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U.S. changes carrier reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted an "interim final rule" governing Motor Carrier Identification Report, Form M...


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted an “interim final rule” governing Motor Carrier Identification Report, Form MCS-150.

Beginning Dec. 26, carriers are required to update the information in this form every 24 months. Previously, only new carriers were required to complete and submit the form before beginning to run interstate .

The FMCSA said the change is required by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. “A provision in that law requires periodic updating, not more frequently than once every two years, of the motor carrier identification report,” a release said.

The form, MCS-150, is a single-page report that all carriers subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations must complete and submit to the FMCSA before they begin to operate in interstate commerce.

Carriers must provide basic information, such as name, address, telephone number, cargo classifications, hazardous materials carried, and numbers and types of equipment used. n


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