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MMTA Past Chairmen and Lifetime Directors * Olen E. Butler * Paul E. Merrill * Gerald A. Cole * Stewart M. Taylor * Guy F. Dunton * Mark W. Ginn * Harry L. Milliken * Philip C. Gox F. Gilbert Congdon * H. Merrill Luthe Galen L. Cole Henry W. Saunders Richard S. Clement Dwin A. Gordon * H. Blaine Sanborn William G. Hepburn * C.L. Fox, Sr. George W. McNear * H. Blaine Sanborn David W. Harmon * Gerald A. Cole Herbert E. Ginn * Joseph H. O’Donnell * Harry L. Milliken * F. Emmett O’Connor * David W. Fox Robert E. Ginn Richard J. Haley * George M. Hutchins H. Walker Noyes * Chester Sherrard Arthur W. Hicks * Virgil E. Beane George L. Parke * David L. Cole William Duddy * Clifton E. Halacy Mark A. Hutchins Donald B. Wiswell Pieter van Voorst Mert Brown Tom Keefer Barry Pottle * John Austin Brian Bouchard John Lightbody Jim McCurdy Chris Huff

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Chairman:

Vice Chairman:

Ed Therrien, United Insurance, Presque Isle

Secretary:

Shawn Moore, R.C. Moore, Inc., Scarborough

Treasurer:

Duane Graves, Pottle’s Transportation, LLC, Bangor

Executive Committee:

State Vice President, ATA:

Chelsea Pottle, Pottle’s Transportation, LLC, Bangor

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Chris Huff, Hannaford Trucking, S. Portland

Duane Graves, Pottle’s Transportation, LLC, Bangor

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Barry Pottle, Pottle’s Transportation LLC, Bangor

Membership Committee:

Brian Bouchard, H.O. Bouchard, Inc., Hampden

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Adam Beals, Pottle’s Transportation, LLC, Bangor Jim McCurdy, Maine Commercial Tire, Bangor

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Jeff Castonguay - Hartt Transportation Systems (2016) Roland Crawford - Timberland Trucking (2016) Mark Giuffre- United Parcel Service (2015) Aaron Huotari - Central Maine Transport (2016) Kathryn Killory - FedEx Corporation (2016) Randy Macomber - Macomber Transportation (2016) Shawn Phelps - Dysart’s Transportation, Inc. (2015) Alan Reed - PAF Transportation (2016) Floyd Thayer - Ed Thayer, Inc. (2016)

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Gary Bangor - Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel (2015) Brian Boulet - Boulet’s Truck Service (2016) Tawnya Brown - Central Maine Partners in Health (2015)

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The MMTA recently received a call from a member to let us know that three of his company’s trucks sustained tire damage by travelling the Maine Turnpike in the north bound lane in an area they are grinding to repave.  The member expressed concern that the lane was too narrow and that the trailers are rubbing against the side of the ground pavement.  He had to replace 2 tires due to the rubbing and found out his was not an isolated incident when he brought them in to his tire dealer, who had replaced tires for other trucks with similar damage. We passed the information on to the Maine Turnpike Authority who took immediate action as well as contacting our member. They explained that grinding activity has not changed from past practices, but recognized the need to have additional signage to show drivers that it is okay to drive outside of the area that machines had already done the grinding. The purpose of the sign’s graphic will encourage drivers to have their tires on both the higher and lower pavement. Below is an example of the sign and a picture of a practical example.

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MMTA CHAIRMAN PAGE It is projected that the Federal Highway Trust Fund may run out of money as early as this July. The system is dependent on tax revenues that haven’t been raised since 1993. In 1993 the average cost of a new car was $12,750. Today, the average cost of a new car is $31,252. The cost of maintaining our national transportation infrastructure has outgrown our method of paying for it. According to the Congressional Budget office, expenditures will have to be cut by 92% in 2015 if we continue at the current rate to avoid insolvency. There are a couple of proposed solutions, one of which has been presented recently in a bill sponsored by US Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise the federal fuel tax 12 cents over 2 years and then index it to the Consumer Price Index. While it’s no stretch at this point to say we need to do something, unfortunately some of the arguments for indexing aren’t as powerful as one might think. One of the major reasons that we lack adequate revenue according to proponents of indexing is due to more fuel efficient vehicles. While this will become more of a factor in years to come, according to the CBO, gas tax revenues will decrease around 1% due to fuel efficiency between 2012 and 2022. Another argument for indexing is that there has been a reduction in the gas tax due to less miles being driven on the nation’s roads. While this is true since 2007 road miles have fallen as a result of the recession (that saw GDP fall by 4.7%), both in 2012 and 2013 the number of miles has increased by 26 billion road miles combined.  As the economy continues to grow and the number of licensed drivers increases by 2 million per year in America the number of miles will increase. Truck travel will increase by 50% by 2040 over the pre-2007 recession level. The main culprit of the shortfall is inflation mainly as it applies to the cost of asphalt and steel. As the purchasing power of the dollar continues to decrease, so does the power of our tax revenue when stuck at a 1993 collection rate. As we continue to expand our population and economy wear and tear and congestion continues to take its toll on our already struggling infrastructure. Indexing unfortunately will fall short and will not be adequate to cover the shortfall in funds needed to keep America competitive. We were given a firsthand look in Maine where the recently repealed practice of indexing fell short of our needs. At present according to the Maine DOT the core capital projects for 2014-2016 are still underfunded by $100 million. The MMTA has and will continue to support increases in the fuel tax as long as they are reasonable, the proceeds are targeted to roads and bridges and the economy can support such increases. These increases would be voted into law rather than simply tied to the CPI. This will force our leaders to make some real decisions. As we saw in 2007 with the recession things can change quickly, and we need to have the ability to react to conditions on the ground with the input of all interested parties. Ironically this is one issue where there is bi-partisan support. The MMTA recently participated in bi-partisan discussions in the Maine State Legislature regarding fuel taxes because as an association we know that good roads and bridges are important to Maine’s economy and the safety of our members. By tying the fuel tax to CPI it allows us to be lulled into a false sense of security that something is being done. In reality it’s a band aid and the easy way out. It is estimated at the Federal level that $101 billion dollars are currently wasted per year due to congested roads and roads in need of repair. We need to come up with a long term comprehensive package that will allow us to steer into the 21st Century rather than just continue to fly aimlessly on automatic pilot.

