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Maine Motor Carrier Review Board

The Motor Carrier Review Board was created in 1995 to review the records of motor carriers operating in Maine with the most significant histories of truck-related safety violations. The Board is empowered to recommend to the Maine Secretary of State that a motor carrier's right to operate in Maine be suspended.

The Board consists of seven members. Five members represent various aspects of the motor carrier industry. One member is from the commercial insurance field, and one represents the general public. Board members are appointed by the governor, and serve three year terms.

The Board has developed rules to assign points to each type of motor carrier violation. Total points for a twelve-month period are divided by a carrier's annual mileage to yield a relative severity rating. Quarterly, the motor carriers with the highest Relative Severity Ratings are considered for review. The Board may vote to conduct a detailed review, issue a warning, or vote to take no action. Carriers selected for a detailed review receive a public hearing where they may present information to the Board.

In calendar year 2013, the Board, in accordance with rules developed and adopted previously, conducted 59 preliminary motor carrier reviews, 12 follow-up reviews, and 5 motor carrier hearings.  As a result of those reviews and hearings the board issued 7 warning letters to carriers with histories of significant and repeated motor carrier violations in Maine and on one occasion made a recommendation to the Secretary of State to suspend a motor carrier’s privilege to operate commercially in Maine. 

For definitions and complete rules, please refer to Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3.

Motor Carrier Review Board minutes are available by selecting a meeting date below:

MOTOR CARRIER REVIEW BOARD NOTES

 
June 10, 2014 September 26, 2013  
December 3, 2013 December 7, 2012  
May 21, 2013 June 19, 2012  
September 21, 2012 December 15, 2011  
March 6, 2012 June 14, 2011  
October 4, 2011 December 14, 2010  
March 15, 2011 June 15, 2010  
September 28, 2010 December 15, 2009  
March 23, 2010 March 5, 2009  
June 16, 2009 June 3, 2008  
October 27, 2008 December 19, 2007  
March 20, 2008 June 14, 2007  
September 20, 2007 December 7, 2006  
March 6, 2007 June 8, 2006  
September 14, 2006 December 1, 2005
 
March 9, 2006 September 8, 2005  
September 21, 2005 (Special Meeting) March 22, 2005  
June 7, 2005 September 21, 2004  
December 9, 2004 March 2, 2004
 
June 1, 2004 December 4, 2003  
August 26, 2003 May 2, 2003  

 

Minutes for meetings not listed above may be obtained by contacting the Motor Carrier Services Section directly at (207) 624-9000 ext. 52131 or by e-mail at: mcsadmin.bmv@maine.gov