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* * * * * * * * MOTOR CARRIER & CONSUMER ADVISORY * * * * * * * *
URGENT Notice for Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles:
On December 1, 2016, a Criminal Complaint in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, was issued against Anthony Lefteris, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (“National Registry”) No. 8343724872, of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lefteris was charged with Making False Statements, in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. § 1001; and Making a False Entry in U.S. Department of Transportation’s Records with the Intent to Impede and Influence the Proper Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. § 1519.
The investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Transportation determined that while listed as a Certified Medical Examiner on the National Registry, Dr. Lefteris conducted a number of medical certification examinations that far exceeded a reasonable number of examinations. A joint undercover investigation conducted by the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Federal Motor Carrier Administration revealed that the purported medical examinations conducted by Dr. Lefteris at a truck stop in Atlanta, Georgia, exhibited a pattern whereby the examination was incomplete, required tests were not performed and information on the medical examination form was falsified.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed Dr. Lefteris from the National Registry on December 2, 2016.
USDOT/FMCSA intends to revoke all certificates issued by Dr. Lefteris to commercial motor vehicle operators within the past two years.
FMCSA offices nationwide are presently working with State Driver’s Licensing Agencies to obtain the contact information for all affected drivers. FMCSA is contacting these drivers and informing them that they have THIRTY DAYS to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a Medical Examiner with valid certification on the National Registry. Letters to Georgia licensed CDL holders will be sent the week of January 2nd. Failure to obtain an updated medical examiners certificate will result in the driver being declared not medically qualified and subject to citations and/or being placed out of service during a roadside inspection.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety strongly encourages ANY driver who currently holds a Georgia commercial driver’s license AND had a physical performed by Dr. Lefteris submit a current and valid medical examiners certificate to the Georgia Department of Driver Services immediately in order to prevent your CDL from being downgraded. In addition, any commercial vehicle driver who currently holds a regular non-commercial driver’s license and operates a commercial motor vehicle and has a medical examiners certificate issued by Dr. Lefteris, should obtain an updated and valid medical certificate from a registered medical examiner as soon as possible.
Drivers and carriers with further questions should contact USDOT/FMCSA via email at FMCSAMedical@dot.gov or by calling 1-202-366-4001.
NOTICE TO ALL MOTOR CARRIERS: UCR & GIMC 2017 Timely Registrations. Click here for details.
Effective July 1, 2015 Senate Bill 100 creates changes to the Georgia Intrastate Motor Carrier (GIMC) Registration. These include who is now required to
register and the documents required for the registration. Please click on the GIMC updates link to review the specific changes. GIMC updates
Effective July 1, 2015, O. C. G. A 40-1-191 requires the following: ride share network services, transportation referral services,
transportation referral service providers, and certain taxi services doing business or operating in the state of Georgia to
register with the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Registration will be done on an annual basis and require a fee to be
paid to obtain a permit to operate in the state of Georgia. The application will be forthcoming and posted on the department’s
website at www. gamccd.net. Please click here for the flyer.
NOTICE TO ALL MOTOR CARRIERS: UCR & GIMC Registration Programs Are Moving to GA DPS on July 1, 2014
DPS Offering Training for Georgia Intrastate Motor Carriers. Click here for details.
Effective July 1, 2014, the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) (for Interstate motor carriers) and the Georgia Intrastate Motor Carrier (GIMC)
Registration (UCR-GA for intrastate carriers) Programs are moving from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) to the Georgia Department of
Public Safety (DPS). DPS is currently in the process of creating a new trucking portal website for customers to register and pay fees for
both of these important programs. This website will be operational by July 1, 2014, and all registrations and renewals will be handled through the
DPS Portal. In the interim, please visit our websites, www.dps.georgia.gov and www.gamccd.net,
frequently for updates regarding UCR and GIMC.
NOTICE OF NON-CONSENSUAL TOWING RULE AND MAXIMUM RATE TARIFF CHANGES
On June 2, 2014, based on the authority granted to the Commissioner of Public Safety in O.C.G.A § 44-1-13, G.P.S.C. Rule 515-16-15, pertaining to
Non-Consensual Towing operations, will change to Department of Public Safety Rule 570-6. Such Rule change modifies the existing Rule by allowing
property owners to submit tow authorizations or tow bills electronically. Click
here to view DPS Rule 570-6.