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POTTLE’S RECOGNIZES SAFE DRIVERS Pottle’s held its Annual Safety Banquet on April 26th at Jeff’s Catering. Seventeen drivers were recognized for achieving significant safe driving milestones. Driving is undoubtedly a challenging profession. Pottle’s was proud to honor the following drivers for their accomplishments:

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Gary Hunt Ronald Round Alex Creighton

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Mark Butterfield Jeffrey Clark Dennis Carver Gerry Creutz* Neal Cunningham

Thomas Cyr Malcolm Eleiott Darrell Erickson Gary Gray Bruce Mason

William McIntyre Glen Ridley Glen Thomas Robert West

*Gerry will be receiving his award at the Annual Safety Meeting held in Pennsylvania.

Department Managers provided updates on the company’s new initiatives. Adam Beal demonstrated the Sta-Rat tool which will become standard issue for all our drivers in the near future. Barry and Adam outlined some of the new equipment purchases on the horizon. Duane Graves outlined the new PrePass system which will streamline toll pass and weigh stations. Dave spoke about the Truckers against Trafficking Program (TAT). Rick Randall provided a year in review for Operations and Cynthia Reid outlined some of the upcoming enhancements to our employee benefits package. Cynthia and Cindy Nightingale offered an introduction to the next phase of our wellness program. A yummy meal was enjoyed by all followed by the presentation of safe driving awards. A huge thank you to Sheldon for his organization of the event!

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MAINE BMV IMPLEMENTS NEW IFTA SYSTEM Effective June 2, the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Services Office has implemented a new web-based computer system to manage the state’s participation in International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). IFTA is a base-state motor carrier fuel tax agreement in effect among fifty-eight states and provinces. In IFTA a qualified motor carrier licenses with their base state, and makes a single quarterly fuel tax report covering travel in all member jurisdictions. Taxes paid in one jurisdiction are applied to travel in other jurisdictions. The carrier pays or is refunded the difference, and the state transmits the tax return information and revenues to the appropriate jurisdictions. 8 1/2" Information According to Garry Hinkley, BMV’s Vehicle Services director, Maine chose to partner with Explore Services to replace an aging IFTA system managed by the State of New York. “Maine BMV had worked with

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Explore previously to implement a new IRP system. We were pleased to be able to continue and expand that partnership to include IFTA as well.”

Previously, for IFTA, Maine relied on the Regional Processing Center (RPC), a product of the New York Department of Tax and Finance. In 2013, the NYDTF made the strategic decision to no longer offer or support the RPC.

“Maine BMV now has a unified web-based IFTA/IRP system which shares common account information, simplifying the management of carrier account information. In addition, we were able to retire some standalone databases used for reports and correspondence, reducing redundancy and the possibility of data entry errors. We are able to offer more and better online services, including a much more robust online filing service,” Hinkley noted.

“The RPC provided Maine with great service since Maine joined IFTA in 1997. However, the system no longer was supportable, and NYDTF’s decision to discontinue the RPC effective at the end of 2014 allowed Maine BMV to continue and expand on our partnership with Explore,” Hinkley Noted.

According to Francis Fox, BMV Motor Carrier Services Chief, the migrated IFTA/IRP system now allows carriers and agents to acquire online access to their account to complete tax returns, renew their IFTA license, order IFTA decals, renew their IRP registration, add vehicles or jurisdictions, change a

Maine IFTA/IRP account holders are encouraged to consider using the new online processes. For more information or to request online access, contact the Maine Motor Carrier Services IRP/IFTA at (207) 624-9061 or you may email us at MCSAdmin.BMV@ maine.gov.     

