Industry News

WELL DRILLING RIGS – HOW TO PROPERLY REGISTER

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS ARTICLE TO PRINT Maine Motor Transport Association Recently an issue developed in Maine regarding an MMTA member who was stopped by the Maine State Police, Troop K, and inspected at roadside.  Several questions regarding the weight of the vehicle and how it was registered prompted many calls […]

Mark your Calendars – ANNUAL MMTA MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

The next Membership and Board of Directors meetings will be held Wednesday April 13, 2022. The meetings will be held IN-PERSON at the MMTA Office on Whitten Road in Augusta. Unless circumstances change, breakfast will be served with the Membership meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Kicking things off will be presentations from some of our […]

PTSC & TDC COMPETITION REGISTRATION OPENS

It’s back… live and in-person.  The 2022 Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships (to be held at Dysart’s in Hermon) and the 2022 Maine Professional Technician Skills Competition (to be held at EMCC in Bangor) will both be held on May 21, 2022 – a day that we have termed “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY”. Given our two-year hiatus, […]

Motor Carrier Compliance with Federal Regulation of Driver Hiring and Qualification (MG+M)

Article provided by MMTA member MG+M The Law Firm David Willis, Partner The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMSCA”) of the U.S. Department of Transportation sets forth the rules and regulations that motor vehicle carriers must follow when hiring and monitoring all new applicants and employed truckers. It is imperative that carriers are aware that […]

ATTENTION CDL APPLICANTS IMPACTED BY 2/4/22 STATE CLOSURE

From: Tim Doyle Sent: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:41 PM To: Tim Doyle <TimD@mmta.com> Subject: CDL APPLICANTS IMPACTED BY FEBRUARY 4 STATE CLOSURE Importance: High Good afternoon, As everyone in the Industry is, or should be aware, the ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING rule went into effect on February 7, 2022.  Drivers who had earned a […]

FMCSA Extends Regional Emergency Declaration for Heating Fuels and Propane

From: Tim Doyle Sent: Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:07 PM To: Tim Doyle <TimD@mmta.com> Subject: FW: Regional Emergency Declaration extension Good afternoon all, Per the email below…FMCSA has extended the REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION for Heating Fuels and Propane. Best, Tim Timothy Doyle Vice President Maine Motor Transport Association Phone: (207)623-4128 Fax: (207)623-4096 www.mmta.com   FMCSA […]

MMTA Workforce Development Campaign Broadens to Radio/Spotify Ads

MMTA members might hear a few variations of advertisements for the industry’s Go Your Way workforce Development campaign in the coming weeks and months.  The intended goal is to get people, specifically in the Gen-Z age group, to consider careers in the trucking industry. Below is one version of the advertisement.   Please keep the […]

ATA Hails Introduction of Legislation to Reduce Red Tape for Professional Drivers

Bills Would Eliminate Duplicative Background Checks, Ease Burdens on CDL Seekers Without Impacting Safety Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations hailed the introduction of a pair of bills that will streamline the credentialing process for millions of professional truck drivers, easing a number of onerous and unnecessary burdens. “With a shortage of roughly […]

A New Year Means New Advertising Opportunities

MMTA wants to remind members about the opportunities that exist for suppliers and service providers to broadcast their message to the Maine trucking community.  Our Association is now over 1,700 members strong and, while every trucker in Maine might not be a member, we are confident to boast the largest reach in the Maine trucking […]