The Single-State Registration System may very well be in place for one more year if a recommendation by the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee is acted on by Congress.
The highway funding legislation signed into law last year mandated the SSRS program end Jan. 1, 2007, and be replaced with a new Unified Carrier Registration System.
The UCR board – which includes OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Rick Craig – was appointed in May and has only met a couple of times. The board members acknowledged at their first meeting that having the UCR program up and running by Jan. 1, 2007, was almost impossible and asked for an extension of the SSRS program.
That request – at this point – has been acknowledged by Senate members.
“The committee includes language that would delay the repeal of SSRS by 12 months,” the members wrote in the report to Congress.
The committee members also included language that the UCR board report on its progress in establishing the new program to the Government Accountability Office.