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Diesel emissions reductions grants

From Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). DEEP is accepting proposals from municipalities, organizations, and businesses for Connecticut diesel reductions projects until Nov. 14, 2017. Current Opportunities To the extent resources are available, DEEP can provide assistance to entities and individuals seeking to apply for these grants. State Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funding […]

MTAC participates in teen safe driving event

This week, MTAC participated in a Teen Safe Driving event at Berlin High School, along with AAA. MTAC President Joe Sculley attended, along with Tony Spero from ABF Freight, and Roland Bolduc from FedEx, who both provided instructions to students about how to safely share the road with tractor trailers. Tony Spero and Roland Bolduc […]

TrucBrush offers MTAC members discount

MTAC associate member, TrucBrush Corporation, is generously offering MTAC members a $500 discount when purchasing their patented, mobile device called TrucBrush. TrucBrush is a polypropylene-bristled broom powered by a front-end loader that clears accumulated snow off the tops of trucks, trailers and buses faster, safer and more effectively than other methods. TrucBrush is available for […]

MTAC to honor Len Suzio as State Senator of the Year

State Senator Len Suzio (R–Meriden) will be the recipient of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Senator of the Year award, MTAC announced today. The State Senator of the Year award is an annual award presented to a member of the State Senate who supports public policy which allows the trucking industry to […]

MTAC to honor John Hampton as State Rep of the Year

State Representative John Hampton (D–Simsbury) will be the recipient of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) State Representative of the Year award, 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 […]

Hours of Service – How familiar are you?

A new pre-recorded webinar is available from the FMCSA. How familiar are you with Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) Rules and Regulations? The FMCSA has updated the HOS section of their website to include a pre-recorded webinar titled “Hours of Service: How Familiar Are You?” The HOS regulations address the […]

Rescheduled: OS/OW Permitting Change

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that it will be switching to a new, online permitting system for oversize/overweight vehicle permits. The new web-based system is expected to be more user friendly, more versatile and is compatible across many online platforms. To accomplish this switch, the existing system will become unavailable beginning at 3 […]

Driver shortage forces haulers to lift pay, perks to woo workers

From the Hartford Business Journal: Ansonia trucking-company operator John Pruchnicki uses nearly every tool in his kit to recruit and retain some of Connecticut’s 57,000 or so commercially licensed truck drivers to his payroll. Many of the semis in Pruchnicki’s Coastal Carriers of Connecticut fleet are equipped with the same safety features and ergonomics found […]

Trucking industry congratulates Ray Martinez on FMCSA nomination

From American Trucking Associations (ATA): Today, trucking industry officials expressed their congratulations to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Ray Martinez on his nomination to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. “Mr. Martinez is well-known to our industry from his work in New Jersey and New York, and exudes the kind of professionalism, […]

Connecticut DOT delays new permitting system

The Connecticut Department of Transportation had recently announced that it would be switching to a new, online permitting system for oversize/overweight vehicle permits. The new web-based system will ultimately be more user friendly, more versatile and is compatible across many online platforms. Unfortunately, the change over to the new system has been delayed. As of […]