2015 National Truck Driving Championship Results

News release from the American Trucking Associations on Aug. 15, 2015. St. Louis – Today, Ronald Emenheiser, Sr., a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Yorkana, Pa., was named 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, hosted by American Trucking Associations. “All the competitors who […]

Free Training: Certified Logistics Technician Credential

Great news! We have an opportunity to support another group of job seekers and current workers, seeking to upgrade their skills, in the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) program at Goodwin College this fall. We are reaching out to determine employer and potential participants’ interest in this program and credential. The CBIA Education Foundation, anticipates being […]

Hartford rest stop planned for truckers & motorists

Connecticut has a well-documented shortage of safe areas where truck drivers can get the mandated rest they require. Pride Convenience Inc. from Massachusetts is responding with a proposal to build a retail rest stop in Hartford’s North Meadows area, adjacent to I-91. The facility will include ample parking for trucks and cars, as well as fuel, a […]

Don’t Overlook Job Descriptions for your Organization

Job descriptions are an essential component of any organization. Not only is it important that they are thorough and accurate when first crafted, it is also vital that they are kept up-to-date, as employee job functions may evolve. Inaccurate or outdated job descriptions can also negatively affect recruiting and productivity, are a detriment to the […]

Hartford I-84 Viaduct Replacement Project

The consultants working on the design of the I-84 viaduct replacement project are seeking input from the trucking industry. They are looking for volunteers from our industry to to provide input as they consider options. There are three purposes for the roundtable: To begin the process of connecting with freight interests on the Hartford I-84 viaduct project. To […]

Understanding Overweight Violations

From time to time, the question comes up regarding how the State of Connecticut considers fines for overweight vehicles. The information provided below is an overview on how the monetary value of the fine is determined. When a vehicle in Connecticut exceeds its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or its weight exceeds the registered weight, the […]

Trucking Moves America Forward

In 2014 alone, more than 80 percent of our nation’s freight was hauled by a truck. Whether the economy is chugging along or has hit a rough patch, trucking remains an integral part of our nation’s economy. Trucking is a vital transportation link not only for domestic goods but international products as well. With more than 7-million […]

Connecticut 2015 Legislative Session Review

The 2015 Connecticut legislative session was a busy year for the General Assembly and consequently at Motor Transport Association of Connecticut. After being sworn in for his second term, Governor Malloy kicked open the doors of the State Capitol and began a very busy and historic session. After promising no tax increases, his budget eliminated exemptions […]

Riley Honored by State Trucking Association Managers

MTAC President Mike Riley – who will retire in January after 29 years of service to the association – received special recognition from his colleagues at their annual meeting in Florida, in early July. The American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Associations Executive Council (TAEC) presented him with the first annual TAEC Chairman’s Award of Excellence. In […]

FMCSA exemption from HOS 30-minute rest requirement

The recently released Federal Register announcement from FMCSA grants specialized carriers an exemption from the hours of service 30-minute rest requirement. Review the notice dated June 18, 2015 – [PDF] (Dock No. FMCSA-2014-0420 starts in the middle column.) Carriers transporting over-dimension, permitted loads, will not be required to take the 30-minute rest break required of other CDL […]