Truckers Against Trafficking training

MTAC partner Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is encouraging member companies to undergo training that would help truckers identify human trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. TAT recognizes that members of the trucking […]

Connecticut Legislature going overtime to approve budget

From Transport Topics. Knowing that they wouldn’t be able to approve a budget before the midnight May 4 deadline despite reaching a tentative, $19.75 billion agreement with Gov. Dannel Malloy the previous day, Connecticut lawmakers voted to schedule special sessions to do so. The Senate will reconvene May 12. The House has yet to set […]

Warehouse Contract webinar on May 12

The Scopelitis Law Firm is hosting a free webinar to discuss warehouse contract terms. The firm will share some of the most contested terms and how they respond to depositors’ requests to make changes. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm. Scopelitis has stated that MTAC members […]

Route 8 construction set for parts of June and July

Some MTAC members may already be aware of construction on Route 8 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. For those who might not know, in general the project involves the replacement of the superstructures (beams and concrete decks) of several bridges on Route 8/25, approximately two miles north of Interstate 95. The bridges carry Route 8/25 over Lindley […]

Hours of Service update

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Included in the comprehensive legislation is a technical correction to the suspension of the July 2013 restrictions on the use of the 34-hour restart, ensuring that the 34-hour restart remains in place. […]

MTAC visits Whelen Engineering

Last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited member company Whelen Engineering. Whelen’s goal is to bring innovative, life-saving products to market more quickly while maintaining strict quality control throughout the process. They have accomplished this through a vertical manufacturing initiative to eliminate or reduce out-sourcing; the use of robotics and state-of-the-art production equipment; and, perhaps […]

MTAC Annual Directory

MTAC’s publishing partner, E&M Consulting, is currently at work on the publication of the annual membership directory. If there have been any changes to your contact information since last year’s directory was published, please call the MTAC office to have your information updated prior to publishing the directory. We receive calls from members every year […]

FMCSA Certified Medical Examination forms

As a follow up to our post from Feb. 4, Certified Medical Examiners must now use the “new” revised Medical Long Form (MCSA-5875) and Medical Examination Certification (med card) (MCSA-5876). The “old” forms cannot be used any longer. As a reminder, MTAC has the new Certified Medical Examination forms available for sale, so contact the […]

New York Highway Use Tax fee reduction

This information submitted by the New York State Motor Truck Association. As of April 13, 2016, registering a truck for Highway Use Tax (HUT) will cost $1.50 per truck. As part of the recently enacted New York State budget, the $15 HUT Certificate of Registration fee and the $4 HUT decal fee have been eliminated. Those […]

Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued its final rule establishing new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by truck and rail, to guard against food contamination. The rule obligates shippers, loaders, rail and motor carriers and receivers engaged in food transportation and freight brokers when they initiate food […]