MTAC President Joe Sculley submitted testimony in response to a bill that proposes to include motor vehicle operator license numbers on combination and commercial registrations. In the testimony Sculley said:
“If I understand correctly, this proposal is aimed at “mom and pop” stores which may have only a few, small vehicles. Local law enforcement may sometimes have trouble reaching the owner of the small vehicle(s) after an incident, such as a traffic accident. So with that said, we have concerns about the way the proposal is written, which is to “require the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to include motor vehicle operator license numbers on combination and commercial registrations.”
In the commercial trucking industry, any truck in a fleet can be driven by any driver employed by the company, on any given day. This is true for businesses, for example, with 5 trucks and 3 drivers, or a business with 5,000 trucks and 10,000 drivers. It is not possible for a busines in the commercial trucking industry to identify one driver who will be responsible for driving one truck, and put that person’s driver’s license number on the registration.”
The testimony went on to say there could be ways to use existing law enforcement to track down non-responsive small businesses by using records from the Secretary of State.
See the complete letter submitted here.