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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 […]

I-84 E – Exit 25 off-ramp & Reidville Drive opens Aug. 22

From Connecticut Department of Transportation: Beginning Tuesday night, Aug. 22, the I-84 eastbound exit 25 off-ramp and Reidville Drive [near Waterbury] will shift to their new alignment; the existing eastbound exit 25 off-ramp and western portion of Reidville Drive will close permanently. The entrance to the new I-84 eastbound exit 25 off-ramp will begin soon after […]

Industry asked to rank top concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its […]

Coming Soon – MTAC Annual Meeting Registration

Save the date! On Thursday, Oct. 26, the 97th MTAC Annual Meeting will be held at a new location. This year’s meeting will be at the Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, Connecticut. The Four Points is a beautiful facility with ample room for indoor and outdoor exhibits, breakout meetings, networking, and more. Attendees will have […]

New brake training classes

Brake training classes that will be held at the MTAC building have been scheduled for fall of 2017. 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 to be accomplished. The best way to do that is […]