Additionally, on June 2, 2014, based on the authority granted to the Commissioner of Public Safety in O.C.G.A. § 44-1-13, the G.P.S.C. Non-Consensual
Towing (NCT) Maximum Rate Tariff will change to the Department of Public Safety Non-Consensual Towing (NCT) Maximum Rate Tariff. The
amended Tariff allows licensed Non-Consensual Towing companies to increase certain towing rates and charges. Click here to review the DPS Non-Consensual Towing
Maximum Rate Tariff.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS MAXIMUM RATE TARIFF AMENDMENT
Under authority granted the Commissioner of Public Safety in O.C.G.A. §40-1-118, effective April 1, 2013,
the G.P.S.C. Maximum Rate Tariff No. 2 is amended by including provisions for intrastate motor carriers of household
goods to charge “travel time” and a “fuel surcharge.” These tariff concessions are designed to curtail some of the
current economic challenges encountered by household good movers statewide. As a point of note, household goods movers
are under no obligation to assess travel time and fuel surcharges to customers; the assessing of such fees is
optional and not a matter of law.
Click here to view the specifics regarding
these changes. Click here to view the Commissioner’s
Administrative Order and Rule promulgation.
* * * * * * * * CONSUMER ADVISORY * * * * * * * *
Wedding season is almost upon us! Please keep the safety of yourself and your loved ones in mind when you
decide to hire a particular limousine or party bus company. We at the Department of Public Safety
encourage you to hire only those passenger and limousine carriers that are licensed by the Georgia
Department of Public Safety. And, it is so simple and convenient to check our databases to see if a
company you want to hire is a legal company. In simple terms, if the company does not appear on our
database, the company is not legal to conduct limousine or bus operations in Georgia. To check our
limousine carrier database, go to:
http://www.gamccd.net/LPCLimousineCarriers.aspx. If you want to
check to check to see if a party bus company is legal go to:
If you have questions, please call Leona Smith at (404) 624-7243 or (404) 624-7244. Also, in the
course of your research if you find an unlicensed limousine or bus company, please give us a call. In
reporting such illegal activities, you may save someone’s life.
* * * * * * * NOTICE TO ALL CARRIERS POSSESSING USDOT NUMBERS * * * * * * *
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Department of Public Safety are requiring all companies
who possess USDOT numbers to perform a Biennial Update, regardless of whether or not the carrier’s motor carrier information
has changed. This law came into effect on November 1, 2013, but the date that a carrier must update their MCS 150
(Biennial Update) is determined by their USDOT Number as specified in Title 49, CFR, 390.19.The link below will provide
the information and guidance so you can update your information online. Failure to complete a Biennial Update may result in
deactivation of your USDOT number and civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Georgia Motor Carrier Act of 2012 (HB 865) transferred responsibility for regulation,
certification, permitting, and enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations governing household goods movers, passenger
carriers (motor coaches & buses), luxury limousine carriers, and non-consensual towing operations from the Georgia
Public Service Commission to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
The Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Regulations Compliance Section, of the Georgia Department of Public Safety
is responsible for the enforcement of the Rules, Regulations, and Laws governing household goods movers, passenger
carriers (motor coaches & buses), luxury limousine carriers, and non-consensual towing operations.
The Department is firmly committed to fair economic practices and the safe operation of motor vehicles. Under
current Georgia law, motor carriers engaging in the intrastate (within Georgia) transportation of household goods
and passengers are required to possess Certificates or Permits issued by the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Additionally, limousine carriers and non-consensual tow operations are also required to possess Certificates or
Permits issued by the DPS.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is primarily a law enforcement organization, and we encourage all
motor carriers and drivers to comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Department, as well as Georgia law. Those
who choose to operate illegally may face both criminal and civil penalties for non-compliance.
Also, please visit our Department of Public Safety website at www.dps.georgia.gov
Public Service Commission Transportation Rules