FMCSA looking to lower carrier registration fees for at least next two years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to reduce Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and more for at least the next two years.
In its proposal, the agency says for the 2018 registration year, beginning Oct. 1, 2017, registration fees would be reduced below the current level by approximately 9.1 percent. The reduction is due to total revenues from the UCR Plan exceeding the statutory maximum for the 2016 registration year by $5.13 million, or approximately 4.55 percent. FMCSA says this is the first time the statutory maximum has been exceeded.
Additionally, for the 2019 registration year, beginning on or around Oct. 1, 2018, the fees would be reduced by approximately 4.55 percent from the current level to ensure fees don’t exceed the maximum.
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces night work is planned on I-93 northbound Londonderry, in the Exit 4 area, between mile markers 10.4 and 11.4 on Monday, September 25, 2017. Structural steel will be set for the I-93 northbound bridge over Kendall Pond Road.
This work is scheduled to be done between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am and will require the use of lane closures. Message boards and smart work zone devices will be used to notify the travelling public. This work is expected to take one night to complete, however additional nights may be required due to weather conditions.
This work is part of the final I-93 northbound and southbound mainline construction in the Exit 4 area (Derry/Londonderry), as well as the northbound and southbound on and off ramps reconstruction, the NH Route 102 reconstruction (including the construction of the NH Route 102 Bridge over I-93), and Pillsbury Road/Ash Street (including the Pillsbury Road/Ash Street Bridge over I-93).

I89 Vermont Southbound Closures

I-89 SOUTHBOUND CLOSURES:  I-89 Southbound closures are scheduled for Monday night (9/18) thru Thursday night (9/21) from 7:00 PM thru 6:00 AM between Exit 9 and Exit 8.  I-89 Northbound will remain open with a lane closure at the project site.  PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:00 PM TO ALLOW THE CONTRACTOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMPLETE THE WORK. For more information:

NHMTA Training Reminder

Hazardous Materials – Tanks

September 21, 8:30 – 12:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

September 28, 8:30—12:30

CMVR for Managers

September 28, 1:00—3:30

CMVR for Drivers

October 20, 8:30—12:30

GPS and Hours of Service

October 26 (stay tuned)

Maintenance Records and Pre-trip

October 27, 8:30—12:30

Reasonable Suspicion

November 2, 9:00—11:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

November 2, 12:00—4:00

Contact for registration info

NHDOT Announcement – September 8, 2017

Public Hearings set for the 2019-2028 10 year Transportation Plan

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) will hold 19 Public Hearings across New Hampshire to review and receive input on the update of the State’s Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan (2019-2028). The next public hearing will be held on September 11, 2017, at 7 pm, at 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH (Town Hall). Learn More

Construction Work

Night Paving on Interstate 93 in Concord

Night paving work is scheduled on Interstate 93 in Concord for Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18, 2017. Learn More


The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces night work will begin Thursday, September 21, on Interstate 93 northbound in Londonderry, in the Exit 4 area, between mile markers 10.6 and 12.6.  Existing I-93 northbound traffic will be relocated to the newly constructed lanes in the median. This new traffic pattern will allow for the continued construction of the ultimate I-93 northbound, and construction of the Ash Street Bridge in that area. Learn More

Bridge Repairs on the Spaulding Turnpike in Portsmouth

Bridge repairs are scheduled to begin Monday, September 18, 2017, on the Spaulding Turnpike southbound bridge over the I-95 westbound off-ramp at Exit 4 in Portsmouth. Learn More

Temporary Closure of the Seabrook Welcome Center on I-95 Northbound

A planned short-term closure of the northbound Welcome Center on Interstate 95 in Seabrook just south of Exit 1, from Monday night, September 18, at 8:00 pm until Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00 am. Learn More

Planned Closure on NH 11A in Gilford for Box Culvert Replacement

A planned closure of NH Route 11A from Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 29, 2017, at the box culvert replacement project over West Alton Brook in Gilford near the Alton town line. Learn More



Due to anticipated rain showers and high winds from Jose today and tomorrow in the seacoast area, the planned paving in the Seabrook Rest Area is being delayed one week. 

The Seabrook Rest Area was temporarily closed last night at 8 PM to perform milling operations in the truck parking lot, but will be reopened this morning at 8 AM and will remain open until 8 PM next Monday night September 25th

Beginning next Monday night 9/25 at 8 PM, we will again temporarily close the rest area in order to pave the trucking parking lot; mill and pave the front passenger vehicle lot; and mill and pave both the on and off ramps.  We should be able to shave 8 hours off of next week’s closure due to the milling that was completed last night in the truck parking lot.  We are anticipating a 48 hour closure to complete this work, but are requesting that the press release and public outreach be for a 60 hour closure from Monday 9/25 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM Thursday morning 9/28. 

A NH State Police Trooper was on site at 5 pm last night to assist NHDOT in advising the truckers of the 8 PM shutdown.  This worked well and we will do this again next Monday night.  Truckers who were due for a rest were advised of the truck stop at Exit 3 and were grateful for the notice.

If you have any questions at all about the ongoing or upcoming work, please feel free to contact NHDOT’s Contract Administrator Kevin Winn at (603) 818-1872 or myself at (603) 419-9340.  The 10 day forecast looks favorable. 

Thank you,


Nickie Hunter, P.E.

District Construction Engineer

NHDOT Bureau of Construction

Hazen Drive, Concord, NH  03302-0483

Cell: (603) 419-9340

Office:  (603) 271-2571



For Immediate Release

September 18, 2017

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE SEABROOK WELCOME CENTER ON I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES TONIGHT (9/18) AND FROM 9/25 AT 8:00 PM TO 9/28/17 AT 8:00 AM The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that due to anticipated inclement weather, the schedule has changed for the planned temporary closure of the Seabrook Welcome Center on I-95 northbound, just south of Exit 1, to allow for paving work.

The Seabrook Welcome Center will now be closed to all traffic tonight (9/18) from 8:00 pm until 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 19.  The Seabrook Welcome Center will again be closed to all traffic from Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm until Thursday September 28 at 8:00 am.  Any vehicles left in the Seabrook Welcome Center parking lot during these time periods will be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

This work will include milling and repaving of the entire Seabrook Welcome Center parking lot, including the construction of additional truck parking. It will also include storm drain repair and the restriping of truck and passenger vehicle parking spaces. The Seabrook Welcome Center was last paved in 2000.

This work is a part of the Seabrook-North Hampton-Rochester Eastern Turnpike resurfacing project. Brox Industries of Dracut, Massachusetts is the prime contractor of the $3.5 million project


Kevin Winn                 Construction Bureau,                           603-818-1872

Bill Boynton                Public Information Officer,                 603-271-6495

NH Department of Transportation

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Hurricane Victims Relief

In order to help aid communities damaged by Hurricane Irma, M&S Logistics, a member of NHMTA, has graciously donated a trailer for a collection site which will be parked in Candia, NH. Please see the attached letter with details of what is needed and where you can bring your donations.

The trailer will depart NH after 9/25 and the donated items will be distributed through disaster relief centers in Fort Myers, FL.

Anything you can do to help the victims would be appreciated.