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MMTA Safety Management Council – CVSA 72 Hour Road Check

On May 19th members of the MMTA Safety Management Council were able to observe the Maine State Police, Troop K, as they conducted inspections during the nationwide Road Check effort. This annual event is a 72-hour detail, conducted nationwide on the same three days with a special emphasis each time. Each May Safety Management Council […]

New ATRI Research Quantifies the Environmental Impacts of Zero-Emission Trucks

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET). This analysis, a 2021 top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, utilized federal and industry-sourced data to identify and compare full life-cycle CO2 emissions for a range of truck types, including a […]

MMTA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Low-NOx Rule

Below is a message from ATA on the need for public comment on this rule: On March 28, USEPA published its proposed low-NOx emissions rule (“HD2027”) that will take effect beginning in 2027. The last NOx standards for new trucks was finalized in 2001 and implemented between 2007 and 2010 – more than two decades […]

States Report Fuel Tax Suspensions – IFTA Reporting

Maine BMV has informed Maine Motor Transport Association that four states have reported the suspension of fuel taxes in their jurisdictions that impact the filing of IFTA for miles travelled in those jurisdictions. The states and dates announced are as follows: Maryland: 3/18/22 thru 4/16/22 Georgia: 3/18/22 thru 5/31/22 Connecticut: 4/1/22 thru 6/30/22 Alabama: 4/1/22 […]

MMTA WC Trust Declares $1,510,000 Refund

It’s springtime in Maine which means the birds are chirping, the grass is starting to grow, taxes are due… AND THE MMTA WORKERS’ COMP. TRUST DECLARES ANOTHER HUGE REFUND!! That means members of the Trust have received refunds in 27 years – out of the 31-year history of the program – now totaling over $29 […]

ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection

(4/6/22) Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. Now in its 14th year, ATRI’s annual Operational Costs of Trucking collects cost information derived directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators, and it is among the […]

The truth about trucking turnover (ATA)

Click here to read the full story from ATA As post-pandemic supply-chain challenges have been thrust into the public consciousness, a new class of armchair experts has risen to explain all that ails America’s trucking industry. Bureaucrats, essayists, and other cultural commentators—most of who have no real-world experience in trucking—are quick to explain why, for […]