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					                             Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Plan
                                      State of Georgia


CONTENTS
Mission and Goal Statement ………………………………………………………………….…………..1

Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………………………….…..2

State CMV Safety Program Objectives………………………………………………………………...10
  CMV Crash Reduction..……………………………………………………………………..…..…… .11
  CMV Safety Improvement…………………………………………………………..……..……..... …13
  Passenger Transportation Safety………………………………………………..………..….…..… .15
  CMV Safety Data Quality…………………………………………………….……………..………… 16

National CMV Safety Program Element Objectives……………………………………..………......18
  Driver/Vehicle Inspections……………………………………….…………………….…….…………19
  Traffic Enforcement ………………………………………………………………………….…..……..22
  Compliance Reviews …………………………………………………………………………..……….25
  Public Education and Awareness ……………………………………………………………….… 27
  Data Collection …………………………………………………………………………………..….…..29
  State Specific Program Element…………………………………………………………………… 30

Financial Management.…………………………………………..…………………………..….……..…32
     Financial Summary ………………………………………………………………………….…….33
     Line-Item Budget …………………………………………………………………….………...….34
     Equipment Description ……………………………………………………………………………35
     MOE Calculation Verification Report ……………………………………………………………37

Grant & Certifications Documents…………………………………….………………………………..39

Program Contacts…………………………………………………………….……………………….…...64

Data Analysis & Trends………………………………………………….………………………….…….65

Attachments ………………………………………………………………….………………….……….70
   State Training Plan ……………………………………………………………………………………. 71

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. National Program Elements/FY 2010 National Emphasis Areas and State CMV Safety
Program Objective Placement Summary.…………………………………………………….……..……. 9
Table 2. Driver/Vehicle Inspection Performance Output Targets FY 2010…………………...…....... 21
Table 3. Violation Section 49 CFR 392 - Trend Analysis (Not Quota) (2005-2007)……................. 24
Table 4. Violation Section 49 CFR 392 - Violation Codes.……………………………….………..…. ..24
Table 5. Compliance Review Activity Projections FY 2010 …………………………………..……….. 26




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M ISSION & GO AL S T ATE M E N T

The Department of Public Safety is the lead agency for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
(MCSAP) in Georgia. The Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division, along with 12
participating partner agencies, is responsible for the implementation of, and compliance with, the MCSAP
guidelines in the state of Georgia. It is the mission of this agency to reduce the number of fatal and injury
related crashes on Georgia’s highways by the effective and fair regulation of the commercial motor carrier
industry and to raise awareness of the general public about sharing the roads safely with commercial motor
vehicles.

In order to assist the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with their goal of reducing fatal crashes to
0.16 per 100 million miles traveled by 2011, Georgia must reduce its 2007 rate by 0.06. By implementing the
plans set forth in the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division’s goal is to
reduce the fatal crash rate by the end of FY 2010. In addition, improve the quality of our data so that proper
identification can be made of high risk carriers, drivers, vehicles and highways within the State.




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E X EC U TI V E S UMM AR Y
The Department of Public Safety is the lead agency for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
(MCSAP) in Georgia. The Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division is responsible for
the implementation of, and compliance with, the MCSAP guidelines in the state of Georgia.

The State of Georgia consists of 159 counties with a total of 59,424 square miles. In 2008, 14 of Georgia’s
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counties ranked among the nation’s fastest growing. The population of the State is ranked 9 in the United
States. Georgia has 15 Interstate highways and 25 U.S. highways that run through the State and is ranked
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4 in the nation for fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles.

The Motor Carrier Compliance Division has 348 filled and vacant positions. The MCCD currently employs
243 officers, 231 of those are NAS certified. Of those 231, 75 are mobile units. The remaining officers are
stationed at one of the 19 inspections stations located throughout the State. In FY2009, the MCCD added a
CVEU (Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit) comprised of 40 Georgia State Troopers detached from the
Georgia State Patrol. The purpose of this unit is to provide an increase in Level 3 inspections and an
increase in traffic enforcement activities around the State. All officers from the CVE unit have successfully
undergone NAS training. Twelve local agencies participate in the MCSAP program which provides an
additional 62 officers. Of those agencies, only 24 (Cobb and Dekalb officers) are MCSAP eligible along with 2
employees from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Accident Reporting Unit.

Trends and Performance
The safety and performance trends for the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are summarized in the charts
below:

These figures represent an analysis of FFY 2006 – FFY 2009.
               Number of     Out-of-         Out-of-      Number of               Number of     Civil
YEAR           Inspections   service         service      Compliance              Enforcement   Penalities2
                             vehicles        drivers      Reviews                 Cases
FY 2006        90,297        17,442          12,546       303                     109           $350,481
FY 2007           88,142          25,758          13,802          358             121           $519,512
FY 2008           87,808          25,624          11,483          383             130           $494,970
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FY 2009           70,317          17,554          7,587           278             92            $297,950
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    YTD FFY, 10/01/2008 – 06/30/2009
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    Civil penalties resulting from enforcement cases (both intrastate and interstate)

These figures represent an analysis of Driver/Vehicle Level Type for FY 2006 –FY2009.
YEAR          Level 1       Level 2          Level 3        Level 4        Level 5              Level 6

FY 2006      22,000       36,783                30,845          297              343            8
FY 2007      20,569       38,047                29,145          72               300            0
FY 2008      22,324       33,907                30,648          381              547            1
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FY 2009      17,987       21,905                29,873          73               479            0
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  YTD FFY, 10/01/2008 – 06/30/2009




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These figures represent an analysis of Traffic Enforcement Violations for FY 2006-FY2009
YEAR     .2S      .2F    .2LC    .2C       .2P     .2R   .2T     .2Y     392.4      392.5                    392.16
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2009     2,168 268        402     3,001      40      94    66      23        62       125                        4,769
 2008    1,967 402        573     3,319      10     152   114      23       167       165                        5,305
 2007    2,037 230        476     3,712      13     147   175      33       139       173                        5,090
 2006    2,252 245        687     5,631      12     147   210      46       223       224                        4,785
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 YTD FFY, 10/01/2008 – 06/30/2009
2S-speeding; 2F-following to close; 2LC-improper lane change; 2C-failure to obey traffic control device; 2P-improper
passing; 2R-reckless driving; 2T-improper turn; 2Y-failure to yield; 392.4-use or possession of drugs;392.5-use or
possession of alcohol; 392.16-failure to use seat belt.

The figures represent activities related to crash reduction for FY2006-2009
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Activity              2006                     2007                  2008                          2009
# HCC Inspections     14,926                   13,664                14,808                        14,706
#HCC Checks           90                       97                    115                           98
#HCC Hours            20,727                   21,071                18,862                        13,346
#C/Z Inspections      545                      629                   705                           392
#C/Z Hours            1,613                    1,626                 945                           683
# Off Peak
Inspections           24,027                   19,958                16,901                        16,130
# HM Inspections      6,837                    9,418                 10,667                        6,810
# Bus Inspections     653                      743                   1,023                         876
#Safety Meetings      246                      233                   189                           149
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    YTD FFY, 10/01/2008 – 06/30/2009
HCC- High Crash Corridor Areas; C/Z- Construction/work zone

Current CMV Safety Problems
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The State of Georgia is ranked 4 in the nation based on figures published for 2007 for fatal crashes involving
a commercial motor vehicle. In order to mirror FMCSA’s goal of reducing fatal crashes involving commercial
motor vehicles to 0.16 by 2011, we must reduce our current rate by 0.06. Due to corrective action being
taken on 2008 and 2009 CMV crashes, data posted on A & I as of the end of June, 2009 may or may not
accurately reported the number of actual fatalities. The performance goals set by the MCCD for FY2009 have
been met based on the activities shown in the National Program Elements. The determination as to whether
our crash reduction was met is unsure. Where GTACT campaigns have been held the data has shown a
decrease in crashes involving CMV’s and an increased awareness to the general public concerning operating
in and around CMV’s. These campaigns have had a positive impact on crash reduction.

The MCCD must continue to identify problem areas that contribute to crash causation and place increased
emphasis of those problems identified. With only 75 mobile units to cover Georgia’s 159 counties consisting
of 59,424 square miles, the MCCD continue to be pro-active in enforcing both the Federal and State laws in
each of the region’s top 3 high crash corridor county while still showing a law enforcement presence in the
remaining counties associated with that region. Areas such as traffic enforcement, hours of service, seat belt
usage, alcohol/drug interdiction, and hazardous materials must all be addressed in order to reduce CMV
crashes in the State

Current Evaluation and Performance
Based on figures published on A & I, fatal and non-fatal crashes show a reduction of .9% from 2006 to 2007
and fatalities show a reduction of .9% from 2006 to 2007. However, the crash consistency indicator in A & I
indicates that all reportable CMV crashes may not have been received by the MCCD from the Georgia
Department of Transportation. We are currently working diligently with FMCSA and GDOT to resolve this
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As of June, 2009, the MCCD has performed a total of 70,317 inspections. A total of 17,065 out of service
violations have been issued for vehicles and a total of 7,587 out of service violations for drivers. Based on the
nine month summary from the FY 2009 CVSP, we show a reduction of 936 (18,001 to 17,065) vehicles out of
service and a reduction of 1, 095 (8,682 to 7,587) driver out of service violations. The reduction in driver out
of service is contributed to an increase in Level 3 inspections. The Level 3 percentage rate is currently at
41% which is an increase of 4% from the FY2009 goal projection.

MCCD has shown an increase in traffic enforcement on speeding, failure to obey traffic control devices, and
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seat belt usage based on figures for the 3 quarter. The increase is due in part to GTACT (Georgia Targeting
Aggressive Cars and Trucks) campaigns in several corridors in the State and the addition of the 40 Troopers
to the CVE unit. Seat belt violations have shown a decrease as well as alcohol and drug violations. For FY
2009, we do not foresee accomplishing our projected 450 inspections in construction zones. Although 580
hours of patrolling and screening for the first 3 quarters of FY 2009 have taken place in construction zone
areas, it is not always safe to perform inspections in these locations therefore, for FY2010, we are decreasing
the amount to a more realistic goal of 300.

MCCD performed its projected goal of 10% hazardous material inspections. The majority of MCCD officers
have undergone HM training. Compliance reviews and new entrant goals will be met by the end of FY 2009.

A new activity was added in FY 2009 in the CMV Safety Improvement Objective to increase CMV driver
accountability. While emphasis truly began in the latter part of the year, we hope that our out of service
violations for both driver and vehicle will continue to decrease by holding those drivers who choose to violate
FMCSA rules and regulations accountable. Officers will utilize Query Central to identify motor carriers and
drivers who have not corrected previous out of service violations and issue citations accordingly.

MCCD conducted in-service training for all MCCD Officers and Sub-grantees. This training included updates
on the FMCSR and HMR, State Law applicable to CMV's, Federal Out-of-Service Orders, common violation
issues, and proper carrier identification. The training also included Unified Carrier Registration and proper
enforcement of UCR. Georgia adopted UCR with a series of graduated effective dates. UCR enforcement of
interstate carriers became statutory on the effective date of the legislation, while intrastate UCR provisions will
take effect on October 1, 2009.

DPS will work with the Georgia Department of Revenue on outreach materials to enhance UCR compliance
for both interstate and intrastate carriers.

In addition, the MCCD will continue to enforce registration (i.e. operating authority) requirements under 49
U.S.C. 13902, 49 CFR part 365, 40 CFR part 368, 49 CFR 392.9a and 350.201 (t) by prohibiting the
operation of (i.e. placing out of service) any vehicle discovered to be operating without the required operating
authority or beyond the scope of the motor carrier’s operating authority. MCCD officers will utilize Query
Central to obtain information regarding Federal OOSO and will take corrective action based on the
memorandum issued by FMCSA on enforcement of Federal-out-of-service during roadside inspections.




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Program Challenges
Crash Reduction
Crash reduction for Georgia continues to be a challenge. Although figures show a .01 increase in 100 million
miles traveled we do show a decrease in fatal crashes and actual number of fatalities. The MCCD has
estimated an increase in performance output of Level 3 inspections to 43% for FY2010. The MCCD must
stay current on crash data in order to pinpoint locations in the state indicating a high number of crashes
involving CMV’s. Even with the number of driver vehicle inspections, traffic enforcement and concentrated
checks performed by MCCD, crash reduction is still not showing a significant decline. With the addition of the
CVEU’s traffic enforcement, we hope to have a greater impact on reduction of crashes.

Data Quality
During FY 2009, we experienced several issues with the crash data received from the Georgia Department of
Transportation which is the lead agency for crash reporting. Errors in 2007 data were discovered early in FY
09 and additional discrepancies were discovered for 2008 and 2009 crash data in early June. Many CMV
crashes were not reported due to the vehicle type coding on the accident report. The first responding officers
were making incorrect vehicle type coding and these same coding errors were not being picked up by
personnel keying the accident reports. A sharp decline was noted by Volpe as well as our FMCSA Georgia
division. Massive efforts by personnel from both agencies were put into place to correct these discrepancies
however these will skew data figures published currently published on the A&I website and will ultimately
change the quarterly crash data disseminated into the MCCD regions throughout the state. Crash reduction
efforts are highly dependent on accurate crash data which indicate high crash corridor areas in the State.

Hazardous Materials
The hazardous materials program will strive to remain on the cutting edge of hazardous materials
enforcement. The Department has adopted the necessary sections of Part 385 to be able to enforce the
hazardous materials safety permit. The hazardous materials program has a very broad base of action and
will remain active in policy changes and stay current on new trends within the hazardous materials arena.
MCCD will continue to participate in the COHMED program. This level of interaction will enable the MCCD to
remain up to date and proactive with any new Hazardous Materials policy changes or shifts in enforcement
focus. MCCD will continue to train officer’s in General Hazardous Materials, Cargo Tank, and Other Bulk
Packaging, as these courses are part of the MCCD career ladder.
In order to initiate an effective shipper program, MCCD must address a full range of hazardous materials in its
legislation and follow up with a program evaluation. The Department will also have to coordinate expanded
authority with the State Fire Marshal, who already regulates possession, storage, and transfer of petroleum
distillate fuels (gasoline, diesel, and kerosene), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (propane), Explosives and
Anhydrous Ammonia. Once these steps have been taken, the MCCD will work towards implementing a
hazardous materials shipper compliance review program.

The MCCD has focus on the inspection of MC330/MC331 cargo tanks for compliance with emergency
discharge controls.

All MCCD, CVEU, and sub-grantees are undergoing training for the “Safe Transportation of Food Products,
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector’s Role” that provides knowledge to identify and report the possible
adulteration of food products.

Passenger Carrier Inspections

The MCCD currently has 19 officers trained to perform safety inspections on passenger carriers. Performing
motor coach inspections on the side of the road presents a safety concern for the passengers being
transported and the officers conducting the inspection. For that reason, the MCCD typically schedules
concentrate checks at selected venues with a high concentration of motor coaches. Sites such as Six Flags
over Georgia in Atlanta, the Southeastern Agriculture Expo in Moultrie, and a site in Helen, Georgia are
common for these types of activities. In order to increase the number of passenger carrier inspections, the
MCCD added measures for FY 2009 to identify motor coach terminals throughout the state to perform


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terminal inspections. Passenger carriers based in Georgia were identified and separated into the nine
regions. During the Passenger Carrier Strike Force in May, 2009 MCCD officers targeted those carriers in
their respective regions. Carriers with multiple motor coaches will be re-visited in order to cover their fleet and
if a serious OOS violation was noted it will be addressed with the next visit. This same procedure will
continue for FY2010. In addition, the compliance review division will place special attention on conditionally-
rated motor carriers and motor coach carriers. Passenger carriers will take priority for new entrant audits.

Traffic Enforcement
The MCCD will conduct traffic enforcement in identified high crash corridor areas and rural routes. In addition
to roving patrols, MCCD officers will participate in concentrated, joint agency and alcohol/drug activities.
More aggressive enforcement is needed especially on rural roads in the State. This will increase visibility in
counties that may or may not be noted as a high crash corridor area but show fatal and non–fatal crashes
purpose of performing traffic enforcement on commercial motor vehicles. The CVEU will focus on Level 3
inspections and traffic enforcement. With the increase in force, coupled with the sub-grantee program, traffic
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enforcement will be the main focus for FY 2010. FY2010 will mark the 3 year that Georgia has participated
in the Georgia Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign through a high priority grant from FMCSA.
Each targeted campaign blitz has been highly successful in traffic enforcement. In addition to the actual
project campaigns, the MCCD will look at performing “TACT” like enforcement in high crash corridor areas
and rural routes.
Seat Belt Enforcement
The MCCD routinely participates in State and Regional enforcement efforts, such as “Click it or Ticket” “100
Days of Summer Heat” and “Be Ready Be Buckled” which emphasize the use of seat belts. For several
years, we have established a base-line at the inspection stations to determine seat belt usage. The
observations only noted seat belt violations. During the FY2010, it is imperative that we enforce usage by the
issuance of citations. The MCCD will need to establish locations in each region were checks can be made
and violations enforced.
Electronic Verification of CDL Status
At the current time, CDL’s are being verified in 98.5% of the instances where they were required. The MCCD
is currently utilizing both the Commercial Drivers License Information System (CDLIS) and the National Law
Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) to check the CDL status of commercial drivers during the
inspection process. MCCD continues to evaluate the level of compliance with regard to CDL license checks
and all necessary action is taken to ensure a high level of compliance at the officer level. In addition, the
MCCD will continue to monitor and update all relevant procedures with regard to CDL license checks.
Public Education and Awareness
The MCCD has a very successful Public Education and Awareness program which routinely attends safety
meetings and public functions in order to share knowledge regarding FMCSA rules and regulations and safety
on Georgia’s highways in and around commercial motor vehicles. For FY2010, there are several areas that
we would like to improve on. As of now we have not placed all of the education packets and facts sheets on
our website so that they are attainable by the motor carrier industry and the general public. A team needs to
be assembled to thoroughly go over all the available educational sheets that we currently have to see if any
need to be upgraded or removed. Once completed, the website needs to be updated. The MCCD would also
like to make CD’s for the officers on the road to be able to print information from the roadside or fixed
locations rather that the officers having to maintain copies in their vehicles.

