UCR stands for Unified Carrier Registration program. It 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 31st each year. Registration for the 2024 UCR registration year will open October 1, 2023. Fees will be reduced from the […]


The 2023 Maine Motor Transport Fleet Safety Award information has been released and can be found at https://www.mmta.com/fsarules/. To compete in this safety competition, companies must submit an online application and supporting information by September 1, 2023. Once completed, you will be assigned to a mileage category, where statistics will determine whether you place in […]

Hearing Scheduled for Maine to Adopt California Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

As previously reported, The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), and Sierra Club have petitioned the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) to adopt the California Advanced Clean Trucks Rule.  This requires BEP to initiate the rulemaking process which has been set accordingly: July 20, 2023 – CA ACT/ACC Briefing for BEP Board […]


The Samoset in Rockport, Maine September 18th and 19th Please join Maine Motor Transport Association and The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association for the premier professional development experience for Safety Directors, HR Personnel, Dispatchers, and other professionals in the trucking industry. This year’s conference agenda and presenters are set and the conference promises to be an […]

Attention Wrecker Operators – REMINDER

As a reminder, operators of wreckers are required to possess proper class license and all applicable CDL endorsements when towing vehicles that require an endorsement, such as tank or hazmat. The only endorsements that are not applicable are passenger and school bus. There has been some recent confusion, because of the regulation which allows for […]

Future of Roads in Aroostook – Your Help is Needed

Rep. Austin Theriault (R – Ft. Kent) sent us the email below and asked that we send it to MMTA members in Aroostook County.  The ask is for you to reach out to him with feedback on the future of transportation in the County and to see if you would be willing to consider serving […]

MMTA Safety Management Council Notes (May 18, 2023)

On May 18th, the Safety Management Council (SMC) was invited to tour the northbound weigh station in York and also observe Troopers from the Maine State Police, Troop K conduct a level I inspection.  Approximately 30 members of the SMC participated and asked great questions. Troopers were busy with the annual 72 hour CVSA Road […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Tawnya Brown, LMT, CMS-CHt, FIBH Mental health is an important aspect of a trucker’s health and safety. By addressing mental health challenges, drivers can experience improved job satisfaction, productivity, and overall well-being. This can lead to reduced accidents and safety concerns on the road, decreased risk of substance abuse and addiction, and improved personal relationships. […]

Maine Motor Transport Association Announces Partnership with Wreaths Across America to form Virtual Convoy to Raise Awareness and Support for the Mission

Statewide effort will support local programs while honoring and remembering our nation’s veterans laid to rest at Arlington AUGUSTA and COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — April 26 2023 — Maine Motor Transport Association is proud to announce its participation in a statewide Virtual Convoy in partnership with national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA). The Virtual Convoy […]

MMTA Legislative Bill Tracking Update (4/14/23)

Updated April 14, 2023 Legislative activity has been heating up with Committee work in full swing.  Below are bills/issues that we would like to highlight for our members  – a full list (updated periodically) of the bills MMTA is tracking can be found at https://www.mmta.com/131st-maine-legislature-update/. One item not on this list because it is still […]