The Transportation Professional

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MTAC Membership Directory

MTAC’s publishing partner, E&M Consulting, is wrapping up the publication of our Motor Transport Association of Connecticut Membership Directory. In the next few weeks, they will be contacting members with advertising opportunities. If you have any interest in advertising this year, please contact a sales associate at E&M. Click here for additional information concerning advertising […]

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck

Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck by attending a Cargo Securement class 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, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle […]

Courtney, Banks introduce bill to improve rest stops

Excerpt from Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) press release: Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today introduced a bill to give states the option to commercialize state-owned rest areas on interstate highways. The legislation would give states the discretion on how to use this new revenue to fund infrastructure projects and highway maintenance. […]

How to avoid workplace lawsuits and claims from getting out of control

MTAC partner, the Sinclair Agency, has invited all interested members to attend this exclusive free event! Learn from industry experts how top companies avoid costly legal battles. Hear from keynote speaker Attorney Robert Noonan. Learn about how best-in-class companies manage the FMLA, ADA, EPL, and Workers’ Compensation processes in a way that helps them avoid […]

Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium

MTAC and our partner Fleet Screen would like to remind all drug and alcohol consortium participants about the importance of timely testing. Strict adherence to drug and alcohol tests that are scheduled by Fleet Screen is crucial for compliance with federal regulation. Any company that does not adhere to their scheduled drug and alcohol tests […]

State pulls plug on mileage tax study

Excerpt from CT Post article: The state has pulled the plug on a controversial plan to spend $300,000 studying how to tax state residents for miles driven on Connecticut roads. State Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker last week informed eight other Northeastern states participating in the federal study that the state is pulling out. […]

Hazardous Materials Training program set for May 25

MTAC is pleased to offer a hazardous materials training class, which will be taught by Roy Roberts, on Thursday, May 25. Roy is an occupational health and safety specialist who focuses on compliance with U.S. DOT regulations. Federal regulation requires all hazmat employees to be trained. This class will meet the requirements of 49 CFR […]

Truckers already paying highway fees

MTAC President Joe Sculley’s Letter to the Hartford Courant Editor: In your March 30 editorial “Save the Roads with Tolls,” you state that “trucks that wear heavily on our highways have been getting a free ride.” This is not true. Out-of-state commercial trucks that travel in Connecticut pay taxes and fees to Connecticut through interstate […]

Federal Court rules on minimum wage & per diems

By Bob Pitcher, State Laws Newsletter The U.S. District Court for Nebraska has held that per diems paid by an interstate motor carrier to its drivers to cover meals and incidental expenses counted as wages for purposes of calculating the minimum wage. The carrier paid its drivers either a flat wage of so many cents […]

Why old-fashioned highway rest stops are disappearing

Excerpt from USA Today via Pew/Stateline: In Connecticut, a battle is raging over the state’s proposal to shut down all seven interstate rest areas. The Legislature eliminated funding to operate, staff and maintain them about two years ago, and the transportation department has been shifting funding ever since to keep them open, said department spokesman […]