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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY

Reprinted from the Kennebec Journal – May 27, 2014

FROM THE STATE HOUSE: Condition of Maine’s highway system requires honest, bipartisan conversation - by Andrew McLean & Robert Nutting Our roads have taken a real beating this winter, made worse by years of deferred maintenance. Our bridges, rail lines, airports and seaports also have lacked proper maintenance. Our statewide transportation infrastructure is suffering, and delaying repairs only makes matters worse. In order to fix our transportation network, however, state leaders in Augusta must have an honest conversation about our needs. Every time we fuel up at the pump, we pay state and federal gas taxes. The federal gas tax has remained unchanged at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, and our state gas tax is below the national average. Moreover, Mainers are driving in cars that are becoming increasingly more fuel-efficient, which means that we’re buying fewer gallons of gas per vehicle. This is good for our environment and our health, but when we buy less gas, we contribute fewer dollars over the course of the year to the Highway Fund, the pot of money used to finance the maintenance and construction of our roads and bridges. The needs of our transportation system have not remained stagnant, however, they’ve grown dramatically. Roads are crumbling, bridges are deficient, and we’re not making the smart, strategic plans needed to effectively move people and goods from place to place. Reliance on an ever-decreasing Highway Fund has led to an annual shortfall of $150 million to fund our most basic of transportation needs, just maintaining what we have, so we’re forced to bond for many of our road maintenance needs. While bonding is a viable financing option, it should be used for long-term projects and not year-to-year maintenance. Consequently, we have no money available for any new roads or long-term transformational projects. If nothing is done about the Highway Fund shortfall, the condition of our roads today will seem terrific compared to what they will look like in five years. The long-term neglect of our transportation system has set back Maine’s economy. A 21st century economy needs a 21st century transportation network. After we’ve spent these last two years on the Transportation Committee, nothing could be more clear: We need to invest in our transportation system — and soon. Imagine the Maine economy without the interstate, our three cargo ports, rail service to Aroostook or the Portland and Bangor airports. What would our midcoast economy look like without the Sagadahoc or Penobscot Narrows bridges? What is the cost of posted roads and bridges that force motorists and truckers to find longer, alternative routes? What are the costs of time-consuming delays in traffic-congested areas such as Gorham and Westbrook or Augusta and Waterville? And what about the extraordinary expenses and loss of productivity associated with accidents resulting from unsafe conditions and the auto repair costs we incur every year from the cavernous holes in our roads? The sticker price to fix our transportation infrastructure is shocking to a lot of people and doesn’t include the additional modernization that we need. But the cost of failing to fix our transportation system is far greater than the cost of properly maintaining it. This is an area where pragmatic people, regardless of political party, should be able to find common ground. By providing for a 21st century transportation system, we can save money by paying less for traffic delays that take away time from family and work, lost jobs with companies that cannot afford Maine’s transportation deficiencies, accidents with personal injury or loss of life and higher insurance rates or car repairs for bent wheel rims, tie rods, front end alignments and the like. Ensuring the vitality of our transportation system is not a partisan issue. It’s a Maine issue. We know we cannot stay on this bumpy road for much longer. The next Legislature must take steps to close the transportation funding gap and make smart plans to rebuild our roads and bridges that will reduce our long-term costs and grow our economy. How we do this is a different conversation, but it is one that is taking place.

Rep. Andrew McLean, D-Gorham, and Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, serve on the Legislature’s Transportation Committee.

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The following members have taken advantage of the bundled pricing and hassle-free advertising program in support of the Maine Motor Transport Association in 2014:

UNITED INSURANCE BECOMES NEWEST MMTA ANNUAL SPONSOR The MMTA welcomes United Insurance to the growing list of Annual Sponsors in 2014! Specializing in transportation insurance solutions, we appreciate Ed, Travis and the entire United Insurance team recognizing the benefits of taking advantage of bundled pricing and hassle-free advertising – continuing their long-standing support for the Maine Motor Transport Association. For more information about the MMTA’s Annual Sponsorship Program, visit us at www.mmta.com/ sponsorships or go to our home page today to see the 12 companies currently participating!

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THE HEATHER & LIAM CONNECTION - RAISING AWARENESS FOR AUTISM AND DISTRACTED DRIVING by Judy Bouchard On April 15, 2008, 24 year old, Heather Dawn Bouchard, (a Madawaska native), was killed while driving to work in southern Maine. Heather, a dedicated social worker, had placed a call to a client, and dropped her cell phone. When she attempted t o re t r i e v e i t , she lost control of the car, and careened across #295, slamming into a news truck. Heather was ejected and died later at Maine Medical Center. Since then, Heather Dawn’s mom, Judy Bouchard, has traveled the state of Maine and beyond, giving a powerful

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presentation, “The Tragedy of Distracted Driving: Heather Dawn’s Story.” Mark and Nicole Chamberland, of RF Chamberland, in St. Agatha, ME were in the audience when Judy presented at the Maine Motor Transportation conference in September, 2013. Many were moved to tears.

