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ATA Welcomes Proposal for New Pilot Program for Non-Military Younger Drivers

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for taking a first step toward a new pilot program to allow non-military commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial drivers,” said […]

BREAKING – Senator Collins Joins as Co-Sponsor of DRIVE-Safe Act

Today, Maine Senator Susan Collins office has signed on as a co-sponsor to the DRIVE-Safe Act.  Members of the MMTA discussed this important piece of legislation with her during our Call-on-Washington in April and she has been very receptive to supporting this apprenticeship program because highway safety is at the forefront of the bill.  Senator […]

New Canadian Fuel Charge Take Effect April 1, 2019

Canada has passed a new Fuel Charge that is expected to be implemented April 1, 2019 for users of fossil fuels in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.  Motor Carriers that operate in those territories are required to register by April 1, 2019 with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) or face a fine of $2000.  […]

MAINE LEGISLATIVE ALERT – PAID SICK LEAVE (updated 3/7/19)

Efforts to implement a mandatory paid sick leave law in Maine are taking shape.  On one hand, there is the promise of a statewide referendum ballot question that will require employers to provide paid sick leave.  Before that happens, the Maine Legislature can pass a bill that accomplishes the same goal, negating the need for […]