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Governor Hogan Announces Facial Coverings Requirement in Maryland. May 6, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an executive order that requires all customers and employees in retail stores and foodservice establishments, as well as on public transportation, to wear face masks or coverings, effective at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 18.  Although MMTA member trucking companies likely do not operate the type of businesses that are covered under the order, you are encouraged to consider the close proximity of your workforce and take appropriate steps to protect your employees. The order specifies that a “face covering” means a covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth but is not… Read More

COVID-19 Update Hub April 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications for the economy, interstate commerce and America's trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations has created a COVID-19 Update Hub at www.trucking.org/COVID19# to provide members and industry stakeholders with timely, fact-based information to answer frequently asked questions and address common challenges that arise from the pandemic and national response. The page is updated regularly with information and guidance provided by government officials and other stakeholders involved in response efforts.Items include information on: State Declarations: OS/OW, SDLA Closures, CDL Expiration, etc. Commercial Parking and Driver Facilities Federal Hours of Service Waivers Congressional Action: Emergency… Read More

Emergency Funding for Business – UPDATE! April 13, 2020

Emergency Funding for Business – UPDATE! As reported last week, a series of federal and state grants have been announced to help those businesses who may be experiencing decreased demand and need financial assistance. Below are resources for you in this challenging economic time. Federal ResourcesUnsure where to start? There is a comprehensive Small Business Guide available at https://bit.ly/348QXng that can help. It describes the various programs available to small businesses under the Federal CARES Act. This document easily directs you to which program might be best for you depending on your needs. Programs include the Payroll Protection Program, Emergency Economic… Read More

MMTA Cancelled Events April 10, 2020

Due to the COVID crisis, the following events are now cancelled: TDC & Supertech. Read More

MMTA Staff are working remotely. March 30, 2020

Feel free to reach out to us by: Phone---410-644-4600 Email---visit our staff directory to send us messages. Read More

Are you receiving the MMTA E-News? March 27, 2020

MMTA E-News:MMTA emails e-news relating to your DOT vehicles and transportation. The latest issues are focusing on the Covid crisis. If you are not receiving the membership emails, feel free to check your spam and/or reach out to mab@mdtrucking.org.Thank you.Topics include: New Coronavirus Labor Law Poster Required Starting April 2. Do My Drivers/Employees Need a Letter Saying they are Essential? Yes, Your Drivers Can Still Deliver in New York. Expiring Medical Qualifications of CDL Drivers. MMTA General Counsel Offering Free Coronavirus Webinars. FMCSA Issues Guidance for Drug & Alcohol Testing During Emergency. Maryland Delays Inspection Mandate for Trucks with Exceptional… Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 25, 2020

MMTA members:   On March 18, 2020 the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” became law.  This new federal law contains important changes to paid sick leave and family and medical leave that all employers need to know.  The law is effective from April 2, 2020 until December 31, 2020.  For the benefit of our members, Maryland Motor Truck Association has put together a 2-page summary of this new mandate.  Please access the full document at http://www.mdtrucking.org/files/FamiliesFirstSummary.pdf.   Thank you, Louis Campion President & CEO    Read More

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration March 23, 2020

For questions and answers regarding your DOT vehicles visit:https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/frequently-asked-questions-related-fmcsa-emergency-declaration-03192020 Read More

Non-essential businesses must close at 5 p.m! March 23, 2020

Governor Hogan announced that all non-essential businesses must close at 5 p.m. and remain closed indefinitely until further notice given the coronavirus outbreak. Visit: http://www.mdtrucking.org/files/CISA.pdf for guidance as to what is considered essential and may remain open. Read More

Governor Hogan Announces 15% Truck Weight Increase in Maryland March 19, 2020

Today Governor Larry Hogan announced a 15% axle and gross vehicle weight tolerance for motor carriers delivering relief supplies.  This will apply on all roads, including the Interstate system.  A copy of the declaration is available at www.mdtrucking.org/files/HoganWeightDeclaration.pdf. Please review it for details. Members are reminded that, if you are traveling across state lines, the weight tolerances being declared vary by state and you may be cited if you exceed that state’s limit.  For example, Virginia is allowing 90,000 lbs. on 5 axles, whereas Governor Hogan’s declaration will allow 92,000 lbs. Read More

Nash is Maryland's Driver of the Year! January 29, 2020

On January 28, 2020 John Nash of UPS was selected as Maryland's 2019 Truck Driver of the Year.  Nash was honored with 12 other outstanding drivers as the 2019 Maryland Drivers of the Month by Maryland Motor Truck Association.  He was selected as the Driver of the Year by the Maryland State Police after a careful review of the winners.  Nash was selected based on his extraordinary record, which includes: 31 years of safe driving, traveling 1.4 million miles. Volunteering at Maryland New Directions to help unemployed and underemployed citizens find careers in trucking. Winning the 3 axle class at… Read More

Do Your Drivers Ever Need a Doctor While on the Road? December 2, 2019

MMTA is pleased to announce a new offer for members brought to you by Kelly & Associates.  Kelly has partnered with Teladoc to give our members special pricing to provide access to doctors via the internet or on the phone.  Your drivers can access a doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year from anywhere in the country.  Medications can even be prescribed from your virtual exam. Want to learn more?  Call Kelly at 443-589-1713, or go to www.mdtrucking.org/files/FinalTelaDoc.pdf. Read More

MMTA Members Now Save on Shell Lubricants! October 24, 2019

MMTA is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Shell Lubricants. Shell's coolants, engine oils and grease can help your company improve fuel economy, save on maintenance and increase equipment life. As an MMTA member, new Shell customers are eligible for special pricing with our purchasing program. Fill out the form at http://www.mdtrucking.org/files/ShellFlyerFinal.pdf and return it to MMTA to have your Shell representative contact you to discuss your product and pricing needs. Read More

Save on Your Tolls with MMTA! September 25, 2019

What's one great benefit of MMTA membership? Members may enroll in the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system to automate the passage of their trucks through toll facilities across Maryland, as well as other participating states such as Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Members who enroll in E-ZPass through the Association receive a discount on their Maryland tolls that is greater than the rate a member can individually receive on its own if it enrolls in E-ZPass through the Transportation Authority (unless the member is receiving the maximum discount of 20%). The MMTA discount rates are… Read More

MMTA Launches New Drug & Alcohol Consortium January 7, 2019

MMTA's recently launched its new Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium, in partnership with ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland, to help members comply with the federally mandated drug and alcohol testing requirements in 49 CFR Part 382 and the collection procedures in 49 CFR Part 40.  The rules are often misunderstood and a frequent cause of violations during audits by law enforcement. Do you have problems with: Spending too much for tests? Employees waiting forever for a test? Chasing drug testing paperwork? Dialing 1-800 numbers and getting voice mail? Poor customer service? MMTA's program is here to help.  Benefits include: Inputting,… Read More

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