ELD FAQs updated

From FMCSA. Recently, FMCSA made the following updates to the ELD Frequently Asked Questions. The question below has been revised (updates are in bold). What must a driver do if there is an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunction? If an ELD malfunctions, a driver must: Note the malfunction of the ELD and provide written notice […]

XPO’s Ernie Budlowski drives straight to Connecticut Grand Champion title

From Transport Topics. Ernie Budlowski of XPO Logistics drove straight to the Straight Truck title en route to claiming Grand Champion honors in the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships in Windsor Locks on June 8. Budlowski will be joined by eight other class winners at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14-17. Last […]

FMCSA PSP monitoring service now available

Message from FMCSA. The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) added a new service to help drivers keep track of changes to their PSP records. Your PSP record contains FMCSA-reportable crash and roadside inspection information. PSP records are updated about once a month, and safety information could be added to or removed from your record during the […]

Rebuttal: Connecticut DOT does not have a car culture

Op Ed in CT Mirror by MTAC President Joe Sculley. In his May 30 submission, Robert Hale of New Haven submits that Connecticut DOT “remains wedded to investment decisions that prioritize private vehicle use instead of transit.” The fact that 64 percent of the ConnDOT operating budget is eaten up by transit subsidies (even though […]

TFI closes Highland Transport subsidiary

Excerpt from Transport Topics. TFI International Inc. is closing its 150-truck Highland Transport division, a possible sign of softness in the Northeast freight market, according to a TFI official. … A trucking official in New England blamed some of the freight problems on people and businesses fleeing the Northeast because of taxes and regulations. Joseph […]

Load restriction announced for Route 34 across Stevenson Dam Bridge

From CT Post. A load restriction of 15 tons will be enforced along Route 34 at the Stevenson Dam Bridge until repairs on the roadway in the area are complete. Route 34 carries traffic over the Housatonic River between Monroe and Oxford. The load restriction was decided on by the state Department of Transportation and […]

Senate approves two-year, $43 billion state budget; Gov. Lamont expected to sign

From The Hartford Courant. The state Senate approved a two-year, $43 billion budget Tuesday night with Democrats hailing the plan as fiscally prudent and Republicans blasting the package as a bad deal with too many tax increases. The 567-page budget, which passed in the House of Representatives late Monday night, closes a projected deficit of […]

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Lamont lacking on specifics over paid FMLA; Gets started on compromise

From CT News Junkie. It’s been a week since Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill approved by the Senate, and as of Wednesday morning House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said the governor has offered no specifics as to how to resolve the conflict and get the bill passed. “I […]

In another shift, Lamont wants regular session vote on tolls

From CT Post. Gov. Ned Lamont has asked lawmakers to fast-track electronic highway tolls, reversing a previous position to let the issue slide for a special session after the June 5 adjournment of the General Assembly. In meetings with majority Democratic leaders this week, Lamont asked for them to return his signature legislation to the […]

I-91 NB Exit 28 to close from tonight (May 29) for two years

From CT DOT. The closure is necessary to facilitate the first major stage of construction activity (lowering of southbound Routes 5/15 under I-91), and will last approximately two years. From tonight, Wednesday night, May 29, detour signs will direct I-91 northbound motorists seeking Routes 5/15 southbound at Exit 28 to follow the detour route as […]