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What is Autism? Autism is a life long developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that while all people share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Do you know someone with autism? • Autism prevalence figures are growing • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism • There is no medical detection or cure for autism The RF Chamberland family had been brainstorming a way to “give back” to the community at large and on a recent trip downstate, their kids had an idea. RF Chamberland purchased a tractor trailer and have dedicated it to” The Heather & Liam Connection.” The banner/logo for “The Heather & Liam Connection,” is displayed on both sides of the trailer to promote autism awareness.

The back of the trailer will have the “Maine Remembers Heather Dawn,” banner/logo to promote awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. In the field of autism, “puzzle pieces” have become the autism icon, symbolizing the mystery and the different autism indicators. R. F. Chamberland, decided to use that “puzzle piece” to offer an opportunity for businesses/organizations and individualsto support this grassroots project, and provide a venue for business/organization advertisement. In addition to the puzzle piece being the icon, there are several colors that are have been adopted by the autism society. Blue, red, green and yellow are used for the puzzle pieces. “The Heather & Liam Connection” tractor trailer was unveiled and dedicated at the Madawaska 2014 Top O’ Maine Trade Show on April 26. Many of our MMTA members have already sponsored a puzzle piece and to date, over $20,000 has been donated. For more information, please contact: Mark/Nicole Chamberland at R. F. Chamberland Email: mark@rfchamberland.com Phone: 207 543 6607 Judy Bouchard Email: heather.liam.connection@gmail.com Phone: 207 895 2261

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FMCSA TO CONGRESS: RAISE INSURANCE MINIMUMS FOR TRUCK CRASHES Reprinted from ATA

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported to Congress that current financial responsibility minimums for the commercial motor vehicle industry are inadequate to meet the costs of some crashes and the agency says it will initiate a rulemaking to raise the limit higher than the current $750,000.   FMCSA noted findings from a recent study that weighed the benefits of increasing insurance minimums, including improved compensation for crash victims and reductions in commercial vehicle crashes, against costs imposed on commercial motor vehicle operators and the insurance industry.   The agency said that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million and that current insurance limits do not adequately cover these costs, which are primarily because of increases in medical expenses and other crash-related costs.   The agency has formed a rulemaking team to further evaluate the appropriate level of financial responsibility for the motor carrier industry.   MAP-21 requires FMCSA to issue a report every four years on financial responsibility requirements.   The announcement by the FMCSA comes less than a year after Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., introduced legislation that would raise the required insurance minimum for motor carriers from $750,000 to $4,422,000 per truck, an increase of almost 500 percent. There was no immediate indication of how much the FMCSA might recommend the minimum be raised.   Congress established the current insurance minimum in 1980.   Cartwright’s bill never made it to committee. 18

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  Before being elected to Congress last year, Cartwright was a member of the law firm of Munley, Munley and Cartwright, a firm that specializes in accident and injury claims. After Cartwright was elected, he resigned the firm, which is now called Munley Law.   In present dollars adjusted for the increase in the cost of medical care, it takes more than $4.4 million to provide for the equivalent of the $750,000 in the original law, Cartwright said.   “This is a matter of public safety. Tragically, more than 100,000 people have been killed in commercial vehicle collisions since 1980. This legislation is essential to protecting our nation’s highways and ensuring that victims receive the proper amount of compensation for their losses.”   The current minimum of $750,000 fails to perform the basic functions that Congress intended: to promote safe operations by holding insurers responsible for inspecting trucking operations prior to underwriting policies and to protect the public, he added.   Trucking interests responded swiftly to the FMCSA announcement.   “Based upon the data that we have seen, TCA believes that the current minimums are satisfactory,” said Dave Heller, director of safety and policy at the Truckload Carriers Association.   The American Trucking Associations responded through Vice President of Communications & Press Secretary Sean McNally:   “ATA has yet to see any evidence that increased insurance minimums will lead to improved highway safety,” said McNally, “and until we can review the underlying Volpe study FMCSA’s report relies on, that continues to be the case. In addition, we are disappointed by the report’s lack of depth in exploring these issues.”   The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded by noting that FMCSA acknowledged that more than 99 percent of commercial vehicle accidents are readily covered under current requirements and that they have not done an assessment of the

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financial impact that increased requirements would have on small businesses.    “Even though the agency’s report confirms that fewer than 1 percent of all truck-involved accidents result in injuries or property damage that exceed current insurance requirements, it seems pretty clear they plan to raise those requirements anyway,” said Todd Spencer, OOIDA executive vice president.   OOIDA contends that an increase in insurance would sound the death knell for the small businesses that comprise more than 90 percent of the trucking industry.   “The amount of insurance carried by motor carriers has never been shown to have a correlation with safety,” continued Spencer. “The agency seems to be bowing to the economic objectives of the personal injury attorneys and mega-trucking companies who have been campaigning for higher insurance requirements. Trial lawyers will see windfall payouts in the increases, and big trucking companies - who already use special exceptions in the law to avoid buying insurance on the open market - see an opportunity to drive up business costs and do away with their small-business competitors.”   Under current insurance requirements, truckers already often find themselves pushed into court by attorneys after accidents that were not their fault because of the possibility of high-dollar settlements. 

