Maine Climate Initiatives Update

As MMTA members already know, we have been heavily engaged with Maine’s climate initiatives, especially those impacting our industry. We serve on the Transportation Working Group of the Maine Climate Council, we were part of the group leading the charge to oppose Maine’s adoption of the California Advanced Clean Trucks rule and we have been […]


The 2022 Maine Motor Transport Fleet Safety Award information has been released and can be found at To compete in this safety competition, companies must submit an online application and supporting information by September 2, 2022. Once completed, you will be assigned to a mileage category, where statistics will determine whether you place in […]

ATRI Launches Survey to Gather Truck Driver Perspectives on Driver-Facing Cameras

7/25/22 – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a short survey to better understand truck driver perspectives and issues with Driver-Facing Cameras (DFCs). ATRI’s DFC research was a top research priority of its Research Advisory Committee in 2021. Previous FMCSA-sponsored research conducted by ATRI documented that truck drivers have very positive opinions about […]


Stillwater Avenue Bridge Weight Restrictions, Plans for Replacement OLD TOWN – The Maine Department of Transportation is posting new weight limits for the Stillwater Avenue Bridge #2 in Old Town. This bridge is the northerly span of the two bridges, named the Llewellin Estes Bridge, that carry Stillwater Avenue over the Stillwater River. Beginning on […]

MMTA Safety Management Council – CVSA 72 Hour Road Check

On May 19th members of the MMTA Safety Management Council were able to observe the Maine State Police, Troop K, as they conducted inspections during the nationwide Road Check effort. This annual event is a 72-hour detail, conducted nationwide on the same three days with a special emphasis each time. Each May Safety Management Council […]

New ATRI Research Quantifies the Environmental Impacts of Zero-Emission Trucks

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET). This analysis, a 2021 top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, utilized federal and industry-sourced data to identify and compare full life-cycle CO2 emissions for a range of truck types, including a […]

MMTA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Low-NOx Rule

Below is a message from ATA on the need for public comment on this rule: On March 28, USEPA published its proposed low-NOx emissions rule (“HD2027”) that will take effect beginning in 2027. The last NOx standards for new trucks was finalized in 2001 and implemented between 2007 and 2010 – more than two decades […]

States Report Fuel Tax Suspensions – IFTA Reporting

Maine BMV has informed Maine Motor Transport Association that four states have reported the suspension of fuel taxes in their jurisdictions that impact the filing of IFTA for miles travelled in those jurisdictions. The states and dates announced are as follows: Maryland: 3/18/22 thru 4/16/22 Georgia: 3/18/22 thru 5/31/22 Connecticut: 4/1/22 thru 6/30/22 Alabama: 4/1/22 […]