Surface Board not moved by debate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (SFB) has announced that it isn’t required to designate particular trucking companies as household goods carriers.

Instead, the SFB has said that responsibility falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The controversy surrounding household goods carriers arose when the American Moving and Storage Association asked for those carriers that haul household goods without offering to pack and unpack them be designated as operating without authority.

SFB is washing its hands of the issue, however, saying that the designation is a licensing function and should be addressed by FMCSA.

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