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MMTA WCT Applies for 5% Rate Reduction

The Trustees of the MMTA Workers’ Compensation Trust have applied to the Bureau of Insurance for a 5% rate decrease retroactive to January 1, 2020.  This decrease marks the 19th year in the Trust’s 21 years of existence that rates have been reduced or stayed the same – a key indicator of the consistency and […]

A Q&A on TCI (VTDigger)

Story Reprinted from VTDigger.org https://vtdigger.org/2020/01/01/john-mcclaughry-a-qa-on-tci/ John McClaughry: A Q&A on TCI Editor’s note: This commentary is by John McClaughry, the vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. On Dec. 17 the Georgetown Law Center revealed its long-awaited Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) draft memorandum of understanding. It will be open for online comments until Feb. 28. […]

Start of 2020 UCR Registration Period Remains Delayed

Board to Review Enforcement Delay at Jan. 28 Meeting (January 2, 2020) – As the new year begins, the start of the registration period for the 2020 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program remains delayed until further notice.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirmed this week that the process to establish a final rulemaking […]

2020 Online Buyers Guide Now Available

The Maine Motor Transport Association (“MMTA”) is pleased to announce that the Online Buyers Guide (the “Guide”) the premier resource of relevant products and services for Maine trucking professionals, is now available at the MMTA website at www.mmta.com. Overland Park, Kan.-based Strategic Value Media is proud to provide MMTA members with this useful and easily […]

FMCSA Increases D&A Testing Rate – Policy Update Needed

FMCSA has published in the federal register that the testing rate for controlled substances will return to 50% on January 1, 2020.  The testing rate for alcohol will remain at 10%. Click here to download the MMTA’s modified Drug & Alcohol policy reflecting the new rates.  As a reminder, the policy must be updated as […]

MMTA OFFERS FIRST WEBINAR – DRUG & ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE

In response to frequent and numerous questions about various components of the new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, MMTA has recorded its very first webinar to help guide members.  While it won’t answer every question, this webinar guides participants through the basics of the Clearinghouse, the sometimes confusing registration process and it answers many of the […]

MMTA RELEASES 2020 TRAINING/EVENT SCHEDULE

MMTA has released our 2020 training and events calendar – CLICK HERE.  While the schedule may change, we thought it was important to get the dates and training topics out as early as possible so members can make their plans for the year.  As always, you can register for trainings and events online at www.mmta.com […]

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 […]