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Trucking cheers bipartisan bill to curb lawsuit abuse

American Trucking Associations December 9, 2021 Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations cheered the introduction of the Highway Accident Fairness Act of 2021, led by Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Garret Graves (R-LA-6). Among other things, the bill would protect trucking companies from the financial burdens of defending against or settling fraudulent insurance claims […]

USDOT releases state by state Fact Sheets highlighting benefits of the bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 11/18/2021 04:23 PM EST Thursday, November 18, 2021 Contact: PressOffice@dot.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight how the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver for communities across the country by repairing roads and bridges, improving transportation options, building a national network […]

2022 MMTA Employee Benefits Program – Rates and Plan Details Now Available!

Acadia Benefits Now more than ever, the employee benefits you offer differentiate your business as you recruit and retain great employees. And MMTA and Acadia Benefits can help make your benefit program even more attractive to prospective new hires and to reward your existing team members. Learn more about the 2022 Employee Benefits Program, available […]

Mobile carriers are sunsetting 3G soon. Will your ELD be affected?

FMCSA Does your electronic logging device (ELD) rely on a 3G network? If so, read below for actions you need to take to ensure your drivers are using compliant ELDs. Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones […]

Trucking Workforce Issues Top the List of Industry Concerns

ATRI, Rebecca Brewster, (404) 247-8787 October 24, 2021 Nashville, Tennessee – Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, driver retention, driver compensation, lawsuit abuse reform, truck parking and for the […]

New ATRI analysis explores how electric vehicles could contribute to highway trust funds

Source: ATRI Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today released research that describes a framework for electric vehicle (EV) taxation to support transportation infrastructure. Through a small tax on the electricity that is used in transportation, the report identifies an approach to efficiently connecting the growing number of U.S. electric vehicles with highway […]

Pottle’s Transportation celebrates one of their own

Source: Pottle’s Transportation Last month, Ron Round was named the Bendix Grand Champion for the National Truck Driving Kahoot Championship for 2021. 🏆 There is no one quite like this fella. His knowledge of truck driving, and all the details that go into the job, no matter how small, is simply extraordinary. Ron was awarded […]

Commercial drivers entering New Brunswick

Source: Gallagher Insurance Commercial drivers need not register to enter New Brunswick nor do they need to offer proof of vaccination. Registration and proof of vaccination before entering the Province 5(1) Subject to subsection (2), before entering the Province, an eligible person who is a resident of the Province, resident of any province or territory […]

Trucking industry asked to rank top concerns

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue. Now in its 17th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not […]

IRS announces new per diem rates

Source: Scopelitis The IRS released Notice 2021-52 announcing the new Special Per Diem Rates for 2021-2022. Among other things, the special Meals & Incidental Expense (M&IE) rates for the Transportation Industry have increased to $69 per day from the current $66 per day for travel anywhere in the continental United States (CONUS). For travel outside […]