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IRS issues notice affecting glider kits

By Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter A couple of years ago, the federal Internal Revenue Service issued guidance to its auditors concerning glider kits. Motor carriers had been using gliders to refurbish used trucks and tractors, and using a provision of the Internal Revenue Code (section 4052(f)(1)) to accomplish the changes without the imposition of […]

Malloy budget includes closing seven rest areas

Excerpt from News-Times article: All seven rest areas along interstate highways in Connecticut, including the one off Exit 2 on I-84, would be closed under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $20 million budget for 2017-18. Closing the rest areas is expected to save $534,000 yearly by eliminating the positions of 12 rest area attendants. The proposal […]

MTAC submits testimony to Appropriations Committee

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony to the joint Appropriations Committee regarding the budget proposal for the upcoming biennium. While Sculley credited the proposal for striving to provide some stability for the business community, he called for changes in order to preserve funding for state rest areas. Sculley stated that rest areas are […]

MTAC testimony to Transportation Committee

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony to the joint Transportation Committee on several pieces of legislation. The legislation focused on the study of autonomous vehicles, and a proposal to require transporters of alcoholic liquor to file monthly reports with the Department of Revenue Services, containing info such as the name and business address […]

MTAC testifies before Transportation Committee

On Wednesday, February 15, MTAC President Joe Sculley testified before the legislature’s joint Transportation Committee on several bills. They included a bill regarding recommendations by the DOT, a proposal to create a task force to study alternative funding sources for rest areas on state highways, a proposal regarding the construction of tunnels for Interstates 84 […]

UCR fees may decrease for 2018 – UPDATE

By Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter. A few weeks ago, we reported that there was a good chance that the fees imposed under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement would decrease for 2018, because the UCR program has collected more revenue from carriers and other entities than the participating states are entitled to. At the time, […]

MTAC visits All Waste

This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited member company All Waste, and spoke to company employees at their quarterly safety meeting. All Waste, Inc. is one of the largest privately held solid waste and recycling companies in Connecticut. Their approximately 130 employees are dedicated to serving the personal and business needs of their commercial, industrial, […]

REMINDER: Trucking Industry Gives survey

This is a friendly reminder to MTAC members to complete this ATRI survey regarding charitable giving. MTAC is working with ATA to positively change public perception of the trucking industry, and being able to tell the story about how members support their community will go a long way towards accomplishing that. All responses will be […]

Pelosi, Democrats willing to work with Trump on infrastructure

Excerpt from Transport Topics article: House Democrats could find common ground with President Trump on infrastructure as long as the president unveils a “real infrastructure” bill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Meet the Press on Feb. 5. “If we can talk about job creation and infrastructure legislation that’s a real infrastructure bill and […]

US Chamber Chief: Trump should play nice in NAFTA talks

Excerpt from Transport Topics via Bloomberg: President Trump should renegotiate Nafta in a way that builds upon — rather than hinders — the movement of goods and people between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said. Tom Donohue told a business audience Feb. 6 in Ottawa that […]