FMCSA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO REPORTING OF ADJUDICATED CITATIONS The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced in a Federal Register Notice that beginning August 23, 2014, motor carriers and drivers will be able to request the removal of roadside inspection violations from agency data systems to more accurately reflect outcomes of judicial proceedings. The updated policy will enable carriers and drivers to request, through the DataQ’s System the removal of violations that were previously July/August 2014

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uploaded into FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System by state enforcement agencies when a driver is found not guilty or if a violation is dismissed in court. FMCSA systems will continue to retain and display violations that result in a conviction or payment of fine. Persons who plead to or are convicted of a lesser charge will also have that information reflected. The changes are part of the agency’s continued effort to improve the quality and uniformity of violation data that is accessible across FMCSA systems to sharpen the focus on unsafe carriers and drivers. FMCSA considered more than 100 public comments before finalizing the updated policy, which has wide support within the commercial motor vehicle industry. For more information on the announcement visit: http:// www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/rulemaking/2014-13022

SEAT BELT USE AMONG CMV DRIVERS INCREASES In early May, FMCSA released a new report entitled, “Seat Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers (SBUCMVD) 2013 Survey.” The survey found that seat belt usage rates among drivers of medium and heavy duty trucks and buses rose from 78% in 2010 to 84% in 2013. Since FMCSA began tracking seatbelt usage in 2007, there has been a 19% increase. Seat belt use was higher in states governed by primary belt use laws (85%) than secondary belt use laws (78%), with western states reaching the largest percentage of seat belt use at 91%. The northeast saw the lowest usage at 76%. The executive summary and the full report can be found on the FMCSA’s website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

REMINDER The next MMTA Board/Membership meeting will be held on July 9, 2014 at the MMTA Offices in Augusta. Meetings start at 7:30am with breakfast.

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TRUCKING INDUSTRY SEES $9.2 BILLION IN CONGESTION COSTS FOR 2013 ARLINGTON, VA – Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).  ATRI, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each mile of Interstate roadway.  Delay totaled over 141 million hours of lost productivity, which equated to over 51,000 truck drivers sitting idle for a working year. ATRI’s analysis also established the states, metropolitan areas, and counties with the highest congestion costs.  California led the nation with over $1.7 billion in costs, followed by Texas with over $1.0 billion.  The Los Angeles metropolitan area saw the highest cost at nearly $1.1 billion and New York City was close behind at $984 million.  Congestion tended to be most severe in urban areas, with 89 percent of the congestion costs concentrated on only 12 percent of the Interstate mileage.  This concentration of congestion has been well-documented in previous work by ATRI which identified the worst truck bottlenecks in the U.S.  Of the 100 worst bottlenecks in ATRI’s 2013 bottleneck analysis, 98 were identified as having “severe” congestion in this cost of congestion analysis. The analysis also demonstrates the average impact of congestion costs on a per-truck basis.  For example, a truck driven for 12,000 miles in 2013 saw an average congestion cost of $408, while a truck driven for 150,000 miles had an average cost of $5,094.

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EMANIFEST WEBINAR OFFERED The U.S. Commercial Service of the United States Embassy in Ottawa is holding a free webinar on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT to assist U.S. carriers and brokers in understanding proposed changes to the Customs Act by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  These changes will affect the requirements for U.S. carriers and brokers under the eManifest program. Background eManifest is a term used to describe the advance, electronic conveyance of freight information to customs officials prior to a shipment arriving at the border.   eManifest expedites the customs clearance process by allowing pertinent information about shipments to be assessed and approved by customs officials in advance of any shipment’s physical arrival.  In February 2014, CBSA published their intentions to make regulatory amendments under the Customs Act.  These proposed amendments include: new and amended terminology, arrival messaging for marine, air, rail carriers as well as sufferance warehouse operators, carrier code requirements and more.

“Congestion is an unfortunate byproduct of our just-in-time economy, and it’s a significant roadblock to our country’s productivity as well as its global competitiveness,” said Jack Holmes, President of UPS Freight, the heavy freight division of UPS. “ATRI’s analysis quantifies congestion in a way that clearly shows the urgent need for highway investment.”

The U.S. Commercial Service invites MMTA members and all Maine trucking companies to join BorderConnect, the CBSA and CBP representatives for a one hour webinar to discuss details of these proposed amendments and learn what U.S. companies need to know about shipping under eManifest. 

A copy of the study results is available from ATRI at www.atrionline.org.

