FMCSA final rule on windshield-mounted technologies

From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by […]

DOT cuts hours at interstate rest areas

From the Hartford Courant: The state Department of Transportation is cutting back hours at interstate rest areas in six communities. Beginning Friday, Rest areas along I-84 in Willington and Southington, I-95 in North Stonington and I-91 in Middletown and Wallingford will be open and staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A rest area along […]

Trucking industry’s operational costs decline in 2015

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. Using financial data provided directly by motor carriers throughout the country, this research documents and analyzes trucking costs from 2008 through 2015, providing trucking industry stakeholders with a high-level benchmarking tool, and […]

Register for the annual meeting

As a reminder, register for the MTAC Annual Meeting which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. This year’s meeting includes: Keynote speech from new American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear. Presentation of awards to Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-New Haven) and House Finance Committee Chairman […]

Drivewyze, Coastal Carriers & others sponsor annual meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that several member companies have committed to generous sponsorships for the 2016 annual meeting on Oct. 27. Sponsors added this week include Drivewyze, Coastal Carriers, and Acadia Insurance. Ensure you visit the Annual Meeting section of the MTAC website for a list of all the sponsors.

NBC Connecticut story on speed limiters

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley was interviewed by NBC Connecticut for a story on a proposal from the federal government to require speed limiters on new trucks. The video is embedded below, and available online at the NBC Connecticut website.

No UCRA registration until October

By Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter Registration by motor carriers and other entities subject to the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement for the 2017 year begins soon – but not until Oct. 1. Most carriers and others register for UCR and pay their fees through the national online system operated on behalf of UCR by the […]

Annual meeting sponsors added

MTAC is pleased to announce that several member companies have committed to generous sponsorships for the 2016 Annual Meeting on Oct. 27. Platinum Sponsors Silver Sponsors New England Tractor Trailer Training School As a reminder, MTAC is working with The Ferris Group in preparation for this year’s Annual Meeting, and accordingly, they are contacting members […]

I-91 to Route 34 Construction Update

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing construction activities related to the opening of the new bridge carrying the I-91 Southbound off-ramp to Route 34 Westbound (Exit 1) were successfully completed by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. All travel lanes on I-95, I-91, and Route 34 have been re-opened to traffic. Work scheduled to […]

ATRI & Mayo Clinic – Survey to examine driver medical exam process

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and Mayo Clinic today launched a set of surveys designed to solicit motor carrier and commercial driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) has had on the driver medical exam process. The NRCME was deployed in 2014 and since then, medical examiners […]