8 States Sign Statement to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses (Heavy Duty Trucking)

Heavy Duty Trucking – https://www.truckinginfo.com/346431/8-states-sign-statement-to-accelerate-transition-to-zero-emission-trucks-and-bus California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont joined with the District of Columbia to sign a statement of intent today to develop an action plan to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses. The initiative is led by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use […]

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Reminder

Compliance Date 1/6/2020 By now, you should be aware that federal regulations require all motor carriers to register with the drug and alcohol clearinghouse by 1/6/2020.  The process requires a computer and only takes a short time if you already have a portal account associated with your USDOT #.  If not, it is recommended to […]

Register Now for MMTA Annual Banquet

Registrations have been steady for January’s MMTA Annual Banquet – the largest gathering of the year for Maine’s trucking industry.  We expect 500+ attendees to gather at the Holiday Inn By-the-Bay in Portland on January 9, 2020 with the following order of events: 2:30pm – MMTA Membership and Board Meetings (second floor Board Room) 5:00pm […]


Law enforcement continues to express concern that the December 17, 2019 Electronic Logging Device (ELD) deadline is looming, and they are still seeing many of their roadside contacts with CMV’s result in driver confusion about the difference between AOBRD’s and ELD’s.  In most cases, the driver thinks they are already compliant, but they do not […]

Highway Funding Presentation – Brian Bouchard (H.O. Bouchard)

The following is the written comments delivered by former MMTA Chairman, Brian Bouchard, at the October 24, 2019 meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission to Study and Recommend Funding Solutions for the State’s Transportation Systems.  Good morning! My name is Brian Bouchard, and I am the President of H.O.Bouchard, Inc. We own 105 trucks, based […]