FMCSA says drug, alcohol clearinghouse will be open to other agencies

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its plans to permit Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse records to be disclosed to agencies outside the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure compliance with drug testing regulations. When the Clearinghouse goes into effect Jan. 6, employers will be required to list truck and bus […]

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration now available

From FMCSA. Users can create a user account on the clearinghouse website. Register today to ensure you are ready on Jan. 6, 2020, when the Clearinghouse will be fully operational. Download instructions to register as a: Employer CDL driver (includes CLP drivers) Consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) Medical review officer (MRO) Substance abuse professional (SAP) Clearinghouse Assistant […]

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Lamont still mum on details for Transportation Plan 2.0

From CT News Junkie. Gov. Ned Lamont told the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association that every single business person he has spoken to has told him that getting people around the state is key to its economic future and economic development. That’s why he’s focused the past three months on revamping and reselling his transportation proposal […]

Fed survey finds US economy being hurt by trade battles

From Associated Press via Transport Topics. The U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in September and into October despite the fact manufacturing was being hurt by rising trade tensions and weaker global growth while adverse weather was affecting farmers. The Federal Reserve, issuing its latest assessment of business conditions around the country, reported […]

Build now, pay later? It’s not going to be that easy

From CT Mirror. As Gov. Ned Lamont fishes for legislative support for his new transportation plan, he’s dangling some juicy bait: hundreds of millions in low-interest federal loans that can rebuild infrastructure and jump-start Connecticut’s economy now — but don’t come due for 10 or 15 years. If that sounds a little too good to […]

Access ELD trainings and webinars from FMCSA

From FMCSA NEW: Interactive Training Courses FMCSA has created and posted two interactive ELD training courses to provide a refresher to help ensure that motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule, and ELD providers, are prepared for the December 16, 2019 deadline for full conversion from AOBRDs to ELDs. Topics include data transfer […]

Lamont readies third transportation improvement plan for the state

From WTNH. Governor Ned Lamont told downstate business leaders he’s got a new, revised, scaled-down transportation improvement plan Monday. First, there was “trucks only tolls,” then, “tolls for all vehicles,” now, we appear to be on the verge of plan number three. Lamont said he’s almost ready to “roll out” a revised transportation improvement plan […]

FMCSA opens registration for CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

From FMCSA. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally mandated Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, employers, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals can now visit and register to create a secure online user account. […]

Transportation & Climate Initiative shares updates on regional low-carbon transportation policy development

From Georgetown Climate Center. Jurisdictions participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have made available a framework for a draft regional policy proposal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from transportation, and are encouraging interested individuals and organizations to provide feedback on the draft framework through the TCI portal. This high-level framework represents an important […]

Unfinished business piles up at the Connecticut Capitol

From CT Mirror. Since the regular General Assembly session wrapped on June 5, lawmakers have said they’d be back this fall to tackle unfinished business. A legal settlement with the hospital industry and a new state bond package have been on the to-do list since early June. Not long after that, Gov. Ned Lamont made […]