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Membership Meeting Summary, October 13 via Zoom

Guest Presentations The MMTA invited Harold Sumerford, from J&M Tank Lines based in Birmingham, Alabama to provide the membership with real life implications of cyber security in the trucking industry. This company, along with the transportation industry as a whole, is among the top 10 industries that are targeted with cyber attacks due to relatively […]

Maine DEP proposes adoption of CA “Advanced Clean Trucks” program

October 7, 2021 – Today, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection decided to pursue routine technical rulemaking to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) program as part of Maine’s Climate Action Plan.  The reasoning behind the adoption is to prioritize greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions strategies for sectors that contribute to the formation of ozone, GHG […]

[Attention Members]: We need to hear from you!

The MMTA Board of Directors will be meeting next Wednesday, October 13th, and one of the agenda items is to discuss what to do about the January 6, 2022 Annual Banquet. The reason for the discussion is that we have heard from a few that they are concerned about such gatherings in the context of […]

2022 UCR registration period begins on October 1, 2021

Unified Carrier Registration, or UCR, Plan is a federally-mandated system for registering operators of commercial vehicles who are involved in interstate and international travel. This annual registration must be renewed by December 31 each year. Registration for the 2022 UCR registration year will open October 1, 2021. Fees will remain the same as they were […]

MMTA seeks congressional support on fight against vaccine mandate

In a letter to Maine’s congressional delegates, MMTA stressed the importance of recognizing the negative impact of the vaccine mandate on the supply chain in Maine and beyond. Earlier this month, President Biden announced his 100-or-more employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate and tasked OSHA with drafting an enforcement rule to exert emergency vaccine compliance authority over […]

MMTA promotes EPA SmartWay program

MMTA is committed to working with the US EPA, as a SmartWay affiliate, to spread the word on the SmartWay program. Although we are not a participant in the program, we have the unique opportunity to provide our membership, and the general public, with the information you need to potentially increase profitability while improving transportation […]

DISA/AWSI announces cost increase

Maine Motor Transport Association has been notified by DISA/AWSI that the standard cost of for URINE DRUG SCREENS will increase by $2.00 per test, effective January 1, 2022.  This DISA/AWSI notice is scheduled to be sent to MMTA members on October 1, 2021. The DISA/AWSI (formerly FLEET SCREEN) program with Maine Motor Transport Association has […]

MMTA Participates in Amicus Brief on California AB-5 Fight

As many members already know, California’s attempts to limit the use of independent contractors has spilled over into the trucking world and our industry’s long-standing use of owner-operators.  The challenge of the law by the California Trucking Association has been going through the court system and now has ended up at the Supreme Court – […]