TAM News

Baker files commercial driver safety legislation (H.3980)

The Massachusetts governor files legislation (Bill H.3980) to make changes to the state portions of the commercial drivers license (CDL) program.

ATA – Truck tonnage index fell in June

The ATA’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in June 2019.

Higher diesel taxes effective July 1

Although the Massachusetts diesel tax rate has not changed, Connecticut and Rhode Island – plus 10 other states – increased their rates July 1.

Weeks, TAM joins Massport Truck Access Steering Committee

TAM joins the Massport Truck Access Steering Committee, set up to ensure established truck routes are supported during Conley Container Terminal expansion.

Cruz, Marks join TAM leadership board

Roland Cruz and Richard Marks join the Trucking Association of Massachusetts board.

Advisory: Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza Reconstruction

On June 17, MassDOT will activate swing gates and electronic signage controlling the swing lane at the Sumner Tunnel Portal where Route 1A enters.

Employer and employee contributions to PFML program delayed

Massachusetts has delayed the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) until Oct. 1, 2019.

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.

MassDOT: Current projects with lane impacts

MassDOT has updated their Current Construction Projects with Lane Impacts, as well as the presentation with an overview of 2019 construction projects. The documents were updated May 16.