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FAQs related to FMCSA Emergency Declaration Part 2: March 25

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding their emergency declaration, which primarily dealt with an Hours of Service (HOS) waiver for the transportation of supplies in response to the public health emergency. New FAQs First set of FAQs Members may also be interested in […]

State launches no-interest small business recovery loans

From CBIA. The state is offering short-term, no-interest bridge loans up to $75,000 to small businesses with less than 100 employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program funding is available immediately through the Department of Economic and Community Development and underwritten by Connecticut Innovations. Funds from the $25 million short-term emergency […]

Truckers continue to deliver critical supplies during pandemic

From NBC Connecticut. MTAC President Joe Sculley is featured in this report from NBC Connecticut. Click here to view an archived version of the video which aired on March 25, 2020.

How truckers are keeping shelves stocked and packages delivered amid outbreak

From NBC’s Today Show. The nation’s 3 million truck drivers are unsung heroes of the coronavirus, working overtime to keep the critical supply chain moving. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Houston. Click here to see the archived video report.

Overweight divisible load permits for transportation of emergency relief supplies

View the update and clarification post on this topic. In response to the public health emergency, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has issued a declaration allowing for divisible load permits for up to 125% of the current legal limit for a given wheel spacing and axle configuration. Such permits are only available for the transportation […]

Tips for the trucking industry to stay healthy and safe

During this public health emergency, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and may continue to operate during Governor Lamont’s “stay at home” Executive Order. While the industry is working, we must do everything possible to protect the health and safety of member employees. Accordingly, MTAC is sharing some practices being used by members to maximize […]

Commercial trucking is essential business, can continue to operate

Governor Lamont has issued an additional Executive Order, which further clarifies what businesses are “essential,” and therefore exempt from the “stay at home” order. “Commercial trucking” is clearly defined in the latest Executive Order as an essential business. Additionally, construction, including commercial and residential, are considered essential. There are many other kinds of businesses considered […]

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut Executive Order on essential business

Governor Ned Lamont has issued a “Stay at Home” executive order, mandating that employees of “non-essential” businesses stay home. Importantly, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and is exempt from the executive order. A copy of the Executive Order is now available online. MTAC members may be particularly interested in the following notes regarding specific […]

Connecticut DMV operational update

The Connecticut DMV has issued a number of updates during the past week regarding their operations, and registration extensions. Emissions test deadline extended 90-days for those expiring between March 10 and June 8, 2020 Vehicle, vessel, temporary registrations expiring between March 10 and June 8, 2020 extended 90-days DMV branch offices to close to the […]

FMCSA FAQs concerning Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section related to their updated Emergency Declaration issued on March 19, 2020. The FAQs and responses to those questions are available online, and also as a downloadable PDF.