FHWA releases size & weight changes guidance

From the CVSA Newsletter. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a memo providing guidance regarding the commercial motor vehicle size and weight changes included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. FHWA will be scheduling informational webinars to further review these changes and CVSA will circulate that information when it becomes […]

DMV: Trucking companies have 90 days to pay registration fees

An excerpt from The Journal Enquirer article posted on Feb. 29, 2016 and written by Mike Savino. Department of Motor Vehicles [Connecticut] has extended the time for truckers to pay registration fees that hadn’t been charged due to a miscalculation by the department’s software. The DMV now is giving commercial truckers 90 days to pay fees […]

Oversize & overweight permit fee increases proposed

On Friday, Feb. 27, Joe Sculley submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding regarding proposals to increase fees for oversize and overweight permits. An excerpt from the testimony is below. The full testimony is available as a PDF document. At this time, we are opposed to any further increases in any taxes, […]

MTAC Testimony on Transportation Lockbox Proposal

On Monday, Feb. 29, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified before the Joint Transportation Committee regarding the proposed Constitutional Amendment to create a “lockbox” for transportation funds. An excerpt of that testimony is below. The full testimony is available as a PDF document. MTAC believes that an amendment to the Connecticut Constitution should name revenue sources right […]

MTAC testifies in opposition to closing rest areas

On Friday, Feb. 19, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified at an Appropriations Committee hearing in opposition to a budget proposal to permanently close down rest areas on Interstate 84 in Southington and Willington. He also stated opposition to closing or reducing staffing at all other rest areas in the state. A copy of Sculley’s statement to […]

MTAC on Connecticut transportation funds lockbox

Earlier this week, the Journal Inquirer published this Op-Ed by MTAC President Joe Sculley concerning the Connecticut governor’s suggestion to create a lockbox for transportation funds in the state. The full piece is available at the Journal Inquirer’s website. Proposal is not a Lockbox Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed a state constitutional amendment to create […]

New York Highway Use Tax fees update

This information submitted by the New York State Motor Truck Association. As you are likely aware, a recent Supreme Court ruling declared the fees charged for a HUT decal and certificate of registration as unconstitutional. The case was brought by the Owner Operators Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) on behalf of out-of-state trucking companies. New York […]

MTAC visits Anastasio & Sons Trucking

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the business of MTAC Board member Andy Anastasio, Anastasio & Sons Trucking Company. Anastasio trucking says that just about everyone traveling the highways and byways this side of the Mississippi has seen their flatbed fleet in action. Their business started in 1977, and they are proud of what it […]

Hours of Service restart provision threatened

There is a developing issue with the federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, and MTAC wanted to provide a summary of what is happening. The bottom line is that there was a “legislative glitch” with some of the language regarding the HOS regulation that was included in the omnibus government funding bill passed last year. […]

MTAC visits John DeGrand & Son

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the headquarters of John DeGrand & Son, Inc. DeGrand specializes in daily, overnight, and next day service throughout the Tri-State area and New England region. All services provided to these areas are handled exclusively by John DeGrand & Son’s employees. John DeGrand & Son, Inc. also provides services […]