Truckers love Stefanowski

From WTNH. Republican Bob Stefanowski got a hero’s welcome from the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut that represents hundreds of trucking firms and an estimated 60,000 employees. It’s not hard to see why. On Thursday, Stefanowski said, “Absolutely no tolls during the entire term. That’s a real promise.” Andy Anastasio of Anastasio & Sons Trucking […]

Stefanowski promises trucking firms he’ll oppose tolls

From the Associated Press. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski on Thursday promised Connecticut’s trucking industry that he won’t push for highway tolls if he’s elected in November. “I will have your back,” the Madison businessman told members of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut on Thursday. “Tolls and taxes, there’s been enough of that.” Stefanowski […]

Connecticut transportation bonds sale draws record investor interest

From Hartford Business Journal. Transportation bonds worth more than $850 million have drawn record demand from individual investors, the Connecticut State Treasurer’s office reported. The sale of the two bonds, worth $750 million and $100.1 million each, will fund transportation infrastructure improvements statewide, and refinance existing bonds for savings, State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier’s office […]

Commodore Hull Bridge Announcement

Message from Connecticut DOT The Route 8 Commodore Hull Bridge will be open for overweight permitted travel, effective Oct. 29. This includes tractor-trailer combinations up to 160,000 pounds on 8 axles, divisible loads, and self-propelled cranes. The announcement is posted in the Bulletin section of Connecticut DOT’s OS/OW permit site, which carriers connect to through […]

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in New Prime case

From the Scopelitis Firm. On October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Oliveira v. New Prime Inc ., a case concerning the use of arbitration to resolve disputes with owner-operators. The plaintiff, who worked as an owner-operator, alleges that New Prime “misclassified” him as an independent contractor but in fact treated him […]

Oil falls most in eight weeks as investors avoid risky assets

From Bloomberg via Transport Topics. Crude posted the biggest decline in eight weeks as a risk-off sentiment spread through global markets. Futures tumbled 3% in New York on Oct. 11. Investors eyed a sixth day of U.S. equity losses along with heightened volatility. Meanwhile, domestic crude stockpiles rose for a third straight week as refineries […]

Today’s Pickup: Barclays predicts oil price to reach $70 next year

From FreightWaves. As the volatility in oil prices continue, there have been different opinions on its future with some predicting a three digit rate in a few years while a few hopeful of a downturn. Banking major Barclays has a rather interesting take on the situation, reasoning out that the prices would fall to around […]

Four Democratic representatives seek IG investigation of TTU glider study

From Transport Topics. Four House Democrats have asked the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to investigate a glider truck study by a Tennessee Tech University researcher. The study already is the subject of a research misconduct investigation by the university. “Despite conclusions suggesting that glider vehicles emitted similar levels of pollution as conventional vehicles, it […]

Senior FMCSA official to speak at MTAC meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that Curtis Thomas, who is the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will be speaking during the afternoon session of the MTAC Annual Meeting. In this role, Mr. Thomas is responsible for leadership, oversight, training effectiveness, and coordination of policy and program delivery of a […]

Changes for Connecticut’s International Registration Plan

Message from the Connecticut DMV. The Connecticut International Registration Plan (IRP) is implementing a new electronic system through which it will process applications. The anticipated implementation is mid-December 2018. While we don’t expect any significant inconvenience as a result of this transition, we thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the period when […]