Oklahoma joins with other states in motor carrier enforcement

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 1:03 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma is joining with 37 other states to make sure trucking companies have the insurance they need to operate safely.

Motor carrier enforcement officers from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will be out in force on New Years Day to participate in the enforcement program.

Chairman Jeff Cloud says Oklahoma is part of a compact that works together under the Single State Registration program. Beginning on New Years Day, authorities in each of the 38 states will pull truck over to check their registration.

Commissioner Denise Bode says the program's goal is protection of motorists.

Commissioner Bob Anthony says the program is another example of benefiting industry by streamlining government regulation while maintaining regulatory oversight.