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Winter Driving – Be Prepared

With winter soon to be on our door step, drivers of commercial motor vehicles and motor carriers must continue to be mindful of safety, and all that winter in Maine brings with it. Talking with your drivers about the winter driving season is recommended and the following safety tips might be helpful: Allow extra warm […]

MMTA provides onsite training to members

You’re aware that MMTA provides trainings at our facility in Augusta. Did you know that MMTA offers onsite consultation, audit assistance, and training? Yes! We’ll come to you! The staff at MMTA stands ready to assist you with all of your compliance requirements. We can work onsite with you on topics such as: Trainings listed […]

MMTA adds electrical diagnostics training to 2022 schedule

Over the course of the year, MMTA provides training at our conference room facility in Augusta. These trainings are targeted towards owner/operators, safety directors, technicians, dispatchers, and drivers. All classes are open to the public but members of MMTA receive a discount. For a list of these training sessions, check out our Course Book. We’ve […]

FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration on maximum drive time extended

FMCSA FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration that was set to expire on November 30th has been extended until February 28, 2022. The declaration published today is limited to the transportation of: Livestock and livestock feed; Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19; Vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment, including ancillary […]

Frank J. Wood bridge closed to commercial traffic

MDOT announced yesterday that the FRANK J. WOOD bridge is now closed to all commercial motor vehicles.  This decision supersedes the previous posting of 10 tons. Effective immediately, all commercial motor vehicles meeting this definition are prohibited from crossing the bridge between Topsham and Brunswick. Commercial motor vehicle.  “Commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle or […]

Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

The October edition of Maine Line News announced a policy change when it comes to US vaccination requirements for Canadians coming across the border. Sometime in January of 2022, the US will require foreign nationals travelling for essential purposes (such as truck drivers) to show proof that they are fully vaccinated, which is a change […]

USDOT releases state by state Fact Sheets highlighting benefits of the bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 11/18/2021 04:23 PM EST Thursday, November 18, 2021 Contact: PressOffice@dot.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight how the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver for communities across the country by repairing roads and bridges, improving transportation options, building a national network […]

Business Coalition Fights Maine Adoption of CA Advanced Clean Trucks Program

MMTA November 15, 2021 As previously reported, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection is pursuing routine technical rulemaking to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Program, setting mandatory sales thresholds of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV’s) starting in 2025.  Effectively, this adoption would put Maine on an accelerated path to electric medium and heavy-duty trucks regardless […]

Federal Vaccine Mandate

November 12, 2021 We continue to hear concerns about the federal vaccine mandate and its impact on the supply chain and the trucking industry specifically.  As of today, we know the ATA and the state trucking associations of the 5th Circuit have filed a lawsuit asking the court to stay implementation of the mandate.  The […]

2022 MMTA Employee Benefits Program – Rates and Plan Details Now Available!

Acadia Benefits Now more than ever, the employee benefits you offer differentiate your business as you recruit and retain great employees. And MMTA and Acadia Benefits can help make your benefit program even more attractive to prospective new hires and to reward your existing team members. Learn more about the 2022 Employee Benefits Program, available […]