The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has now firmly implemented a new policy that will eliminate the need for carriers to present a Federal Annual Inspection (FAI) form, and an inspector qualification form, at the time of vehicle registration. This policy change has been pending since the beginning of the year, and per this document from DMV, it is now in effect. As a result of this change, Connecticut is now aligned with the 49 other states on this policy.
MTAC applauds the implementation of this policy which will improve the efficiency of vehicle registration, by eliminating unnecessary administrative burdens relating to the paperwork. MTAC members have experienced considerable problems in the past as a result of FAI reports and inspector qualification forms, but those issues should be fully resolved as a result of this change.
As part of this policy change, DMV will be distributing this informative document to carriers, which features a reminder about Federal Annual Inspection requirements. All MTAC members are encouraged to review the requirements.
MTAC thanks DMV Commissioner Magubane and her leadership team for implementing this common-sense policy that will improve the vehicle registration process for all parties involved.