Entries by Kevin Weeks

Trucking industry – Key trends & outlook

Dubbed the “lifeblood of our economy” by President Donald Trump, not only does the trucking industry facilitate the nationwide distribution of food, clothes, medicine, and other consumer products, it also supports a substantial portion of America’s revenue and workforce.

TAM meets with governor to discuss rolling stock

The Trucking Association of Massachusetts (TAM) remains at work attempting to advance the association’s rolling stock initiative.  Last week, TAM President Steve Normandin, Legislative Chairman Ed Rodricks, Board Member Andrew Boyle, Executive Director Kevin Weeks as well as Chris Spear, President & CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) met with Governor Charlie Baker, House […]

Employers required to post Family and Medical Leave Law

The Department of Family and Medical Leave has posted the notice required to be provided by employers and covered business entities to their current workforce of Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) benefits, contribution rates, and other provisions as outlined in M.G.L. c. 175M Sec. 4 on or before May 31, 2019. The notice, which […]

TAM Testimony – In opposition to Senate Bill 2204, Amendment 3, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

On April 24, Kevin Weeks, the executive director of the Trucking Association of Massachusetts, submitted written testimony in opposition to Amendment #3 to Senate Bill 2204, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities. The testimony is provided below, and a PDF is available for download. For additional information, contact the Trucking Association of Massachusetts. Honorable Karen […]

Senate takes up bike safety legislation April 25

As previously noted, the Massachusetts Senate is advancing legislation that it passed last session early in this session to put pressure on the House to act this session. One of those items that passed last session was the traffic and bike safety including the requirement for those companies with state contracts to have convex/concave mirrors […]