For more information, visit: www. export.gov/canada

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34 HOUR REASTART GETS CONGRESSIONAL ATTENTION THANKS TO MAINE SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS As of the writing of this article, the outcome of Senator Collins amendment to make two changes to the 34-hour restart provision had not yet been determined. However, regardless of the result, this long and time consuming process has brought about the good, the bad and the downright ugly from supporters and opponents alike. THE ISSUE: Due to significant feedback from constituents and the trucking community, Senator Collins recognized a concern with the new HOS rules implemented in July of 2013, introduced and then passed a committee amendment that would suspend portions of the 34 hour restart.  Specifically, only being able to use a 34-hour restart once every 168 hours and the requirement to include two periods between 1am-5am before a restart can be used.  The amendment calls for a study to analyze the effectiveness and impacts of these two provisions on truck driver fatigue and overall safety. Our Senator – with the help of the ATA, other state trucking associations and MMTA member feedback – was able to convince many of her peers that her amendment was a common sense solution to an unnecessary problem created by FMCSA who failed to recognize the practical realities of the trucking industry and highway safety.  The committee vote was an impressive 21-9. Fast forward only a couple of days, there was a tragic accident in New Jersey involving a celebrity who was in a very serious crash with a commercial truck. This crash generated a lot of national attention, which was encouraged by the self-proclaimed “safety groups” who used this tragedy to draw a misleading connection to Senator Collins effort in the Senate. They sent out press releases vilifying Senator Collins as being anti-safety.  They use hyperbole similar to the way they argued against our efforts to open the interstate system to all CMV truck traffic – using emotion, misinformation and distortions that are simply not true.  And the most insulting aspect was that the NJ crash had nothing to do with the 34-hour restart, the CMV driver was found to be in compliance with federal HOS rules and the crash would not have been avoided under the provisions that Senator Collins advocates changing. There was a group that got together that included PATT, CRASH, CVSA, the Teamsters Union (among others) who were able to convince NJ Senator Corey Booker to introduce an amendment that would effectively strip the Collins amendment from the Senate bill. 22

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SIMPLIFIED TALKING POINTS: Senator Collins’ proposal would revert only two parts of the 34-hour restart provision back to the old rules – limiting drivers to one restart per week and requiring the restart to include two periods of rest between 1am and 5am. Her amendment suspends these two provisions for one year while a comprehensive study is done to address the unintended consequences. The most important reason for these changes is safety; the two rest periods between 1am and 5am encourage more truck traffic onto the road during daytime hours (the most congested time of the day) which aggravates congestion and increases crash risk. There is misinformation being spread about what Senator Collins is proposing.  Her proposals are simple and are described above.  For clarity, she is not proposing any changes to: • Minimum Off-Duty Hours Between Shifts; • Total On-Duty Window in Each Shift; • Tota l Hou rs (O n - D ut y + OffDuty+Rest); • Maximum Driving Hours; • Mandatory Rest Break During Shift; • Maximum Cumulative On-Duty; or • Anything to do with Electronic Logging Devices / Electronic OnBoard Recorders.

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THE HANGUP:

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The Appropriations bill that contained Senator Collin’s 34-hour restart changes failed to advance due to a disagreement between the Senate majority and minority leaders over the vote threshold on amendments.  Majority Leader Reid requested a 60 vote threshold while Minority Leader McConnell requested 50, among other things.  Either way, Senator Booker’s amendment to strip the Collins amendment was not expected to gain more than 47 votes at best.  Again, as of the writing of this article, the bill had not made it back to the Senate floor.

Without a crystal ball, there are many different roads this issue could take and we’re not ones to prognosticate. What we do know is that we are proud that Senator Susan Collins represents us in the US Senate. She has taken a relatively complicated issue, both for those of us in the industry and for those who don’t know what a log book is, and boiled it down to the most important component – safety. For anyone who needs another reason to be proud to be from Maine, consider watching the video from Senator Collins outstanding floor speech on June 19th. You can find it on MMTA’s HOS page by going to mmta.com and clicking on the HOS link on the left. Compare it to the speech given by Senator Booker (also on our HOS page) and you will see what we mean.

ATRI IDENTIFIES PR­OBLEMS WITH FMCSA HOURS-OF-SERVICE FIELD STUDY REPORT Arlington, VA - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules.  FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA’s field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck drivers during two duty cycles that included two restart breaks.  FMCSA stated that their field study results supported the efficacy of the new restart rule.  Following a detailed evaluation of the field study report, ATRI identified a variety of technical issues related to research design flaws, validity of measurement techniques and interpretations and data conflicts within and across the study.   ATRI’s Technical Memorandum documents the following issues with FMCSA’s report: • The field study report purports to have measured differences between restarts with one and two nighttime periods (1 a.m. to 5 .a.m.) but instead measured differences in restarts that range from 34 hours to an unknown/non-limited number of hours off-duty. • MAP-21 required that the field study be “representative of the drivers and motor carriers regulated by the hours of service regulations” but the study includes, on average, less than 12 days’ worth of data for each of only 106 drivers. • The FMCSA field study does not present research to support the limitation of the use of the 34-hour restart to once per week (168 hours). • Use of the 3-minute Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) showed lapses of attention by drivers in both duty cycle groups, but offered no link between the average number of lapses, fatigue and the safe operation of commercial vehicles. • The two duty cycle groups had lane deviation measurements that differed by 1/10th of a centimeter and the study authors provide no evidence that these findings are relevant or have a nexus to driver fatigue in either of the two groups. • The difference in sleep obtained by the two duty cycle groups on their restart breaks differed by only six minutes per 24hour period. • Average driver scores on the subjective sleepiness scale did not indicate any level of sleepiness. • The study confirms that drivers in the “two or more nighttime” group are more likely to drive during the day; a time when FMCSA’s own data shows a higher crash risk. “FMCSA has heard loud and clear from carriers and drivers that the new rules are not advancing safety and are creating additional stress and fatigue on the part of truck drivers,” commented Steve Rush, President of Carbon Express, Inc. in Wharton, NJ.  “ATRI’s analysis raises enough questions about FMCSA’s own study that should compel a comprehensive review of the entire rule.” A copy of this report is available from ATRI at www.atri-online.org. 

