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:
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: email@example.com