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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:

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