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, […]

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 […]

Trucking Workforce Issues Top the List of Industry Concerns

ATRI, Rebecca Brewster, (404) 247-8787 October 24, 2021 Nashville, Tennessee – Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, driver retention, driver compensation, lawsuit abuse reform, truck parking and for the […]

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. […]

Self-Driving Trucks – Who is Liable?

Legal Alert from MG+M The Law Firm Autonomous vehicle technologies, including full self-driving automobiles as well as simpler driver assist systems, are becoming more prevalent across the country. Most, if not all, new passenger cars come equipped with at least some form of autonomous technology including automatic cruise control, lane departure controls, and anti-collision warning […]

Golf Tournament Registration Open

The Maine Truck PAC golf tournament will again be played at only one location this year, Natanis Golf Course Webber Pond Road in Vassalboro, on June 15, 2022. Natanis features 36 great holes of golf and will serve as an excellent host for this year’s primary fundraising event for the Truck PAC. The tournament is […]