Get involved with Truckers Against Trafficking

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut is proud to be affiliated with 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. As the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways, the trucking industry has the ability to help combat […]

Hands Off Special Transportation Fund

In a recent Letter to the Editor published in the Hartford Courant, Mike Riley, President of MTAC, urges the people of the state to figure out what revenues should be part of the Special Transportation Fund and amend the State Constitution to protect the STF from raids. The letter appeared on April 16, 2015. The […]

2015 Connecticut Truck Driving Championship

The Connecticut Truck Driving Championship organized by MTAC is coming to NETTTS on June 13. This family-friendly event features the competition, a vintage truck display, awards program and barbecue from Outback Steakhouse.

Connecticut considers study of winter road treatments

In February, MTAC sent an email to members referencing an article in the Connecticut Mirror written by Jan Ellen Spiegel concerning the use of sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride during the winter months and the effect the treatments have on truck parts here in southern New England. More from NBC Connecticut. Lawmakers in Connecticut are […]

Keeping it clean – Tractor trailer rigs on the road

At issue are the liquid de-icers that have become a common treatment in the DOT’s battle with ice and snow. Magnesium chloride and calcium chloride are sprayed on pavement in advance of a coming storm, and these chemicals can prevent ice from forming on the roadways, making the roads safer for travel and snow removal […]

Malloy’s focus

“We know that transportation and economic growth are bound together. States that make long-term investments in their infrastructure can have vibrant economies for generations. States that don’t will struggle. It’s that simple,” he said. “Transportation connects us – literally – community to community, state to state, nation to nation. It connects us to economic opportunity […]

DVIR “No Defect” final rule

The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, announced on Dec. 18, 2014, that commercial motor vehicle drivers operating in interstate commerce will no longer have to comply with the daily paperwork requirement associated with completing a post-trip vehicle inspection report (DVIR) when no defects are found. An exception to this rule is the passenger-carrying CMV’s who […]

Distracted driving – Cell phone use in big rigs

NBC’s Connecticut Troubleshooters spent some time completing an unscientific study monitoring the cell phone habits of commercial drivers. Michael Riley, president of MTAC, was interviewed for the online article by Jeff Stoecker. “What we don’t want is that truck driver holding that phone up to his ear,” said Michael J. Riley, president of the Motor […]