MMTA celebrates trucking industry’s commitment to highway safety at Annual Banquet

Every day of the year, the trucking industry ensures that critical supplies reach their destinations even during these challenging times with the expanded pandemic. In fact, over 84% of Maine communities depend exclusively on the professionals in this industry to move their goods. As a direct result of office support, freight handling, technicians, and drivers, […]

Consortium Pool – We are all in it together

DISA has just announced changes to the way the MMTA consortium pool will be handled, beginning in 2022.  The changes are an effort to keep random test selections for the consortium to a minimum, which is one of the benefits of belonging to a consortium. The new policy was recently sent by DISA to all […]

Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

The October edition of Maine Line News announced a policy change when it comes to US vaccination requirements for Canadians coming across the border. Sometime in January of 2022, the US will require foreign nationals travelling for essential purposes (such as truck drivers) to show proof that they are fully vaccinated, which is a change […]

Cross Border Travel – Vaccination Status

Maine Motor Transport Association has received several calls regarding travelling to Canada and having to require proof of vaccination status as a professional truck driver (essential worker). The United States and Canada have recently made announcements regarding the re-opening of the border for non-essential travel and have updated requirements for essential travelers, prompting the calls. […]

Trucking industry asked to rank top concerns

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue. Now in its 17th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not […]

FMCSA extends CDL/CLP and Medical Card Waiver

February 17, 2021 FMCSA issued another extension to the previous CDL/CLP and Medical Examination waivers that were set to expire the end of this month. This waiver becomes effective on March 1, 2021 and expires on May 31, 2021. NOTE: MMTA has been advising members for months that renewal of CDLs and Medical cards should […]