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Sen. Toni Boucher is MTAC’s State Senator of the Year

State Senator Toni Boucher (R – Wilton) is the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Senator of the Year, MTAC announced today. This annual award is presented to a member of the State Senate who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to remain competitive in Connecticut. “Senator Boucher has been a strong […]

Rep. Pat Boyd is MTAC State Representative of the Year

State Representative Pat Boyd (D – Brooklyn) is the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Representative of the Year, MTAC announced today. The State Representative of the Year award is an annual award presented to a member of the State House of Representatives who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to remain […]

Bond Commission approves toll study

From CT Post. The State Bond Commission on Wednesday moved Connecticut a step closer to electronic tolls on state highways and four lane routes. The commission authorized a $10 million study to look at tolling, per mile prices, which roads should be tolled and how much money could be made. The state estimates tolling highways […]

Webinar on diesel emissions mitigation program is now available online

From CT DEEP The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) held an informational webinar on June 19, 2018 discussing the recently announced Connecticut Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program. This webinar, attended by nearly 100 stakeholders, provided a brief background on the VW Settlement, a review of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program requirements, eligible projects and funding amounts, an […]

Policymakers wrongly targeting small business truckers

Hartford Business Journal Op Ed by MTAC President Joseph Sculley. Small business trucking companies have so much money, it’s like they are sitting on piles of cash and they don’t know what to do with it. This must be what some leaders and policymakers in Connecticut, and elsewhere, are currently thinking. It’s the only way […]

Doyle says state should sue EPA over zombie truck pollution

From CT Post. They’re sometimes called “zombie trucks,” and their franken bodies — old high-polluting diesel engines concealed by new exteriors — cruise I-95 and other highways spewing emissions that exceed federal vehicle standards. In the last hours Scott Pruitt was administrator, the Environmental Protection Agency decided last week not to enforce an existing annual […]

Malloy does what legislators won’t: Orders $10 million study of tolling

Excerpt from CT Mirror. During his first term in office, Malloy and a Democrat-controlled legislature did scale-back previously approved increases in transfers to the transportation program to help balance the General Fund. “This is an irresponsible and egotistical waste of money as he heads out of office,” Fasano added. “Governor Malloy needs to get on […]

Ray Dunaway: Diesel motorists face tax hike (Audio)

From WTIC Radio. Joseph Sculley, President of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, which represents more than 800 trucking and trucking-related businesses joins the show. He talks with Ray about Connecticut’s truck drivers and other motorists that use diesel fuel and how they face their first tax hike this week in five years. Motorists using […]

CVSA’s annual driver-focused enforcement blitz this month

From Commercial Carrier Journal. Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21. During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. CVSA says driver behavior is the cause […]

Reminder: July 10 ABS Brake Training Class

Federal regulations require that any employee responsible for brake inspections, maintenance, service, or repairs on any commercial motor vehicle must understand the brake service or inspection task to be accomplished. The best way to do that is through “participation in a training program sponsored by a brake or vehicle manufacturer or similar commercial training program.” […]