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Motor Carrier Review Board
June 16, 2009

Board Members Present:

Chair Alan Quinlan, Mark Hutchins, Steve Izer, Dale Hanington, Bruce Gray, David Littlefield, and Patrick Sirois


Staff Present:

Garry Hinkley, Francis Fox, Patrick Malloy, and Angela Giuffrida


Attorney General Office: Gwen Thomas


Guests:

Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap

Ronald Hutchins, former Motor Carrier Review Board member


The meeting was called to order at 9:09 a.m. Minutes of the March 5, 2009 Board meeting were approved. Dale/Bruce - Unanimous

Announcements:

David Littlefield was introduced to the Board, staff, and the audience. David replaced Ron Hutchins on the Board as the representative from the Maine Professional Drivers’ Association. David was appointed by Governor Baldacci in April, 2009.

Both Alan Quinlan and Patrick Sirois were reappointed to the Board by the Governor in March, 2009.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap addressed the Board to thank the Board for its work and also to acknowledge and thank Ronald Hutchins for his years of service on the Board. The Secretary of State presented Ron with a plague in recognition of his dedicated service and contributions to promoting Motor Carrier Safety in Maine.

Correspondence:

There were two letters for the Board’s review:

* the Board received a letter dated April 23, 2009, from Michael Pisiello, owner of GIG’s LLC
* the Board received a letter dated June 1, 2009, from Paul R. Theriault, President of Precision Trucking Inc.

The Board considered each letter during the review of the respective carrier.

Review of “A” Carriers:

Beaulieu & Son Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 319712
RSR 17.3; No Action; Steve/Bruce - Unanimous

Beaulieu & Son Trucking Inc, of St. John Plantation, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 7 power units and 7 CDL drivers (from MCMIS).

During the review period (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008), the carrier had 13 violations (one serious) for a total of 42.2 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 excess vehicle weight, 3 inadequate brakes, 2 inoperative lights, 4 inadequate tires, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 243,575 miles resulting in a RSR of 17.3.

The carrier had 7 violations after the review period (none serious) including 3 excess vehicle weight, 2 inadequate tires, 1 defective steering, and 1 failure to signal.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 98.18, a Vehicle SEA of 99.58, and a Safety Management SEA of 98.83. The carrier is currently SafeStat Category B (ranked number 3 in Maine, and number 937 in the nation), with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted), and an ISS of 99 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first full review after two previous preliminary reviews.

Documents for the record:
1. MCRB Summary
2. Carrier’s Supplemental Questionnaire
3. MCMIS Safety Profile
4. SafeStat History
5. Query Central Snapshot

Michael Beaulieu, President of Beaulieu & Son Trucking Inc appeared before the Board to explain the carrier’s current operations. Mr. Beaulieu provided additional information regarding the brake and tire violations and answered questions from the Board.

Big Rock Transportation Inc – USDOT Number 970050
RSR 9.2; No Action; Bruce/Steve – Unanimous; 1 Recusal – Dale

Big Rock Transportation Inc, of Peru, Indiana is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, machinery, fresh produce, refrigerated foods, and paper products operating 208 power units and 220 CDL drivers (from MCMIS).

During the review period (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008), the carrier had 24 violations (nine serious) for a total of 101.2 points, including 5 falsifying log book, 2 operating motor vehicle over 10/11 hours, 2 operating with unqualified driver, 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 1 log not current, 4 inadequate brakes, 1 defective brake hose, 2 inadequate tires, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 4 operating intrastate commercial without registration. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 1,099,378 miles resulting in a RSR of 9.2.

The carrier had 11 violations after the review period (two serious) including 2 falsifying log book, 1 unsecured load, 1 inadequate suspension, 2 inadequate tires, 3 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 2 operating intrastate commercial without registration.

The carrier had three Maine accidents after the review period, two resulting in injuries.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 50.64, a Driver SEA of 93.77, and a Vehicle SEA of 71.97. The carrier is currently SafeStat Category E, with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS of 88 (inspect). This is the carrier’s second full review. The carrier’s privilege to operate commercial motor vehicles in Maine was suspended for 90 days in August 2005 after the first full review.

