Trucking industry asked to rank top concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. Now in its 15th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not only ranks the […]

FMCSA proposes delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule due to IT glitches

From Transport Topics. Federal trucking regulators have proposed a two-year delay for compliance with certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for development of the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies. “The proposed two-year extension would delay the date […]

Second round of Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program launches Aug. 1

From CT DEEP. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that the second round of funding under Connecticut’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program is expected to launch on August 1, 2019. Complete program details, including application forms, will be available on that date at the DEEP VW Settlement website. Funds for […]

Register for live ELD Q&A FMCSA session

After Dec. 16, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record hours-of-service data. To help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for this important deadline, FMCSA is hosting a series of live question and answer sessions. To keep these […]

Trucks-only tolling back on table, top lawmakers say

From CT Post. Unable to secure enough support to pass a plan for widespread tolling on the state’s major highways, top Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are now discussing ideas they previously rejected: tolling trucks only and placing tolls on select bridges in need of repair. “There has been discussion back and forth where […]

Economist Noel Perry warns of more shutdowns after LME padlocks doors

From Transport Topics. One of the trucking industry’s leading economists says the abrupt shutdown of New Brighton, Minnesota-based carrier LME Inc. is an indication that trucking companies that are poorly run could be in deep trouble if the economy slows. “There is no question industry conditions are not nearly as strong as they were a […]

Senators aim for five-year highway bill before August recess

From Transport Topics. The first version of what could become the country’s next major highway policy bill will be unveiled in the Senate prior to Congress’ recess in August, surface transportation policymakers announced July 10. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee intends to consider a five-year highway bill, kicking off reauthorization of the FAST […]

MTAC selects Bouvier Insurance as agent for Acadia Insurance program

The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) is pleased to announce that they have selected Bouvier Insurance as the sponsoring agent for their dividend-paying Safety Group insurance program, which is run in conjunction with Acadia Insurance. “We are thrilled to have a great new partner with Bouvier Insurance,” said MTAC President Joe Sculley. “They have […]

Connecticut diesel fuel taxes climb second year in a row

From CT Mirror. Truck drivers and other motorists who buy diesel fuel in Connecticut began paying an extra 2.6 cents per gallon this week — their second increase in two summers. The Department of Revenue Services set the new rate on July 1 at 46.5 cents per gallon, up from 43.9 cents one year ago […]

Gasoline taxes are on the rise — just not in Connecticut

From CT Mirror. Connecticut motorists haven’t faced a gasoline tax increase in six years and only two in the past 12. … “The gasoline tax simply does not provide the reliable revenue we need, period,” Lamont said when he made his first pitch for tolls back in February. “Gasoline tax revenues have been flat for […]