Welcome to MCCD Regulations Compliance


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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: http://www.gamccd.net/LPCBusCarriers.aspx. 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 comes 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.
  www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/Update_your_registration.aspx

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

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