There has been a change to the Massachusetts State Markings Regulation 540 CMR 2:22 that will take effect on September 1, 2018, for all commercial motor vehicles weighing 10,001 lbs. or more and are used in Intrastate commerce. The changes may affect clients that are written on a Massachusetts Auto Policy Class 30 such as plumbers, carpenters, electrician, etc.

The updated regulation affects the type and placement of vehicle markings and will also require any vehicle used in intrastate commerce to have a US DOT number.

Affected vehicles include those that are:
• Engaged in intrastate commerce having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or
• Used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding; or
• Designed to transport more than 15 passengers including the driver, used in intrastate commerce in Massachusetts.

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Please feel free to contact us to review what this might mean for your commercial vehicle(s), or visit our recent blog post for more information.

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