DMV: State Contract Awards - Not Recommended

Motor Carrier Review for State Contract Awards


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First, all motor carriers should ensure that their Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) form is updated to reflect the most current company information available.  See the “Help me Register” or “Register or Update Now without Help” box on the FMCSA website.


If the motor carrier’s ‘DNMMR’ status is based on three or more BASIC alerts you should contact your local office of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to discuss your motor carrier safety management practices and review the company’s BASICs that are deficient or have Alerts. If the ‘DNMMR’ is based on an out-of-service rate that is equal to or greater than twice the national average for vehicle and/or driver out-of-service rates, a dedicated effort by the motor carrier should be instituted to strive for violation-free roadside inspections, with emphasis placed on conditions that may contribute to an accidents or breakdowns. 


The motor carrier should review their company’s inspection and crashes on FMCSA's Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System (SAFER).  The Department of Motor Vehicles will not interrupt its daily enforcement programs to inspect vehicles for a specific motor carrier seeking to be awarded state contracts.


Motor carriers with insufficient inspection report data, who are found to be non-compliant with federal or state law, should first enroll in a program designed to familiarize them with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).  Secondly, the safety management practices identified in the FMCSRs should be adopted and placed into action.  Lastly, a dedicated effort should be put in place to strive for violation-free roadside inspections.


IMPORTANT: During the safety fitness review (SFR), if a motor carrier’s data indicates non-compliance with federal or state law (operating authority, registration suspensions etc.), that motor carrier must correct the criteria prior to any MMR (Meets Minimum Requirements) rating or subsequent re-evaluation.  The applicable Federal and/or State database(s) must be updated prior to a re-evaluation.


NOTE:  Motor carriers need to be aware that, regardless of the methods used to gain compliance with regulation requirements, they will not see an immediate change to their data captured and displayed on the Federal website (including changes to SMS Basic alerts and out-of-service rates).  This website is updated monthly, not in real-time.  Motor carriers can expect a 30-to-60 day timeframe for new data to be indicated.

Content Last Modified on 11/30/2017 8:01:41 AM