NHMTA Master Truck Driver

Dear NHMTA Member:

Do you have an exceptional driver that you would like to recognize?

The Master Truck Driver Certification program is a prestigious program that is intended to recognize those drivers in your employment who have achieved a high level of professionalism through the safe operation of motor vehicles, and who you believe have exemplified the ideals of the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association and American trucking industry during their career.

Please take this opportunity to recognize your drivers who have achieved an exceptional safety record during their career (usually more than ten years). The total required miles or hours of driving time may be at your company and/or with a previous employer. Filling out a nomination form to recognize a driver who has served your company with distinction is the single act on your part that helps boost personal and company esteem, and also promotes our industry.

Each driver who is awarded this certification will receive a dignified plaque, a specially designed jacket and shirt from NHMTA. The presentations will be made in a special ceremony this fall at a time and location yet to be determined. In the past, we have invited the Governor to present the plaques to the drivers in the NH Executive Council Chambers in the State House. In addition, NHMTA publicly recognizes the drivers in our newsletters, on the cover of our NHMTA Annual Directory and website.

A nomination form is enclosed for your use, and there is no limit to how many of your drivers you can nominate. Nomination forms will be reviewed by a committee of experienced trucking industry representatives who are members of the NHMTA.

Please take a few moments to recognize those drivers to whom you feel are deserving of this prestigious certification. If you have any questions about the program or the criteria for application, please do not hesitate to call me at 415-8402. Additional nomination forms are available upon request. The deadline is AUGUST 1st.

Please see attached form for additional details.
2018 NHMTA Nomination form with cover letter

Route 4 Woodstock PRESS RELEASE


To: Trucking community
From: Vermont Truck & Bus Association
Re: U.S. Route 4, Vermont Statutory Restriction
Priority: High

The generally permitted length of vehicles with trailers in the State of Vermont is up to 75 feet in length.
It has come to the attention of the Vermont Truck & Bus Association, through members who have been ticketed, that the following restriction is in effect and being enforced:
Title 23, VSA, § 1432. Length of vehicles
(c) Operation on U.S. Route 4. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, vehicles with a trailer or semitrailer which are longer than 68 feet but not longer than 75 feet may be operated with a single or multiple trip overlength permit issued at no cost by the Department of Motor Vehicles or, for a fee, by an entity authorized in subsection 1400(d) of this title on U.S. Route 4 from the New Hampshire state line to the junction of VT Route 100 south, provided the distance from the kingpin of the semitrailer to the center of the rearmost axle group is not greater than 41 feet.

The Town of Woodstock, Vermont, is particularly strict in enforcing this permit, even though your truck and trailer would be legal without a permit anywhere else in Vermont.



NHMTA NJ State Police Issue Commercial Motor Vehicle Ban on Certain NJ Interstate Highways

Effective 8:00pm yesterday evening New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan issued a commercial motor vehicle ban on the following interstates:

• I-78
• I-80
• I-280
• I-287

The ban applies to all tractor trailers, empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, passenger vehicles pulling trailers. recreational vehicles, and motorcycles.

NHMTA Important Tractor Trailer Ban Notice

Reporting Agency: Transcom to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Incident Type: Tractor Trailer ban

Location: Various corridors in downstate NY

Initial/Final report (March 21, 2018 Effective 8:00AM EDT):

• Effective 8:00AM: The NY State DOT advised that a full tractor trailer ban will go into effect on the NY State Thruway System from Exit 17 (I-84) to the NYC Line (including the Mario Cuomo Bridge), I-287/Cross Westchester Expressway, I-95/New England Thruway from exit 8 (Bronx) to the CT State Line. The ban also includes I-84 and I-684 end to end. The ban will be enforced by the NY State Police; there are no plans for checkpoints at the respective state borders.

• Pending

Additional: Pending

For road weight restrictions in New Hampshire

http://newengland511.org/. Click on “Special Events” for the listing in NH (preview yellow, orange and black flags for roads with weight restrictions.

The Ministère reminds users of heavy vehicles and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.
Official dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 1
From Monday, March 5 (00:01) to Friday, May 4 (23:59)
Aimed dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 2
From Monday, March 19 (00:01) to Friday, May 18 (23:59)
Zone 3
From Monday, March 26 (00:01) to Friday, May 25 (23:59)
Depending on the changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period may be moved ahead or postponed.

thaw report