The Transportation Professional

View the current and past issues of MTAC’s magazine, The Transportation Professional.

News Posts

Wilson Elser to host Coronavirus webinars

From MTAC partner Wilson Elser. Wilson Elser is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to the information and insights available to you via the firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center, we are offering a series of webinars on related topics for which we have […]

Update: Overweight divisible load permits for transportation of emergency relief supplies

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has clarified with MTAC the cost and duration of permits for overweight divisible load permits for the transportation of emergency relief supplies. A monthly permit may be granted by ConnDOT for $100 per month. It is on a per-truck basis, as fleet permits are not available. This permit is […]

FMCSA grants limited exemptions for expired CDLs, medical cards

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 24 issued a formal notice that it will not take enforcement action for certain expired commercial driver licenses, learner permits and medical certifications through June 30. “Many States are experiencing greater than normal employee absences or have closed offices of their state driver licensing […]

FMCSA COVID-19 drug and alcohol testing guidance

From FMCSA. To help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, while also ensuring that we continue to meet our mission, we are providing the following guidance in effect until May 30, 2020 (90 days from the date proclaimed as the beginning of the national emergency in the President’s Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency […]

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 […]