MMTA Legislative Bill Tracking Update (3/16/23)

Updated March 16, 2023 Legislative activity has been heating up with Committee work in full swing.  Below are bills/issues that we would like to highlight for our members – a full list (updated periodically) of the bills MMTA is tracking can be found at One item not on this list because it is still […]


The 2023 Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships (to be held at Dysart’s in Hermon) and the 2023 Maine Professional Technician Skills Competition (to be held at EMCC in Bangor) will both be held on May 20, 2023 – a day that we have termed “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY”. Participation at last year’s event was unbelievable and we […]

ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection

Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a request for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. ATRI’s 15th annual Operational Costs of Trucking is one of the most used and most comprehensive benchmarking tools in the trucking industry. ATRI confidentially collects costs and […]

TMC Names Todd Cotier General Chairman & Treasurer

TMC – February 27, 2023 Orlando – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Todd Cotier, director of maintenance, Bison Transport Inc., has been elected 2023-2024 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. “Todd has been an exemplary member of TMC, including winning the Council’s highest […]

Posted Roads – Mud Season in Maine!

There are things in life you can count on like death, taxes, and if you live in Maine…posted roads.  Mainers, especially those in the Trucking Industry, are quite familiar with the spring thaw and the necessity of the State and Towns to post roads during mud season.  This article is a refresher of the posted […]

The Snow and Ice Removal Challenge

Nobody wants vehicles clear of snow and ice more than professional truck drivers.  The problem, however, is finding a safe, effective and practical way to accomplish this goal. We all recognize that it is fairly easy for most people to brush newly fallen snow off of a passenger motor vehicle.  It is more difficult however […]

H.O. Bouchard Celebrates Reginald Ward for 4M Accident-free Miles

Reprinted with permission (H.O. Bouchard) Reginald Ward entered the H.O.Bouchard 4 million-mile club on December 10, 2022 after 41 years as an HOB driver. Reggie is only the 2nd driver to ever reach this milestone at H.O.Bouchard, Inc. Reggie Ward began his career as an owner/operator at H.O.Bouchard, Inc on Dec 23, 1979. His father, […]

John W. Austin Memorial Scholarship Fund Applications Open

MMTA The John W. Austin Memorial Scholarship Fund has grown over the years and now awards up to nine recipients a one-time scholarship for up to $2,500 each. The application deadline is May 1st and will be accepted online only. The criteria to be selected for one of the nine scholarships now reflect an emphasis […]