Special Edition V.50 (August 2020)
NYC Mayor de Blasio Announces COVID-19 Checkpoints to Enforce New York State Quarantine Orders

New York City Mayor de Blasio announced today that they will be doing checkpoints to enforce the quarantine requirements on individuals traveling into NYC from states that are on New York's travel advisory (now up to 34 states, but does not include Maine). Click here for the news report.

If you hear about any issues with drivers entering NYC please let MMTA know as soon as possible so we can pass on the information to our colleagues at the Transportation Association of New York. Drivers are considered essential and are exempt, with some guidance, from the quarantine requirement. The guidance on the exemption for essential workers is available at this website: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

TANY is monitoring this situation closely to ensure that freight deliveries are not impacted. 
MMTA Events and Awards Update - Click HERE

2020 MMTA Safety Director of the Year - NOMINATIONS NOW ONLINE
September 9, 2020 Truck PAC Golf Tournament - ONLINE REGISTRATIONS HERE
MMTA Sponsored NATMI CSS & CDS Fleet Safety Certification Now Virtual

In an effort to further improve professionalism in the trucking industry, the MMTA is working with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) to offer CSS & CDS Fleet Safety Certification courses for transportation safety professionals. Originally set to be held at the MMTA offices in Augusta, the courses and exams will now be exclusively held virtually via Zoom due to the reality of social distancing requirements, company travel restrictions, and prospective students belonging to high risk groups requiring them to remain home even as restrictions are lifted.

 When: September 14-18, 2020 from 8am to 5pm each day.

The courses below are applicable toward NATMI’s nationally recognized, university accredited certification programs. Taking the courses is the first step toward earning a credential that will help you become a more competent professional, earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony.  If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within a 60-day time frame – or less.

Once registered, participants will receive a Zoom link to connect to the course leader and other participants for a completely interactive learning experience.

PLEASE NOTE: the minimum number of students to hold this course is four so please share this article and the link above with any of your counterparts who might benefit from improved safety and compliance knowledge and professional certification.

Beginning September 1, 2020, the State of Maine, Bureau of Motor Vehicles intends to terminate their current online service for UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) payments. Maine is the last state to maintain its own UCR service and they have decided to join the national system.

Beginning September 1st, carriers required to pay the UCR fees should do so at www.ucr.gov. This site has a 2.75% debit or credit card charge. If you use a check, they will add $1 to the registration cost.

Should you have further questions, please contact Cecile Prescott at MMTA.
Additional TIA Basic Commercial Tire Service Seminar Scheduled

Due to popular demand and the importance of the information delivered, the MMTA has scheduled an additional Tire Industry Association (TIA) Basic Commercial Tire Service seminar for August 11th at the MMTA.

The Basic CTS Program (200 Level) is presented by Maine Commercial Tire and focuses on OSHA compliance training for new hires and experienced technicians using an in-house program without certification. This is an 8-hour video/workbook training program where the instructor uses the TIA’s Instructor Guide to lead the class through the videos and Student Workbooks that use lesson plans and module quizzes.

August 11, 2020
8:00am- 4:00pm
Lunch will be on your own
$140 for members
$180 for non-members

For more information about this class: Basic Commercial Tire Service Flyer

Please complete the OSHA Skills Demonstration Form. Registration can not be processed without this form.

We will keep MMTA members posted as new information comes in. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to email Tim, Randy or Brian if you have questions.