The Transportation Professional

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Connecticut DMV adds time to length of credentials extension

The Connecticut DMV has announced that eligible credentials which expired between March 10 and June 30, 2020 are now extended for 180 days from the date of expiration. Prior to this announcement, there was only a 90 day extension for such credentials. The extension includes all Connecticut driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, identity cards, emissions testing […]

FMCSA publishes final HOS Rule, granting flexibility to drivers

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its long-awaited final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations in a move intended to increase flexibility for truck drivers. The final rule, announced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen on May 14, includes four revisions that pertain to issues […]

April tonnage down 11.3% year-over-year

From Transport Topics. April truck tonnage declined 11.3% compared with year-ago levels, the steepest year-over-year decline since 2009, American Trucking Associations reported. ATA on May 19 announced that its monthly, seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage registered 104.9 in April, down from 118.4 a year ago. On a sequential basis, April was down 12.2% from March, when […]

Free Food For Truck Drivers on Wednesday at Southington Rest Area

The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) and their members will host a third event in which they will buy meals for commercial truck drivers from food truck operators at a Connecticut highway rest area, the association announced today. MTAC President Joe Sculley said that Nutmeg International Trucks and Allegiance Truck Group will buy meals […]

FMCSA publishes final rule on Hours of Service

From FMCSA. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Based on the detailed public comments and input from the American people, FMCSA’s final rule on […]

MTAC launches new magazine, The Transportation Professional

MTAC is pleased to announce that the inaugural edition of MTAC’s magazine, The Transportation Professional, should be arriving in your mail any day now. The magazine was published by Matthews Publishing Group, who did a fantastic job. It is being provided free of charge because of support from our members who purchased advertisements in the […]

Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) Tool

With the support of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has designed, developed, and deployed a capability for truckers and other commercial drivers in the U.S. to understand restrictions that they might encounter as they travel across the country. The Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) tool merges coordinated and vetted […]

Operation Safe Driver Week is July 12-18 with focus on speeding

From CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. During this week-long traffic enforcement safety initiative, law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by […]

FMCSA extends Emergency Declaration through June 14

From FMCSA. The extension of Emergency Declaration 2020-002 provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19, including transportation to meet immediate needs for: medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, […]

COVID-19 disinformation activity

From US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the nation and the world continues to fight against COVID-19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to work on products and other resources intended to help critical infrastructure stakeholders improve their resilience and reduce their exposure to COVID-19 related risks. Today (May 8), CISA issued […]