The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened the next application cycle for the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program.

Act 1176 of 2013 authorized the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP), according to a news release.

The purpose of this act is to advance state interests in roadway safety by proposing to improve the safety of the commercial truck industry through cooperative public private programs that focus on increased enforcement, regulatory compliance, industry training, and educational programs to ensure the safe movement of goods on Arkansas highways.

The ACTSEP is funded with the first $2 million collected annually from a 15 percent registration fee increase for certain trucks operating in Arkansas under the International Registration Plan.

Project applications can be obtained from: or Arkansas Department of Transportation, c/o Program Management Division, P.O. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203-2261, or from Room 503 of the Arkansas Department of Transportation Central Office Headquarters at Little Rock. Applications must be received by May 31 at 4 p.m.

Details: or 501-569-2481.