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MTAC to host overview of federal regulations class on Oct. 11

MTAC is pleased to announce that we will host the Comply with FMCSA; Avoid an Audit program on Tuesday, October 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Below you will find a course description and a link to sign up for the class. This two-hour session will help you comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. […]

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EIA delays fuel price release for second week

From Transport Topics. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has delayed its weekly release of national fuel prices for the second week in a row June 27. EIA usually releases national diesel and gasoline prices on a weekly basis. But that report has been postponed to an undetermined date. The agency is instead in the process […]

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NHTSA’s Cliff: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

From Transport Topics. WASHINGTON — The new head of the government’s road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology, so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In an interview June 29, Steven Cliff, who was confirmed last month […]

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Supreme Court, for now, fails to address trucking under AB5

From FreightWaves. The injunction that bars California’s AB5 independent contractor law from being implemented in the state’s trucking sector will remain in place for now — and perhaps for the next several months. That was assured Monday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court went silent on the issue when it released its “orders,” the long […]

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Connecticut Diesel Tax to increase 9.1 cents per gallon

Under Connecticut law, the per gallon diesel tax is adjusted up or down effective July 1 of every year, depending on a couple of factors. This year, the rate will increase to 49.2 cents per gallon, up from 40.1 cents per gallon. The state diesel tax rate is comprised of two components. One is a […]

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Biden to call for three-month suspension of gas, diesel taxes

From Transport Topics. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. The Democratic president will also […]

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Tonnage jumps 3.7% in May

From Transport Topics. Truck tonnage jumped 3.7% in May compared with year-ago levels, marking the ninth consecutive year-over-year gain and the largest since April 2021, American Trucking Associations announced. The ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 117.1 last month, compared with 113.3 a year ago. The May result also represented a 1.4% gain over 116.5 […]

World’s largest truck maker says it’s facing enormous supply chain pressure

From CNBC. Supply chain disruptions are still rippling across the globe, and the head of the world’s largest truck maker has warned that parts shortages are slowing the production of thousands of its vehicles. Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum told CNBC on Wednesday that the current supply chain squeeze is among the worst he’s seen […]

2022 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship Winners

The 2022 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship was held on Saturday, June 11 at FedEx Freight in Windsor Locks, Conn. Congratulations to all of the winners, and to this year’s Grand Champion, Roland Bolduc from FedEx Express! The following is a list of winners from all classes of competition. Step Van 1st Place: John Sanchez, FedEx […]

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Congressional transportation leaders review trucking policies

From Transport Topics. Efforts to enhance the trucking industry’s workforce and provide additional parking to those currently operating trucks nationwide recently captured the spotlight on Capitol Hill. While gun control and supply chain policy debates are likely to dominate Congress’ attention over the next few weeks, it is worth noting transportation policymakers recently acknowledged two […]