Documents for the record:
1. MCRB Summary
2. Carrier’s Supplemental Questionnaire
3. MCMIS Safety Profile
4. SafeStat History
5. Query Central Snapshot

The carrier was represented at the review by Bruce Sargent, owner; Michael Tweedie, Vice-President, and Attorney John Lightbody. Mr. Lightbody made a presentation to the Board on behalf of both Big Rock Transportation Inc and B & J Transportation Inc, and Mr. Sargent and Mr. Tweedie answered questions posed by the Board regarding both of the aforementioned carriers.

Mr. Lightbody cautioned the Board about the use of SafeStat data for ways not intended by FMCSA. He provided two handouts of SafeStat screens that contained FMCSA cautions regarding the use of SafeStat data.

Mr. Lightbody presented a handout to the Board which provided additional detail about the violations for both carriers as listed on the MCRB Summary. He indicated that for a few of the violations no information could be found on SafeStat. The handout also detailed the carrier’s response to the violations; when the carrier had knowledge of the violations the drivers were often fined or terminated.

Mr. Lightbody talked about the carrier’s Safety Office and the methods used to monitor and train the owner operators under the control of the carriers. He provided examples of fine notifications; documentation of correspondence issued by the Safety Office to owner operators in order to follow up on safety violations; and company training handouts.

Mr. Lightbody presented a handout to the Board to demonstrate the rate of recent violations has decreased since the review period.

B & J Transportation Inc – USDOT Number 811511
RSR 7.1; No Action; Bruce/Steve – Unanimous; 1 Recusal - Dale

B & J Transportation Inc, of Mars Hill, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, fresh produce, refrigerated foods, beverages, and paper products operating 54 power units and 78 CDL drivers (from MCMIS).

During the review period (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008), the carrier had 36 violations (seven serious) for a total of 148.4 points, including 6 falsifying log book, 1 operating motor vehicle over 10/11 hrs, 1 operating without previous 7 days log, 3 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 6 log not current, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 2 excess vehicle weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 1 inoperative lights, 5 inadequate tires, 3 operating without medical certificate, 1 failure to display flags/flares, 3 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 failure to comply with IRP. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 2,096,769 miles (carrier supplied summary for owner operators) resulting in a RSR of 7.1.

The carrier had 20 violations after the review period (three serious) including 2 falsifying log book, 1 operating motor vehicle over 10/11 hours, 1 log not current, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 defective steering, 2 inadequate brakes, 2 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 6 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 expired inspection, and 2 failure to comply with IRP.

The carrier had two accidents (1 resulting in injury) in Maine during the review period. After the review period the carrier also had two accidents.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 80.84, a Driver SEA of 98.90, a Vehicle SEA of 82.80, and a Safety Management SEA of 97.89. The carrier is currently SafeStat Category A (ranked number 1 in Maine, and number 136 in the nation), with a MCSIP Step of 8 (targeted), and an ISS of 100 (inspect). This is the carrier’s second full review. The first review resulted in a “No Action” recommendation.

Documents for the record:
1. MCRB Summary
2. Carrier’s Supplemental Questionnaire
3. MCMIS Safety Profile
4. SafeStat History
5. Query Central Snapshot

MMAG Company Inc – USDOT Number 1390559
RSR 208.6; No Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous

MMAG Company Inc, of Monroe Township, New Jersey is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight operating 3 power units and 3 CDL drivers (from MCMIS).

During the review period (April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008), the carrier had 7 violations (two serious) for a total of 30.2 points, including 2 falsifying log book, 1 log book not current, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 no display of lights on trailer, 1 inoperative lights, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 14,474 miles resulting in a RSR of 208.6.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 99.85 and a Vehicle SEA of 87.72. The carrier is currently SafeStat Category B, with a MCSIP Step of 8 (targeted), and an ISS of 97 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first full review after a preliminary review in October, 2008, and a B carrier review in March, 2009.

The carrier returned a blank supplemental questionnaire in March with a note stating the company was out of business; had no operations in Maine in the past six months; and had no new violations. In April the carrier representative called and said the carrier was out of business. The carrier is still active in MCMIS.

