Certified Medical Examiner Changes

There are some upcoming rule changes that will affect Certified Medical Examiners, the drivers they examine, and the FMCSA form required for the examinations. The changes stem from an April 23, 2015 rule published by FMCSA. The rule requires – among other things – that, beginning Dec. 22, 2015, medical examiners will be required to […]

I-84 Hartford Viaduct Replacement

This week, MTAC staff attended multiple meetings regarding the planned replacement of the elevated Interstate 84 Viaduct that runs through Hartford. Replacement and reconstruction of the two-plus mile long stretch of the main highway, and the accompanying on/off ramp bridges connected to that area, is necessary because the elevated highway and on/off ramps have reached […]

Uniform Registration System postponed

On Oct. 21, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in the Federal Register the postponement and phasing in of its Uniform Registration System (URS). The agency had published the final URS rule in 2013, and the rule has been in the works, more or less, for nearly two decades. When finally in […]

U.S. House of Representatives passes Highway Bill

The House of Representatives passed their highway bill by a 363-64 vote, which means that the bill will now move to a House-Senate conference to resolve differences between the two bills. The U.S. Senate had previously passed a bill that would reauthorize the federal highway program for six years, but that only had three years […]

Final rule expected for Electronic Logging Devices

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is expected to issue a final rule that will require Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on nearly all commercial trucks that operate in interstate commerce in the near future. The rule is expected to allow for two years of lead time from the date of issuance of the rule, […]

MTAC Annual Meeting Recap

On October 29, 2015, at its 95th annual meeting, the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) elected four new members to serve on the Board of Directors. The new members, who will all serve two year terms, are: Don DeVivo, President, DATTCO; Bob Hill, President, W.B. Hill; Matthew McConnell, CEO, Black Rock Truck Group; Ed Roy, […]

Truck driver shortage impacts Connecticut residents

Mark Gagnon, President of Capital Moving & Storage and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) talks with Channel 3 about the impact of the commercial truck driver shortage here in Connecticut. “Everything that we consume gets moved there by truck.” Read the full post. WFSB 3 Connecticut

Joseph Sculley Selected as New MTAC President

The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Sculley has been hired as the association’s new president. Mr. Sculley comes from the National Truck Renting and Leasing Association, where he has served as director of government relations. In this role, he was a strong and effective […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) – along with hundreds of its members – and Travel Centers of America (TA) are commemorating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a weeklong national recognition of the country’s 3.4 million professional truck drivers. This year’s celebration will be held at the Travel Centers of America Truck facility, 1876 Meriden […]

Make-A-Wish Connecticut Chapter Makes Dreams Come True

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Make-A-Wish Connecticut Chapter held its 15th Annual Wishes on Wheels Truck Convoy Fundraiser at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. All manner of big trucks were on hand to raise money for this event. Make-A-Wish makes dreams come true granting wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. Steve Roy, MTAC’s director of safety, […]