March 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DMV Offers New Online Service to Trucking Companies
WETHERSFIELD – DMV’s latest online payment service starts today and gives Connecticut-based trucking companies a new streamlined approach for filing regulatory fees with the agency.
The new service allows Connecticut-based motor carriers to pay online rather than mail certified checks or go to DMV. The new renewal payment link can be found at http://ct.gov/dmv
“We have made it a priority to streamline government and make it more accessible to residents,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “I’m proud of the work that Commissioner Currey is doing to make the DMV a more modern agency. This new service is a great example of her commitment to improving the service that residents receive.”
DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said, “We are pleased to add this online renewal to the growing number of web-based services offered by DMV. Carriers can save time by going online and taking advantage of a convenience.”
This revamped service is another example of DMV’s continuing push to have more offerings online. Other recently added DMV web-based services include making a learner’s permit test appointment, checking wait times, verifying a driver’s license status and offering free wi-fi in branch offices. These and the new payment online of trucking fees accent the convenience that online services bring.
“The trucking industry is delighted with this significant improvement in the way the Department of Motor Vehicles does business,” Motor Transport Association of Connecticut President Mike Riley said. “Being able to pay for credentials electronically is a vast improvement over the previous system of paper cashier's checks. Real progress has been made.”
This new online payment system was funded through a grant provided by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
“We are pleased to partner with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles through our Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks grant,” said FMCSA Division Administrator Christopher Henry. “The implementation of the e-payment system further supports the goal of the grant towards integration of intelligent commercial motor vehicle information systems.”
The motor carriers belong to what is called the International Registration Plan (IRP). It allows companies to register fleets of vehicles that operate in interstate commerce in two or more U.S states or Canadian provinces.
Fees are calculated according to the miles traveled, registered combined gross weight of each vehicle and other variables. The new online payment option lets carriers make the payment through an e-check or credit card and eliminates the need for certified checks. DMV is responsible for processing invoices to about 2,000 companies that use IRP.