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Senate Resolution 258 urges Congress to pursue a legislative solution allowing 18-20 year-olds with a CDL to drive across state lines.

Senator Greg Rothman, Senator Judy Ward and Senator Scott Martin introduced a resolution in April 2024 calling on Congress to pursue a legislative solution allowing 18-20-year-olds with a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to drive across state lines.

Megan Magensky

The virtual convoy is off to help remember the fallen, honor those that have served and teach the next generation to value freedom.

Through WAA’s Group Sponsorship Program, PMTA is registered as a $5 pay back Sponsorship Group supporting Arlington National Cemetery – where more than 400,000 servicemembers, representing every U.S. conflict, are laid to rest.

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The 2023 crash shut down the Philadelphia highway and created major supply chain concerns.

Gasoline spilled out from an unsecured hatch on the top of the gasoline delivery tanker that overturned and ignited beneath an Interstate 95 bridge in Philadelphia a year ago, according to new details from federal investigators.

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Over 200 drivers registered for the Super Bowl of truck driving in PA. These are the top scores.

FedEx Freight walks away from the competition knowing their driver was on top. Congratulations to all of the drivers who placed at TDCs. We'll see you all next year.

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Full court questions attorneys on merits of the case in Philadelphia courtroom

Rebecca Oyler

Over 1000 attendees will watch over 200 drivers complete a written test and driving course – promoting highway safety and friendly competition.

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The 2024 Fleet Safety Awards Luncheon was sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

The following companies were recognized at the 2024 Annual Membership Conference for their safety excellence. The awards luncheon was sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

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SmartWay is launching a a new initiative to recognize freight sustainability leadership actions.

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This week, the PA legislature passed Senate Bill 37, introduced by Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe), making it illegal to use a handheld device while driving.

Rebecca Oyler

PennDOT is planning to close the roads and put detours in place for the Route30/Route 222 Interchange Improvement Project.

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All truck and bus technicians in Pennsylvania are invited to compete in "Supertech Maryland" on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at the Center of Applied Technology – North in Severn, MD.

Rebecca Oyler

EPA’s rule for trucks requires between 25% and 40% of medium-size and long-haul trucks to be zero-emissions by 2032. Concerns about range, charging infrastructure, power grid reliability, battery weight, safety, and cost are significant.

Rebecca Oyler

Members are reminded of the deadline for most apportioned renewals AND a one-time opportunity to change their annual renewal date

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Two members recognized and PMTA received Summa Cum Laude recognition for its safety program

Rebecca Oyler

PMTA and several members are fighting to invalidate Pennsylvania regulations that automatically incorporate heavy-diesel emission standards and warranty requirements whenever California changes its standards.

Rebecca Oyler

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is granting Maryland Motor Truck Association's requests to allow drivers regulatory exemptions in response to the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore.

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Dominic was a member of PMTA for over 50 years. He served on the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter Board as Director and President for many years. He was active with the Chapter Board up until he passed.

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Travel impacts may be significant, and PMTA members are encouraged to plan ahead. The state has released plans for managing the unexpected number of visitors and their impact on traffic in the region.

Rebecca Oyler

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said it would delay the first periodic testing deadline for its Clean Truck Check Program to January 1, 2025.

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Champion of the trucking industry and active member of PMTA, John Kagel, 68, passed away Friday, March 8, 2024.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) began enforcing the Work Zone Speed Safety Camera program designed to crack down on drivers speeding through highway construction sites.

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ATRI collects data confidentially from for-hire motor carriers of all sectors, regions, and sizes – from owner-operators to 10,000-truck fleets – to produce insights on key industry trends that guide decision-makers of all kinds.

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The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association joined a coalition of business and industry organizations across PA urging Governor Josh Shapiro and state lawmakers to ensure a robust and reliable energy supply for the state’s businesses and consumers.

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For the sixth year in a row, the intersection of I-95 and SR 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey is once again the Number One freight bottleneck in the country.

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75 Pennsylvania mayors sent a letter urging the Biden administration to finalize the US Environmental Protection Agency’s strongest proposed rule for the GHG Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3 rule (HDV rule).

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PMTA Safety Director, John Rigney, has been reappointed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to the ATA Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB).

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At the beginning of his address, Shapiro noted that Pennsylvania is the only state in the country with a divided legislature calling on both parties to compromise to get something done.

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PA Road Team Captain John McKown testified before the Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing on January 11 to inform lawmakers about what the trucking industry is doing to fight human trafficking.

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Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-112) and Sen. Greg Rothman (R-34) are planning on introducing resolutions in their respective chambers urging U.S. Congress to pass legislation allowing CDL drivers under 21-years-old to drive commercial motor vehicles over state lines.

