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 […]

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Enrollment Opens

FMCSA News Statement: Clearinghouse Website:   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT (10/3/19) There is currently much confusion surrounding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulation and how it will impact motor carriers and their employees.  The issue is unfolding and information is changing regularly.  This article is intended to clear up what is known […]

Start of 2020 UCR Registration Delayed

The start of the 2020 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process. Once the final rulemaking is published, the registration period will be opened. The UCR Board of Directors will recommend that states delay enforcement for approximately three (3) months from that […]


As most MMTA members already know, the U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled its proposed changes to federal Hours of Service. The rule, released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August, proposes several changes but maintains the regulation’s core principles. Federal rulemaking procedures are a long and in-depth process, and the MMTA will […]