Data Collection and Reporting

During the course of the past fiscal year, the MCCD accomplished its goal of submitting all internal inspection
data to SafetyNet electronically. All mobile MCCD officers have laptop computers and can upload their
inspections electronically on a daily basis using ASPEN software; likewise, officers assigned to inspection
stations utilize desktop units to upload inspections completed as part of their routine duties. As mentioned
under data quality, we continue to have issues with our crash data. Although the timeliness in which we
receive our crash data from the Georgia Department of Transportation continues to fall under the 90 day limit,



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not having the data “real time” or within a lesser time frame still presents problems for us in determining our
high crash corridor locations and disseminating crash data into the regions.

Alcohol/Drug Interdiction Activities {as addressed in 350.201 (q)}

The MCCD will continue to implement procedures that focus on removing impaired CMV drivers from
highways through adequate enforcement of restrictions on the use of alcohol and controlled substances.
Officers routinely perform special DUI activities throughout the State, either alone or in conjunction with
another major activity, such as a port check in the Savannah area or an air brake check in north Georgia.
Frequently these activities are conducted in conjunction with other Federal, State or local enforcement
agencies, such as the FMCSA, county police, or the Georgia State Patrol.

MCCD officers have ready access to intoximeters, which are utilized to measure the level of alcohol in a
driver’s system. In addition to the units housed at each Inspection Station, each Captain and Lieutenant has
been assigned an intoximeter that remains in that officer’s vehicle, and the majority of mobile units carry them
as well. The MCCD has deployed approximately 191 of these units to field personnel. In addition to providing
this equipment, the MCCD will continue to require all of its officers to attend a two-day Impaired Driving
Course when appropriate. While this course teaches officers how to use the intoximeters, it also uses live
subjects to demonstrate impaired and/or suspicious behavior and teaches officers how to administer field
sobriety tests.

In addition to enforcing DUI laws, the MCCD will continue to conduct controlled substance interdiction
activities throughout the State and ensure its entire force is adequately trained to identify suspicious cargo.
These courses are taught by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) and the Drug Interdiction Assistance
Program (DIAP) and are offered to new officers four to five times each year.

This week-long training includes topics such as basic interdiction efforts, how to detect suspicious cargo,
hidden compartments, and the most frequently used areas on the CMV's for hiding narcotics. The MCCD has
two K-9 dogs and has certified two officers as K-9 handlers. Although funding for the dogs and the training
was appropriated by the State legislature, these teams frequently participate in MCSAP-sponsored
operations, such as port checks and DUI activities. The teams also provide interdiction/inspection assistance
to local agencies throughout the State. As both officers are NAS certified, they also perform CMV inspections
on a regular basis.


FY 2009 Emphasis Areas

The MCCD has for many years targeted rural road areas within high crash corridor areas around the State.
For FY 2010, The MCCD will increase enforcement efforts by utilizing MCCD officers, the CVE unit, and local
law enforcement agencies to target these areas. Aggressive seat belt enforcement will take presentence in
FY2010 on rural roads.

For FY2010, the MCCD will increase driver-focused inspections to meet or exceed the national average of
30%. We will continue to increase traffic enforcement activities in high crash corridor areas and rural routes.
Until recently, Georgia has not utilized basic funds for non-CMV enforcement although we have been able to
address non-CMV enforcement by participating in the TACT program. In FY 2010, the CVE unit will be
enforcing the traffic laws on Non-CMV’s operating in and around CMV’s on Georgia’s highways by no more
than 5%.

The MCCD will continue participation in “Operation Safe Driver” sponsored by CVSA and FMCSA. During
these activities, increased focus will be placed on compliance of certain cargo tanks with the emergency
discharge control equipment.

Along with traffic enforcement, the MCCD will place top priority in FY2010 in establishing an accurate means
of mapping and tracking crash data. Increased emphasis will be placed on all aspects of crash data.



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PROGRAM SUMMARY

The State is divided into nine geographic regions and one administrative region. The administrative region is
comprised of the Safety Compliance Unit. The Safety Compliance unit consists of the Compliance Review
division, New Entrant Safety Audit Division and the School Bus Safety division. The HOV unit was combined
with a metro Atlanta region. The nine geographic regions each contain at least one permanent inspection
station, located on a major interstate or highway. In addition to the nineteen permanent sites, the State also
mans one semi-permanent inspection station in Early County. The inspection stations operate under the dual
purpose of enforcing laws and regulations pertaining to the size and weight of commercial vehicles, as well as
performing commercial motor vehicle inspections. The MCCD headquarters is located at the Department of
Public Safety building on Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia and houses command and support staff.

The Department currently has 231 officers who have been NAS certified to perform MCSAP inspections. Of
those, 8 are assigned to Compliance Reviews and 12 are assigned to New Entrant. In addition to the Captain
and Lieutenant (s) in charge of supervising the daily operations, each of the nine geographic regions employs
officers from the ranks of Sergeant First Class to cadet who serve either in a mobile or fixed-site capacity.
The administrative division has a Captain and two Lieutenants and employs officers from the ranks of
Sergeant First Class to Sergeant. Mobile officers work in the region where assigned and patrol the
interstates, state routes, and local roadways within their specified area of operation, observing commercial
motor vehicle operations in an effort to ensure safety compliance. Such patrolling activities are performed
with the specific intent of targeting for inspection those commercial motor vehicles with obvious driver,
vehicle, and/or hazardous material violations or those who are observed committing serious traffic violations,
such as following too closely, reckless driving, and improper lane change or other driving behaviors which
may endanger the motoring public. Many of these officers also carry portable scales in their vehicles and can
perform size and weight enforcement in conjunction with their MCSAP inspections.

The fixed site officers are assigned to work at one of the strategically located inspection stations throughout
the State. In addition to size and weight enforcement, these officers visually screen commercial motor
vehicles, their cargo, and their operators as they travel through or near the stationary site in an effort to
ensure safety compliance. As with mobile officers, this screening activity is performed with the specific intent
of targeting for inspection those commercial vehicles with obvious driver, vehicle, and/or hazardous material
violations. Vehicles meeting these criteria subsequently receive a MCSAP inspection.

The Georgia State Patrol has detached 40 troopers to the MCCD. These 40 officers comprise the CVEU
(Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit). These 40 Troopers are dedicated to traffic enforcement on
commercial motor vehicles and have all successfully completed NAS training. In addition, twelve local law
enforcement agencies consisting of 62 officers participate in the MCSAP program. The agencies operate
under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is renewed each federal fiscal year with the
Department of Public Safety. These agencies are Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Paulding Counties, and the
cities of Alpharetta, Austell, Garden City, Lawrenceville, Port Wentworth, Roswell, Savannah Metro/Chatham
and Snellville. These agencies supplement state activity by concentrating on commercial motor vehicle traffic
enforcement in addition to performing CMV inspections. All program participants employ NAS certified
officers and furnish data via Aspen uploads to the MCCD.




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                 Table 1. National Program Elements/FY 2009 National Emphasis Areas And State CMV Safety Program Objectives Placement Summary

 National Program Elements                                          STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
                  &                    Crash Reduction       Safety Improvement        HM Transportation          Passenger            Safety Data Quality
                                       (Recommended)          (Recommended)             Safety (Optional)    Transportation Safety      (Recommended)
 FY 2009 National Emphasis                                                                                     (Recommended)
          Areas

Driver/Vehicle Inspections          *Pg. 19, Act 1.1        Pg. 14, Act. 1.3
 - Driver-focused*                                          Pg. 13, Act 1.1, 1.2
- Passenger carrier*                *Pg. 19, 1.3                                                            Pg. 15, Act. 1.1, 1.2
Traffic Enforcement                 *Pg. 22, Act. 1.1-1.5
 - W/ inspections*
- W/o inspections*
Compliance Reviews                  *Pg. 25, Act. 1.1-1.5                                                   Pg. 15, Act. 1.1
 - Interstate*
 - Intrastate*
Public Education and Awareness      *Pg. 27, Act. 1.1-1.5
Data Collection                                                                                                                      Pg. 16, Act. 1.1-1.3
 - Accuracy*                        *Pg. 29, 1.2
 - Timeliness*                      *Pg. 29, 1.3
Rural Road CMV Initiatives*         *Pg. 23, Act. 1.5
Hazardous Materials Program*        *Pg. 19, Act. 1.2
Seat Belt Enforcement*              *Pg. 20, Act 1.8

    * Denotes a FY 2009 National Emphasis Area




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STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES




         CMV Crash Reduction

         CMV Safety Improvement

         Passenger Transportation

         CMV Safety Data Quality




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STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
CMV Crash Reduction

     Year Initiated 2008                          Year of Planned Completion                   2011
     Problem Statement:                  Based on crash data published on FMCSA’s A & I website for 2007,
                                         Georgia ranks fourth in the nation in fatal crashes involving CMV’s.
                                         Data shows that Georgia’s fatal crash rate for 2007 was 0.22 per 100
                                         million miles traveled. This exceeds the FMCSA’s reduction goal of
                                         .016 per 100 million miles traveled and is an increase of .01 from
                                         Georgia’s 2006 rate.

                                         Trend analysis shows that the VMT averaged the same from 2004-2006
                                         but had a sharp decline in 2007. Georgia was at .23 in 2004, .21 in
                                         2005, and .21 in 2006. To reduce Georgia’s fatality rate, the MCCD
                                         must identify and target the top high crash corridors in each region
                                         throughout the state. Monitoring crash statistics published on A&I and
                                         the accuracy of crash data imported from the Georgia Department of
                                         Transportation will need to be performed on a monthly basis.

     Performance Objective:              To reduce truck related fatal crashes on Georgia’s highways to a figure
                                         at or below FMCSA’s projected rate of 0.16 per 100 million miles
                                         traveled by 2011. The MCCD will implement strategies designed to
                                         reduce Georgia’s fatal crash rate by 0.03 per 100 million miles traveled
                                         by 2010 and another .03 by 2011.

     Performance Measure:                This performance will be measured from crash data published in A&I in
                                         addition to Safetynet crash data. Data will be reviewed prior to sending
                                         information to each region to identify the top high crash corridor areas
                                         by county.


     Program Strategy:                   Using available crash data involving commercial vehicles, in corporation
                                         with the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Accident Reporting
                                         Division, initiate the development of a statewide mapping system using
                                         GIS to identify corridors and counties experiencing a high rate of fatal
                                         crashes and increase emphasis on traffic enforcement based on data
                                         gathered from crash statistics.
     Activity 1.1:
              In corporation with the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Accident Reporting Division, initiate
              the development of a statewide mapping system to analyze and map crash data imported into the
              Safetynet database by the end of FY 2011.
     Performance Measure:
              Track progress demonstrated in designing, drafting, and implementation of GIS mapping system
              and the distribution of the regional overlays sent to each region.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              Review data and mapping sent to the Regional Commanders to ensure material disseminated will
              be a useful tool in each region. Compare with significant crash reports compiled by the regions.
     Status Update:
              In order to capture crash data locations, the MCCD has to rely on quarterly updates from A & I at
              this time. We have been limited in corporation with GDOT in achieving a statewide mapping
              system.

     Activity 1.2:
              Identify intrastate/interstate motor carriers demonstrating the highest number of fatal and injury
              related crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. Subsequently, this data and information will
              be provided to each MCCD region. As resources allow, Region Commanders will communicate
              with those high risk motor carriers and offer educational and other assistance as needed.
     Performance Measure:




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         Monitor number of intrastate/interstate motor carriers identified and contacted by each MCCD
         region.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Results will be monitored on a quarterly basis and carriers will be monitored to determine if contact
         from MCCD results in crash reduction.
Status Update:
         Reports and form letter to motor carriers are currently being developed.




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STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
CMV Safety Improvement
     Problem Statement:                    Georgia's driver-vehicle out of service rate exceeds the national
                                          average of 6.9% (2008) 6.83% (2007) for drivers and 22.4% (2008)
                                          22.28 %( 2007) for vehicles. Currently, Georgia’s out of service rate is
                                          10% (2008) 12.41% (2007) for drivers and 25.7% (2008) 25.63% (2007)
                                          for vehicles. Therefore, proactive strategies designed to alter unsafe
                                          CMV driver behavior require implementation. This objective was
                                          initiated in the FY2009 CVSP but will continue thru FY 2011.

     Performance Objective:               To implement proactive law enforcement strategies designed to
                                          encourage CMV drivers to engage in safer driving behavior by FY2010
                                          by increasing the number of Level 3 inspections from 37% to 43% and
                                          holding drivers and motor carriers more accountable for not correcting
                                          out of service defects from previous inspections. According to the Large
                                          Truck Crash Causation Study, studies show that approximately 87% of
                                          CMV crashes reviewed indicate driver error.

     Performance Measure:                 Performance will be measured by number of inspections and
                                          number of citations. In addition, maintain Level III inspections at
                                          a minimum of 35%.


     Program Strategy:                    Increase driver and motor carrier accountability by increased emphasis
                                          on enforcement efforts aimed at unsafe driver and/or vehicle violations.
     Activity 1.1:
              Increase CMV driver accountability by holding those drivers who choose to place the public in
              danger more accountable for operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner. Enforcement action
              based on various factors such as driver/motor carrier safety performance history (A & I, Query
              Central, etc), recidivism, the dangerous nature of the violation, and national and statewide
              statistical data relative to crash trends and crash causation, etc.
     Performance Measure:
              Number of uniform traffic citations issued for unsafe driver behavior and vehicle infractions and
              start a baseline for the type violations noted by repeat offenders and record the motor carrier
              names by the end of FY 2010.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              MCCD will track this activity from the Regional monthly reports based on number of inspections,
              number of UTCs issued and type of violations cited in addition to the name of the carrier.
     Status Update:
               In 2006, Region 8 (Lowndes County) began a pilot project targeting drivers coming in and out of
              the Cedar Springs inspection station. Utilizing Query Central, these officers formulated a pattern
              where the same drivers/companies were not correcting out of service defects from previous
              inspections. A determination was made to actually cite the drivers for repeat offenses. In a matter
              of several months, this practice reduced the vehicle out of service rate to 21.5, number of violations
              were reduce by 2.5, and the number of UTC’s were reduced from 79% to 57%. After evaluating the
              success of the pilot project, the activity was implemented in all regions of the State. Since that
              time, 70 inspections have been performed on drivers/vehicles that indicated a prior out of service
              that had not been corrected. A total of 44 citations have been issued.
     Activity 1.2:
                Increase focus on driver behavior by increasing number of Level III inspections performed in
                conjunction with traffic enforcement activities. MCCD will perform Level III inspections at a
                minimum of 35% of the total number of inspections performed in FY 2010.
     Performance Measure:
              Number of Level III inspections performed and violations issued during traffic enforcement
              activities.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              Monitoring will be done through FMCSA’s A&I Driver Information Resource tool in addition to Query
              Central and Safetynet.
     Status Update:



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         From July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, MCCD has performed a total of 38,944 Level III inspections.
         This represents 41% of the total inspections performed for the twelve month period.

 Activity 1.3:
          Establish a data quality team to perform quarterly audits on driver vehicle inspection reports to
         ensure accuracy of violations being recorded by officers. This team will consist of 3 officers who
         will once a quarter randomly pick at least two officer’s reports per region.
         This audit will include inspection reports submitted by sub-grantees.

Performance Measure:
        The MCCD will record the number of inspections that are audited by region along with notations to
        Region Commanders of any discrepancies noted during the audit. Type of discrepancies noted will
        be categorized and if found to be occurring on a regular basis be addressed in in-service training.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
          Monitoring and evaluation will be performed on a quarterly basis by members of the data quality
         team and addressed with the Major and Region Commanders. Recaps will be maintained by the
         Safetynet staff.

Status Update:
         This activity is new to the FY 2010 CVSP plan.




