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ATA Praises DOL Opinion Letter on Sleeper Berth Time

Arlington, Virginia — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time. “ATA welcomes today’s opinion letter from DOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton that concluded time spent by a […]

MMTA/APTA TRANSPORTATION SAFETY CONFERENCE

The Samoset in Rockport, Maine  |  September 16th and 17th 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 […]

2019 FLEET SAFETY AWARDS & SAFETY DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

The 2019 Maine Motor Transport Fleet Safety Award information has been released and can be found at https://www.mmta.com/mmta-fleet-safety-awards/.  Once eligibility is satisfied, companies must submit an application by September 6, 2019 in order to be assigned to a mileage category, where statistics will determine whether you place in the top three within that category or […]

AOBRD TO ELD NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS

Article provided by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. By December 16, 2019, carriers that are using grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) will need to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). While these devices (and the associated back-office systems) are similar, there are differences that need to be considered when making the switch. Drivers Drivers […]

Final Workers’ Compensation Legislation Wrap-Up

(For a pdf version printed in the MMTA magazine, click here) By the time this article is printed, the Legislature has gone home.  The budget has passed, the studies are in the queue to be scheduled and the bills have either been signed, vetoed, or carried over to the next session that starts in January.  […]

Roadcheck 2019

Roadcheck 2019 is scheduled for June 4 through June 6.  Commercial vehicle inspectors, Troopers, and the FMCSA from across North America will be out in force for this 3-day period. Roadcheck is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world.  On average, […]

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (form 2290)

It is that time of year again!  If you own and use a truck weighing 55,000 lbs. or more, you must pay a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) to the IRS.  HVUT payments are due July 1st but no later than August 31st each year.  Paying after August 31st will gain you penalties and interest […]

Golf Tournament Registration Open

The Maine Truck PAC golf tournament will again be played at only one location this year, Natanis Golf Course Webber Pond Road in Vassalboro, on June 12, 2019. Natanis features 36 great holes of golf and will serve as an excellent host for this year’s primary fundraising event for the Truck PAC. The tournament is […]