DMV to allow truck dealers to register commercial trucks

Earlier this year, MTAC and some of its truck dealer members asked legislative leaders and the DMV to give dealers the ability to process new commercial truck (non-IRP) registrations in-house. MTAC is pleased to report that DMV has acted to allow this, and effective October 31, 2019, truck dealers will have the ability to register new trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of up to 67,400 pounds. This will apply to commercial trailers and semi-trailers, as well as trucks or truck tractors that fall within the weight guidelines.

This is a move that will benefit all parties involved. The dealers will be able to complete these registrations in-house in a timelier manner than what they currently have to do. DMV staff will be able to focus more on passenger vehicles, and less on commercial registrations. Carriers will get their newer, safer, and cleaner trucks in service and on the road faster than they have been.

MTAC thanks DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane (and other senior DMV officials) for her leadership in implementing this change. As a reminder, Commissioner Magubane will be speaking about this, and other issues, at the MTAC Annual Meeting on Oct. 31 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor.

For questions on this issue, contact MTAC’s Joe Sculley via email, or by calling the MTAC office at (860) 520-4455.