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STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Passenger Transportation Safety
      Problem Statement:                  Nationally, passenger carrier (motorcoach) crashes have shown an
                                          increase of. 8% since 2005 based on figures published on the A&I
                                          website. In response, FMCSA has encouraged states to place a
                                          heavier emphasis on reducing the number of passenger carrier
                                          (motorcoach) related crashes. In 2005, Georgia had 37 fatal/non fatal
                                          bus crashes with 5 fatalities. In 2006 and 2007 Georgia had 32
                                          fatal/non fatal crashes involving buses with 10 fatalities in 2006 and 11
                                          in 2007. Based on this data, Georgia goal is to decrease the crash rate
                                          by .2% by the end of FY 2010.

      Performance Objective:              Identify intrastate/interstate passenger carriers and establish a means of
                                          increasing passenger vehicle inspections such as identifying additional
                                          venues (Note- the MCCD has been unable to identify additional venues
                                          that will allow for concentrated checks) and terminal locations
                                          throughout the state. Increase compliance reviews on passenger
                                          carriers statewide.

      Performance Measure:                This performance will be measured by the number of compliance
                                          reviews conducted, and the number of terminal inspections performed.



      Program Strategy:                   Using available data identify passenger carrier vehicles domiciled within
                                          the state and other venues visited by these vehicles with a high tourism
                                          rate that will provide a basis to increase number of passenger vehicle
                                          inspections. Increase compliance reviews on passenger carriers.

      Activity 1.1:
               Increase compliance reviews on conditionally-rated passenger carriers and identified passenger
               carriers with emphasis on motor coach carriers with safety ratings older than five years.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of compliance reviews performed as noted in section 3 of the National Program Elements
               “Compliance and Enforcement”.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be handled through the Regional Commanders’ monthly report.
      Status Update:
               From July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, compliance review officers have performed 5 compliance
               reviews on passenger carriers.

      Activity 1.2
               Identify passenger carrier terminal locations throughout the state and perform safety inspections on
               vehicles located at such terminals. Divide locations throughout the state by regions and perform
               inspections based on the number of passenger carrier (motor coach) certified officers per region.
               Level V inspections will not exceed 5% of the inspection totals.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of passenger carrier inspections. Number of MCCD officers certified to perform passenger
               carrier inspections.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be made from Regional Commanders’ monthly reports.
      Status Update:
               The MCCD has identified 151 passenger carriers in the State. July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009,
               terminal inspections have been performed on 248 motor coaches throughout the State. These
               inspections were performed during the Passenger Carrier Strike Force in May, 2009. MCCD
               officers will re-visit these locations in the fall of 2009.




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STATE CMV SAFETY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
CMV Safety Data Quality
      Problem Statement:                   During FY 2009, we experienced several issues with the crash
                                           data received from the Georgia Department of Transportation
                                           which is the lead agency for crash reporting. Due to these
                                           issues, the problem statement for FY2010 needed to be
                                           updated. Errors in 2007 data were discovered early in FY09 and
                                           additional discrepancies were discovered for 2008 and 2009
                                           crash data in early June. Many CMV crashes were not reported
                                           due to the vehicle type coding on the accident report. The first
                                           responding officers were making incorrect vehicle type coding
                                           and these same coding errors were not being picked up by
                                           personnel keying the accident reports. A sharp decline was
                                           noted by Volpe as well as our FMCSA Georgia division. We have
                                           worked with GDOT to correct this problem and hope that by the
                                           end of FY 2010, we will have all of the issues corrected. For FY
                                           2010, the MCCD will strive to maintain an overall “green” rating
                                           in each crash measurement.

      Performance Objective:               Continue working with GDOT on a bi-weekly basis to ensure that
                                           all crash data received is accurate and that all necessary fields
                                           are populated prior to uploading to MCMIS. More closely monitor
                                           crash consistency ratings in A & I to make sure that we are not
                                           experiencing problems and reducing amounts lower than 50%.

      Performance Measure:                 MCCD will measure all data quality performance from the A & I
                                           website on a monthly and quarterly basis.



      Program Strategy:                     MCCD will work with the Georgia Department of Transportation’s
                                           Accident Reporting Unit to incorporate driver/vehicle measures into the
                                           crash data imports and will place increased emphasis on the crash
                                           accuracy measure.

      Activity 1.1:
               With the assistance of the Georgia Department of Transportation, incorporate additional
               driver/vehicle information into the crash data imports performed bi-monthly.
      Performance Measure:
                 Number of CMV accidents reports with driver/vehicle information
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
                Monitoring will be made through the Safetynet crash data module.
      Status Update:
               From July, 2008- June, 2009, the Safetynet staff has been able to add missing driver/vehicle
               information to crash reports from a recap provided by GDOT on missing data. In January, 2009, the
                                                                                           st
               MCCD underwent a MCSAP review. In the review it was noted that the 1 harmful event was not
               being captured. Safetynet staff has to manually enter this information due to the fact that GDOT’s
               database is not compatible to the Safetynet database. The MCSAP review made several
               recommendations regarding the Accident Instruction Manuel that needed to be addressed such as
               the definition of a bus and the definition of a truck (10,000 lbs. GVWR, etc) In addition, the inclusion
               of government, school buses and rental vehicles.
      Activity 1.2:
               Perform non-match searches on individual CMV accident records searching for all available motor
               carrier information.
      Performance Measure:
               Locate and identify correct motor carrier identification.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:



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        Monitoring will be made through the Safetynet crash data module.
Status Update:
        From July 1, 2008- June 30, 2009, the non-match rate has fluctuated. The current non-match rate
        is 2.02%. Crash reports involving commercial motor vehicles are not being completed by the initial
        responder correctly and discrepancies are not always caught by personnel at GDOT keying
        reports.

Activity 1.3:
         Develop a reporting system to automatically identify errors in crash data as it is imported into the
         Safetynet database.
Performance Measure:
         Number of errors and corrections identified.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
                                                                                th        th
         The Safetynet staff will continue to monitor reporting errors on the 15 and 30 of each month.
Status Update:
         From July 1, 2008- June 30, 2009- During this time period, the Safetynet staff in conjunction with
         the Georgia Department of Transportation has identified errors and missing information in crash
                                               th       th
         data. This report is printed on the 15 and 30 of each month and corrections are made
         accordingly. Note: Imports and recaps are now being performed on a weekly basis.




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES




             Driver/Vehicle Inspections

             Traffic Enforcement

             Compliance Reviews

             Data Collection

             State Specific Program Element




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES
Driver/Vehicle Inspections
      Performance Objective:               By implementing the following activities, assist the Federal Motor
                                           Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of reducing fatal crashes to
                                           0.16 per 100 million miles traveled by 2011. Georgia must
                                           reduce its 2007 rate by .06. For FY 2010, Georgia’s goal in FY
                                           2010 will be to reduce fatal crashes by .03 per 100 million miles
                                           traveled.

      Performance Measure:                 Total CMV Fatalities, Total Truck Miles Traveled (Data Source: FARS,
                                           MCMIS, GDOT, FHWA, and FMCSA.)



      Program Strategy:                    Perform at a minimum 82,000 driver/vehicle inspections statewide both
                                           at roadside and fixed locations with concentration on areas identified as
                                           having a high number of crashes involving fatalities. Increase emphasis
                                           on hazardous material and reduction of HM spills other than diesel fuel
                                           and passenger safety.

      Activity 1.1:
               MCCD will perform roving patrol and static activities throughout the State of Georgia in identified
               high crash corridors and at inspection stations. For FY 2010, perform a minimum of 82,000
               inspections.
      Performance Measure:
                 Number of roadside and fixed location inspections.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               MCCD will monitor and evaluate the total number of inspections by level and location (fixed or
               roadside) through Safetynet on a monthly basis.
      Status Update:
                From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of inspections 70,327 have been performed.
               MCCD has performed 65,112 inspections and partner agencies have performed 5,215 inspections.


      Activity 1.2:
                Increase focus on driver behavior by increasing number of Level III inspections performed in
                conjunction with traffic enforcement activities. The MCCD will maintain Level III inspections at a
                minimum of 35% of total inspection performed based on data shown (see pg. 68 of CVSP)
      Performance Measure:
               Number of Level III inspections performed and violations issued during traffic enforcement
               activities.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be done through Safetynet and Regional Monthly Reports.

      Activity 1.3
                Perform a minimum of 10% HM inspections. Increase number of inspections on MC 330/MC331
               and non-specification cargo tanks used to transport liquefied compressed gas. Perform
               concentrated HM checks at fixed sites once per month.
      Performance Measure:
               Percentage of HM inspections; number of special activities with HM emphasis; number of Level VI
               inspections.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               MCCD will monitor and evaluate the total number of hazardous material inspections, including
               cargo tank and other bulk packaging.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 6,809 hazardous material inspections have been
               performed. This represents 10% of the total number of inspections performed by MCCD officers.




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Activity 1.4:
         Perform a minimum of two concentrated motor coach inspections per year at established venues.
         In addition, continue terminal inspections throughout the State throughout the year and participate
         in FMCSA’s Passenger Carrier Strike Force in an effort to reduce bus crashes based on data from
         2005-2007 by .2%. (Note: Passenger Transportation Safety objective pg. 15)
Performance Measure:
         This activity will be measured by the number of activities and number of inspections performed.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Passenger carrier activity will be monitored using the Regional Commanders’ monthly reports and
         data from Safetynet.
Status Update:
         From October 1, 2008-June 30, 2009, MCCD has performed 876 bus inspections. Annual
         concentrated checks were held at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Georgia. The
         data below shows a 3 year comparison of the annual check.

            Results                         2008              2007                  2006
          Total Motor Coach                 59                82                    86
          Inspections
          Level 1 Percentage                62.7%             50%                   49%
          Level 2 Percentage                37.3%             50%                   50%
          Total Driver Violations           22                31                    39
          Total Vehicle Violations          109               142                   159
          Total driver-vehicle OOS          15%               13.4%                 16.3%
          percentage


In addition, the annual Six Flags over Georgia check resulted in netted 20 motor coach inspections.
 Inclement weather and the current economy were contributing factors in the low amount of inspections.

Activity 1.5:
         Conduct at least 24 Alcohol/Drug Interdiction (DI) activities in conjunction with routine inspections.
         Conduct joint DI operations as needed. Once per quarter, checks will be made at specific fixed
         locations during off-peak hours.
Performance Measure:
         Number of Alcohol/Drug activities conducted.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Alcohol/Drug interdictions will be monitored through the Region Commanders’ monthly reports and
         violation counts will be captured through Safetynet data.
Status Update:
         From October 1, 2008- June 30, 2009, 20 activities have been performed in conjunction with
         routine inspections. The MCCD and partner agencies have cited 62 drug violations and 125
         alcohol violations. All by 5 have resulted in drivers being placed out of service.

Activity 1.6:
         Check at least 95% of CDL’s where required.
Performance Measure:
          Percentage of CDL's checked.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Activity will be monitored through monthly reports generated with Crystal reporting and Safetynet.
Status Update:
         From October 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008, MCCD officers verified 97% of the instances were
         required.

Activity 1.7:
         Participate in the FMCSA HM Strike force activities, the National Roadcheck , Operation Air Brake,
         Operation Safe Driver and the Passenger Carrier Strike Force.
Performance Measure:
         Total number of inspections performed including number of OOS violations found for both vehicle
         and driver.
Monitoring and Evaluation:




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          Performance and evaluation will be captured through Region Commanders’ daily reports and final
          status provided to CVSA.
  Status Update:
          From October 1, 2008-June 30, 2009, MCCD has participated in Operation Air Brake, National
          Roadcheck, Operation Safe Driver and the Passenger Carrier Strike Force.

  Activity 1.8:
           Perform concentrated seat belt checks at roadside and fixed locations throughout the state once a
           month. Specific observation points will be set per region for both roadside and fixed locations in
           order to have the best advantage point in enforcing seat belt regulations.
  Performance Measure:
           Number of seat belt violations and number of citations issued.
  Monitoring and Evaluation:
           Monitor number of seat belt violations through Safetynet and number of concentrated seat belt
           checks through Regional Commanders’ monthly reports.

  Status Update:
          From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 4,769 violations have been cited for seat belt
          usage. In addition, 27 concentrated seat belt checks have been held.

  Activity 1.9:
           Conduct at least 20% off-peak commercial vehicle inspection activities throughout the state
           compared to the total number of inspections.
  Performance Measure:
           MCCD will measure the total number and percentage of off-peak inspections, as compared to the
           activity goal of 20%.
  Monitoring and Evaluation:.
           Monitoring will be performed through monthly reports from Safetynet and Crystal.
  Status Update:
           From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, the MCCD performed a total of 16,016 off-peak
           inspections. Of those, 304 were performed in HCC locations. This represents 23% of the total
           number of inspections.

               Table 2. Driver/Vehicle Inspection Performance Output Targets FY 2010
                               HM         M o to r   Passenger
  Inspection      Truck       Truck       Co a c h   Carrier*    Other           Total**
    Level        Number      Number       Number      Number    Number      Number Percent
    Level 1          21,050        2,500          450                                  21,500       26%
    Level 2          24,875        7,000          125                                  25,000       31%
    Level 3          34,950          340           50                                  35,000       43%
    Level 4              50                                                                            0
    Level 5              50                       400                                     450          0
    Level 6                                                                                            0
    Total            80,975        9,840        1,025             0            0       82,000      100%
Note:*Passenger Carrier includes vans, school bus, bus, and limo.
**The Total Column includes Truck, Motor Coach, Passenger Carrier and Other only (i.e., HM
Truck is not included).




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES
Traffic Enforcement
      Performance Objective:              Traffic enforcement activities are a tool in addressing driver behavior at
                                          the time it occurs. Traffic enforcement plays an important role in the
                                          prevention of accidents and removes unsafe vehicles/drivers from the
                                          road. The objective of traffic enforcement for the MCCD is to decrease
                                          serious injury and fatality crashes on Georgia’s roadways by .03 by the
                                          end of FY2010.

                                          National statistics indicate that approximately 50% of all crashes in
                                          Georgia occur in rural parts of the State. Of those, approximately 45%
                                          occur on major and minor arterial roadways. Therefore, the MCCD will
                                          focus increased safety efforts in identified “high risk rural road areas”.

      Performance Measure:                Total CMV Fatalities, Total Truck Vehicle Miles Traveled (Data source:
                                          FARS, MCMIS, GDOT, FHWA and FMCSA.




      Program Strategy:                   Designate high crash corridor areas, increase emphasis on traffic
                                          enforcement and perform concentrated, high crash corridor and joint
                                          agency checks.

      Activity 1.1:
               Using available data, designate roadways within counties as high crash corridors (HCC), based on
               fatal and injury CMV crashes. In addition, identify HCC rural road within counties based on
               available data and significant crash data reported by the Region Commanders.
      Performance Measure:
               Designate high crash corridor areas and update at least every 6 months.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitor crash data from A&I website and distribute to Region Commanders’ on a quarterly basis.
               Monitor Regional Commanders’ quarterly HCC reports.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, all regions used the HCC locations established and
               identified in the CVSP and quarterly reports published on A & I.

      Activity 1.2:
               Increase emphasis on traffic violations as basis for inspections in metro Atlanta HCC locations. In
               addition, perform concentrated HCC and joint agency checks on a monthly basis. Increase joint
               agency checks with Metro Atlanta sub-grantees.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of HCC inspections; number of traffic violations/ out of service traffic violations in HCC and
               total number of hours worked in a HCC area.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               MCCD will monitor results from the Region Commanders’ monthly reports and Safetynet.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, MCCD officers have spent 1,209 hours in HCC locations
               around the Metro Atlanta area.

      Activity 1.3:
               Conduct of 300 (See note in “Current Evaluation and Performance” construction zone inspections
               and increase enforcement patrol in work zone areas.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of inspections performed, number of hours worked and number of citations issued in
               designated construction zone locations.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be from reports generated from Safetynet.



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Status Activity:
        From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, MCCD officers have spent 580 hours in construction zone
        areas. A total of 285 inspections have been performed.

Activity 1.4:
         Perform daily, routine enforcement activities in HCC locations outside the metro Atlanta area on
         interstate highways, state routes and rural roads. HCC locations will be determined on a quarterly
         basis.
Performance Measure:
         Number of HCC inspections; number of traffic violations/ out of service traffic violations in HCC and
         total number of hours worked in a HCC area. Total number of hours worked and traffic violations
         found on state route and rural road locations.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         MCCD will monitor results from the Region Commanders’ monthly reports and Safetynet.
Status Update:
         From October 1, 200 – June 30, 200, MCCD has performed 28 HCC activities and 70 concentrated
         and joint agency checks.

Activity 1.5:
         Perform daily, routine enforcement on rural routes in located in each region using MCCD
         and CVEU personnel.
Performance Measure:
          Number of rural route inspections, number of traffic violations and number of citations
         issued.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         MCCD will monitor results from the Region Commanders’ monthly reports and Safetynet.




