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Truck stop to be named for Connecticut trucker

A Connecticut truck driver is set to have a commercial truck stop named in his honor. At a ceremony on Saturday, July 7 at 1:00pm, the TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop in Branford, CT will be renamed as the “Roland Bolduc Branford Travel Center.” This honor of Mr., who drives for FedEx Express out […]

HOS flexibility provided under House bill

From Transport Topics. Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers. The Honest Operators Undertaking Road Safety, or HOURS, Act would exempt truckers hauling livestock or agricultural products from hours-of-service rules […]

FMCSA ELD support information

From FMCSA. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated their website to provide a centralized location for its ELD Support email inboxes. The update includes the centralization of the following email inboxes: General Information: For general information regarding electronic logging devices (ELD) or automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRD), please review our frequently asked questions […]

Conn. DOT increasing over-dimensions permit allowances

Message from Conn. DOT. The Department would like to announce a change in some of the restrictions that have affected travel times for various permitted loads. 1)   Due to the many bridge replacements/rehabilitations along the I-95 corridor from New Haven to the NY Line over the past 10 to 20 years, the restriction on I-95 […]

ATA among groups supporting Corker’s bill to examine tariffs

From Transport Topics American Trucking Associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers are among nearly five dozen transportation and business groups supporting a U.S. Senate bill that would require Congress to authorize the president’s tariffs based on national security concerns. The legislation, introduced recently by Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker […]

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Save the Date – MTAC Annual Meeting Oct. 25

Save the date of Thursday, Oct. 25 for the MTAC Annual Meeting. It will again be held at the Four Points Sheraton, in Meriden, Connecticut. As usual, the meeting will feature educational events, a trade show, the election of officers and directors, and we will honor winners from June’s Connecticut Truck Driving Championship.

Lamont proposes trucks-only tolls

From CT Post. Ned Lamont, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate for governor, has been pitching the idea of highway tolls — but only for trucks — as a way to raise the kind of revenue that could help pull Connecticut out of its budgetary death spiral. Last week the state of Rhode Island instituted just such […]

Video: Lamont pushing ‘trucker only tolling’

From WTNH News 8. Ned Lamont spent Tuesday in Waterbury, touring areas slated for renewal and meeting voters at the Tower Grill. He’s reaffirming his support for imposing trucker only tolls on Connecticut’s interstate highways to help pay for transportation improvements, saying it would be a way to ease the state into electronic tolls. He […]

Rhode Island’s truck tolls could burden Connecticut roads

From New London Day. Rhode Island has moved forward with truck-only tolls, and there’s some concern regarding the effects of this decision on truck drivers and the trucking industry in Connecticut. “We have to remember, trucking is interstate commerce, so you have truck drivers and trucking companies from all over the country that come here,” […]