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UPDATE: Connecticut Passes Onerous Weight Distance Tax – Implementation Date January 1, 2023

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST: The Connecticut State Department of Revenue Services has updated their website with additional guidance for the new Connecticut Highway Use Fee, effective January 1, 2023. Click here to go to the website. Click here for their FAQ’s that will answer most questions.   ____________________________________________________________________________ Despite heavy opposition from the Motor Transport […]

FMCSA CLEARINGHOUSE REGULATION VS. INVESTIGATIVE INQUIRIES – NOTHING REALLY CHANGES

Recently FMCSA highlighted upcoming changes effective 1/6/23…involving the FMCSA CLEARINGHOUSE (CH) requirements. Specifically, beginning 1/6/23 motor carriers must not manually check with previous employers and must utilize only the CH to obtain violations of drug and alcohol testing regulations within the previous three years. While this is not a new requirement, the notice has caused […]

COMMERCIAL ZEV FAST CHARGING STATIONS WILL NEED AS MUCH POWER AS A SMALL TOWN (PZEF)

Partners for a Zero Emission Future The transition to commercial zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleets is underway – but the installation of medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) ZEV charging infrastructure is not keeping pace. A new study from the National Grid, conducted with leading transportation analytics organizations CALSTART, RMI, Geotab and Stable Auto, shows the scale of […]

Bangor TSA Enrollment Center Update (10/27/2022)

LOCATION UPDATE: After almost a month after closing the Bangor TSA Enrollment Center, we have received an update on a temporary location/date/times while they find and staff a permanent Bangor location. The temporary location is at 611 Hammond St. Here is the vendor’s response and a screen shot of the TSA’s site: “As of October […]

Free Webinar Outlines New CDL Program for Underserved Communities in Maine

Emerge Career is a gov-tech company designing hybrid job training programs that can lift low-income individuals out of poverty, especially those impacted by incarceration. Their flagship program is CDL training that includes individualized case management, data analytics, and a job placement platform.  MMTA is bringing you a FREE webinar to see if there is an […]

MMTA Looking to Increase EPA SmartWay Program Participation

As part of the Maine trucking industry’s ongoing commitment to playing a proactive role in critical environmental concerns, the MMTA is looking for members to consider participation in the EPA’s SmartWay program. We though we would offer a top 5 list of reasons why you should join: #5. Save money by using less fuel. #4. […]

MMTA MOVES MVR & CRIMINAL RECORD SERVICE REQUESTS ONLINE

In an effort to streamline the MVR and Criminal Record history request process for our members, MMTA has moved the order process online.  The new process allows our members to easily and efficiently order MVR’s and Criminal Record requests through our website in the program/services link:  MVR & Criminal Records Orders – MMTA without having […]

2023 UCR REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1, 2022

UCR stands for Unified Carrier Registration program. It is a federally-mandated system for registering operators of commercial vehicles who are involved in interstate and international travel. This annual registration must be renewed by December 31st each year. Registration for the 2023 UCR registration year will open October 1, 2022. Fees will be reduced from the […]