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          Violation Trend Analysis Table (2005-2007):

                    Table 3. Violation Section 49 CFR 392–Trend Analysis (Not Quota) (2006-2008)
 Ye a r      .2 S      .2 F    .2LC      .2 C     .2 P   .2 R  .2 T    .2 Y    392.4 392.5 392.16
 2008       1,967     402      573     3,319      10     152      114      23      167      165     5,305

 2007       2,037     230      476     3,712      13     147      175      33      139      173     5,090

 2006       2,252     245      687     5,631      12     147      210      46      223      224     4,785



                                Table 4. Violation Section 49 CFR 392–Violation Codes
Moving Violations:                                             Railroad Crossing Violations:
392.2FC – Following too close                                  392.10A1 – Failing to stop at railroad grade (RR)
392.2C – Failure to obey traffic control device                crossing-bus
392.2LC – Improper lane changing                               392.10A2 – Failing to stop at (RR) crossing-
                                                               chlorine
392.2P – Improper passing
                                                               392.10A3 – Failing to stop at (RR) crossing-placard
392.2R – Reckless driving
                                                               392.10A4 – Failing to stop at (RR) crossing-HM
392.2S – Speeding
                                                               cargo
392.2T – Improper turns
392.2Y – Failure to yield right of way
                                                               Miscellaneous Violations:
392.3 – Operating a CMV while ill or fatigued
                                                               392.14 – Failing to use caution for hazardous
                                                               conditions
Alcohol or Drug Related Violations:                            392.16 – Failing to use seat belt while operating a
392.4 and 392.4A – Driver uses or is in possession of drugs    CMV
392.5 and 392.5A – Driver uses or is in possession of alcohol 392.71A – Using/equipping CMV with a radar
                                                               detector
                                                               392.2 – Local laws (general)




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES
Compliance and Enforcement
     Performance Objective:              To make contact with a minimum of 300 high-risk carriers to determine
                                         problem areas and assist with compliance. Officers will be required to
                                         complete and average of four compliance reviews/interventions per
                                         month. Georgia will participate in the Comprehensive Safety Analysis
                                         (CSA) 2010 Operational Model Test. CSA 2010 is a new safety
                                         measurement system which uses progressive interventions designed to
                                         pinpoint a motor carrier’s poor safety performance with significant
                                         emphasis placed on data that is gathered at the roadside.

     Performance Measure:                MCCD will measure performance by the number of compliance
                                         reviews/interventions conducted and the number of hours spent with
                                         CSA.




     Program Strategy:                   Conduct compliance reviews on high-risk motor carriers and passenger
                                         vehicle motor carriers.

     Activity 1.1:
              Conduct compliance reviews /interventions on a minimum of 300 high-risk carriers.
     Performance Measure:
              Number of compliance reviews conducted on high-risk carriers.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              Compliance review activity will be monitored and evaluated through the Region Commander and
              reported on the monthly report.
     Status Update:
              From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, compliance review officers have conducted 279 compliance
             reviews.
     Activity 1.2:
              Participate in the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) Operational Model Test. Dedicate 3
              Compliance Review officers to this activity. Currently the MCCD has 6 officers who participate in
              CSA 2010 in addition to the Regional Commander. For FY 2010, officers will average 4 CSA 2010
              investigations.
     Performance Measure:
              Number of participating hours spent in the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) Operational
              Model Test. Number of CSA 2010 investigations completed.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              Activity will be reported on monitored on the Regional Commander’s monthly reports.
     Status Update:
             From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 compliance review officers have dedicated 2,975 hours to
             this project which is an increase of 7% from FY2008.

     Activity 1.3:
              Conduct a compliance review/intervention on Georgia based carriers involved in fatal, injury, or
              high profile crashes that were the result of vehicle defect, driver error, or driver fatigue.
     Performance Measure:
              Number of related compliance reviews conducted.
     Monitoring and Evaluation:
              Compliance reviews conducted on Georgia based carriers involved in fatal, injury, or high profile
              crashes will be monitored and evaluated through the Region Commander and reported on the
              monthly report.
     Status Update:
              From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 8 compliance reviews have been performed on
              Georgia based carriers which have met the activity criteria.




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      Activity 1.4:
               Perform compliance reviews/interventions on passenger carriers and passenger carriers.

      Performance Measure:
               Number of passenger carrier compliance reviews conducted.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Compliance review activity will be monitored and evaluated through the Region Commander and
               reported on the monthly report.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 2 compliance reviews were performed on
               passenger carriers.

      Activity 1.5:
               The MCCD will have 4 compliance review officers attend 40 hours of training for CSA2010.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of officers trained.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               This activity will be monitored and reported by the Region Commander and the MCCD training
               division.

                        Table 5. Compliance Review Activity Projections FY 2010
  Type of         Motor Carrier   Motor Carrier    Motor Carrier
                                                                       HM Shipper                 TOTAL
 Operation          Property        Passenger            HM
  Interstate            220                 20                  15                 0                    255
  Intrastate             25                 10                  10                 0                    45
Total Reviews           245                 30                  25                 0                    300




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES
Public Education & Awareness
       Performance Objective:             Public education and awareness activities are paramount in advising the
                                          general public about sharing the road safely with commercial motor
                                          vehicles. These activities raise the awareness of drivers of all ages and
                                          social groups of their responsibility in sharing the road. Increasing the
                                          safety awareness between drivers of commercial vehicles and non-
                                          commercial vehicles, seat belt usage and other areas is essential for
                                          overall traffic and public safety.

                                          The MCCD outreach program will be used to further our goal of crash
                                          reduction by .03 in FY 2010 and .03 in FY 2011. When outreach
                                          programs are performed at Georgia Welcome Centers around the State,
                                          we will measure crash reduction in those surrounding areas during the
                                          period of the outreach. “TACT” like surveys will be conducted to
                                          measure the general public’s perception of operating in and around
                                          CMVS on Georgia’s highways.

                                          For FY 2010, the MCCD will conduct approximately 160 safety meeting
                                          and make contact with at least 6,000 people. In addition, for FY 2010
                                          increase availability of educational material by placing all facts sheets
                                          on the DPS website and provide officers CD’s with all of the information
                                          so that they may print information at roadside.

       Performance Measure:               Amount of materials distributed; number of presentations delivered;
                                          number of persons contacted and/or trained and safety meeting and
                                          outreach evaluation forms.



      Program Strategy:                   Provide public education and training by conducting safety meetings,
                                          seminars and outreach programs.

      Activity 1.1:
                Review and revise existing handouts, on an as needed basis, in response to changes in
               regulations or policy. Develop a evaluation summary sheet to be used at safety meetings or other
               public functions.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of handouts reviewed, cancelled, and revised.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be conducted through monthly reports from the P.I. E. officer.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 20098, there were 10 revisions made to existing sheets.

      Activity 1.2:
               Conduct safety meetings, seminars, and outreach programs for interested parties and the general
               public, upon request. Officers will strive to conduct approximately 160 safety meetings per federal
               fiscal year and to contact at least 6,000 people during this activity.
      Performance Measure:
                 Number of meetings conducted; type of meeting (industry, general public, etc.); number of
                 attendees compared to activity goal.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be made through Regional Commanders’ monthly reports.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 149 safety meetings have been conducted by
               Motor Carrier Compliance officers throughout the state with 4,973 attendances.

      Activity 1.3:
               Develop and distribute electronic version of State/Federal Public Information and Educational
               materials.


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Performance Measure:
         Number of CD’s distributed.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Monitoring will be conducted through quarterly reports from the P.I. E. officer.
Status Update:
          From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, 75 have been distributed.

Activity 1.4:
         Provide judicial outreach to local traffic court officers, judges, and prosecutors on CMV laws and
         issues. Perform approximately 10 activities per grant year.
Performance Measure:
         Activity will be measured by number of outreaches performed.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
         Monitoring will be made through Regional Commanders’ monthly reports.
Status Update:
         From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, the MCCD has provided 32 judicial outreaches.

Activity 1.5:
        Produce and distribute manufactured safety slogan items and handouts on various topics related to
        motor carrier and hazardous material safety. MCCD currently has over 58 safety fact sheets, ETA
        packets, and forestry packets.
Performance Measure:
        MCCD will measure performance by the number of safety fact sheets, ETA packets and forestry
        packets distributed and the number of manufactured items distributed.
Monitoring and Evaluation
        Monitoring will be conducted through quarterly reports from the P.I. E. officer.
Status Update:
        From October 1, 2008– June 30, 2009, the MCCD produced and distributed a total of 34,450 fact
       sheets, 8 ETA packets, and 248 forestry packets.




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NATIONAL CMV SAFETY PROGRAM ELEMENT OBJECTIVES
Data Collection
     Performance Objective:               Maintain the current carrier non-match for inspection data that currently
                                          is well below the national acceptable level. Maintain the current
                                          inspection upload time of five days and reduce crash upload times to
                                          below 90 days. Participate in the FMCSA’s Data Q system to resolve
                                          discrepancies on carrier profiles and improve the quality of CMV data in
                                          Georgia.

     Performance Measure:                 Crash and inspection non-match rates, upload times, number of Data
                                          Q’s received and resolved.




     Program Strategy:                    Monitor inspection and crash upload timeliness and respond to Data Q’s
                                          received from FMCSA within the allotted timeframe of 10 days.

      Activity 1.1:
               Upload at least 95% of inspections within the 21 day limit specified by FMCSA and maintain a level
               of less than 90 days for crash uploads.
      Performance Measure:
               Percentage of inspections and crashes uploaded within the specified time.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring and evaluation will be made through monthly and quarterly reports from A&I and
               MCMIS.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, the average time for inspection upload has been 2 days
               which is well within the 21 day limit. The average time for crash upload was 62 days.

      Activity 1.2:
               Resolve non-matches on driver/vehicle inspections and crash data so that the non-match rate does
               not exceed 10%.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of non-matches from MCMIS non-match report.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring and evaluation will be made through monthly and quarterly reports from A&I and
               MCMIS.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008- June 30, 2009, the non-match has fluctuated from .28% to the 2.5%. It is
               currently at 2.02%.

     Activity 1.2:
               Resolve inspection and crash challenges received from FMCSA’s Data Q system.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of challenges received and resolved by type.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring for this activity will be through the DATA Q’s reports.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, MCCD received 481 challenges. A breakdown of these
               challenges is as follows: 132 crash challenges, 279 inspection challenges, and 71 inspection
               report requests. An additional officer has been assigned to assist in the timely resolution of Data Q
               challenges.




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STATE SPECIFIC PROGRAM ELEMENT
Significant Crash Reporting and Follow-Up
      Performance Objective:             The MCCD acting under the Georgia Department of Public Safety is the
                                         lead agency for the State of Georgia’s MCSAP program and is
                                         responsible for performing post crash inspections on serious crashed
                                         that occur within the State. Typically, MCCD is not the first responder to
                                         crashes, however because these officers possess the skills and training
                                         to identify mechanical and/or driver violations that may have contributed
                                         to the cause of the accident, state and local agencies request an officer
                                         from MCCD to assist. In addition to providing timely crash information
                                         to the Georgia Division Administrator of FMCSA, significant crash
                                         reporting provides information necessary to the investigation and
                                         prosecution of carriers and/or drivers for motor carrier safety violations
                                         that contribute to serious CMV crashes.

      Performance Measure:               Number of post crash inspections performed and reported.



      Program Strategy:         Conduct post-crash inspections, when notified, on serious crashes that involve
                                commercial motor vehicles within the state.


      Activity 1.1:
               Conduct post-crash inspections on serious CMV crashes.
      Performance Measure:
               MCCD will measure the total number of post crash inspections performed.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be performed through monthly reports from Safetynet and Crystal.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, the MCCD and partner agencies performed a total of 255
               post crash inspections.

      Activity 1.2:
               The MCCD will forward to the FMCSA Georgia Division at least 90% of all significant crash reports
               received as defined in the Georgia CVSP.
      Performance Measure:
               Total number of significant crash reports received compared to the number sent to FMCSA Georgia
               Division.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring will be performed through the MCCD’s law enforcement officers.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, the MCCD has reported 712 significant crashes to the
               FMCSA Georgia Division.




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STATE SPECIFIC PROGRAM ELEMENT
New Entrant Safety Assurance Process
      Performance Objective:             Within 18 months of their receipt of a New Entrant Registration pursuant
                                         to 49 CFR Part 385, Subpart D, interstate motor carriers based in
                                         Georgia will undergo a safety audit performed by the Motor Carrier
                                         Compliance Division. Officers recruited for this program must already
                                         have completed the 2-week North American Standard inspection course
                                         and a basis Hazardous Materials Course.

      Performance Measure:               Number of new entrant registrants contacted and audited.




      Program Strategy:                  MCCD officers certified in safety audits will perform approximately 1,800
                                         audits.


      Activity 1.1:
               Perform approximately 1,800 New Entrant Safety audits on interstate motor carriers in FY 2010.
      Performance Measure:
                Number of audits performed.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring and evaluation will be performed through Region Commander’s monthly reports.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008, MCCD safety auditors performed 1,279 safety audits.

      Activity 1.2:
               Contact all new entrants who have not been contacted by FMCSA contractors after 90 days of
               receiving their DOT number.
      Performance Measure:
               Number of carriers contacted; number of carriers reclassified.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring and evaluation will be performed through Region Commander’s monthly reports.
      Status Update:
               From October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, a total of 821 new entrants have been contacted.

      Activity 1.3:
               In FY 2010 provide 40 hours of CSA 2010 training to Safety auditors. .
      Performance Measure:
               Number of officers trained.
      Monitoring and Evaluation:
               Monitoring and evaluation will be performed through Region Commander’s monthly reports.
      Status Update:
               New activity for FY2010.




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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT




             Financial Summary
             Line-Item Budget
             Equipment Description
             MOE Calculation Verification Report




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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Financial Summary

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is committed to reducing the number of truck-related fatalities.
The FMCSA goals have been incorporated into the Department’s strategic plan. The State of Georgia
continues to support CMV safety by continuing to appropriate an ever-increasing amount of state funds.
These state funds are the funding source for the state match on federal funds and the maintenance of
effort.

The expenses for this program are collected in a cost pool and distributed monthly to the MCSAP grant
based on the prior month’s activity rate for CMV inspections.



Federal Fiscal Year        Obligated *                Expended                   Balance

2006                       $5,443,770                 $5,443,700                   $0

2007                       $5,955,103                 $5,955,103                   $0

2008                       $8,546,803                 $8,546,803                   $0

2009                       $6,687,919                 $6,566,197.57              $121,721.43


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Line-Item Budget
                                                  MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

                                                                FY 2010 PROPOSED CVSP BUDGET
                                                                       FOR THE STATE OF

                                                                                             BASIC/INCENTIVE GRANT FUNDS           TOTAL MCSAP ELIGIBLE

                                   PERSONNEL RESOURCES
    Number of Positions Assigned to MCSAP-Eligible Activities                                              414
    Number of Full Time Equivalent MCSAP-Eligible Workyears                                               47.21%

                              1
                                  MCSAP ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
Personnel (Payroll Costs)
    Salary                                                                                                         $4,208,743.64                $6,659,670.15
    Fringe                                                                                                         $2,107,400.11                $2,107,400.11
    Overtime


                                                                  Sub-Total, Payroll Costs                         $6,316,143.75                $8,767,070.26
Program Travel (Routine MCSAP related activities)
    Travel (Lodging/Meal Allowance)                                                                                   $3,000.00                    $3,000.00
    Fleet Cost (Mileage/Repair)                                                                                      $77,211.01                   $77,211.01


                                                               Sub-Total, Program Travel                             $80,211.01                   $80,211.01
Supplies
    Office Supplies                                                                                                 $136,909.20                  $136,909.20
    Uniforms and other related supplies                                                                              $23,605.00                   $23,605.00
    Fuel Costs                                                                                                      $322,337.13                  $322,337.13


                                                                      Sub-Total, Supplies                           $482,851.33                  $482,851.33
Vehicles and Equipment
    Vehicles (Insert number and type)
    Computers (Insert number and type)                                                                               $68,454.50                   $68,454.50
    Other Inspection Vehicle Equipment (Radios, printers, etc.)                                                       $6,798.24                    $6,798.24
    Other Equipment (not included above)                                                                             $13,454.85                   $13,454.85
                                                      Sub-Total, Vehicles and Equipment                              $88,707.59                   $88,707.59
Training & Conferences
    Training (Including travel costs)                                                                                 $1,314.33                    $1,314.33
    Conferences (Including FMCSA Leadership)                                                                          $3,446.33                    $3,446.33
    Registration Fees/Dues                                                                                            $6,656.61                    $6,656.61


                                                       Sub-Total, Training & Conferences                             $11,417.27                   $11,417.27
Miscellaneous Expenses
    Telecommunications & Computer Charges                                                                           $173,732.80                  $173,732.80
    Repair and Mantenance of Vehicles
    Cobb County contract                                                                                             $36,000.00                   $90,000.00
     DeKalb County contract                                                                                          $72,000.00                  $180,000.00
                                    Sub-Total, Misc. Expenses                                                       $281,732.80                  $443,732.80


                                  SUBTOTAL, DIRECT COSTS                                                           $7,261,063.75                $9,873,990.26


                                  Indirect Costs (insert rate here)


                                  Total Eligible Costs Budgeted                                                    $7,261,063.75                $9,873,990.26

                              2
                                  Federal Funds Budgeted (80%)                                                     $5,808,851.00                $5,808,851.00
                        3
                            State Matching Funds Budgeted (20%)                                                    $1,452,212.75                $1,452,212.75
                                      4
                                          MOE Funds Budgeted                                                                                    $2,612,926.51


                      (Directions, Footnotes Included on Next Page)


                                            DIRECTIONS
The Excel line-item budget form is provided as a tool for the State to provide the minimum level of
budgetary information required. The form may be revised by adding, moving or deleting lines
to appropriately reflect the State's budgetary planning. The form includes blank lines which may be used
to identify other State expenses; however, the type of expense must be entered into the blank cell. If
using an indirect cost rate to determine indirect costs, enter the rate in the description line as well
as the amount(s) in the columns.
Because the CVSP budget is based on estimated award, the budget will have to be revised to reflect
the actual FY 2010 grant award. The line-item budget must project all MCSAP-eligible expenses,
including indirect costs. If indirect costs will not be charged to the grant funding, it would be
reflected in the total MCSAP eligible column only.


