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CVSA International Road Check webinar April 22

On Thursday, April 22 MTAC will host a Zoom webinar on the CVSA International Road Check. The International Road Check aims to raise awareness of the North American Standard Inspection Program and the essential highway safety rules and regulations in place to keep our roadways safe. This year’s road check will focus on lighting, and […]

MTAC testimony on SB 931: Emissions standards for medium & heavy duty vehicles

MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill that proposes to have Connecticut adopt emission standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) (rather than US EPA) for new medium and heavy-duty trucks. Sculley went on to address several key points on why MTAC opposes the proposed bill stating: “It will […]

MTAC testimony on HB 6439: Revenue-raising mechanisms in transportation plan

MTAC president Joe Sculley submitted a second testimony this week in response to appropriations concerning the state’s transportation plan. In the testimony Sculley said that MTAC “vehemently opposes” two of the proposed revenue-raising mechanisms proposed by the Governor, which the administration estimates would raise about $170 million per year. Governor Ned Lamont is proposing a […]

UPS ships out first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

From Transport Topics. UPS Inc. began shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines March 2, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization. Atlanta-based UPS said the vaccine packages were being flown from its Worldport air hub in Louisville, Ky., to sorting facilities in other parts of the […]

Transportation capacity sees ‘accelerated contraction’ in February

From Freight Waves. A February survey of logistics executives showed growth in the supply chain is “increasing at an increasing rate.” The Logistics Managers’ Index, a reading on changes in several areas of the supply chain, increased 4.2 percentage points during February to 71.4%. The reading was notably higher than the historical average of 62.7% […]

MTAC submits testimony on Act Concerning Combination and Commercial Registrations

MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill that proposes to include motor vehicle operator license numbers on combination and commercial registrations. In the testimony Sculley said: “If I understand correctly, this proposal is aimed at “mom and pop” stores which may have only a few, small vehicles. Local law enforcement may […]

With new administration, regulatory policy changes could be coming

From Transport Topics. With a new administration now occupying the White House, the trucking industry soon could see changes in the regulatory landscape. “When there is a change in administrations, it is standard to have a regulatory freeze so new agency staff have some time to review the issues at hand, and the review can […]

Oshkosh beats Workhorse for Postal Service delivery vehicle contract

From Freight Waves. Defense contractor Oshkosh Truck Corp. won a 10-year contract to build next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs) for the U.S. Postal Service, beating out electric delivery van maker Workhorse Group Inc. Day traders had driven Workhorse (NASDAQ: WKHS) shares to record levels in recent months, anticipating that at least a piece of the multibillion-dollar […]

FMCSA extends Emergency Declaration through May 31

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration offering regulatory relief to truckers involved in coronavirus-related assistance efforts. The declaration, which has been extended to May 31, applies to commercial motor vehicle drivers providing direct assistance in support of emergency efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic. “This extension […]

Infrastructure initiatives remain a top priority for Congress, White House

From Transport Topics. Now that former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is out of the way, Congress and the White House say they can finally get to legislating. For infrastructure and transportation policymakers, this probably means an opportunity to ready the advancement of major pieces of legislation on freight, climate, highways and autonomous vehicles. […]