Connecticut’s toll-wary truckers tally their economic benefits

From the Hartford Business Journal. Connecticut’s trucking industry delivers some $3.2 billion in pay to its workers annually, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in calculating the sector’s financial and other contributions to the communities it serves, fresh data shows. Connecticut’s 58,400 trucking jobs annually earn an average of $54,350 per worker, says […]

Truckers say they already pay fair share for Connecticut roads

From the Yankee Institute. Governor-elect Ned Lamont has reiterated his call to toll trucks as a way to raise revenue for state transportation costs, but truckers and trucking companies are already paying for Connecticut roads, according to data released by the American Transportation Research Institute. A fact sheet released by ATRI notes the trucking industry […]

MTAC Announces Partnership with Wilson Elser Law Firm

MTAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with national law firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman, & Dicker LLP. The firm, better known as Wilson Elser, is more than 800 attorneys strong. They serve clients of all sizes, across multiple industries and around the world. Wilson Elser has 37 strategically located offices in the United […]

UCR fees dip again in 2019, registration open until April 1

From Overdrive Online Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders for 2019 have been reduced from 2018 levels so as not to exceed the statutory maximum set by Congress. Fees will climb in 2020 from 2019, but still stay below levels from 2010-2018. For carriers with one or two trucks, the […]

MTAC to film video on tolls

MTAC is producing a video about the negative impacts of tolls on the Connecticut trucking industry. Since many members are not able to take an entire day off of the job on short notice to come to the Capitol, MTAC believes producing a video will help spread our message. We need your involvement in order […]

Fleet Screen background check service

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) and Fleet Screen have developed a proprietary background check service for MTAC members to assist them with their driver screening needs. Criminal Background Checks and Motor Vehicle Records (MVR’s) are essential screening tools for motor carriers to ensure that their prospective drivers meet the safety criteria established by the […]

Sinclair Risk & Financial Management presents OSHA 10-hour

MTAC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an OSHA 10-hour Construction Training Course, presented by Sinclair Risk & Financial Management. The course, which will be held over two consecutive days, is scheduled for Feb. 21 and 22. This course will be free to MTAC members in good standing. The OSHA 10-hour Construction […]

Training Class: Driver Qualifications/Driver Files/Medical Certificates

Are your drivers properly qualified? If (when) USDOT arrives at your business, are your driver qualification (DQ) files in order? Which drivers need a DQ file? What is the difference in the files for a CDL vs a Non-CDL driver? To comply with the medical certificate process, what do I need in my DQ file? […]

New Westbound 25 on-ramp to be relocated on Dec. 14

The new westbound 25 on-ramp will open to traffic beginning on Friday, December 14.  The new on-ramp will be located further to the west than the existing/interim ramp, entering I-84 west of the new Harpers Ferry Road Bridge. The existing ramp, west of Scott Road, will close permanently. In addition, Plank Road East, the new […]

Connecticut Resources

Bond Commission OKs tens of millions during Malloy’s final meeting

In near unanimous support, the state Bond Commission on Tuesday morning greenlit dozens of projects worth tens of millions of dollars, mainly geared toward transportation and economic-development initiatives. The 50-minute special meeting was likely the last chaired by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is nearing the end of his two-term governorship. Gov.-elect Ned Lamont will […]