                                            FOOTNOTES
1
 MCSAP Eligible Expenses are budgeted costs eligible for reimbursement under the MCSAP program
(see 350.311). Include all MCSAP-eligible expenses to be incurred by:
   1) any State agency and
   2) any local agency that receives MCSAP funds

2
    Federal Funds Budgeted is the 80% Federal share of the estimated grant funding as shown in the
      FY 2010 Funding Distribution spreadsheet

3
    State Matching Funds Budgeted is the 20% State share of the estimated grant funding as shown in the
       FY 2010 Funding Distribution spreadsheet

4
    MOE Funds Budgeted is computed as Total Eligible Costs Budgeted less Federal Funds Budgeted
     less State Matching Funds Budgeted. NOTE: MOE Funds Budgeted must be equal to or
      greater than the aggregate average MOE on the MOE template.




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Equipment Description

OFFICE         Includes items that are necessary for the day to day operations of the MCSAP office.
SUPPLIES       Includes, but not limited to pens, pencils, staples, copier and printer paper.

OUT-OF-STATE   Consists primarily of travel related funds for the following MCSAP activities.
TRAVEL            1. CVSA workshop and leadership conference ---- 5 personnel
                  2. SAFETYNET workshop --------------------------- 2 personnel




IN-STATE       This represents the necessary travel funds to allow the Motor Carrier Compliance Division to
TRAVEL         attend conferences and training within the State of Georgia.


                       Eligible Meals                   Standard Rate               High Cost Areas
                 Breakfast                      $6.00                          $7.00
                 Lunch                          $7.00                          $9.00
                 Dinner                        $15.00                         $20.00
                 Daily Total                   $28.00                         $36.00



TELEPHONE      Includes:
                    1. Office telephone equipment lease costs and line charges
                    2. Cellular phones, lease, and air time charges
                    3. Air cards and air time charges.
                    4. Long distance, toll charges

POSTAGE        Includes costs of U.S. Postal services, UPS type shipping and freight costs for MCSAP
               related activities.

COMPUTER       Costs to upgrade computer software programs and hardware. Purchase computer supplies
CHARGES        (ex: compact disks, flash drives, printers, projectors)

UNIFORM        Includes replacement or purchase of any required or approved part of the uniform authorized
EXPENSE        to be worn while on duty. Includes brass, weapons, badges and leather gear.

DUES AND       CVSA Membership
MEMBERSHIPS

REGISTRATION   Includes departmental authorized MCSAP training and/or seminars.




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POLICE          Includes those operational supplies used in the performance of duties which are either
SUPPLIES        specific to the inspectors functions and/or are used in that capacity.
                Examples: 1. Ammunition              7. Accident investigation supplies
                               2. Firearms          8. Ticket books
                               3. Range Supplies 9. Clipboards
                               4. Flashlights      10. Digital cameras and supplies
                               5. Batteries
                               6. Evidence kits

                In addition to operational supplies; also included are materials, supplies or expenses incurred
                specifically for personal safety, protection, or well-being.
                               1. Wellness program supplies
                               2. First aid supplies
                               3. Fuses
                               4. Weapon related expenses as repairs and cleaning equipment


VEHICLE         Includes purchase or lease of new vehicles to replace existing vehicles as needed and related
EXPENSE         supplies such as the following:
                     1. Fuel
                     2. Tires, new; mounting, balancing, and repairs
                     3. Oil, filter, and oil changes
                     4. Anti-freeze and coolant system repairs
                     5. Emission inspections
                     6. Fees required for legal operations of the vehicles
                     7. Fire extinguishers
                     8. Miscellaneous items such as: jack, tire iron, small wrenches

TRAINING        Includes costs incurred for MCSAP related training courses as costs of testing


SUBSCRIPTIONS   Cost of any subscription to any MCSAP related publications such as Transport Topics, ATA
                publications, etc.


INDIRECT        Percentage of program to pay for administrative costs and functions related to MCSAP
COSTS           personnel, equipment and programs.




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                       MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

                         FY 2010 MCSAP MOE CALCULATION TEMPLATE
                                     FOR THE STATE OF

            1
             MCSAP ELIGIBLE EXPENSES                          FY 2005          FY 2006           FY 2007
Personnel (Payroll Costs)
 Salary                                                       $3,931,489.57     $4,094,153.20     $4,149,774.76
 Fringe Benefits (Health, Life Insurance, Retirement, etc.)   $1,215,500.40     $1,305,222.53     $1,443,968.51
 Overtime                                                         $4,074.96        $5,907.57           $334.14
 Other (GMS Assessments, Drug Testing, Annual Leave)             $23,333.92       $30,515.92        $65,045.93
                                   Sub-Total, Payroll Costs $5,174,398.85     $5,435,799.22     $5,659,123.34
Program Travel (Routine MCSAP related activities)
 Travel (Lodging/Meal Allowance)                                 $40,797.01     $37,441.06        $31,978.57
 Fleet Cost (Mileage/Repair)                                     $73,872.69    $158,393.40       $160,557.83
 Other (specify)
                                Sub-Total, Program Travel    $114,669.70       $195,834.46       $192,536.39
Supplies
 Office Supplies                                             $277,793.97       $229,154.06       $321,364.43
 Uniforms and other related supplies                           $52,996.94      $198,751.62       $184,557.72
 Fuel Costs                                                  $205,412.13       $268,864.24       $290,445.20
 Other (Equip R&M,Rents,Insurance)                           $114,400.81        $91,891.26        $59,528.97
                                       Sub-Total, Supplies   $650,603.84       $788,661.18       $855,896.32
Vehicles and Equipment
 Vehicles (Insert number and type)                           $133,448.38       $219,596.04        $717,261.39
 Computers (Insert number and type)                                            $107,347.65         $55,532.32
 Other Inspection Vehicle Equipment (Radios, printers, etc.)                                      $263,265.46
 Other Equipment (Copier leases)                               $78,385.56       $770,655.37       $131,459.59
                     Sub-Total, Vehicles and Equipment       $211,833.94      $1,097,599.06     $1,167,518.76
Training & Conferences
 Training (Including travel costs)
 Conferences (Including travel costs)
 Registration Fees                                              $7,015.54         $4,755.92         $3,867.67
 Other (specify)
                      Sub-Total, Training & Conferences         $7,015.54         $4,755.92         $3,867.67
Miscellaneous Expenses
 Lease cost of MCSAP Vehicles
 Repair and Mantenance of Vehicles
 Other (Comp charges,Telecomm,PD&F,Contract,Locals)          $391,704.29       $378,022.30       $377,003.99
                Sub-Total, Misc. Expenses                    $391,704.29       $378,022.30       $377,003.99

                SUBTOTAL, DIRECT COSTS                       $6,550,226.16    $7,900,672.13     $8,255,946.47

                   Indirect Costs (20%)                                          $123,875.10     $247,280.21




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    SAFETEA-LU Documented CMV/Non-CMV Traffic
                                                                      $0.00            $0.00            $0.00
     Enforcement (if applicable, as documented below)

            Total MCSAP Eligible Costs Expended              $6,550,226.16    $8,024,547.24     $8,503,226.68
                          Federal Funds Expended (80%)       $4,236,854.35    $5,203,683.36     $5,692,381.12
                   State Matching Funds Expended (20%)         $847,370.87    $1,040,736.67     $1,138,476.22
                           Total Grant Funds Expended2       $5,084,225.22    $6,244,420.03     $6,830,857.34

                                  MOE Funds Expended         $1,466,000.94    $1,780,127.20     $1,672,369.33

        Aggregate Average Maintenance of Effort
                                                                              $1,639,499.16
                         for 2010
1
  MCSAP Eligible Expenses are those actual costs incurred which were eligible for reimbursement under the
MCSAP program (see 350.311), including all MCSAP-eligible expenses incurred by 1) any State agency; and
2) any local agency expected to receive MCSAP
2
  The "Total Grant Funds Expended" should include the federal grant funds and corresponding state matching
funds expended on MCSAP-eligible activities.



SAFETEA-LU Documented CMV/Non-CMV Traffic Enforcement (TE) w/o Safety Inspection
Calculation
CMV Driver Citations/Warnings Issued or Non-CMV Driver Citations/Warnings Issued to Improve CMV Safety
(See State Programs Policy Reference Guideline SP-06-003-GE dated April 27, 2006)
                                                             FY 2005          FY 2006       FY 2007
  # of Citations                                                    -                -             -
  Average Hourly Salary                                            $0.00            $0.00         $0.00
  Average Hours Per Citation (i.e., 0.25 or 0.5, etc)               -                -             -
                           Documented TE Expenditures              $0.00            $0.00         $0.00

Vehicles:
FY 2005                                                    DMVS
FY 2006                                                    10 Sedans
FY 2007                                                    61 Sedans, 30 SUV's, 4 Trucks

Computers:
FY 2005                                                    DMVS
FY 2006                                                    90 Laptops, 101 Desktops, 1 Server
FY 2007                                                    65 Laptops

Note: The MOE for FY 2005 and FY 2006 have changed due to the recent MCSAP review




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GRANTS AND CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
SIGNATURE AUTHORITY DESIGNATION

MCSAP- 1 Grant Application:

Name:              Colonel Bill Hitchens
Title:             Commissioner
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7477
E-Mail:            bhitchens@gsp.net

State Certification:

Name:              Colonel Bill Hitchens
Title:             Commissioner
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7477
E-Mail:            bhitchens@gsp.net

MCSAP-2 Grant Agreement

Name:              Joseph Hood
Title:             Comptroller
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7855
E-Mail:            jhood@gsp.net

MCSAP-2A Grant Agreement

Name:              Joseph Hood
Title:             Comptroller
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7855
E-Mail:            jhood@gsp.net


MCSAP PR-20 Voucher

Name:              Robert Orange
Title:             Accounting Director
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7894
E-Mail:            rorange@gsp.net


Regulatory Compatibility Certificate:

Name:              Colonel Bill Hitchens
Title:             Commissioner
Agency:            Georgia Department of Public Safety
Phone:             404-624-7477
E-Mail:            bhitchens@gsp.net




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                             STATE CERTIFICATION - Fiscal Year 2010

I, Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the
State of Georgia, as requested by the Administrator as a condition of approval of a grant under the
authority of 49 U.S.C. 31102, as amended, do hereby certify as follows:

1. The State has adopted commercial motor carrier and highway hazardous materials safety rules and
regulations that are compatible with the FMCSRs and the HMRs. (*See Note)

2. The State has designated the Georgia Department of Public Safety as the lead agency to administer the
CVSP for the grant sought to perform defined functions under the plan. These agencies have the legal
authority, resources, and qualified personnel necessary to enforce the State's commercial motor carrier,
driver, and highway hazardous materials safety laws or regulations.

3. The State will obligate the funds or resources necessary to provide a matching share to the Federal
assistance provided in the grant to administer the plan submitted and to enforce the State's commercial
motor carrier safety, driver, and hazardous materials laws or regulations in a manner consistent with the
approved plan.

4. The laws of the State provide the State's enforcement officials right of entry and inspection sufficient to
carry out the purposes of the CVSP, as approved, and provide that the State will grant maximum
reciprocity for inspections conducted pursuant to the North American Standard Inspection procedure,
through the use of a nationally accepted system allowing ready identification of previously inspected
CMVs.

5. The State requires that all reports relating to the program be submitted to the appropriate State agency
or agencies, and the State will make these reports available, in a timely manner, to the FMCSA on
request.

6. The State has uniform reporting requirements and uses FMCSA designated forms for record keeping,
inspection, and other enforcement activities.

7. The State has in effect a requirement that registrants of CMVs declare their knowledge of the
applicable Federal or State CMV safety laws or regulations.

8. The State must maintain the average aggregate expenditure of the State and its political subdivisions,
exclusive of Federal assistance and State matching funds, for CMV safety programs eligible for funding
under the Basic program at a level at least equal to the average level of expenditure for Federal fiscal
years 2006, 2007, and 2008. These expenditures must cover at least the following four program areas, as
applicable:

   a. Motor carrier safety programs in accordance with 49 CFR 350.109.
   b. Size and weight enforcement programs in accordance with
      49 CFR 350.309(c)(1).
   c. Drug interdiction enforcement programs in accordance with
      49 CFR 350.309(c)(2).
   d. Traffic safety programs in accordance with 49 CFR 350.309(d).

    9. The State will ensure that CMV size and weight enforcement activities funded with MCSAP
       funds will not diminish the effectiveness of other CMV safety enforcement programs.



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REGULATORY COMPATIBILITY REVIEW (cont.)
In January, 2009, the Department of Public Safety’s, Motor Carrier Compliance Division underwent a
MCSAP on-site review. During the review, several finding were noted regarding regulatory
incompatibilities. These finding are shown below along with the action plan and date of completion.


GA/FI-1.        49 CFR 350.201(a) – Compatible Adoption and Enforcement – The State does not
                appropriately adopt and enforce State safety laws and regulations that are fully
                compatible with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous
                Materials Regulations (HMRs) as specified below. The definition section of Title 46 of the
                Georgia Code (O.C.G.A. § 46-1-1) effectively excludes certain intrastate motor carrier
                operations from Chapter 1 of the Rulebook, i.e., Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (see
                O.C.G.A. § 46-1-1(9)(c)). Most of these exclusions either are consistent with exclusions
                contained in 49 CFR Part 390 or are specific industry exceptions, which, according to the
                State, have been in effect continuously since well before 1988. Therefore, they fall within
                the tolerance guidelines in 49 CFR 350.341(c). However, there are other exclusions that
                are incompatible with the FMCSRs for the reasons discussed below.

                a. 49 CFR Part 390 – Exclusion from FMCSRs – The State’s exclusion from the
                   definitions of “motor common carrier” and “motor contract carrier” in O.C.G.A. § 46-1-
                   1(C)(ii), and referred to in DPS Rule 1-390 of “taxi cabs, drays, trucks, buses, and
                   other motor vehicles which operate within the corporate limits of municipalities and
                   are subject to regulation by the governing authorities of such municipalities” is not
                   compatible with the FMCSRs.

                    Being excluded from the definition of common and contract motor carriers means that
                    the excluded vehicles are not subject to regulations of the DPS applicable to
                    intrastate commerce. The State refers to this exclusion in its self-evaluation
                    (Inventory, Appendix A, Item A-1), and contends that it has been in effect since
                    before 1988, and consequently, falls within the tolerance in 49 CFR 350.341(c).
                    However, 49 CFR 350.341(c) is relevant only if the exclusion applies to specific
                    industries operating in intrastate commerce. The State exclusion in O.C.G.A. § 46-1-
                    1(9)(C)(ii) does not specify an industry and is therefore not within the tolerable
                    exception in 49 CFR 350.341(c).

                    The further limitation in the State law that the exclusion only applies to motor vehicles
                    that are subject to regulation by the municipalities in which they operate is similar to
                    the Federal definition “exempt intracity zones” in 49 CFR 390.5. The Federal
                    definition serves only to equate operations within exempt intracity zones with
                    intrastate commerce and hence not subject to Federal jurisdiction. (Compare State
                    definition at DPS Rule 1-390.5.) For the purpose of MCSAP funding, it is assumed
                    that the State has authority to regulate motor carrier safety in intrastate commerce
                    throughout the State. Excluding motor carrier operations from State regulations is a
                    variance from that basic assumption, and is not included in the tolerance guidelines
                    in 49 CFR 350.341. Consequently, the exclusion is incompatible. (Per Regulatory
                    Review)

                    Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
                    have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
                    Session.

                    Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010

                    Date Completed:




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                b. 49 CFR 390.3(f) and 390.5 – Applicability and Definitions – The State’s definition
                   of “commercial motor vehicle” in DPS Rule 1-390.5 is incompatible with the FMCSRs.

