Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit: Best Practices for Industry & Law Enforcement

Held on November 19th-20th in Northampton, Massachusetts, the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit will feature demonstrations of innovative programming and technologies for reducing roadway crashes, while also providing a venue for the exchange of ideas and resources between safety stakeholders and industry. The Summit will feature resources for trucking and motorcoach associations, covering topics that […]

ATA Releases Updated Driver Shortage Report and Forecast

Industry Ended 2018 Short More Than 60,000 Drivers Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations released its latest examination of the driver shortage, finding the industry needed 60,800 more drivers at the end of 2018 to meet the country’s demands for freight services. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve watched the shortage rise and […]

ATA Praises DOL Opinion Letter on Sleeper Berth Time

Arlington, Virginia — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time. “ATA welcomes today’s opinion letter from DOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton that concluded time spent by a […]


The Samoset in Rockport, Maine  |  September 16th and 17th Please join Maine Motor Transport Association and The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association for the premier professional development experience for Safety Directors, HR Personnel, Dispatchers, and other professionals in the trucking industry. This year’s conference agenda and presenters are set and the conference promises to be […]


The 2019 Maine Motor Transport Fleet Safety Award information has been released and can be found at  Once eligibility is satisfied, companies must submit an application by September 6, 2019 in order to be assigned to a mileage category, where statistics will determine whether you place in the top three within that category or […]


Article provided by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. By December 16, 2019, carriers that are using grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) will need to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). While these devices (and the associated back-office systems) are similar, there are differences that need to be considered when making the switch. Drivers Drivers […]

Final Workers’ Compensation Legislation Wrap-Up

(For a pdf version printed in the MMTA magazine, click here) By the time this article is printed, the Legislature has gone home.  The budget has passed, the studies are in the queue to be scheduled and the bills have either been signed, vetoed, or carried over to the next session that starts in January.  […]

Roadcheck 2019

Roadcheck 2019 is scheduled for June 4 through June 6.  Commercial vehicle inspectors, Troopers, and the FMCSA from across North America will be out in force for this 3-day period. Roadcheck is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world.  On average, […]