 to Courtland […]

More than 1,600 vehicles removed from roadway during safety initiative

From CVSA. On May 15, 2019, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) law enforcement members conducted 10,358 commercial motor vehicle inspections focused on identifying brake system violations. Of those inspections, 16.1% of vehicles had brake-related critical vehicle inspection items. Those 1,667 vehicles were placed out of service until the violations could be corrected. According to […]

Wilson Elser Legal Alert: DOL favors motor carriers in off-duty driver sleeper berth time

This legal alert has been written by MTAC partner Wilson Elser. The Department of Labor issued an opinion determining that all time during which a truck driver is sleeping in a truck’s sleeper berth is non-working time that is not compensable. Background The DOL’s opinion was initiated when a motor carrier asked the DOL for […]

Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit to be held Nov. 19 & 20

Held on Nov. 19 & 20 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit will feature demonstrations of innovative programming and technologies for reducing roadway crashes, while also providing a venue for the exchange of ideas and resources between safety stakeholders and industry. The Summit will feature resources for trucking and motorcoach associations, covering topics […]

Trucking industry asked to rank top concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. Now in its 15th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not only ranks the […]

FMCSA proposes delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule due to IT glitches

From Transport Topics. Federal trucking regulators have proposed a two-year delay for compliance with certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for development of the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies. “The proposed two-year extension would delay the date […]

Second round of Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program launches Aug. 1

From CT DEEP. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that the second round of funding under Connecticut’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program is expected to launch on August 1, 2019. Complete program details, including application forms, will be available on that date at the DEEP VW Settlement website. Funds for […]