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Number of FMCSA-Certified Medical Examiners reaches 52,000

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The number of medical examiners certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reached more than 52,000, a top agency official said March 28. Speaking at American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council and Transportation Security Council’s Policy Council, Larry Minor, FMCSA Associate Administrator for Policy, said the examiners conducted […]

Rep. DeFazio introduces transportation infrastructure legislation

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a transportation infrastructure bill on March 22 that he said will increase the gasoline and diesel tax by about a penny, in order to provide about $500 billion in funding to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems. DeFazio’s “Investing in America: A Penny for […]

UPS honored as WBENC top corporation for women business enterprises

From UPS. UPS, in partnership with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), is proud to be included on the 17th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) – the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses. Gary Kallenbach, […]

Brake training classes

Brake training classes that will be held at the MTAC building have been scheduled for spring/summer 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 through […]

Online supervisor training from Fleet Screen

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) (49 CFR part 382.603) require that supervisors be trained so that they can properly determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo drug and alcohol testing as required under §382.307. MTAC is pleased to announce that our new vendor partner, Fleet Screen, can provide this training […]

FMCSA withdraws proposed safety fitness determination rule

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn its proposed motor carrier safety fitness determination rule as it awaits a major study of the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by the National Academies of Science, according to the agency’s March 22 announcement. FMCSA previously announced that, rather than move to […]

MTAC opposes Carbon Tax legislation

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified before the Connecticut legislature’s Environment Committee in opposition to a carbon tax legislation. He stated, “MTAC appreciates that proponents of this bill want to protect our environment, however, MTAC does not believe that this bill is necessary or practical. Major environmental policy is best left to the federal […]

MTAC testifies on budget proposal

Late last week, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified before the legislature’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee on a couple of budget bills. Regarding provisions which proposed bonding for transit purposes, he stated: “The STF [Special Transportation Fund] is funded almost entirely through revenue generated on taxes and fees paid by truckers and passenger car drivers […]

Driver Qualification class rescheduled

Due to the storm on March 14, the Driver Qualification File class originally scheduled to be held that day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Any member who was signed up but cannot make it to the rescheduled date must request a refund before March 28. Members who […]

CVSA Roadcheck June 6-8; Emphasis on cargo securement

From CVSA: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This […]