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PTSC & TDC COMPETITION REGISTRATION OPENS

The 2024 Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships (to be held at Dysart’s in Hermon) and the 2024 Maine Professional Technician Skills Competition (to be held at EMCC in Bangor) will both be held on May 18, 2024 – a day that we have termed “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY”. Participation at last year’s event was unbelievable and we […]

Biennial Updates – when are they due?

The FMCSA and Maine Motor Transport Association realize that you are bombarded with solicitations from 3rd party vendors and scam artists on a daily basis.  Their goal is to cause panic and a sense of urgency in hopes that they can mislead you to give them your hard-earned dollars.  The FMCSA does NOT charge a […]

SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL FROM COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

It’s that time of year again, the temperature is falling and so is accumulating snow! This presents a unique problem for the trucking industry, one that our members take seriously. This, of course, is the clearing of snow and ice from commercial vehicles prior to operation on public ways. As you know, MMTA has continued […]

MMTA RELEASES 2024 TRAINING/EVENT SCHEDULE

MMTA has released our 2024 training and events calendar.  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 as well as […]

2024 MMTA Employee Benefits Program Rates/Plans Now Available

We are excited to announce the details for the 2024 MMTA Employee Benefits Program! Are you taking advantage of MMTA’s group employee benefits? MMTA works with some of the most respected insurance carriers in Maine to create a diverse employee benefits program to offer our members. The program includes a variety of plan options, including […]

NOTICE TO MMTA MEMBERS WHO HIRE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

As of October 25, 2023 the process for the Predetermination of Independent Contractor Status has changed.  Now, an individual who wants to create a rebuttable presumption of independent contractor status may file a statement – Independent Contractor Statement (Form WCB-267) – with the Board.  The Board will no longer review or approve the old Predetermination […]

2024 UCR REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1, 2023

UCR stands for Unified Carrier Registration program. It is a federally-mandated system for registering operators of commercial vehicles who are involved in interstate and international travel. This annual registration must be renewed by December 31st each year. Registration for the 2024 UCR registration year will open October 1, 2023. Fees will be reduced from the […]