                    DPS Rule 1-390.3(f)(6) provides exceptions for “commercial motor vehicles designed
                    or used to transport between 9 and 16 passengers (including the driver).” The
                    exceptions are identical to those provided in 49 CFR 390.3(f) in the FMCSRs. The
                    identical sets of exceptions are limited so as to require motor carriers operating “such
                    vehicles” to comply with §§ 390.15, 390.19, and 390.21(a) and (b). The DPS Rule 1-
                    390.5 definition of “commercial motor vehicle” does not include vehicles designed or
                    used to transport between 9 and 16 passengers (including the driver), but rather
                    limits the category of passenger-carrying vehicles in the commercial motor vehicle
                    (CMV) definition to vehicles “designed or used to transport 16 or more (sic), including
                    the driver.” Consequently, vehicles “designed or used to transport between 9 and 16
                    passengers” are not “commercial motor vehicles” for purposes of applying the DPS
                    regulations, and to this extent, the definition of “commercial motor vehicle” in DPS
                    Rule 1-390.5 is incompatible. (NOTE: The Georgia statutory definition of “commercial
                    motor vehicle” at O.C.G.A. § 40-1-1(8.3) is identical to the Federal definition in 49
                    CFR 390.5.) (Per Regulatory Review)

                    Action Plan: This will require rulemaking by the Department. We will have to review the
                    effect of 2009 Legislation on our rulemaking procedures, but will proceed with rulemaking
                    after that review.

                    Estimated Completion Date: December 1, 2009

                    Date Completed:


                c. 49 CFR 393.42 – Brakes required on all wheels – The State’s DPS Rule 1-
                   393.42(c) requiring operating brakes on at least half of the axles on equipment used
                   to transport houses or buildings is not compatible with 49 CFR 393.42(b)(6), which
                   does not have the same requirement.

DPS Rule 1-393.42(c) requires manufactured houses, other portable buildings, trailers and dollies used in
the transport of the houses or buildings to be equipped with operating brakes on at least half of the axles.
The requirement in DPS Rule 1-393.42(c) is more stringent than the comparable Federal rule at 49 CFR
393.42(b)(6), which does not require the axles on specialized trailers or dollies used in house-moving or
similar operations to be
                      equipped with brakes, provided the speed and stopping capacity of the combination
                      of vehicles used in the transportation meets the specified standard. The State rule is
                      not limited to intrastate movements and requires the brakes regardless of speed and
                      stopping capacity of the combination of vehicles in use.

                    The State rule creates a potential burden on interstate commerce and is, therefore,
                    incompatible. (Per Regulatory Review)

                    This will require rulemaking by the Department. We will have to review the effect of 2009
                    Legislation on our rulemaking procedures, but will proceed with rulemaking after that
                    review.

                    Estimated Completion Date: December 1, 2009

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d. 49 CFR 393.52 – Brake performance – State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-53, which sets
   the standard for brake performance, is incompatible with 49 CFR 393.52.

   The DPS has adopted 49 CFR 393.52 into its Rulebook as 1-393.52, but State law at
   O.C.G.A. § 40-8-53 contains a less inclusive standard for required braking capacity.
   The State law has only two standards: one for vehicles or combination vehicles with
   brakes on all wheels, and one for vehicles or combination vehicles not having brakes
   on all wheels. The performance standards in the State law are based on the distance
   required to stop a vehicle after application of brakes while the vehicle is traveling at
   20 miles per hour (mph) (i.e., 30 feet for the first category [brakes on all wheels] and
   40 feet for the second [brakes not on all wheels]) and deceleration capacity in feet
   per second (fps) (i.e., 14 fps in the first category and 10.5 fps in the second
   category).

   DPS Rule 1-393.52 and 49 CFR 393.52 separate standards into five categories of
   vehicles: two standards for passenger-carrying vehicles depending on seating
   capacity and three standards for property-carrying vehicles depending on weight and
   number of units.

   The standard for the passenger-carrying vehicles in both categories ranges from 20
   to 25 feet in stopping distance at 20 mph, and 17 to 21 fps in deceleration capacity.

   The first two standards in the property-carrying categories are for lighter weight
   vehicles. For single unit vehicles less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating
   (GVWR), the Federal standard is stopping within 25 feet from a speed of 20 mph and
   deceleration capacity of 17 fps. For single unit vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVWR,
   except truck tractors, the standard is stopping within 35 feet from a speed of 20 mph
   and deceleration capacity of 14 fps. The third standard is for all other property-
   carrying vehicles or combination vehicles. The third standard category, which
   includes all property-carrying vehicles in combinations over 10,000 pounds GVWR, is
   40 feet of stopping distance when brakes are applied at 20 mph and 14 fps in
   deceleration capacity.
   The Federal standards also include a third performance standard, which is based on
   braking force as a percentage of GVWR or gross combination weight rating (GCWR),
   which is absent from the State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-53. Although there is relatively
   little difference in the State’s statutory standard, when considering only the “all-other”
   category of the Federal standard, it is the absence of more representative categories
   and a braking force standard in the State statute that is incompatible. See
   Recommendation 2 below. (Per Regulatory Review)

   Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
   have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
   Session.

   Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010

   Date Completed:


e. 49 CFR 393.60 – Glazing in specified openings – State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-
   73.1(b) regarding tinting standards, is incompatible with 49 CFR 393.60.

   While DPS rule 1-393.60 is identical to 49 CFR 393.60, O.C.G.A. § 40-8-73.1(b),
   which applies to all motor vehicles in Georgia, is incompatible with 49 CFR 393.60 in
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   diminution in the parallel luminous transmission through the windshield from coloring
   or tinting, while the Federal rules allow tinting so long as luminous transmission
   remains at no less than 70 percent of normal. The application of the standard is not
   limited to intrastate commerce so it could have an adverse effect on interstate
   commerce, and it is, therefore, incompatible.

   The statutory standard in the State allows tinting of side windows so long as the
   luminous transmission through the window is no less than 32 percent of normal. The
   limit of the Federal standard is no less than 70 percent of normal. In this case, the
   State statutory standard is less stringent than the Federal, does not fall within the
   tolerance guidelines in 49 CFR 350.341, and is, therefore, incompatible. (Per
   Regulatory Review)

   Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
   have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
   Session.

   Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010

   Date Completed:


f. 49 CFR 393.75 – Tires – State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-74, which sets the standard for
    tire treads, is incompatible with 49 CFR 393.75.

   DPS Rule 1-393.75 and 49 CFR 393.75 both set the standard for minimum tread
   depth of the tires on the front wheels of a bus, truck, or truck tractor at 4/32 of an inch
   and 2/32 of an inch on other tires. State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-74 sets the standard
   for all tire treads at 2/32 of an inch, except for school buses. (Per Regulatory Review)

   Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
   have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
   Session.

   Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010

   Date Completed:


g. 49 CFR 393.80 – Rear-vision mirrors – State law at O.C.G.A. §40-8-72, which only
    requires one rear-view mirror, is incompatible with 49 CFR 393.80.

   Although DPS Rule 1-393.80 is identical to 49 CFR 393.80 in the FMCSRs, requiring
   all trucks, truck tractors, and buses to be equipped with two rear-vision mirrors, one
   at each side, State law at O.C.G.A. §40-8-72 only requires one rear-vision mirror.
   (Per Regulatory Review)

   Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
   have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
   Session.

   Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010




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   Date Completed:


h. 49 CFR 393.87 – Warning flags on projecting loads – State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-
    27(a), which only requires one 12-inch square flag, is incompatible with 49 CFR
    393.87.

   Although DPS Rule 1-393.87 is identical to 49 CFR 393.87 regarding the number,
   size, and location of warning flags on projecting loads, State law at O.C.G.A. § 40-8-
   27(a) is incompatible because it requires only one 12-inch square flag, where 49 CFR
   393.87 requires two 18-inch square flags. (Per Regulatory Review)

   Action Plan: This will require legislative changes. Georgia will make a good faith effort to
   have comprehensive Legislation introduced and passed in the 2010 General Assembly
   Session.

   Estimated Completion Date: July 1, 2010




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REGULATORY COMPATIBILITY REVIEW (cont.)

During the State of Georgia’s 2009 Legislative Session, the following bills were passed regarding the
Unified Registration Act, Surge Brakes, and Civilian Weight Inspectors.

(1) 09 HB 57/AP
House Bill 57 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)
                                    th                  st
By: Representatives Powell of the 29 and Rice of the 51

A                          BILL                        TO                         BE                         ENTITLED
AN ACT
To amend Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration and licensing of
motor vehicles, so as to define certain terms and fees; to change certain provisions relating to motor carrier
permitting; to designate the Department of Revenue as the agency responsible for the administration of the federal
Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005; to amend Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to
public utilities and public transportation, so as to repeal and reserve certain provisions; to provide that certain
provisions are unenforceable; to provide that identification requirements shall comply with the applicable provisions of
the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005; to provide for promulgation of rules; to provide exemptions from
application of provisions; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates and applicability; to repeal
conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.
Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration and licensing of motor
vehicles, is amended by revising Code Section 40-2-1, relating to definitions, as follows:
"40-2-1.
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) 'Cancellation of vehicle registration' means the annulment or termination by formal action of the department of a
person's vehicle registration because of an error or defect in the registration or because the person is no longer
entitled to such registration. The cancellation of registration is without prejudice and application for a new registration
may be made at any time after such cancellation.
(2) 'Commissioner' means the state revenue commissioner.
(3) 'Department' means the Department of Revenue.
(4) 'Motor carrier' means:
(A) Any entity subject to the terms of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Section
14504a whether engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce, or both; or
(B) Any entity defined by the commissioner, commissioner of public safety, or Public Service Commission who
operates or controls commercial motor vehicles as defined in 49 C.F.R. Section 390.5, Title 46, or this chapter
whether operated in interstate or intrastate commerce, or both.
(5) 'Operating authority' means the registration required by 49 U.S.C. Section 13902, 49 C.F.R. Part 365, 49 C.F.R.
Part 368, and 49 C.F.R. Section 392.9a.
(6) 'Regulatory compliance inspection' means the examination of facilities, property, buildings, vehicles, drivers,
employees, cargo, packages, records, books, or supporting documentation kept or required to be kept in the normal
course of motor carrier business or enterprise operations.
(4)(7) 'Resident' means a person who has a permanent home or abode domicile in Georgia and to which, whenever
he or she is having been absent, he or she has the intention of returning. For the purposes of this chapter, there is a
rebuttable presumption that any person who, except for infrequent, brief absences, has been present in the state for
30 or more days is a resident.
(5)(8) 'Revocation of vehicle registration' means the termination by formal action of the department of a vehicle
registration, which registration shall not be subject to renewal or restoration reinstatement, except that an application
for a new registration may be presented and acted upon by the department after the expiration of the applicable
period of time prescribed by law.
(6)(9) 'Suspension of vehicle registration' means the temporary withdrawal by formal action of the department of a
vehicle registration, which temporary withdrawal shall be for a period specifically designated by the department."

SECTION 2.
Said title is further amended by inserting a new article to read as follows:

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40-2-140.
(a) The Department of Revenue shall be the state agency responsible for the administration of the federal Unified
Carrier Registration Act of 2005, which includes participating in the development, implementation, and administration
of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement.
(b) Every foreign or domestic motor carrier, leasing company leasing to a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder
that engages in interstate commerce in this state shall register with the commissioner or a base state and pay all fees
as required by the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005.
(c)(1) Any motor carrier, leasing company leasing to a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder that engages in
intrastate commerce and operates a motor vehicle on or over any public highway of this state shall register with the
commissioner and pay a fee determined by the commissioner.
(2) No motor carrier shall be issued a registration unless there is filed with the commissioner or the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration or any successor agency a certificate of insurance for such applicant or holder, on
forms prescribed by the commissioner, evidencing a policy of indemnity insurance by an insurance company licensed
to do business in this state. Such policy shall provide for the protection of passengers in passenger vehicles and the
protection of the public against the negligence of such motor carrier, and its servants or agents, when it is determined
to be the proximate cause of any injury. The commissioner shall determine and fix the amounts of such indemnity
insurance and shall prescribe the provisions and limitations thereof. The insurer shall file such certificate. Failure to
file any form required by the commissioner shall not diminish the rights of any person to pursue an action directly
against a motor carrier's insurer. The insurer may file its certificate of insurance electronically with the commissioner.
(3) The commissioner shall have the power to permit self-insurance in lieu of a policy of indemnity insurance
whenever in his or her opinion the financial ability of the motor carrier so warrants.
(4) Any person having a cause of action, whether arising in tort or contract, under this Code section may join in the
same cause of action the motor carrier and its insurance carrier.
(d) Before any motor carrier engaged in exempt passenger intrastate commerce shall operate any motor vehicle on
or over any public highway of this state, the motor carrier shall register with the commissioner and pay a fee
determined by the commissioner.
(e) In addition to any requirements under the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, motor carriers required
to have operating authority shall fulfill all applicable requirements for obtaining operating authority prior to any
operation of a motor vehicle to which such requirements apply.
(f) The commissioner shall collect the fees imposed by this Code section and may establish rules and regulations and
prescribe such forms as are necessary to administer this Code section and the federal Unified Carrier Registration
Act of 2005. Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Sections 40-2-131 and 48-2-17, the commissioner shall retain
and utilize such fees for motor carrier safety programs and enforcement and administration of this article.
(g) The commissioner of public safety, and persons he or she designates pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 35, shall have
the authority to perform regulatory compliance inspections under the provisions of Article 5 of Chapter 2 of Title 35 for
purposes of determining compliance with laws and regulations, the enforcement and administration of which is the
responsibility of the Department of Public Safety.
(h) Every officer, agent, or employee of any corporation and every person who fails to comply with this article and any
order, rule, or regulation of the Public Service Commission, Department of Public Safety, or Department of Revenue,
or who procures, aids, or abets therein, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor violations of this article may
be prosecuted, handled, and disposed of in the manner provided for in Chapter 13 of this title."

SECTION 3.
Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to public utilities and public transportation, is amended by
revising Code Section 46-7-12.1, relating to motor carriers' requirements as to obtaining indemnity insurance or self-
insurance before issuance of permit, in its entirety as follows:
"46-7-12.1.
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) 'Motor carrier transportation contract' means a contract, agreement, or understanding covering:
(A) The transportation of property for compensation or hire by the motor carrier;
(B) Entrance on property by the motor carrier for the purpose of loading, unloading, or transporting property for
compensation or hire; or
(C) A service incidental to activity described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this paragraph, including, but not limited to,
storage of property.
Motor carrier transportation contract shall not include the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access
Agreement administered by the Intermodal Associaton of North America or other agreements providing for the
interchange, use, or possession of intermodal chassis, containers, or other intermodal equipment.
(2) 'Promisee' means the promisee and any agents, employees, servants, or independent contractors who are
directly responsible to the promisee except for motor carriers party to a motor carrier transportation contract with a
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  (b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a provision, clause, covenant, or agreement contained in,
  collateral to, or affecting a motor carrier transportation contract that purports to indemnify, defend, or hold harmless,
  or has the effect of indemnifying, defending, or holding harmless, the promisee from or against any liability for loss or
  damage resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the promisee is against the public policy of
  this state and is void and unenforceable."

  SECTION 4.
  Said title is further amended by repealing and reserving subsections (a) through (d) of Code Section 46-7-15, relating
  to registration and licensing of motor carriers and cities and counties barred from levying taxes on carriers.

  SECTION 5.
  Said title is further amended by repealing Code Section 46-7-15.1, relating to motor carrier of property permits, in its
  entirety.

  SECTION 6.
  Said title is further amended by repealing and reserving Code Section 46-7-16, relating to registration and insurance
  for motor carriers engaged solely in interstate commerce; emergency, temporary, or trip-lease vehicle registration
  permits; late registration and identification; reciprocal agreements; and certificate not required.

  SECTION 7.
Said title is further amended by revising Code Section 46-7-26, relating to the authority of the commissioner to
  promulgate rules and regulations for safety, as follows: "46-7-26.
  (a) The commissioner of public safety shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations for the safe
  operation of motor vehicles and drivers and the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Any such rules and
  regulations promulgated or deemed necessary by the commissioner of public safety shall include the following:
  (1) Every motor vehicle and all parts thereof shall be maintained in a safe condition at all times; and the lights,
  brakes, and equipment shall meet such safety requirements as the commissioner of public safety shall from time to
  time promulgate;
  (2) Every driver employed to operate a motor vehicle for a motor carrier shall be at least 18 years of age, of
  temperate habits and good moral character, possess a valid driver's license, not use or possess prohibited drugs or
  alcohol while on duty, and shall be fully competent to operate the motor vehicle under his or her charge;
  (3) Accidents arising from or in connection with the operation of motor common or contract carriers shall be reported
  to the commissioner of transportation in such detail and in such manner as the commissioner of transportation may
  require; and
  (4) The commissioner of public safety shall require every motor common, contract, exempt, and contract carrier
  private carrier's vehicles to have attached to each unit or vehicle such distinctive markings or tags as shall be
  adopted by the commissioner of public safety. Such identification requirements shall comply with the applicable
  provisions of the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005.
  (b) Regulations governing the safe operation of motor vehicles and drivers and the safe transportation of hazardous
  materials may be adopted by administrative order, including, but not limited to, referencing compatible federal
  regulations or standards without compliance with the procedural requirements of Chapter 13 of Title 50, provided that
  such compatible federal regulations or standards shall be maintained on file by the Department of Public Safety and
  made available for inspection and copying by the public, by means including, but not limited to, posting on the
  department's computer Internet site. The commissioner of public safety may comply with the filing requirements of
  Chapter 13 of Title 50 by filing with the office of the Secretary of State merely the name and designation of such
  rules, regulations, standards, and orders. The courts shall take judicial notice of rules, regulations, standards, or
  orders so adopted or published.
  (c) The commissioner of public safety may, pursuant to rule or regulation, specify and impose civil monetary penalties
  for violations of laws, rules, and regulations relating to driver and motor carrier safety and transportation of hazardous
  materials. Except as may be hereafter authorized by law, the maximum amount of any such monetary penalty shall
  not exceed the maximum penalty authorized by law or rule or regulation for the same violation immediately prior to
  July 1, 2005."

