DOT “Medical Marijuana” Notice

DOT “Medical Marijuana” Notice

DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” Follow these links for important information.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/documents/medical-marijuana.pdf

https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/medical-marijuana-notice

Nearly 2 million more travelers than last year planning July 4 getaways, according to AAA

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 25, 2019) – More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year. (AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000.) Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, with an additional 1.9 million people planning road trips and other vacations to celebrate America’s birthday. For the record-high 41.4 million Americans who will travel by automobile this Independence Day, INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, predicts drivers could face delays as much as four times a normal commute, with Wednesday, July 3 the worst day on the roads.

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Road Construction Update

VTrans Guilford Welcome Center Repaving July 7-August 23, 2019

Project Location: The Southeastern Vermont Welcome Center in Guilford on I-91 is the largest, most visited in the State of Vermont. Located 5 ½ miles north of the Massachusetts state line and about 1 mile south of Exit 1 in Brattleboro, approximately 3,000 visitors drop into the facility during peak summer days. Questions? Contact Shawna Kitzman, VTrans Public Outreach Consultant, 802-230-7648 or skitzman@fhiplan.com

Canada

This message is addressed to carriers and drivers operating in the Montérégie and Metroplotain area in Canada.

Important construction will occur on the Madeleine-Parent bridge (A-30) eastbound in Beauharnois between July 2nd and 8th.  Dates are subject to changes with meteorological conditions. Details and detours for cars and trucks are explained on the following A30 Express notice: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/highway-30-major-maintenance-work-from-july-2-to-july-8-2019-madeleine-parent-bridge-eastbound-in-beauharnois-864857502.html

Master Truck Driver Certification program

Dear NHMTA Member:

Do you have an exceptional CDL 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 attached 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.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is July 15thth.

Thank you

MaryGrace

NOMINATION FORM