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 assessed […]

ATA Welcomes Proposal for New Pilot Program for Non-Military Younger Drivers

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for taking a first step toward a new pilot program to allow non-military commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial drivers,” said […]

BREAKING – Senator Collins Joins as Co-Sponsor of DRIVE-Safe Act

Today, Maine Senator Susan Collins office has signed on as a co-sponsor to the DRIVE-Safe Act.  Members of the MMTA discussed this important piece of legislation with her during our Call-on-Washington in April and she has been very receptive to supporting this apprenticeship program because highway safety is at the forefront of the bill.  Senator […]