  SECTION 8.
  Said title is further amended by revising Code Section 46-7-37, relating to private carriers excepted from application
  of article; safety rules authorized; and certificates or permits not required, as follows:
  "46-7-37.
  (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, this article shall not apply to private carriers
  engaged exclusively in the transportation of goods belonging to the individual, firm, partnership, corporation, or
  association owning, controlling, operating, or managing the motor vehicle in private transportation over any public
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(b) The commission shall have the authority to promulgate rules designed to promote safety of private carriers. Every
motor vehicle of a private carrier and all parts thereof shall be maintained in a safe condition at all times; and the
carrier's equipment shall meet such safety requirements as the commission shall from time to time promulgate.
Private carriers shall be subject to the requirements of Code Sections 46-7-26 and 46-7-27, as well as the jurisdiction
of the commissioner of public safety, pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 2 of Title 35.
(c) Private carriers are not required to hold certificates or permits issued by the commission."

SECTION 9.
Said title is further amended by revising Code Section 46-7-39, relating to the penalty for failure to comply with
Chapter 7 of such title, as follows:
"46-7-39.
(a) Every officer, agent, or employee of any corporation and every person who violates or fails to comply with this
chapter relating to the regulation of motor carriers, or any order, rule, or regulation of the Public Service Commission,
Department of Public Safety, or Department of Revenue, or who procures, aids, or abets therein, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor.
(b) No person shall drive or operate, or cause the operation of, a motor vehicle in violation of an out-of-service order.
As used in this subsection, the term 'out-of-service order' means a temporary prohibition against operating as a
carrier or driving or moving a motor vehicle, freight container or any cargo thereon, or any package containing a
hazardous material.
(c) Misdemeanor violations of this chapter may be prosecuted, handled, and disposed of in the manner provided for
by Chapter 13 of Title 40."

SECTION 10.
(a) Section 3 of this Act shall become effective on July 1, 2009, and shall apply to contracts entered into on or after
such date.
(b) Sections 4 and 5 of this Act shall become effective October 1, 2009, for the purpose of adopting rules and
regulations to implement the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005.
(c) The remaining sections of this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming
law without such approval.

SECTION 11.
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.




(2) Senate Bill 128
By: Senators Shafer of the 48th, Hudgens of the 47th, Pearson of the 51st, Hawkins of the 49th, Mullis of the
53rd and others

AS PASSED
                                                          AN ACT

To amend Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and traffic, so as to provide
for the regulation of trailers, to provide for the issuances, at the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, and so as
to provide for the issuances, at the option of the owner, of permanent license plates for boat trailers, utility trailers,
and noncommercial cattle and livestock trailers; to provide for fees; to provide that such license plates shall not be
transferable; to provide for administration; to update certain provisions relating to surge brakes; to provide for
effective dates; and for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

                           BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

                                                       SECTION 1.
Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration and licensing of motor
vehicles, is amended by revising subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Code Section 40-2-20,
relating to registration and license requirements, extension of registration period, and penalties, as follows:
"(a)(1)(A) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section and subsection (a) of Code Section 40-2-47,
every owner of a motor vehicle, including a tractor or motorcycle, and every owner of a trailer shall, during the
owner's registration period in each year, register such vehicle as provided in this chapter and obtain a license to
operate it for the 12 month period until such person's next registration period."

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Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 40-2-47, relating to permanent registration and license
plates for certain trailers and the definition of "leased or rented trailer," as follows:

"40-2-47.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the owner of any trailer, including:
(1) Any leased or rented trailer and including single pole and twin-beam trailers and other trailers used in commercial
logging or commercial trailers used for the hauling of unprocessed farm products used as or in connection with a
motor vehicle, truck, or tractor used as a common or contract carrier for hire, a private carrier, or a motor carrier of
property; or
(2) Any boat trailer, utility trailer, or noncommercial cattle and livestock trailer,
shall have the option of obtaining a permanent registration and license plate for such trailer, in lieu of an annual
registration and license plate, upon the payment of the one-time fee specified in Code Section 40-2-151 and
compliance with the provisions of this Code section.
(b) The certificate of registration and license plate issued for a specific trailer under this Code section shall continue
to be valid for the duration of the owner's interest in such trailer. No registration or license plate issued for any trailer
under this Code section shall be transferred for any reason and a new registration and license plate shall be required
when ownership of the trailer is transferred to a new owner. The payment of the fee for a permanent registration and
license plate shall be in addition to and not in lieu of the payment of annual ad valorem taxes on such trailer during
the period of December 1 to February 15.
(c) As used in this Code section, the term 'leased or rented trailer' means any utility trailer that is owned by and
leased or rented out by a person, firm, or corporation in the business of leasing or renting out such trailers."

                                                         SECTION 3.
Said chapter is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Code Section 40-2-151, relating to annual license fees
for operation of vehicles and fee for permanent licensing of certain trailers, as follows:
"(b) In lieu of the annual fee provided in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of subsection (a) of this Code section, the optional
one-time fee for a permanent registration and license plate for:
(1) Any trailer used as or in connection with a motor vehicle, truck, or tractor used as a common or contract carrier for
hire, a private carrier, or a motor carrier of property; or
(2) Any boat trailer, utility trailer, or noncommercial cattle and livestock trailer authorized to obtain a permanent
registration and license plate under the provisions of Code Section 40-2-47 shall be $48.00."

                                                      SECTION 3A.
Said title is further amended by revising Code Section 40-8-50, relating to brakes required on motor vehicles, as
follows:
"40-8-50.
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) 'Gross combination weight rating (GCWR)' means the combined gross vehicle weight ratings of all vehicles in a
combination of vehicles.
(2) 'Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)' means the value specified by the manufacturer or manufacturers as the
maximum loaded weight of a single or a combination (articulated) vehicle, the actual gross weight, or registered gross
weight, whichever is greater.
(3) 'Hazardous material' has the meaning provided by Chapter 51 of Title 49 of the United States Code Annotated.
(4) 'Surge brakes' means a self-contained, permanently closed hydraulic brake system for trailers that relies on
inertial forces, developed in response to the braking action of the towing vehicle, applied to a hydraulic device
mounted on or connected to the tongue of the trailer to slow down or stop the towed vehicle.
(b) Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor driven cycle, when operated upon a highway shall be
equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle, including two separate
means of applying the brakes, each of which means shall be effective to apply the brakes to at least two wheels. If
these two separate means of applying the brakes are connected in any way, they shall be so constructed that failure
on any one part of the operating mechanism shall not leave the motor vehicle without brakes on at least two wheels.
(c) Every motorcycle and motor driven cycle manufactured after January 1, 1974, when operated upon a highway,
shall be equipped with at least two brakes which may be operated by hand or foot.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e) of this Code section, every trailer or semitrailer of 3,000 pounds
gross weight or more shall be equipped with brakes on all wheels. Any farm trailer with two or more wheels, pulled
from a tongue, used in or operated for farm purposes, including transporting fertilizer and agricultural materials to the
farm, shall not be required to have an independent braking system thereon, provided such farm trailer shall not weigh
over 4,000 pounds when empty.
(e) Any trailer or semitrailer may utilize surge brakes, subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The gross vehicle weight rating or the actual gross weight of any surge brake equipped trailer or semitrailer does
not exceed 20,000 pounds;




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(2) For trailers and semitrailers with a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,000 pounds or less, the gross vehicle weight
rating of any such trailer shall not exceed 1.75 times the gross vehicle weight rating of the towing vehicle;
(3) For trailers and semitrailers with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 12,000 pounds, but less than 20,001
pounds, the gross vehicle weight rating of any such trailer shall not exceed 1.25 times the gross vehicle weight rating
of the towing vehicle;
(4) The actual gross weight of the trailer or semitrailer and load does not exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle
weight rating;
(5) The trailer or semitrailer brakes must be designed and connected in such a manner that in case of accidental
breakaway of the towed vehicle the brakes shall apply automatically; and
(6) For vehicles used for commercial purposes, the vehicle or combination of vehicles complies in all other respects
with licensing, insurance, registration, identification, driver and vehicle safety, and hazardous materials regulations of
the Department of Public Safety and United States Department of Transportation applicable to such vehicles or
combination of vehicles.
(f) Where there is no manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating or the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating is
exceeded in violation of paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of this Code section, then the actual gross weight of the
trailer or semitrailer shall be used to determine compliance with paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (e) of this Code
section."

                                                        SECTION 4.
Section 3A of this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without
such approval. The remaining sections of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2010, and shall apply to
registration and licensing of trailers on and after such date.

                                                         SECTION 5.
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.




(3) 09 LC 35 1296S/AP
House Bill 343 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)
                                     th                   st                 th                   rd
By: Representatives Collins of the 27 , Chambers of the 81 , Martin of the 47 , Hamilton of the 23 , Day of
        rd
the 163 , and others

                                               A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
                                                       AN ACT


To amend Article 5 of Chapter 2 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Motor Carrier
Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety, so as to provide for the position of weight inspector for the
Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety; to provide for related matters; to provide an
effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

                          BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

                                                       SECTION 1.
Article 5 of Chapter 2 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Motor Carrier Compliance
Division of the Department of Public Safety, is amended in Code Section 35-2-100, relating to the creation of
members designated as law enforcement officers, as follows:
"35-2-100.
There is created and established a division of the Department of Public Safety to be known as the Motor Carrier
Compliance Division,. Except as provided in Code Section 35-2-102, the members of which the Motor Carrier
Compliance Division shall be known and designated as 'law enforcement officers.'"

                                                   SECTION 2.
Said article is further amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:
"35-2-102.
(a) The commissioner is authorized to establish a position to be known as 'weight inspector' within the Motor Carrier
Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety. Weight inspectors shall be assigned to fixed scales facilities
and shall not be authorized to operate outside such facilities. The number of such positions shall be determined by



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the commissioner within the limits set by available appropriations. Weight inspectors may be divided into such ranks
as the commissioner deems appropriate.
(b) The commissioner shall ensure that a weight inspector is properly trained regarding laws governing commercial
motor vehicle weight, registration, size, and load, including, but not limited to, commercial motor vehicle provisions in
Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 32 and safety standards for commercial motor vehicles and such motor vehicle
components. The training required in the areas required by this subsection shall be equivalent to training provided to
certified officers in the Motor Carrier Compliance Division.
(c) A weight inspector, at the fixed scales facility, shall be authorized to:
(1) Enforce noncriminal provisions relating to commercial motor vehicle weight, registration, size, and load and
assess a civil penalty for a violation of such provisions; and
(2) Detain a commercial motor vehicle that:
(A) Has a safety defect which is critical to the continued safe operation of the vehicle;
(B) Is being operated in violation of any criminal law; or
(C) Is being operated in violation of an out-of-service order as reported on the federal Safety and Fitness Electronic
Records data base.
The detention authorized by this paragraph shall be for the purpose of contacting a certified member of the Motor
Carrier Compliance Division or Georgia State Patrol. A certified officer shall report to the scene of a detained vehicle
and take any further action deemed appropriate including completing the inspection and investigation, making an
arrest, or bringing criminal or civil charges.
(d) A weight inspector is not a peace officer and shall not be authorized to carry a firearm or exercise any power of
arrest other than a citizen's arrest in accordance with Code Sections 17-4-60 and 17-4-61. At all times while a weight
inspector is on duty, there shall be a supervisor over the weight inspector also on duty who shall be a certified peace
officer."

                                                     SECTION 3.
This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

                                                         SECTION 4.
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.




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NON –DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT

                                 Georgia Department of Public Safety
                                    959 East Confederate Avenue
                                       Atlanta, Georgia 30371

                                 NON-DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT


The Georgia Department of Public Safety, (hereinafter referred to as the “Recipient” or “DPS”) hereby

agrees to comply with the following Federal statutes, U. S. Department of Transportation and Federal

Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations, and the policies and procedures promulgated by the

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as a condition to receipt of Federal Funds.

                                                 TITLE VI

                                      CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, provides that no person shall on the ground of race,

color, national origin, sex, age, and handicap/disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the

benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial

assistance. Further, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire

institutions receiving Federal funds—whether schools and colleges, government entities, or private

employers must comply with the Federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or

activities that receive the funds. If a unit of a State or local government is extended Federal-aid and

distributes such aid to another governmental entity, all of the operations of the recipient and their sub-

recipients are covered.

                                             ASSURANCES



The Georgia Department of Public Safety, HEREBY GIVES ASSURANCES:

    1. That no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age and
       handicap/disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise
       subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the recipient regardless of
       whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.



Activities and programs which the recipient agrees to carry out in compliance with Title VI and related
Acts includes but are not limited to:




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           Traffic Enforcement

           Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections and Compliance Reviews

           Size & Weight Enforcement

           Motor Carrier Regulation

2.   That the Department of Public Safety will immediately take the necessary measures to enact this

     agreement.

3.   That each “program”, “activity”, and “facility” as defined in 49 CFR §21.23(b) and (e), and the Civil

     Rights Restoration Act of 1987 will be conducted, or will be operated in compliance with the

     nondiscriminatory requirements imposed by, or pursuant to, this agreement.

4.   That these assurances are given in consideration of and for the purpose of obtaining any and all

     Federal Grants, contracts, property or other Federal financial assistance extended after the date

     hereof to the recipient by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under the Motor Carrier

     Safety Assistance Program and is binding on it. The person or persons whose signatures appear

     below are authorized to sign these assurances on behalf of the Recipient.

5.   That the Recipient shall insert the clauses of non-discrimination in every contract subject to the

     Act.




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                                      IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES

This agreement shall serve as the Recipient’s Title VI Plan pursuant to 23 CFR 200.

For the purpose of this agreement, “Federal Assistance” shall include:

      (A) Grants of Federal Funds.

The recipient shall:

(1)      Issue a policy statement, signed by the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public

         Safety, which expresses its commitment to the nondiscrimination provisions of Title VI.

(2)      Take affirmative action to correct any deficiencies found by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety

         Administration within a reasonable time period, not to exceed 90 days, in order to implement Title

         VI compliance in accordance with this agreement. The Commissioner of the Georgia Department

         of Public Safety, or his designee, shall be held responsible for implementing Title VI

         requirements.

(3)      Designate a person or persons who shall be responsible for initiating and monitoring the Title VI

         activities and preparing required reports.

(4)      Process complaints of discrimination consistent with the provisions contained in this agreement.

(5)      Conduct investigations      with civil rights     personnel trained in discrimination complaint

         investigations.   Identify each complainant by race, color, national origin, sex, age, and

         handicap/disability.    List nature of complaint; the dates the complaint was filed and the

         investigation completed. Specify what disposition was taken; the date of disposition; and other

         pertinent information. A copy of the complaint, along with a copy of the recipient’s report of

         investigation, must be forwarded to the Federal Office of Motor Carrier Safety within 60 days of

         the date the complaint was received by the recipient.

(6)      Conduct Title VI reviews of the recipient’s program areas and activities. Revise any policies or

         procedures to include the Title VI requirements.

(7)      Conduct training programs on Title VI and related statutes.


(8)      Shall provide all information and reports required by the Regulations or so requested by the

         Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and shall permit access to all books, records,




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        accounts and facilities for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with regulations, orders and

        instructions.

                                   DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

    Any person who believes that he or she, individually, as a member of any specific class, or in

    connection with the services provided by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia

    Department of Public Safety, has been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI of the Civil

    Rights Act of 1964, as amended, may file a complaint with the recipient. A complaint may also be filed

    by a representative on behalf of such a person. All complaints will be referred to the recipient’s Title

    VI designee for review and action.

        a) The Title VI representative shall provide written procedures to the complainant or their

             representative, outlining the appropriate procedures for filing a complaint and procedures for

             disposition of the complaint. All complaints must be filed in writing, no later than 180 days

             after the date of an alleged act of discrimination or, where there has been a continuing course

             of conduct, the date on which the conduct was discontinued.

        b)   The time for filing may be extended or the recipient or designee may waive the time limit in

             the interest of justice as long as he/she indicates in writing the reason for doing so.

        c) All complaints must be filed in writing and signed by the complainant and/or complainant’s

             representative.       The complaint shall describe as completely as possible the facts and

             circumstances surrounding the alleged discrimination.

