Kevin Hancock (Hancock Lumber) Communicates Business Concerns

Letter from Kevin Hancock to DECD Commissioner Heather Johnson (Thursday April 30) Heather, Hello! I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. There is BROAD concern about the Governor’s initial plan being disproportional to the actual COVID threat in Maine AND neglecting of other threats of perhaps equal or greater consequence. A few additional thoughts […]


Latest Updates: Week of 3/15 State Declarations: OS/OW, SDLA Closures, CDL Expiration, etc. Commercial Parking and Driver Facilities Federal Hours of Service Waivers Congressional Action: Emergency Paid Sick & Family and Medical Leave  Supply Chain Impact

FMCSA Expands Emergency Declaration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 18, 2020 EXPANDED EMERGENCY DECLARATION UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-002 THE FIFTY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The President has declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b), and pursuant to 49 CFR § 390.23(a)(l)(i), an emergency exists that warrants an […]

Trucking to Trump Admin: Help Keep Rest Stops Open

Industry calls on government at all levels to not impede safe and efficient flow of trucks carrying essential loads Washington, D.C. – The trucking industry is asking the Trump Administration and government leaders at all levels to assure America’s trucks—carrying essential goods like food, water, medicine, and fuel—can continue to deliver the basic and vital […]


Other states have started to consider more drastic ways to protect against the spread of coronavirus.  Widespread curfews, mandatory and voluntary quarantines, as well as other various local/regional restrictions will likely be commonplace in the foreseeable future. MMTA is asking our members to be on the lookout, especially for proposed local restrictions, so that we […]

Caronavirus Response – #ThankaTrucker

Major national crises tend to expose underlying truths about society that otherwise go unnoticed during life’s regular routines. They reveal the individuals among us who are truly essential to upholding the high standard of living we’ve collectively come to expect. They remind us of America’s unsung heroes. The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is no different. The […]