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FMCSA Tech-Celerate Now Program Releases New ADAS Information Guides and Videos – Available on Tech-Celerate Now Website

Recognizing the important role that advanced safety systems can play in improving trucking industry safety, the FMCSA-sponsored Tech-Celerate Now program released four videos and two information guides that provide new safety technology information to industry stakeholders. The videos and guides are designed to improve industry awareness and to support adoption of proven advance driver assistance […]

Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Forms

New forms must be used by August 31, 2021 Prior versions of federal custody and control forms used for drug testing, aka CCF’s, must be replaced with new forms before the deadline of August 31, 2021. The older versions of the form have been in place since 2017. If your lab account is CRL, they […]

Work Zone Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2006, New Data Show

Federal Highway Administration urges drivers to slow down, drive carefully near work zones WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide today to urge drivers to keep highway workers safe as construction activities increase. They also urged the public to wear orange […]

TSA seeks input on mobile driver’s licenses to inform REAL ID rulemaking

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a request for information in the Federal Register seeking information about security standards and technologies concerning mobile driver’s licenses. Responses to the request for information will support future DHS/TSA rulemaking to update the REAL ID […]

Important Due Dates To Remember

MMTA receives many calls asking for help with the many registration-related recordkeeping duties for which the trucking industry is responsible. We also receive reports from many motor carriers that vendors attempt to scare motor carriers into hiring them to perform these functions, which are easily accomplished by the motor carrier, or with a little assistance […]

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

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today launched a new data collection initiative to better understand the rising costs of trucking insurance and how those costs are ultimately impacting the industry’s overall operational costs. This research was identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as a top research priority in 2020. Motor carriers are […]

Maine Commercial Tire Opens Waterville Location

PRESS RELEASE Maine Commercial Tire has been servicing the heavy equipment tire needs in Maine with its four locations for more than 30 years. For 25 of those years MCT operated a location on Leighton Road in Augusta that was too small for them the day they moved in. This February the 4,000-square-foot Augusta location […]