Documents for the record:
1. MCRB Summary
2. Blank Carrier’s Supplemental Questionnaire with note
3. MCMIS Safety Profile
4. SafeStat History
5. Query Central Snapshot

Follow Up of “B” Carriers (From June 3, 2008 Meeting):

Carroll Russell Trucking Inc – USDOT 752560
No Further Action

The supplemental questionnaire was received; no additional violations or major safety changes to report.

Durepo Enterprises Inc – USDOT 1289882
No Further Action

The carrier has an undeliverable mailing address. Both attempts to send communication by FedEx resulted in the package being returned, the last time with a message that said the building was empty.

GIGS LLC – USDOT 368692
No Further Action

The supplemental questionnaire was received; there is one additional violation to report – failure to comply with IRP. The carrier sent a letter addressing the violations. The carrier’s SafeStat scores are basically unchanged except for a slight decrease in the Driver SEA.

McGary Forestry – USDOT 1703211
Letter B Continuance; Dale/Alan - Unanimous

The carrier has not submitted the supplemental questionnaire. We did make phone contact and were told it would be faxed. There are four new violations to report – 1 inadequate tires, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate exhaust, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration. The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 74.

Top Twenty Carriers (review period 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008):

1. Drive O Rama – USDOT Number 301696
RSR 1642.20; Letter B; Dale/Alan – Unanimous

Drive O Rama, dba Mill Stores, of Hyannis, Massachusetts is an interstate private carrier of general freight, logs, poles, beams, lumber, and building materials operating 7 power units and 15 drivers (14 CDL drivers).

During the review period, the carrier had 6 violations (none serious) for a total of 17.9 points, including 3 inadequate brakes, 1 defective brake hose, 1 defective brake adjustment, and 1 illegal attachment of plates. The carrier reported 1,090 Maine miles resulting in a RSR of 1642.20.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 65.59, a Vehicle SEA of 99.35, and a Safety Management SEA of 56.21. The carrier is currently SafeStat category F, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 85 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review

2. Reinzo Trucking LLC – USDOT Number 1599307
RSR 182.86; Letter A; Dale/Bruce – Unanimous

Reinzo Trucking LLC, of Greenfield, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of wood chips operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 15 violations (one serious) for a total of 51.2 points, including 1 falsifying log book, 8 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate tires, 1 operating over width, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection. The carrier reported 28,000 Maine miles resulting in a RSR of 182.86.

After the review period the carrier had four violations (none serious) including 2 operating beyond over limit permit and 2 inoperative lights.

The carrier also has fourteen outstanding FTA suspensions.

The carrier has a Vehicle SEA of 84.03. The carrier is SafeStat category F, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 81 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

3. Gerald McAvoy – USDOT Number 312418
RSR 44.33; Top Twenty Continuance/Board Request for Intrastate Maine Mileage Then Recalculate RSR; Dale/Alan – Unanimous

Gerald McAvoy, of Benedicta, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of fresh produce, grain, feed, hay, and wood chips operating 4 power units and 3 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 16.5 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 defective brake hose, and 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit. The carrier reported 37,223 Maine miles resulting in a RSR of 44.33.

After the review period the carrier had five violations (1 serious) including operating over 10/11 hours, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 1 operating commercial without registration, and 1 no display of lights on trailer.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 90.45, a Vehicle SEA of 86.21, and a Safety Management SEA of 70.54. The carrier is SafeStat Category C (state rank of 33), with a MCSIP Step of 13 (targeted), and an ISS of 96 (inspect). This is the carrier’s third preliminary review; the carrier had a full review in December 2003.

4. G R Logging Inc – USDOT Number 340531
RSR 42.65; Letter B; Steve/Dale – Unanimous

G R Logging Inc, of Van Buren, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and crushed cars operating 4 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 14.7 points, including 1 excess weight, 1 unsecured load, 1 defective brake hose, and 2 operating over width. The carrier reported 34,465 Maine miles resulting in a RSR of 42.65.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 59.22. The carrier is not rated in SafeStat, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 38 (pass). This is the carrier’s fourth preliminary review; the last review was in 2001.

