Letter to the editor: Mills should veto L.D. 1711, help protect Maine businesses from unfair lawsuits

The Legislature’s vote to deputize private attorneys as labor law enforcers “for hire” is an unnecessary, litigious and complicated shift in Maine’s approach to enforcing worker protection laws. Gov. Mills should veto L.D. 1711 and help Maine avert a crisis of new employment lawsuits that further downgrades our state’s abysmal reputation as a place to create jobs. […]

MMTA Offers Zero Percent Loans for Approved CDL School Training

As part of MMTA’s continuing efforts to address the Maine trucking industry’s workforce development shortage, we have partnered with Maine Savings Federal Credit Union to develop the ‘MMTA Education Loan Program.’ Students attending approved CDL schools are eligible to apply for tuition loans to attain their Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License at […]

TMC Releases First Report Examining Use of Intelligence Products in Trailer Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sean McNally June 3, 2021 (703) 838-1995   TMC Releases First Report Examining Use of Intelligence Products in Trailer Market eSMARTT Survey Investigated Adoption of Smart Products Used by Leading Companies   Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council released its first report on the use and adoption […]

FMCSA Tech-Celerate Now Program Releases New ADAS Information Guides and Videos – Available on Tech-Celerate Now Website

Recognizing the important role that advanced safety systems can play in improving trucking industry safety, the FMCSA-sponsored Tech-Celerate Now program released four videos and two information guides that provide new safety technology information to industry stakeholders. The videos and guides are designed to improve industry awareness and to support adoption of proven advance driver assistance […]

Work Zone Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2006, New Data Show

Federal Highway Administration urges drivers to slow down, drive carefully near work zones WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide today to urge drivers to keep highway workers safe as construction activities increase. They also urged the public to wear orange […]

TSA seeks input on mobile driver’s licenses to inform REAL ID rulemaking

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a request for information in the Federal Register seeking information about security standards and technologies concerning mobile driver’s licenses. Responses to the request for information will support future DHS/TSA rulemaking to update the REAL ID […]

Important Due Dates To Remember

MMTA receives many calls asking for help with the many registration-related recordkeeping duties for which the trucking industry is responsible. We also receive reports from many motor carriers that vendors attempt to scare motor carriers into hiring them to perform these functions, which are easily accomplished by the motor carrier, or with a little assistance […]