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Malloy worries lawmakers won’t follow through on transportation plan

Excerpt from Record Journal: Both the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association have embraced Malloy’s plan, saying infrastructure improvements are needed to support the state’s economy. “Congestion on the highway hinders commerce,” said Joe Scully, president of the transport association, which represents the state’s hauling industry. CBIA recently identified […]

MTAC visits Ryder

Late last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited MTAC member Ryder at one of their Connecticut locations. Businesses trust Ryder because they have the experience, expertise, and resources to manage critical fleet, transportation, and supply chain functions. Regardless of the size of a business or the industry they serve, Ryder has a solution to help […]

CVSA prepares for December 2017 ELD implementation

From CVSA: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will begin enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate requirements on Dec. 18, 2017. The out-of-service criteria (OOSC) associated with the ELD mandate will go into effect on April 1, 2018. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) congressionally mandated ELD compliance deadline is still set for Dec. […]

Additional lane reduction announced for I-95 southbound, Gold Star Bridge

From the Connecticut DOT: The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced there will be an additional lane reduction implemented on the Gold Star Bridge on I-95 southbound in Groton and New London to facilitate ongoing construction and bridge repairs. The project is slated to start on Tuesday, September 5th. The travel lane coming from the […]

Take survey on I-84 Danbury project

Message from the Connecticut DOT: The I-84 Danbury Project is an important initiative to improve safety, increase capacity, and improve operations and access between Exits 3 and 8 in Danbury.  As part of Let’s GO CT! – the Governor’s $100 billion, 30-year transportation investment plan that identified projects that will contribute to economic growth and […]

Hours, brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service orders

From Overdrive Online: North American truck and bus inspectors placed more than 12,000 vehicles out-of-service during their 72-hour Roadcheck enforcement blitz held June 6-8. Another nearly 3,000 drivers were placed out-of-service during the week-long event. Enforcers in sum conducted 62,013 inspections. Of those, 19.4 percent (12,030) resulted in a vehicle out-of-service order, and 4.7 percent […]

Analysis: Trump’s path to boosting infrastructure full of potholes

From Associated Press via Transport Topics: President Donald Trump’s road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation’s crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious. Trump has yet to release a plan despite his campaign pledge to create jobs by building bigger and better transportation and other types of infrastructure projects. Administration officials have […]

ELD suppliers offer various pricing models, levels of service

From Transport Topics: How much does an electronic logging device cost? That’s not an easy question to answer, partly because vendors use different pricing models. Some ELD suppliers simply charge a sum for the hardware and that’s it. Others supply the hardware for free and require a contract for the services they offer. The monthly […]

Register for MTAC Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 97th Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) Annual Meeting! This year’s conference will be at a NEW LOCATION, the Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, Connecticut. The conference will happen on the last Thursday in October as usual, October 26, 2017. MTAC is pleased to announce Steve Andrews as the […]

Bolduc of FedEx Express wins 2017 National Truck Driving Championship crown

From Transport Topics: When Roland Bolduc heard that the winner of this year’s National Truck Driving Championships was from Massachusetts, his jaw almost dropped to the floor. Bolduc had just been named the winner of the sleeper berth class at the awards banquet after three days of competition. And, a few minutes later, he heard […]