Within (10) days, the Title VI designee will acknowledge receipt of the allegation, advise the complainant
of action taken or proposed method in which he/she will process the allegation. The Title VI designee
shall also advise the complainant of


        d) other avenues of redress available, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

             or the Federal Office of Motor Carrier Safety.

        e) The Georgia Department of Public Safety will advise the Federal Office of Motor Carrier

             Safety within (10) working days if allegations of discrimination have been filed against the

             Motor Carrier Compliance Division. Generally the following information will be included in

             every notification:

                 (1) Name, address and phone number of the complainant.


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             (2) Name(s) and address(es) of alleged discriminating official(s).

             (3) Basis of complaint (i.e. race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap).

             (4) Date of alleged act of discrimination.

             (5) Date complaint was received by the MCCD.

             (6) A statement of the complaint.

             (7) List of other agencies (State, Local or Federal) where the complaint

                 has been filed.

             (8) An explanation of any actions taken by the Department of Public Safety or

                 proposed actions to resolve the issues cited in the complaint.

Within 60 days, the Title VI designee will conduct and complete an investigation of the allegation(s)

and based on the information obtained, will make a recommendation for action in a report of findings

to the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.            If possible, the complaint should be

resolved by informal means. Any informal negotiations and their results must be summarized in the

report of findings.

Within 90 days of the allegations receipt, the head of the Department of Public Safety will notify the

complainant in writing of the final decision reached, including the proposed disposition of the matter.

This notification should apprise the complainant of possible avenues of appeal if he/she is dissatisfied

with the decision.



The Federal Office of Motor Carrier Safety must be furnished with a copy of this decision and the

summary of findings.

                                               SANCTIONS

In the event the Georgia Department of Public Safety fails or refuses to comply with the terms of this

agreement, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may take any or all of the following

sanctions:

        A. Cancel, terminate or suspend this agreement in whole or in part;

        B. Refuse any further assistance to the recipient under the program until satisfactory

             assurance of future compliance has been received from the recipient;




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       C. Take any other action deemed appropriate under the circumstances, until compliance or

           remedial action has been accomplished by the recipient.

           Refer the case to the Department of Justice for appropriate legal proceedings.



This document is hereby executed this 31st day of July, 2009.



                                ___________________________________
                                Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner
                                Georgia Department of Public Safety



                                ___ ______________________________
                                Thomas E. Marlow, Division Administrator
                                Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration




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DRUG FREE W ORKPLACE CERTIFICATION

                    DRUG FREE WORKPLACE CERTIFICATION


A.   The Georgia Department of Public Safety certifies that it will continue to provide a drug-free
     workplace by:

     (a)    Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution,
            dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee’s
            workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of
            such prohibition:

     (b)    Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:

            (1)     the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
            (2)     the grantee’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
            (3)     any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs;
                    and
            (4)     the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations
                    occurring in the workplace;

     (c)    Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the
            grant be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph (a):

     (d)    Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition of
            employment under the grant, the employee will:

            (1)     Abide by the terms of the statement; and
            (2)     Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a criminal
                    drug statute occurring in the workplace not later than 5 calendar days after such
                    conviction;

     (e)    Notifying the FMCSA within 10 calendar days after receiving notice under subparagraph
            (d)(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction.
            Employers of convicted employees must provide notice, including position title, to every
            grant officer or other designee on whose grant activity the convicted employee was
            working, unless the Federal agency has designated a central point for the receipt of such
            notices. Notice shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant:

     (f)    Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under
            subparagraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who is so convicted:

            (1)     taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and
                    including termination, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act
                    of 1973, as amended; or

            (2)     Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance
                    or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by Federal, State, or local
                    health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

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             implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f).



B.   The grantee may insert in the space provided below the site(s) for the performance of work done
     in connection with the specific grant:

     Place of performance (Statewide)



     SEE ATTACHMENT

     Check                   if there are workplaces on file that are not identified here.

                                              Georgia Department of Public Safety
                                              (State Agency)



                                              Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner


                                                                        Date




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PROGRAM CONTACTS

MCSAP Contacts                                        DIAP Contact

Chief Mark McLeod                                     Lt. J.D. Griffis
Chief Enforcement Officer                             Motor Carrier Compliance Division
959 E. Confederate Ave.                               Training Facility
Atlanta, Georgia 30316                                1001 Indian Springs Drive
Phone: 404-624-7212                                   Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Fax: 404-624-7299                                     Phone: 478-993-4607

Captain Bruce Bugg                                    Accident Reporting Agency
Special Projects Coordinator
959 E. Confederate Ave.                               Norm Cressman
Atlanta, Georgia 30316                                Department of Transportation
Phone: 404-624-7226                                   935 E. Confederate Avenue
Fax: 404-624-7299                                     Atlanta, Georgia 30316
                                                      Phone: 404-635-8124
Joseph Hood
Comptroller                                           CDL Licensing
959 E. Confederate Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-624-7855                                   Georgia Department of Driver Services
Fax: 404-624-7297                                     2206 East View Parkway
                                                      Conyers, Georgia 30013
Robert Orange                                         Phone: 678-413-8484
Accounting Director
959 E. Confederate Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-624-7894
Fax: 404-624-7297

Jan Childers
Program Operations Manager
959 E. Confederate Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-624-7206
Fax: 404-624-7297


SAFETYNET CONTACT
Tammy Lewis
959 E. Confederate Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-624-7216
Fax: 404-624-7297




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DATA ANALYSIS AND TRENDS




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                                    Top 3 High Crash Counties Per Region

                          2009      2009    2009   2008      2008      2008   2007      2007      2007   2006      2006      2006
MCCD Region   County      Fatal    Injury   Tow    Fatal    Injury     Tow    Fatal    Injury     Tow    Fatal    Injury     Tow
                                    Jan                    Full Year                  Full Year                  Full Year

              Bartow                                0         52       85      4         69       47      3         72       79
     1        Cherokee                              1         23       47      4         38       41      1         47       66
              Whitfield                             4         31       58      2         36       51      3         51       57




              Gwinnett     0         6       7      4         93       207     5        131       150     7        203       223
     2        Hall                                  2         38       62      5         44        51     1         64        51
              Jackson                               2         21       45      6         24        28     3         32        36




              Fulton       0         2       3      13       221       397     4        206       186     9        325       308
     3        Cobb         0         3      10       4       100       210     6        125       157     7        138       211
              Dekalb       0         1       8       4       112       190     4        154       163     4        224       239




              Richmond     0         1       3      4         43       79      3         41       40      5         40       68
     4        Morgan                                1          8       19      4         14       11      3         17       14
              Columbia                              0         15       18      2         20       16      0         23       21




              Coweta                                3         51       121     3         39       45      4         47       36
     5        Troup                                 3         22       43      0         12       13      1         29       22
              Sumter                                0         17       23      1         12        7      1         5         6




              Henry                                 3         41       71      5         41       42      3         80       79
     6        Bibb                                  1         33       61      2         38       38      5         79       59
              Houston                               1         10       31      3         18       26      4         35       18




              Chatham      0         1       5      3         59       100     3         86       87      5        110       112
     7        Bulloch                               1         12       22      4         21       14      2         29        13
              Laurens                               1         27       36      1         17        9      3         27        24




              Lowndes                               4         37       63      4         33       21      3         47       44
     8        Dougherty                             3         14       27      0         29       10      0         32       24
              Cook                                  0         13       25      1         23       14      3         26       20




              Glynn                                 3         27       46      3         37       25      3         30       27
     9        Liberty                               0         18       26      3         17       11      3         20       14
              Wayne                                 0         17       16      5          6        1      2         11        5




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                           Georgia: Summary of Large Trucks Involved in Crashes
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  Number of Large Trucks            2004               2005            2006              2007             2008
  Involved in:
  Fatal and Non-Fatal                    6,401             7,783           7,128            6,317                NA
  Crashes (FARS &
  MCMIS)
  Fatal Crashes (FARS)                     233                240             227                212             NA
  Fatal Crashes (MCMIS)                    223                245             216                202             153
  Non-Fatal Crashes                      6,168             7,543           6,901            6,105             3,956
  (MCMIS)
  Injury Crashes (MCMIS)                 3,840             3,956           3,555            3,164             2,099
  Towaway Crashes                        2,328             3,587           3,346            2,941             1,857
  (MCMIS)
  HM Placard Crashes                        0                  0                  1              32              63
  (MCMIS)
  Number of:
  Fatalities (FARS)                        248                229             232                229             NA
  Injuries (MCMIS)                       5,875             6,135           5,496            4,885




        Compliance Review Activity by Safety Rating for Calendar Year 2008 in Georgia, United States
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                                    Georgia                                 National
   Safety Rating                                                                                       Georgia - National Percent Diff.*
                           Number                Percent            Number             Percent
Satisfactory                    164                 60.97%                6,190           64.27%                                 -5.14%
Conditional                         72              26.77%                2,262           23.49%                                13.96%
Unsatisfactory                      11               4.09%                 372             3.86%                                 5.87%
Not Rated                           22               8.18%                 807             8.38%                                 -2.40%
Total                           269                100.00%                9,631          100.00%




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                        Georgia - Traffic Enforcement Activity Summary for Calendar Year 2008
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                                                 Georgia                        National
       Roadside Inspection Activity                                                                   Georgia - National Percent Diff.*
                                            Number     Percent             Number        Percent
    Roadside Inspections                     83,384        100.00%         3,317,187     100.00%
     With Traffic Enforcement Violations     17,394        20.86%           720,803          21.73%                            -4.00%
       Driver OOS Inspections/Rate**          2,235        12.87%            68,222          9.76%                            31.91%
       Vehicle OOS Inspections/Rate**         3,907        37.61%           116,872          28.54%                              31.76




                                           Inspection Detail by Level
Year                            Level 1      Level 2         Level 3         Level 4          Level 5       Level 6        Total

                TOTAL #
FFY 2004                          21,061        35,574         26,637                  623         1,136               0       85,031

                %          OF
                                      26%            42%             31%               0%             1%            0%          100%
                TOTAL

                TOTAL #
FFY 2005                          23,828        38,610         29,901                  58             562              1       92,960

                %          OF
                                      26%            42%             32%               0%             0%            0%          100%
                TOTAL

                TOTAL #
FFY 2006                          22,008        36,788         30,852                  298            343              8       90,297

                %          OF
                                      25%            41%             34%               0%             0%            0%          100%
                TOTAL

                TOTAL #
FFY 2007                          20,568        38,050         29,151                  72             300              0       88,141


                %          OF
                                      23%            43%             34%               0%             0%            0%          100%
                TOTAL

FFY 2008        TOTAL #
                                  22,324        33,907         30,648                  381            547              1       87,808

                %          OF
                                      26%            39%             35%               0%             0%               0        100%
                TOTAL
                TOTAL #
FFY
20091                             17,987        21,905         29,873                  73             479              0       70,317

                %          OF
                TOTAL
                                      25%            32%             43%                 0              0              0        100%
1
    YTD Federal Fiscal Year, 10/01/2008 – 06/30/2009.




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                   Georgia - Roadside Inspection Activity by Inspection Level for Calendar Year 2007
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                                  Georgia                                National                 Georgia - National Percent Diff.*
                        Inspections      OOS Rate**           Inspections           OOS Rate**                   OOS Rate**
Inspection Level                                                                                  Inspection
                     Numbe                                                                            s
                           Percent      Driver   Vehicle   Number      Percent   Driver Vehicle                 Driver   Vehicle
                       r
                                        11.21% 32.65%      1,126,861             4.87% 26.16%                  130.09% 24.82%
I. Full              21,160   23.93%                                   33.03%                       -27.54%

                                                 21.78%    1,132,494             7.28% 20.00%
II. Walk-Around      37,493   42.41%    9.21%                          33.19%                        27.76%    26.43%     8.90%

                                        17.37%             1,003,463             8.52%                         103.83%
III. Driver Only     29,234   33.06%                                   29.41%                        12.42%

IV. Special
                         71    0.08%                         23,858     0.70%                       -88.52%
Study
                                                 15.75%                                                                  95.55%
V. Terminal             457    0.52%                        125,238     3.67%            8.06%      -85.92%

                              100.00% 12.41% 25.63%        3,411,914 100.00% 6.83% 22.28%
Total                88,415




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ATTACHMENTS




               STATE TRAINING PLAN




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State Training Plan

        FY 2010 STATE TRAINING PLAN

        State of Georgia       Date: August 1, 2009


        1                  2                3          4            5           6            7           8

NTC             NO. OF           DESIRED        NTC -        ESTIMATED   ESTIMATED   OTHER       TOTAL
COURSE          TRAINEES         LOCATION       Associate    TRAVEL      PER DIEM    COSTS       COSTS
TITLE                                           Staff        COST        COSTS
                                                Needed
                                                YES /NO
Advanced
NAS Level I
(40 hours)
Advanced
NAS Level I
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)
                                 GPSTC
NAS – Part A    25               Forsyth,       NO
(40 hours)                       GA

NAS - Part A    2                TBD
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)
NAS - Part B                     GPSTC
(40 hours)      25               Forsyth,       NO
                                 GA
NAS – Part B
Instructor      2                TBA
Development
(40 hours)

General         50               GPSTC          NO
Hazardous                        Forsyth,
Materials (40                    GA
hours)

General         2                TBA            Yes
Hazardous
Materials
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)

SUBTOTALS       106




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        1              2              3          4             5         6             7           8

NTC           NO. OF       DESIRED        NTC -        ESTIMATED   ESTIMATED   OTHER       TOTAL
                           LOCATION                    TRAVEL
COURSE        TRAINE                      Associate    COST
                                                                   PER DIEM    COSTS       COSTS
TITLE         ES                          Staff                    COSTS
                                          Needed
                                          YES /NO

HM Security
(16 hours)

Cargo Tank    50           GPSTC          NO
Inspection                 Forsyth,
(28 hours)                 GA
Cargo Tank
Inspection    2            TBA            Yes
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)

Other Bulk    50           TBA            NO
Packaging
(28 hours)

Other Bulk    2            TBA
Packaging
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)



SUBTOTALS     104




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         FY 2010 STATE TRAINING PLAN

         State of Georgia   Date: August 1, 2009


         1              2             3            4            5         6           7           8

NTC             NO. OF        DESIRED     NTC -         ESTIMATED   ESTIMATED   OTHER     TOTAL
COURSE          TRAINEES      LOCATION    Associate     TRAVEL
                                                        COST
                                                                    PER DIEM    COSTS *   COSTS
TITLE                                     Staff                     COSTS
                                          Needed
                                          YES /NO
Compliance
Review (CR)
(80 hours)
CR Instructor
Development
(40 hours)

New Entrant
Safety Audit
(80 hours)

New Entrant
Safety Audit
Workshop (16
hours)
New Entrant
Safety Audit
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)
Electronic
On-Board
Recording
Devices
(16 hours)


SUBTOTALS




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        FY 2010 STATE TRAINING PLAN

        State of Georgia       Date: August 1, 2009

                                                      4
                           2               3                       5          6           7           8
                                               NTC
                  NO. OF        DESIRED        ASSOCIATE    ESTIMATED   ESTIMATED   OTHER     TOTAL
                  TRAINEES      LOCATION       STAFF        TRAVEL      PER DIEM    COSTS *   COSTS
                                               NEEDED       COST        COSTS
                                               YES /NO
Passenger
Vehicle           25            GPSTC          Yes
Inspection                      Forsyth,
(40 hours)                      GA

Passenger
Vehicle
Inspection
Instructor
Development
(40 hours)
Skill
Performance
Evaluation
Certification
Program
(40 hours)

CMV Safety
Programs &
Grants
Management
(40 hours)


Drug
Interdiction
Assistance
Training (hours
of training is
negotiated
based on
agency training
needs)

Preventing
Discrimination
in the
Federally-
Assisted Motor
Carrier
Safety
Programs (16
hours)
SUBTOTALS
                  25




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OTHER STATE TRAINING COURSES



                                               FY 2010 STATE TRAINING PLAN


         1                 2             3            4               5            6                7              8

 COURSE         NO. OF          DESIRED        NTC         ESTIMATED      ESTIMATED      OTHER          TOTAL
 TITLE/VENDOR   TRAINEES        LOCATION       ASSOCIATE   TRAVEL         PER DIEM       COSTS          COSTS
                                               STAFF       COST           COSTS
                                               NEEDED
                                               YES /NO
                                San Antonio,   No          $1500.00       $49.00 x 2     $1920.00       $4204.00
 CVSA/FMCSA                5    Tx                                        $490.00
 Conference                                                               $49.00 x 3x2
                                                                          $294.00
                           5                               $1500.00       $784.00        $1920.00       $4204.00
 SUBTOTALS

                                                GRAND TOTAL OF TOTAL COSTS: $ 4204.00




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