• Henry Seaton

Nominations sought for HHG working group

Fulfilling a requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act),

FMCSA announced plans to establish the Household Goods (HHG) Consumer Protection Working Group to provide recommendations on how to better educate and protect HHG moving customers during an interstate HHG move.

The agency is seeking applications and nominations of interested persons to serve on the Working Group. As required by the FAST Act, the Working Group must 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. Applications and nominations must be submitted by May 20, 2016.

For more information, read the April 20 Federal Register notice.

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