MMTA adds electrical diagnostics training to 2022 schedule

Over the course of the year, MMTA provides training at our conference room facility in Augusta. These trainings are targeted towards owner/operators, safety directors, technicians, dispatchers, and drivers. All classes are open to the public but members of MMTA receive a discount. For a list of these training sessions, check out our Course Book. We’ve […]

Business Coalition Fights Maine Adoption of CA Advanced Clean Trucks Program

MMTA November 15, 2021 As previously reported, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection is pursuing routine technical rulemaking to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Program, setting mandatory sales thresholds of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV’s) starting in 2025.  Effectively, this adoption would put Maine on an accelerated path to electric medium and heavy-duty trucks regardless […]

2022 MMTA Employee Benefits Program – Rates and Plan Details Now Available!

Acadia Benefits Now more than ever, the employee benefits you offer differentiate your business as you recruit and retain great employees. And MMTA and Acadia Benefits can help make your benefit program even more attractive to prospective new hires and to reward your existing team members. Learn more about the 2022 Employee Benefits Program, available […]

IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) due dates and display

The 2021 IFTA decals are about to expire on December 31st, 2021. You should have received your renewal application either by mail or by email, whichever you had chosen for a delivery method. You may display your 2022 IFTA decals beginning December 1st, 2021 but not before. A copy of the IFTA license that is […]

MMTA Workforce Development Campaign – MEMBER INPUT NEEDED

It has been about a year since MMTA started to develop and implement the Go Your Way industry image and workforce development campaign designed to spark interest in trucking careers with the younger Gen-Z audience. One of the strategies to accomplish this was to deliver messaging on their social media platforms that focus on real […]

Membership Meeting Summary, October 13 via Zoom

Guest Presentations The MMTA invited Harold Sumerford, from J&M Tank Lines based in Birmingham, Alabama to provide the membership with real life implications of cyber security in the trucking industry. This company, along with the transportation industry as a whole, is among the top 10 industries that are targeted with cyber attacks due to relatively […]

[Attention Members]: We need to hear from you!

The MMTA Board of Directors will be meeting next Wednesday, October 13th, and one of the agenda items is to discuss what to do about the January 6, 2022 Annual Banquet. The reason for the discussion is that we have heard from a few that they are concerned about such gatherings in the context of […]

MMTA seeks congressional support on fight against vaccine mandate

In a letter to Maine’s congressional delegates, MMTA stressed the importance of recognizing the negative impact of the vaccine mandate on the supply chain in Maine and beyond. Earlier this month, President Biden announced his 100-or-more employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate and tasked OSHA with drafting an enforcement rule to exert emergency vaccine compliance authority over […]

Pottle’s Transportation celebrates one of their own

Source: Pottle’s Transportation Last month, Ron Round was named the Bendix Grand Champion for the National Truck Driving Kahoot Championship for 2021. 🏆 There is no one quite like this fella. His knowledge of truck driving, and all the details that go into the job, no matter how small, is simply extraordinary. Ron was awarded […]

MMTA Participates in Amicus Brief on California AB-5 Fight

As many members already know, California’s attempts to limit the use of independent contractors has spilled over into the trucking world and our industry’s long-standing use of owner-operators.  The challenge of the law by the California Trucking Association has been going through the court system and now has ended up at the Supreme Court – […]