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Connecticut: New COVID-19 quarantine advisory, essential workers exempt

Effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a […]

Save the Date: MTAC Annual Meeting Oct. 29

Save the date for the MTAC’s 2020 Annual Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. The meeting – which will have a different format than in recent years – will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please plan to join us for a great evening of […]

Software integration for Drug and Alcohol Testing Program delayed

MTAC has been advised that the software integration with DISA (the firm which acquired Fleet Screen, the administrator of MTAC’s drug and alcohol testing program) has been pushed back until Aug. 1. In the meantime, the MTAC drug and alcohol testing program continues, business as usual. Once implemented, the new online platform will be used […]

Nuclear jury awards against truckers on the rise, ATRI study shows

From Transport Topics. In the past five years there were nearly 300 court cases resulting in jury verdicts over $1 million against trucking fleets, according to a new American Transportation Research Institute analysis made public on June 23. The 80-page report, “Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry,” was the result of […]

ReOpen Connecticut – Why testing is important

From State of Connecticut. Connecticut is making progress in fighting COVID-19. Our success is because of people like you, that have been taking precautions such as wearing a mask in public and washing your hands frequently. But the fight continues, and it is not over yet. The next step to stopping the spread of COVID-19 […]

Connecticut DMV updates availability of services

As the state begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced changes regarding the availability of some of the services they provide. Select services are now offered by appointment only. Those services include issuance of new licenses and IDs, license and ID renewals, out of state license […]

MTAC drug and alcohol testing program

The administrator of MTAC’s drug and alcohol testing program, Fleet Screen, was recently acquired by DISA Global Solutions. As part of this transition, a new online platform is being rolled out for use by members in the drug and alcohol testing program. Training sessions for the new online platform are being offered over the next […]

FMCSA reverses course, extends Med Card waiver extension

A couple of weeks ago, MTAC reported (based on word from FMCSA) that the agency would not be extending the medical card waiver beyond June 30, 2020. This week, FMCSA has reversed course, and extended the medical card waiver until September 30, 2020. In their notice, FMCSA states that “… many medical providers nationwide have […]

Waterbury Mixmaster project to close lanes on I-84, Route 8

From CT Post. Ongoing work with the rehabilitation of the “Mixmaster” in Waterbury will required lane closures on I-84 and Route 8. The $153 million project consists of the rehabilitation of numerous bridges located within the Route 8 and I-84 interchange. The project won’t be finished until September 2022. Lane closures on I-84 eastbound will […]

Load restriction still in effect for Stevenson Dam Bridge (Route 34)

From CT Post. A load restriction of 15 tons will be enforced along Route 34 at the Stevenson Dam Bridge until repairs on the roadway in the area are complete. Route 34 carries traffic over the Housatonic River between Monroe and Oxford. The load restriction was decided on by the state Department of Transportation and […]