Republicans draw event in Senate, pick up seats in House

Excerpt from Connecticut News Junkie. Democrat Hillary Clinton may have won Connecticut, but Republican candidates made big gains Tuesday in the race for control of the General Assembly. In the Senate, Republicans picked up three of the four seats they needed to take over the majority, drawing even at 18-18 in the chamber. Lt. Gov. […]

I-84 East Exit 23 on-ramp temporary configuration

Message from Connecticut Department of Transportation. Effective Thursday night, Nov. 10, there is a change to the I-84 eastbound on-ramp from McMahon and Baldwin Streets in downtown Waterbury. The ramp will originate on the far left lane of the existing ramp, and traffic will enter I-84 East just west of Hamilton Avenue Bridge. The existing […]

Reminder: Drug & alcohol testing consortium with Fleet Screen

MTAC is transitioning to a new partner who will run its drug and alcohol testing consortium. Members should continue to complete any random tests that were scheduled by its former partner between now and December 31, 2016, but should sign up with Fleet Screen as soon as possible. MTAC’s new partner, Fleet Screen, will save […]

Bestpass surpasses $60 million in savings on toll for customers

Press Release from Bestpass. Bestpass, Inc., a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, recently surpassed $60 million in savings on tolling costs for its customers, which range in size from solo owner-operators to mega-fleets with thousands of vehicles. Bestpass saves its customers money on tolls by obtaining the […]

Workers comp insurance rates drop for third straight year

From Connecticut News Junkie. Continued reductions in workplace injuries and claims are two of the reasons that workers compensation insurance in Connecticut is getting less expensive for businesses. The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which analyzes and recommends rates in more than 40 states, asked for a 10.9 percent overall average rate reduction. Insurance Commissioner […]

OOIDA loses appeal in ELD case

Excerpt from Transport Topics article. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s challenge to the federal electronic logging device mandate Oct. 31. OOIDA had asked the court to vacate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule, which was issued in December 2015 and is scheduled to […]

ABS Seminar on Nov. 17

There is still room to attend the last brakes seminar of the year! There is an ABS Seminar that will be taught at the MTAC building on Nov. 17. 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 […]

MTAC selects Fleet Screen to run drug and alcohol testing consortium

MTAC is pleased to announce that we have selected a new partner to run our drug and alcohol testing consortium. MTAC’s new partner, Fleet Screen, will save members significant time and money. A move to Fleet Screen will result in a nearly 20% reduction in per-test drug test costs to members. Additionally, members will save […]

Election of MTAC officers and directors

The MTAC membership, at its annual meeting on Oct. 27, elected the following individuals to serve as officers, beginning Jan. 1, 2017: ATA State VP (one-year term) – Bob Hamilton, Bozzutos Chairman of the Board (two-year term) – John Pruchnicki, Coastal Carriers 1st Vice Chairman (two-year term) – Ed Michaels, American Transportation & Logistics 2nd […]

Annual meeting wrap-up

MTAC had a successful 96th Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, Conn. Many thanks to our keynote speaker Chris Spear, president & CEO of American Trucking Associations. MTAC also greatly appreciates our seminar presenters, including Chris Henry, FMCSA division administrator for Connecticut; Rick LaRose, tax unit assistant manager for the Connecticut […]