Connecticut Will No Longer Require FAI When Registering Vehicles

On Friday, August 1, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that vehicles in excess of 10,000 lbs and operating in interstate commerce, or vehicles in excess of 18,000 lbs and operating intrastate commerce, will no longer be required to provide the state with a Federal Annual Inspection (FAI) form when registering a vehicle in Connecticut.

By adopting this change, the state of Connecticut will now join every other state in the country in not requiring an FAI as a part of the registration process. 
This change comes after a multi-year lobbying effort by the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC), TRALA. and a handful of its members. This will significantly reduce the logistical and administrative burden placed on all carriers operating in or through Connecticut.
The order released by the DMV on August 1, 2020 became effective immediately and it can be viewed by clicking here.

TRALA would like to thank former TRALA staffer and now MTAC CEO Joe Sculley for his leadership and partnership on this long-overdue victory. 
If you have any questions or comments regarding this ruling by the Connecticut DMV please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Stasiowski at or Elizabeth Hyers at