Bangor BMV moving to 396 Griffin Road

AUGUSTA — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Bangor branch is moving to 396 Griffin Road, Suite 202. To allow for the move, the Bangor branch will be closed on January 27 and 28, and reopening in the new location on January 31. All other BMV branches will be open on those dates to provide immediate […]

Two Maine Drivers Selected for America’s Road Team – Congratulations Ron Round and Ken Duncan!

ATA Names 22 Professional Drivers as Newest America’s Road Team Captains Industry Ambassadors Combine for 564 Years and 45,774,455 Miles of Accident-Free Driving Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations announced 22 professional truck drivers who will be 2022-2023 America’s Road Team Captains. The drivers will serve as trucking industry ambassadors, traveling the country to spread […]

FMCSA to require state driver license authorities to downgrade CDLs for drug and alcohol violations

FMCSA is amending its regulations to establish requirements for State Driver’s Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to access and use information obtained through the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH or Clearinghouse), an FMCSA-administered database containing driver-specific controlled substance (drug) and alcohol records. SDLAs must not issue, renew, upgrade, or transfer a commercial driver’s license (CDL), or commercial […]

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 […]