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Connecticut truck drivers react to TSA warning about terror trend

Excerpt from WFSB Eyewitness News. Connecticut truck drivers reacted after the Transportation Security Administration urged the trucking and busing industries to be on alert. The new security alert said terrorists could be planning to steal trucks such as tractor trailers or school buses and use them in attacks. Connecticut truck driver Tony Murray said he […]

Waterbury – I-84 nighttime closure and detour

Message from Connecticut Department of Transportation. I- 84 nighttime closure and detour to begin on Sunday night in Waterbury at Exit 25 for Scott Road bridge steel installation activities. Expect delays Sunday through Thursday Nights, May 14 – 18 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-84 eastbound and westbound will be closed nightly and detoured at […]

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck (June 6-8) by attending a Cargo Securement class NEXT WEEK taught by MTAC Safety and Compliance Consultant Mike Glinski. Sign up and view a brief class description on the MTAC website. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th Annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, […]

I-84 Danbury meeting

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has invited all interested members to a public meeting as part of the first stages of the I-84 Danbury project. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at CTDOT headquarters. The address is 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, and the meeting […]

Oversize & overweight permits meeting with CTDOT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has invited MTAC members to a meeting to demonstrate their replacement of the Oversize/Overweight permitting program. Ongoing upgrades have progressed to a point that the Department would like to present the latest version to the users, the motor carriers of Connecticut. This would be a good opportunity for industry […]

Message from MTAC partner Fleet Screen

MTAC partner Fleet Screen would like to remind all participants in the MTAC drug and alcohol testing consortium that there is a simple, efficient way to order new Chain of Custody (COC) forms, as well as test supplies. For COCs and supplies, simply email your request to, and you will receive immediate assistance. Similarly, […]

Trump open to raising Gas Tax, says truckers back higher price for highways

Excerpt from Transport Topics via Bloomberg: President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump said May 1 in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval […]

ATRI finds inconsistencies with driver medical exams

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: The quality of mandatory truck and bus driver physical exams administered by certified Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration medical examiners is inconsistent, according to new analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute. The research project was conducted to evaluate whether a new process that requires physicians to be trained and […]

Message from ATA Chairman Kevin Burch

Each and every day, trucking moves America forward, delivering more than 70% of the nation’s freight.  But the trucking industry’s support of our local communities goes beyond the goods we deliver.  The trucking industry gives, and gives big, to charitable organizations across the country.  ATA commissioned the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) earlier this year […]

Light turnout for highway toll hearing

Excerpt from CT Post article: A public hearing Monday on placing electronic tolls on state highways drew little interest — a possible indicator few believe tolls can pass the General Assembly. Only a handful of supporters and opponents offered testimony on a bill before the finance, revenue and bonding committee that would place tolls on […]