Federal greenhouse-gas regulations delivered to OMB

From Transport Topics. The final version of the Phase 2 federal greenhouse-gas regulation for trucks on June 3 was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. Federal regulators are intent on publishing the final version of Phase 2 of GHG regulations for medium- and heavy-duty trucks by August, but recent […]

Commercial tire safety tips

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is concerned about commercial tire safety and has previously issued alerts to the motor coach industry to raise awareness regarding summer tire safety issues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) have highlighted that exceeding tire speed ratings, increased front axle loads, and […]

Boat transport equipment for sale

The owners of a MTAC member company are retiring after 37 years of running their family business. To prepare for their retirement, they are seeking to sell some equipment that was used by the business. Specifically, they have two day cabs and three trailers, all customized for boat transport and reportedly in excellent condition. The […]

Next Week – CVSA Roadcheck – Focus on Tires

Next week, June 7-9, is the industry’s opportunity to demonstrate to law enforcement officials that MTAC members and the trucking industry make safety and compliance a priority. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, […]

MTAC Visits Botticello, Inc.

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited MTAC Board member Dennis Botticello of Botticello’s, Inc., in Manchester, Conn. Botticello’s is a long-time member which serves all of Connecticut for a variety of services, including trucking. They are also in the equipment sales and rentals business, and have commercial, industrial, and municipal services. Botticello’s provides a […]

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut ranks 50th in state fiscal condition

From the George Mason University Mercatus Center. On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five separate categories, Connecticut ranks 50th among the US states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health. Connecticut’s fiscal position is poor across all categories. With between only 0.46 and 1.19 times the cash needed to cover short-term liabilities, Connecticut’s […]


Bestpass adds Oklahoma to complete national tolling coverage

From Transport Topics. Bestpass Inc. announced that it now offers complete nationwide toll-management coverage for commercial fleets with the addition of services in Oklahoma. “When we started processing tolls with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, we added the final piece necessary to deliver a truly national tolling solution and to cover 100% of all major U.S. […]

Connecticut oversize & overweight permit fee increases

Effective July 1, 2016, Connecticut will increase the costs to obtain oversize and overweight permits. Legislation sponsored by Democratic leadership will raise the costs for individual permits from $23 to $30. It will also raise the cost of an “electronic transmittal fee” to electronically pay for the permits from $3 to $5. Additionally, the bill […]

DOT plans hearing on new I-95 ramps in Stratford

From the Connecticut Post. The state Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the planned Exit 33 ramp project on I-95. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16 at the Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017 “based on the availability of funding.” […]

FMCSA sends drug & alcohol clearinghouse final rule to OMB

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 20 forwarded to the White House Office of Management and Budget its final rule that would establish a national database of truck drivers who have failed or refused to take drug and alcohol tests, marking the final step in the approval process. The […]