• Massachusetts November 3, 2022 9:05 am

    Mass. RMV Announces New Inspection Sticker Protocols

    Effective this month, Massachusetts residents who are late getting their vehicles inspected will no longer be issued stickers displaying the month the new inspection occurred. Rather, stickers that expired last year will receive a January sticker of the current year the vehicle is being expected — no matter the month the vehicle is inspected this year, the Massachusetts Registry of…

  • Randolph July 25, 2022 11:36 am

    ‘Long 3 Years': Trial to Start in Deaths of 7 Motorcyclists in NH

    The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of seven motorcycle club members in New Hampshire is set to start more than three years after the 2019 crash that devastated the region’s close-knit biker community and exposed flaws in state driver record keeping. Volodymr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to multiple...

  • Massachusetts March 14, 2022 7:04 pm

    Nurse's Driving Record Corrected After Mistaken Identity ‘Nightmare'

    As the omicron variant fueled a surge of COVID-19 cases in January, a registered nurse in Illinois experienced a new stress that could have prevented her from getting to work to treat patients. Maria Vargas remembers opening a letter from the Illinois Secretary of State and learning her driver’s license was about to be suspended because of an outstanding...

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles February 16, 2022 7:44 am

    RMV Employees Fired for Faking Road Tests

    More than 2,000 Massachusetts drivers must retake their road tests after they were wrongly given licenses at the Brockton Service Center, transportation officials said.

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles February 17, 2022 10:29 am

    RMV Employees Fired for Faking More Than 2K Road Tests

    More than 2,000 Massachusetts drivers must retake their road tests after they were wrongly given licenses at the Brockton Service Center, transportation officials said. In a two-year scheme, Brockton Service Center employees granted licenses without road tests starting in April 2018. When a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) supervisor noticed “suspicious activity” in 2020, the RMV launched an internal investigation…

  • Massachusetts September 21, 2021 8:19 am

    Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles Resumes Some Service Options

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles on Monday resumed offering some services that had been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-one locations statewide will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in visits, and business-to-business transactions, which includes bulk transactions for auto dealers and insurance agents, the agency said in a prior statement. Also, the Attleboro location…

  • Inspection Service April 17, 2021 8:20 pm

    Car Inspection Stations in Mass. Are Back Up and Running. Here's What to Know

    Vehicle inspections resumed Saturday at most Massachusetts inspection stations following a malware attack on the vendor technology that issues inspection stickers. Applus Technologies, the vendor used in the commonwealth and several other states, was hit by a cyberattack on March 30, which suspended its inspection stations from operating. The issue was fixed in time for inspections to resume Saturday morning,…

  • Inspection Service April 16, 2021 7:59 pm

    State Inspections to Resume Saturday at Most Mass. Stations

    State inspections will resume this weekend at most Massachusetts inspection stations, officials said Friday. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles said beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, most stations will be able to issue inspection stickers again after a malware attack on Applus Technologies, the vendor used in the commonwealth and several other states. The state noted that Applus is working…

  • Inspection Service April 13, 2021 2:39 pm

    RMV Extends Grace Period For Expired Inspection Stickers

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday extended a grace period for certain extended inspection stickers after a malware attack on a vendor impacted inspection stations. In a statement, the RMV said vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March and April 2021 would have until May 31 to be inspected. People who purchased a new vehicle and registered it…

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles April 12, 2021 6:39 am

    RMV Inspections Could Be Delayed for Another Week

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has given a new date of Saturday, April 17, for when they expect service to be restored.

  • Inspection Service April 12, 2021 7:11 am

    RMV Inspection System May Be Offline for Another Week

    It may be at least another week before motor vehicle inspection services can get back up and running in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced Friday that its vendor for handling vehicle inspections, Applus Technologies, believes it will restore service by Saturday, April 17, meaning car owners will have to wait a bit longer for an updated…

  • Massachusetts April 5, 2021 1:07 pm

    Mass. Vehicle Inspection Sticker System Remains Down Following Malware Attack

    Massachusetts residents seeking inspection stickers for their vehicles will have to wait at least one more day, officials said Monday. The computer network used by the state Registry of Motor Vehicles to provide safety and emissions inspections was taken offline last week because of a malware threat and the vendor that runs the program says it won’t be back...

  • Massachusetts April 2, 2021 9:35 am

    Malware Attack Takes Mass. Auto Inspection System Down

    The automobile inspection system remains down in Massachusetts Friday, a day after the calendar turned to a new month that will render scores of March stickers with the number 3 invalid. The Registry of Motor Vehicles said the problem stems from a malware attack affecting one of its vendors, Applus Technologies. According to the company, it “detected and stopped” the…

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles February 22, 2021 11:28 pm

    New Push on Beacon Hill to Help Drivers Trapped by Invalid License Suspensions

    A bill filed by state Sen. Eric Lesser would give the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles discretion over whether to suspend someone’s driving privileges in certain cases. The move comes after the RMV penalized thousands of drivers in Massachusetts in recent months for violations they committed previously outside the state.

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