5. Thomas Dicenzo Inc – USDOT Number 18921
RSR 38.54; Letter B; Bruce/Dale – Unanimous

Thomas Dicenzo Inc, of Calais, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of machinery operating 39 power units and 29 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (two serious) for a total of 26.9 points, including 1 operating without duty status log, 1 operating with unqualified driver, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 operating beyond over limit permit, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration. The carrier's reported Maine mileage is 69,789 miles resulting in a RSR of 38.54.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 34.88 and a Vehicle SEA of 97.03. The carrier is SafeStat category F (state rank of 31), and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 91 (inspect). This is the carrier’s third preliminary review. The carrier had a full review in December, 2006 which resulted in a recommendation of “No Action”.

6. Dana L Brown – USDOT Number 459157
RSR 25.43; Letter B; Dale/Steve – Unanimous

Dana L Brown, dba D Brown Trucking, of Charlotte, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, garbage, refuse, trash, and paper products operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 8 violations (none serious) for a total of 21.8 points, including 1 inadequate brakes, 2 inoperative lights, 3 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial motor vehicle inspection. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 85,733 miles resulting in a RSR of 25.43.

After the review period the carrier had one violation – failure to display a valid inspection sticker.

During the review period the carrier had one accident resulting in injuries.

The carrier has a current FTA suspension.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 65.97 and a Vehicle SEA of 95.51. The carrier is SafeStat Category F, with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 83 (inspect). This is the carrier’s second preliminary review.

7. Western Express Inc – USDOT Number 511412
RSR 22.65; Top Twenty Continuance/Submit Board Request For Additional Information From Carrier; Bruce/Dale – Unanimous

Western Express Inc, of Nashville, Tennessee is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, metal, logs, poles, beams, lumber, building materials, intermodal containers, beverages, and paper products operating 1768 power units and 1788 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 155 violations (35 serious) for a total of 497.9 points, including 19 falsifying log book, 1 operating over 15/14 hour rule, 1 operating without duty status log, 6 operating over 10/11 hours, 2 operating over 70/60 rule, 6 operating with unqualified driver, 2 operating without previous 7 days log, 11 log not current, 4 operating beyond road restriction, 1 inadequate brakes, 21 unsecured load, 8 inoperative lights, 3 defective brake hose, 4 inadequate tires, 6 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 7 illegal attachment of plates, 51 operating intrastate without commercial registration, and 2 failure to comply with IRP. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 2,198,635 miles resulting in a RSR of 22.65.

After the review period, the carrier had 70 violations (three serious) including 3 operating with unqualified driver, 1 inoperative breakaway device, 35 unsecured load, 2 no display of lights on trailer, 1 defective brake hose, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate/defective equipment, 1 inadequate tires, 3 failure to stop at weigh station, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 5 illegal attachment of plates, 14 operating intrastate without commercial registration, and 1 use of flame producing device.

The carrier had four accidents in Maine during the review period (1 resulting in injury) and two accidents in Maine after the review period.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 96.88, a Driver SEA of 71.99, a Vehicle SEA of 33.30, and a Safety Management SEA of 65.54. The carrier is SafeStat Category D, with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted), and an ISS of 93 (inspect). This is the carrier’s fourth preliminary review; the carrier had a full review in June 2004 which resulted in “No Action” recommendation.

8. Brad McKechnie – USDOT Number 913527
RSR 19.87; Letter A; Dale/Bruce – Unanimous

Brad McKechnie, dba Boyz Express, of Passadumkeag, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 3 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 11 violations (none serious) for a total of 29.8 points, including 3 operating over posted weight, 2 defective brake hose, 1 defective equipment, 2 inadequate tires, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 failure to display fuel decal. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 150,000 miles resulting in a RSR of 19.87.

After the review period, the carrier had 4 violations including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier currently has five outstanding FTA suspensions.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 93.33. The carrier is SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS of 88 (inspect). This is the carrier’s second preliminary review; the carrier was issued a warning letter after the first preliminary review.

9. Jonathan Coburn – USDOT Number 771815
RSR 18.55; Letter B; Alan/Patrick – Unanimous

Jonathan Coburn, dba RMC Trucking, of Winn, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 5 power units and 5 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 10 violations (two serious) for a total of 40.8 points, including 2 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 3 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate tires, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection. The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 220,000 miles resulting in an RSR of 18.55.