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2014 TDC - May 17, 2014 - Dysart’s

GRAND CHAMPION

Denis Litalien

Clifford W. Perham / Shaw’s

PRE-TRIP

Vincent Cote

Hannaford Trucking / Delhaize America

Sponsored By: J.J. Keller

Sponsored By: United Insurance Group

ROOKIE

Hannaford Trucking / Delhaize America

WRITTEN EXAM

TEAM TROPHY

Sponsored By: Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc.

Ronald Round

James McKeen

Sponsored By: MPDA

Sponsored By: Maine Commercial Tire

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Annual Sponsors:

FedEx Corporation Hartt Transportation HO Bouchard JJ Keller Portland Air Freight Pottle’s Transportation Trophy Sponsors:

FedEx Ground Hartt Transportation Systems JJ Keller

YRC Freight

Progressive Insurance RC Moore, Inc RF Chamberland United Insurance UPS Walmart

Financial Sponsors: Gold Atlantic Great Dane Inc. Cianbro Hannaford Trucking

Financial Sponsors: Bronze FedEx Freight Dennis Paper

Door Prize Sponsors: Maine Commercial Tire Maine Professional Drivers Assoc. United Insurance

24 YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!! THANK

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Carrier Transicold Delta Dental Hannaford Trucking Irving Oil Morrison & Sylvester

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Category Trophies Sponsored By Clifford W. Perham / Shaw’s Three Axle

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Tony Saucier

Walmart Transportation

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Lester Lord

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Joseph Mulkern

Walmart Transportation

Event Sponsors: Brandit Marketing – shirts for judges

Chapman Trucking – event transportation Clifford W. Perham/Shaw’s – trophies for 8 classes Concentra – goodie bags Delta Dental – goodie bags Dysart’s – facility to host event Emera – goodie bags Fluid Film – goodie bags Fred’s Coffee – hot beverages Garelick Farms – drinks Hannaford – goodie bags Lane Construction – pavement sweeping Maine Turnpike Authority – goodie bags MDOT - competition barrels & goodie bags Michaud Distributors – food Pine State Trading Co. – snacks R.H. Foster - food Shaw’s – goodie bags Sysco – food Walmart Transportation – hats for drivers Whitten 2 Way Radios – event communication

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Jonathan Roussel

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NorthCenter O’Connor’s Portland Air Freight Pottle’s Transportation R.F. Chamberland Sysco of NNE W.T. Rand Walmart YRC 25 THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!


Category Trophies Sponsored By Clifford W. Perham / Shaw’s Five Axle Sleeper

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Thomas Pooler

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COMPETITORS BY CLASS: 3 AXLE

SLEEPER

Ross Bailey, Dennis Paper & Food Service Randy Buck, Hannaford Trucking (R) 217 Paul delaRosa, FedEx Express Nelson Girard, Con-way Freight Chris Goforth, Dennis Paper & Food Service Phil Jordan, Dennis Paper & Food Service James McKeen, YRC Freight (R) 283 Richard Roghelia, FedEx Freight (R) Tony Saucier, Walmart Transportation 274

Ransford Begin, RF Chamberland Inc. Samuel Bryan, Ed Thayer Inc. Randy Chaloux, Pottle’s Transportation Robert Danforth, Walmart Transportation 259 Jeffrey Granholm, Pottle’s Transportation 274 Kenneth Gray, R.C. Moore, Inc. (R) James Ouellette, RF Chamberland Inc. Thomas Pooler, Hannaford Trucking 254

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4 AXLE Vince Cote, Hannaford Trucking 305 Denis Litalien, Clifford W. Perham/Shaw’s 342 Lester Lord, FedEx Freight 220 David Rondeau, FedEx Express Tim Wing, New Penn Motor Express (R)

5 AXLE Stephen Collins, Hartt Transportation (R) Peter Mortensen, Clifford W. Perham/Shaw’s (R) Joseph Mulkern, Hannaford Trucking (R) 221 Jeffrey Murdock, Walmart Transportation 232 Jonathan Roussel, Portland Air Freight 272 Glen Thomas, Pottle’s Transportation

FLATBED Robert Balfour, Walmart Transportation 246 Denis Forest, Casco Bay Transportation (R) 225 Roland Jandreau, Hartt Transportation (R) Robert Magnuson, Hannaford Trucking 243 Scott Phillips, W.T. Rand James Jay Wakem, Casco Bay Transportation (R)

Erik Barden, FedEx Ground 234 Jason Colson, FedEx Ground (R) 242 Jeffrey Thoms, FedEx Ground (R) Scott Wickstrom, Federal Express 302

