FMCSA seeking nominations/applicants for newly established household goods group

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Updated Apr 21, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its intention to establish a Household Goods Consumer Protection Working Group, as mandated by the December-passed FAST Act highway bill.

The required group is to “provide recommendations on how to better educate and protect HHG moving customers during an interstate HHG move,” FMCSA says.

The agency is also asking for applicants and nominations of people interested in serving on the Working Group. The FAST Act requires the group “be composed of individuals with expertise in consumer affairs, educators with expertise in how people learn most effectively, and representatives of the interstate HHG moving industry.”

The Working Group must make its recommendations and the U.S. Department of Transportation must publish them no later than Dec. 4, 2016, as mandated by the FAST Act.

If members are from the private sector, they will serve without pay, but will be reimbursed for per diem, travel and transportation expenses.

All applications must include name, title and relevant contact information (including phone and email address) and a description of the interests the applicant/nominee will represent; any letters of support from an individual, company, union, trade association or non-profit organization on letterhead; a resume or short biography; and an affirmative statement that the applicant/nominee meets all eligibility requirements.

Applications and nominations should be electronically submitted to Kenneth Rodgers, FMCSA Office of Enforcement and Compliance, at [email protected] within 30 days of the notice’s publication in the Federal Register on April 20.