After the review period, the carrier had 2 violations for failure to display a valid inspection sticker.

During the review period the carrier had one accident.

The carrier has a current outstanding FTA suspension.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 63.99, a Driver SEA of 72.99, and a Vehicle SEA of 95.49. The carrier is SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS of 83 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

10. B & R Bartlett Enterprises Inc – USDOT Number 697642
RSR 20.10; Letter B; Dale/Bruce – Unanimous
B & R Bartlett Enterprises Inc, of Orient, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and machinery operating 4 power units and 3 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (one serious) for a total of 28.5 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 operating over posted weight, 1 defective brake hose, and 1 inoperative lights. The carrier’s Maine mileage is 141,768 resulting in a RSR of 20.10.

After the review period, the carrier had 2 violations (neither serious) including 1 operating over posted weight and 1 excess vehicle weight.

After the review period the carrier had one accident resulting in injuries.

The carrier has a Vehicle SEA of 80.01. The carrier is SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS of 78 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

11. Precision Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 1198745
RSR 16.85; No Action; Dale/Bruce – Unanimous

Precision Trucking Inc, of Bangor, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and machinery operating 11 power units and 10 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 14 violations (none serious) for a total of 43.4 points, including 4 excess vehicle weight, 3 operating over posted weight, 2 unsecured load, 1 operating over height, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, and 3 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection. The carrier’s Maine mileage is 257,519 resulting in a RSR of 16.85.

After the review period, the carrier had 9 violations (one serious) including 1 aggravated gross weight, 4 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 1 expired inspection, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.

After the review period the carrier had one accident resulting in injuries.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 53.27, a Vehicle SEA of 62.35, and a Safety Management SEA of 69.38. The carrier is SafeStat category H and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 67 (optional). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

The Board had a letter before it submitted by Paul R. Theriault, President of Precision Trucking Inc. In the letter Mr. Theriault expressed his concern about the recent violations and possible business consequences. He outlined steps the carrier has taken to eliminate such violations in the future.

12. Leland N Suitter, Jr – USDOT Number 906098
RSR 15.07; Letter A; Dale/Bruce – Unanimous

Leland N Suitter, Jr., dba Suitters Trucking, of Houlton, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of fresh produce and wood chips operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 12 violations (none serious) for a total of 41.5 points, including 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating beyond road restrictions, 2 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 1 defective equipment, 1 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit. The carrier’s Maine mileage is 275,301 resulting in a RSR of 15.07.

After the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) including 1 excess vehicle weight, 3 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 inadequate tires, and 1 inadequate suspension.

The carrier had one accident during the review period.
The carrier is suspended for failure to comply with UCR and has five outstanding FTA suspensions.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 59.78 and a Vehicle SEA of 99.85. The carrier is SafeStat category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS of 85 (inspect). This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

Old Business:

Update on CVIEW:

Garry Hinkley updated the Board on the progress of the CVIEW implementation in Maine. The base system is in use by BMV and MSP Commercial Enforcement; UCR, FTA, and IFTA data is being exchanged with CVIEW.

Update on Explore IRP System:

Francis Fox update the Board on the progress of the IRP system implementation. Maine expects to begin User Acceptance Testing in late July or early August; the system should be fully operational in late September or early October 2009.

Update on BMV systems:

Motor Carrier Services Fuel License Application is fully implemented and exchanging data with CIVEW.

Motor Carrier Services Overlimit Permits Application is well into the development stage with a planned launch in October 2009

Electronic Information Exchange:

The Board agreed that it was not necessary for Maine clerical staff to provide information to the Board in electronic format at this time.

Proposed Changes to Board Rules/Procedures: tabled until next meeting.

New Business:

Garry Hinkley addressed the Board regarding changes to the way information will be provided to the Board. All MCRB packets will be edited to remove all sensitive information such as social security numbers and dates of birth before being sent to the Board members.

Next Meeting Date:

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 9:00 AM - BMV Executive Conference Room

The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 PM

 

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