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FHWA first announced the plans for such a system back in 1996 . When trucking got its own agency within the federal administration , it inherited the task of developing the URS plan . Through the years , it ’ s been a rough path , but FMCSA issued the Final Rule for the Unified Registration System on August 23 , 2013 . URS requirements are being rolled out in a phased approach . The online registration application was available for first-time applicants on December 12 , 2015 . All applicants will begin using URS for registration and changes starting next month , on September 30 , 2016 . Enforcement for existing “ entities ” is effective December 31 .
The requirement for electronic filing of the Form BOC-3 , designation of process agent , goes into effect on September 30 , however , companies already registered with FMCSA as of that date will not be required to comply until December 31 , 2016 . According to the agency ’ s website ( www . fmcsa . dot . gov ), the FMCSA will also begin issuing a separate and distinct safety registration , consistent with the URS Final Rule and new statutory requirements . Existing registered carriers with an active U . S . DOT number ( who are not under an operations out-ofservice order or who have not had their operating authority registration revoked ) will hold safety registration when the URS is fully implemented .
All new applications for registration received on or after September 30 , 2016 will incur a $ 300 registration fee for each distinct registration type – including safety registration – and each requested operating authority registration . A new application for registration and fees will be required if an applicant ’ s registration has been revoked ( but the applicant will retain the same U . S . DOT number ). No fees will be required for businesses that are already registered and are simply filing a biennial update or a name / address / form of business change .
After September 30 , applicants seeking reinstatement of a suspended registration must pay a reinstatement fee of $ 10 for each request for reinstatement after that date . There have been some changes to the schedule for the URS roll-out and NTA advises carriers and regulated entities to get familiar with the outreach material and FAQs provided by the FMCSA on their website . There ’ s also a printout version of a URS brochure , a glossary and a “ need-to-know ” flyer .
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LOADING AND UNLOADING DELAYS
Finally , the Department of Transportation ’ s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America ’ s Surface Transportation ( FAST ) Act highway bill , which became law late last year . The DOT Inspector General ( IG ) said that the FASTAct directs the FMCSA to issue regulations on collecting data on loading and unloading delays . The law also directs DOT to report on the impact of loading and unloading delays in areas such as the economy and efficiency of the transportation system .
“ Accordingly , we are initiating this audit ,” said DOT IG in a statement issued June 16 . “ Our objectives will be to ( 1 ) assess available data on motor carrier loading and unloading delays , and ( 2 ) provide information on measuring the potential effects of loading and unloading delays .” DOT noted that while hours-ofservice regulations limit the number of hours a driver can work per day to 14 hours , “ Delays at shipping and receiving facilities during cargo loading and unloading may result in travel delays and lost wages for drivers . Commercial truck drivers who experience these delays may then drive faster to make their deliveries within hours-of-service limits or operate beyond these limits and improperly log their driving time , thus increasing the risk of crashes and fatalities .”
Article By Wayne Schooling President & CEO North American Transportation Association
Wayne Schooling has been in the transportation business since 1962 . Starting out as a driver , Wayne later made the switch to management . Over the years , he has accumulated 22 various awards and honors , been involved with 6 professional affiliations , has spoken at several lectures , and earned 3 professional diplomas . Wayne is currently President Emeritus of the NorthAmerican Transportation Association ( NTA ).
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FHWA first announced the plans for such a system back in 1996. When trucking got its own agency within the federal administration, it inherited the task of developing the URS plan. Through the years, it’s been a rough path, but FMCSA issued the Final Rule for the Unified Registration System on August 23, 2013. URS requirements are being rolled out in a phased approach. The online registration application was available for first-time applicants on December 12, 2015. All applicants will begin using URS for registration and changes starting next month, on September 30, 2016. Enforcement for existing “entities” is effective December 31. The requirement for electronic filing of the Form BOC-3, designation of process agent, goes into effect on September 30, however, companies already registered with FMCSA as of that date will not be required to comply until December 31, 2016. According to the agency’s website (www.fmcsa.dot. gov), the FMCSA will also begin issuing a separate and distinct safety registration, consistent with the URS Final Rule and new statutory requirements. Existing registered carriers with an active U.S. DOT number (who are not under an operations out-ofservice order or who have not had their operating authority registration revoked) will hold safety registration when the URS is fully implemented. All new applications for registration received on or after September 30, 2016 will incur a $300 registration fee for each distinct registration type – including safety registration – and each requested operating authority registration. A new application for registration and fees will be required if an applicant’s registration has been revoked (but the applicant will retain the same U.S. DOT number). No fees will be required for businesses that are already registered and are simply filing a biennial update or a name/ address/form of business change. After September 30, applicants seeking reinstatement of a suspended registration must pay a reinstatement fee of $10 for each request for reinstatement after that date. There have been some changes to the schedule for the URS roll-out and NTA advises carriers and regulated entities to get familiar with the outreach material and FAQs provided by the FMCSA on their website. There’s also a printout version of a URS brochure, a glossary and a “need-to-know” flyer. 22 |TIBO Magazine - Fall 2016 LOADING AND UNLOADING DELAYS Finally, the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act h vv&v6&V6RrFR7BV"FRDB7V7F vVW&r6BFBFRd5D7BF&V7G2FPd54F77VR&VwVF26V7FrFFFrBVFrFV2FRr6F&V7G0DBF&W'BFR7BbFr@VFrFV2&V27V62FRV6ג@Vff6V7bFRG&7'FF77FV( 66&FvǒvR&RFFrF2VFB( 6BD@r7FFVVB77VVBVRb( W"&V7FfW2v&RF76W72f&RFFF"6'&W"FpBVFrFV2B"&fFRf&FV7W&rFRFVFVffV7G2bFr@VFrFV2( DBFVBFBvRW'2g6W'f6R&VwVF2Ɩ֗BFRV&W"bW'2G&fW 6v&W"FFBW'2( FV2B6pB&V6Vfrf6ƗFW2GW&r6&vFr@VFr&W7VBG&fVFV2B7BvvW0f"G&fW'26W&6G'V6G&fW'2vWW&V6PFW6RFV2FVG&fRf7FW"FRFV FVƗfW&W2vFW'2b6W'f6RƖ֗G2"W&FP&WBFW6RƖ֗G2B&W&ǒrFV"G&fpFRFW27&V6rFR&6b7&6W2BfFƗFW2( Р'F6R'vR66Ɩp&W6FVBb4T'FW&6G&7'FF766FࠥvR66Ɩr2&VVFRG&7'FF'W6W7066Rc"7F'FrWB2G&fW"vRFW"FRFP7vF6FvVVBfW"FRV'2R267VVFVB# f&W2v&G2B'2&VVffVBvFb&fW76ffƖF227VB6WfW&V7GW&W2BV&VB0&fW76F2vR27W'&VFǒ&W6FVBVW&GW2`FR'FW&6G&7'FF766FDwwrD$vR6Р