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FMCSA Hours of Service presentation at virtual annual meeting

New federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules for truck drivers are now in place, and they impact all MTAC members. Ensure that you understand the new rules by participating in MTAC’s virtual annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29. Beginning at 2 p.m., learn about the new rules from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) Division […]

Conn. DMV leadership to speak during MTAC Annual Meeting

MTAC members should participate in MTAC’s virtual annual meeting in order to hear directly from senior DMV leadership on what they need to know as far as conducting business with the DMV. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29, hear directly from Commissioner Magubane and Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera. They will discuss the COVID-19 impact […]

Insurance news to be announced during MTAC Virtual Meeting

There is some big news regarding MTAC’s Safety Group insurance program that will be revealed during MTAC’s Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29. Ensure you attend the noon session in order to learn about the new developments. Participants in this session will also hear directly from the publisher of MTAC’s new magazine, Jennifer Matthews. […]

Regulatory Outlook: Trucking and the 2020 election

From Fleet Owner. Each U.S. presidential election year comes with its own air of uncertainty, but this year, that uncertainty has been compounded by a global health crisis, a nation divided, and adapting to a new way to conduct business. Included in the ranks of the nation’s essential, front-line workers, the trucking industry has been […]

TAT’s Driving Freedom podcast

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) recently created a podcast of concise and content-rich episodes, that serve as an additional training tool for the largest mobile army of eyes and ears dedicated to discovering and disrupting human trafficking networks. Support TAT and check out the TAT Driving Freedom podcast. The most recent episode – How TAT got […]

Connecticut Resources

Surging tax receipts take a huge chunk out of state’s projected budget deficit

From CT Mirror. Connecticut got a shot of good fiscal news Tuesday as surging tax receipts helped to lop nearly 40% off the state’s projected $2 billion deficit, increasing the likelihood Gov. Ned Lamont can avert major tax hikes next spring. The surging revenues also give lawmakers more money to assist public universities and others […]

September tonnage down year-over-year, rebounds after August decline

From Transport Topics. Truck tonnage in September declined a seasonally adjusted 2.7% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year declines, American Trucking Associations said Oct. 20. However, when measured month-to-month, the index increased 6.7% after declining 5.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 115.1 compared with 118.2 the same […]

Attention clean diesel stakeholders – Conn. DERA solicitation open now

From CT DEEP. EPA is providing funding to Connecticut for clean diesel projects. The 2020 program is very similar to the 2019 program with regard to eligibility and the maximum incentives available for Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) projects. A complete list of eligible projects is provided in the 2020 Guidance for State DERA Project […]

Trucking industry economy outpaces US economy as capacity tightens

From Transport Topics. Trucking is providing one of the few bright spots to the flagging U.S. economy as tight capacity and a driver shortage push contract and spot rates higher across vans, flatbeds and refrigerated trucks. DAT Solutions said van spot load rates in September were up 28.8% compared with a year ago. They have […]

Occidental: US oil production already passed peak

From Transport Topics. America’s oil production will never again reach the record 13 million barrels a day set earlier this year, just before the pandemic devastated global demand, according to Occidental Petroleum Corp. “It’s just going to be too difficult to replace the 2 million barrels a day of production that we’ve lost, and then […]