Brake Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

From CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-22. Throughout that week, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. […]

Lamont threatens to clamp down on borrowing if tolls not approved

From CT Mirror. Gov. Ned Lamont threatened Wednesday to clamp down on state borrowing if legislators can’t agree in special session this summer on a plan to toll Connecticut’s major highways. The governor, who made his comments during and after the State Bond Commission meeting, also said he’d consider shifting more borrowing capacity away from […]

Republicans criticize Democrats for changing tax projections

From CT News Junkie. Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano held a press conference Tuesday to complain that the two-year $43.35 billion budget, which Gov. Ned Lamont received yesterday, increased projected tax receipts beyond consensus revenue. Consensus revenue was passed a decade ago to make sure the governor’s Office of Policy and Management and the legislature’s […]

Connecticut Legislature recap for 2019 session

A summary of some of the major Connecticut legislative issues that MTAC worked on in 2019.

Wilson Elser seminar covers required sexual harassment prevention training

A new law passed this year by the Connecticut General Assembly mandates sexual harassment prevention training for nearly every employer in the state. The new law requires that businesses with three or more employees provide sexual harassment prevention training to every employee. MTAC is pleased to announce that our partner, the Wilson Elser law firm, […]

ELD FAQs updated

From FMCSA. Recently, FMCSA made the following updates to the ELD Frequently Asked Questions. The question below has been revised (updates are in bold). What must a driver do if there is an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunction? If an ELD malfunctions, a driver must: Note the malfunction of the ELD and provide written notice […]

XPO’s Ernie Budlowski drives straight to Connecticut Grand Champion title

From Transport Topics. Ernie Budlowski of XPO Logistics drove straight to the Straight Truck title en route to claiming Grand Champion honors in the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships in Windsor Locks on June 8. Budlowski will be joined by eight other class winners at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14-17. Last […]

FMCSA PSP monitoring service now available

Message from FMCSA. The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) added a new service to help drivers keep track of changes to their PSP records. Your PSP record contains FMCSA-reportable crash and roadside inspection information. PSP records are updated about once a month, and safety information could be added to or removed from your record during the […]

Rebuttal: Connecticut DOT does not have a car culture

Op Ed in CT Mirror by MTAC President Joe Sculley. In his May 30 submission, Robert Hale of New Haven submits that Connecticut DOT “remains wedded to investment decisions that prioritize private vehicle use instead of transit.” The fact that 64 percent of the ConnDOT operating budget is eaten up by transit subsidies (even though […]

TFI closes Highland Transport subsidiary

Excerpt from Transport Topics. TFI International Inc. is closing its 150-truck Highland Transport division, a possible sign of softness in the Northeast freight market, according to a TFI official. … A trucking official in New England blamed some of the freight problems on people and businesses fleeing the Northeast because of taxes and regulations. Joseph […]