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CARB is extending the Clean Truck Check registration deadline to January 31, 2024, allowing vehicle owners additional time to complete their initial fleet reporting and meet the 2023 $30 compliance fee for each truck.

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Following discussions between the California Trucking Association and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CARB agreed to allow flexibility for fleets in reporting their California vehicles as required by the regulation.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are increasing five percent for all E-ZPass and toll-by-plate users starting January 7, 2024. According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), the most common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will increase from $14.40 to $15.20 for E-ZPass and from $29.40 to $30.90 for toll-by-plate.

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On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the Department of Revenue published notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of gasoline and diesel tax rates for 2024.

Rebecca Oyler

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 279, sponsored by state Representative Anthony Bellmon (D-Philadelphia) to extend the emergency disaster proclamation for I-95.

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The Truck Parking Study, proposed by PMTA and created by the Transportation Advisory Committee, of which President and CEO Rebecca Oyler serves, is now approved by the State Transportation Commission (STC).

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Every year, the 2023-2024 Judicial Hellholes Report from the American Tort Reform (ATR) Foundation shines a spotlight on the top nine jurisdictions that have earned reputations as Judicial Hellholes. Some are known for allowing innovative lawsuits to proceed or for welcoming litigation tourism.

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Governor Josh Shapiro’s administration announced it will appeal the Commonwealth Court’s decision to block Pennsylvania from entering the controversial Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program.

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A new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule aims to crack down on brokers and freight forwarders refusing to pay motor carriers for completed services.

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Each year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) releases the "Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry" study ranking the top ten issues industry members identify in a survey. PMTA distributes this survey to members. If a state turns in over 40 responses, ATRI will put together a top ten list for that individual state along with solutions to address those issues.

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The House Transportation Committee met Tuesday to discuss House Bill 1833. If passed, this bill would amend Title 74 to create an alternative procurement method of Design Build Best Value. This legislation would allow PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to use the Design Build Best Value method as an alternative to competitive sealed bidding.

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Traffic congestion on U.S. highways added $94.6 billion in costs to the trucking industry in 2021 according to the latest Cost of Congestion research published by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

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In two rulings issued on November 1, 2023, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court struck down one of Governor Tom Wolf’s signature environmental proposals, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an interstate program he joined via regulation to reduce carbon emissions from state power plants.

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UPS driver Bernie Wanyo has been driving professionally for 25 years. With upwards of 1,800,000 safe driving miles under his belt, he's been recognized as a 2022 Driver of the Month and a Pennsylvania Road Team member.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is conducting a three-year commercial driver apprenticeship program, in accordance with Section 23022 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This program will allow qualified drivers ages 18-20, who hold intrastate commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), to explore interstate trucking careers.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enacted a new rule allowing exemptions of federal regulations in declared emergency situations.

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PMTA members should be aware that the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, which requires truck owners to transition to zero-emissions trucks over the coming years, applies to fleets hauling in California, regardless of where their trucks are registered.

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Voting is the cornerstone of any thriving democracy. Our state and local governments are responsible for making decisions that undoubtedly impact our daily lives, from education and healthcare to transportation and infrastructure. Importantly this year, Pennsylvania’s ballot contains several judicial elections that are critical to ensuring that trucking is treated fairly by the courts in our state.

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As the countdown to membership renewal for 2024 continues, this week we're sharing the best tips to take full advantage of your membership.

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Senate Bill 473 which would go after drivers with unpaid tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike unanimously passed the state Senate. Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-18) sponsored the bill. SB 473 proposes the garnishment of Pennsylvania Lottery winnings and state income tax returns from people with unpaid tolls.

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Senate Bill 799 allowing county bridge funding to supplement municipal bridge maintenance passes the state Senate. This bill would amend Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for supplemental funding for municipal highway maintenance.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced new features added to 511PA. These features are expected to provide timely bridge information for commercial drivers and also support efforts to combat human trafficking.

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The time to renew your PMTA membership for 2024 is drawing near. Invoices are set to go out in mid-November. Each day during the last week of September we shared the stories of members who use PMTA membership to make their business better on social media.

Megan Magensky

The time to renew your PMTA membership for 2024 is coming up soon! Around mid-November, invoices will go out for 2024 membership dues. We’d love to have you stay on board with us. Until then, we’ll be profiling some of the top benefits of membership with PMTA on social media, showcasing members who use these benefits to help their businesses and sharing some exciting things to come next year. If you haven't followed PMTA on social media, now's a great time to join in.

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