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, […]

Congress considers expanding tolls – Say “No”

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) is working to ensure Congress does not implement a plan to expand the number of tolls on the nation’s interstates. We want to encourage all MTAC members to reach out to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportations and Infrastructure Committee and let them know you do not […]

Brake Safety Week – Sept. 6-12

During the week of Sept. 6-12, 2015, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week. Outreach and educational efforts by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspectors, participating motor carriers and […]

“Call on Washington” set for Sept. 29 & 30

MTAC is preparing to make our third “Call on Washington” Sept. 29 and 30. Arranged by the American Trucking Association (ATA), Call on Washington provides a rewarding opportunity for MTAC’s members to visit their congressional delegation in the nation’s capitol. Last year, Norm Bolduc, of Kay’s Trucking, Mark Giuffré, of UPS, and Mike DeGrand of DeGrand […]

Fall 2015 MTAC – Looking ahead

As summer ends, MTAC looks forward to cranking up the gears to some big issues and activities ahead. Transportation Finance Authority –Governor Malloy appointed this group to make recommendations to provide the funding to pay for his ambitious 30-year $100 billion transportation infrastructure program. They have been discussing congestion pricing, tolling, public private partnerships and […]