STRAIGHT TRUCK Frederick Ayer, Dysart’s Transportation 225 John Dennis Ayer, Dysart’s Transportation 167 Jeremy Scott Chretien, Dysart’s Transportation (R) Alan Paradis, A&A Trucking 377

TANKER James Alfred Barker, Dysart’s Transportation (R) Ray Bucknell, Irving Oil Terminal Inc. 348 L. James Costa, Patriot Tank Lines David Gagne, Clifford W. Perham/Shaw’s 275 Alan Grindle, Irving Oil Terminal Inc. (R) Michael Lee Jodoin, Dysart’s Transportation Mark Morrow, Linde LLC 329 Ronal Round, Pottle’s Transportation Bryan Sennett, Walmart Transportation (R)

TWINS Larry Menter, YRC Freight 286 Matthew Richardson, Performance Transportation 288 Raymond Rogers, FedEx Freight 177 July/August 2014

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PTSC

1 ST PLACE

MAINE MOTOR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

P R O F ES S I O N A L TECHNICIAN S K I L LS COMPETITION

Joshua Morissette

Hartt Transportation Services 2 ND PLACE

3 RD PLACE

May 17, 2014 Eastern Maine Community College

Jeff Freeman

Walmart Transportation

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FedEx Corporation Hartt Transportation HO Bouchard JJ Keller Portland Air Freight Pottle’s Transportation

Progressive Insurance RC Moore, Inc RF Chamberland United Insurance UPS Walmart

Pottle’s Transportation

Financial Sponsors: Gold

Financial Sponsors: Gold Cobble Hill Trailers Hale Trailer O’Connor’s Walmart Transportation (shirts for techs and judges)

Door Prize Sponsors:

Trophy Sponsor:

Carrier Transicold Delta Dental Hannaford Trucking Irving Oil

Bangor Truck & Trailer Sales

THANK 28 YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!

Jessie Lee Neal

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Workstation #1

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Workstation #3

Brakes

Engine Mechanical

Steering & Suspension

Sponsored by: Meritor

Sponsored by: Cummins Northeast

Sponsored by: Hendrickson

Won By: Jessie Lee Neal (Pottle’s Trans.)

Won By: Joshua Morissette (Hartt Trans.)

Won By: Jeff Freeman (Wal-Mart)

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Workstation #5

Workstation #6

Starting & Charging

Tire & Wheel

Fifth Wheel

Sponsored by: Mitsubishi Electric

Sponsored by: Maine Commercial Tire

Sponsored by: Jost

Won By: Daniel Fellis (Dysart’s)

Won By: Joshua Morissette (Hartt Trans.)

Won By: Adam Meserve (Wal-Mart)

Workstation Sponsors: Atlantic Great Dane Carrier Transicold Cummins Freightliner Hendrickson Jost Maine Commercial Tire Meritor Mitsubishi Electric Traction Heavy Duty Volvo Trucks North America July/August 2014

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Workstation #7

Workstation #8

Workstation #9

Fasteners

PMI

Engine Electrical

Sponsored by: Traction Heavy Duty Parts

Sponsored by: Freightliner of Maine

Sponsored by: Volvo Trucks

Won By: Robert Hatch (Hartt Trans.)

Won By: Jessie Lee Neal (Pottle’s Trans.)

Won By: Adam Meserve (Wal-Mart)

Workstation #10

Workstation #11

APU

Written Test

Sponsored by: Carrier Transicold

Sponsored by: Atlantic Great Dane

Won By: Jessie Lee Neal (Pottle’s Trans.)

Won By: Daniel Fellis (Dysart’s)

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE, JUDGES AND COMPETITORS!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO GENE FADRIGON RETIRING FROM EMCC AFTER MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

THANK 30 YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!

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2014 Maine Truck PAC Golf Tournament June 18, 2014 - Natanis Golf Course

1 ST PLACE

GROSS WINNERS

CHARLIE GILLIS, JOHN KIRK, BRUCE BUBIER

2 ND PLACE

JAMIE ROBINSON, MIKE HARRIS, MIKE GRINNELL, MIKE BLAKE

1 ST PLACE

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CRAIG ALLEN, SCOTT ERNARD, CHIP WRIGHT

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HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR CROSS INSURANCE

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WATER SPONSOR POLAND SPRING

NET WINNERS

ROSS DUBOIS, DAVE PLOWMAN, DAVE COVELY, MARK PIERCE

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2 ND PLACE

GARY COOPER, GELSON MIRANDA, CHRIS HOPKINS, CASSIE BABB

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3 RD PLACE

MARK SHAW, DON LEWIS, KEVIN ROBBINS, JIM NADEAU

MAJOR SPONSORS ACADIA BENEFITS - PORTLAND BANGOR VOLVO TRUCK & TRAILER FEDEX CORPORATION H.O. BOUCHARD HARTT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS J.J. KELLER PORTLAND AIR FREIGHT POTTLE’S TRANSPORTATION PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE R.C. MOORE, INC. R.F. CHAMBERLAND UNITED INSURANCE UPS WALMART

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