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 […]

New TSA Rule Will Allow Holders of TWIC Cards to Obtain Hazmat Endorsements

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations applauded the Transportation Security Administration for taking the long overdue, but important, step to allow drivers who hold a Transportation Worker Identification Credential to also obtain a hazardous materials endorsement on their license without an additional security threat assessment or associated fee. “The announcement by TSA that they […]

FMCSA Advances Final Rule on HOS to the White House

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter | March 3, 2020 11:30 AM, EST The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has sent a final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations to the White House. FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen announced March 3 that the agency submitted a final rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review. OMB […]

Safety Management Council

The Safety Management Council (SMC) is comprised of MMTA members who are primarily responsible for safety within their company. The group of 30+ members meet quarterly, with the exception of August, to learn and share their experience with safety related topics. The SMC regularly has featured speakers and topics of interest to trucking safety professionals. […]