The Transportation Professional

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Traffic advisory for Wethersfield

MTAC has received communication from the Wethersfield, Connecticut mayor’s office regarding concerns about late night truck traffic on local roads, which is likely being driven by highway exit closures. The state is currently doing road work on I-91 N near Exit 27, which serves as a direct route to some destinations in town for trucks. […]

MTAC opposes taxpayer funded bailout of toll operators

MTAC signed on to a letter sent to Congress, which opposes sending taxpayer money to toll road operators. The letter to Congress says, in part, “As America’s conveyor belt, our highway system, which trucks utilize to move 71% of the nation’s freight, must continue to be maintained and improved. The significant loss of revenue due […]

Managing your unoccupied premises

From MTAC partner Acadia Insurance Unoccupied buildings may be at risk of fire caused by arson or an electrical malfunction, vandalism, loss of materials or property damage from break-ins, unapproved use by squatters, and/or general deterioration from natural causes. Although the building may be temporarily closed, property owners and business owners should follow certain measures […]

Gov. Lamont Executive Order on Face Coverings

Governor Ned Lamont has issued an Executive Order requiring face coverings in certain situations in public, and in the workplace. The order is effective at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. The Governor’s Executive Order required the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to update their Safe Workplace rules to incorporate the face […]

Connecticut truck drivers a critical link during COVID-19 pandemic

MTAC President Joe Sculley, and professional truck driver Tony Spero from MTAC member ABF Freight, are featured in this video report which originally aired on April 15, 2020. Click here to see an archived version of the report from NBC Connecticut.

To help feed truckers, food trucks allowed at four Connecticut rest areas

From Middletown Press. Food trucks will now be permitted to set up in several rest areas along Connecticut highways, with the goal of feeding hungry truckers and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The action is the result of an Executive Order issued by Governor Ned Lamont, lifting restrictions on commercial activity in highway […]

TSA grants exemption for expired TWIC cards

From Landline Magazine. A temporary exemption regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials has been granted, the Transportation Security Administration has announced. TSA’s notice of temporary exemption is set to publish in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 15. TWIC cards that expired on or after March 1 will be extended for 180 […]

ATA’s Costello: Q2 will be brutal

From Transport Topics. The U.S. gross domestic product will decline by more than 20% on an annualized basis in the second quarter as a result of the coronavirus and the economic shutdown, American Trucking Associations’ chief economist forecasts. “We will never have experienced — since they began making quarterly GDP numbers — the number that […]

FAQs fo state driver licensing agencies and commercial drivers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has compiled a list of responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding actions State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLA) or commercial driver’s license holders may take during the public health emergency related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that are permissible under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). This guidance […]

Trump says trucking CEOs to help advise on economic recovery

From Transport Topics. American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is among the prominent business executives tapped by President Donald Trump to help revive the economy as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of easing in some parts of the country. “They’re going to give us some ideas,” Trump said April 14 at a briefing in the […]