A. The FMCSA has established a safety permit program (HM Safety Permit). Effective January 1, 2005, motor carriers transporting certain hazardous materials in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce will be required to have the permit.
The permit program will require every motor carrier, including intrastate carriers, transporting certain hazardous materials to complete Form MCS-150B in lieu of Form MCS-150 after January 1, 2005. The MCS-150B form is available through the FMCSA website: (http://www.safer.fmcsa.dot.gov