DMV Deputy Commissioner Steve Dale said the federal government also is interested in streamlining the way commercial fleets are handled. "They're interested in making it as efficient as possible to monitor and register commercial vehicles, so costs are as low as possible," he said. Also, "They're interested in the safety aspect - keeping records and making safety checks efficient."
Dale noted that the DMV already is the lead state agency for the disbursement of federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration funding, which the DMV distributes to other agencies as appropriate.
Miller said the Legislature passed a one-stop shop resolution four years ago "but we needed legislation that mandated it. Last year we put in legislation to have the DMV conduct an independent study. We had the Rahall Institute do the study. They made a report to us that was presented to a legislative committee in December. It recommended a one-stop shop be created and put within the DMV. That started a turf war.
"The PSC has some objections and we at the DMV have some objections," Miller said.
A final report on the recommendations is due Jan. 15.
A one-stop shop bill passed the Senate when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was Senate president. This time around, "Only one person in the state can put this together," Miller said. "That would be the governor."