FMCSA Revises Streamlining Proposal for Motor Carrier Registration Process
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a revised proposal to streamline the agency’s registration process for motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders — and eventually help the agency identify so-called “chameleon” operators.

The 90-page supplemental proposed rule announced last month would add to a 2005 proposal that never went into effect. It will combine the Department of Transportation’s identification number system, the single-state registration system and a financial responsibility system into a single online federal system.

The new system, mandated by Congress in 1995, will “consolidate and simplify” current registration processes and increase public accessibility to data about motor carriers and motor coach companies, FMCSA said.

The full SNPRM is detailed in the Federal Register/ Vol. 76, No. 207/ Docket No. FMCSA-97-234. FMCSA is seeking comments from interested parties. Comments must be submitted on or before Dec. 27, 2011.
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