Trucking News: FMCSA proposes states report convictions to drivers’ home states

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  1. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Currently, when drivers receive a traffic conviction outside of their home state, they are required by the federal regs to report that traffic conviction to their home states’ licensing agencies.

    A notice of proposed rulemaking that will publish in the Federal Register on Thursday, Aug. 2, proposes to remove that requirement from drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing that states where the traffic conviction occurs should electronically report that conviction to a CDL holder’s home state.

    The proposal was prompted by a 2011 request for comments issued by the agency asking how the regulatory process could be streamlined.

    Individual CDL holders and state licensing agencies alike commented that the redundancy of self-reporting convictions – as states were essentially already reporting convictions to each other – actually created a burden with the duplicate reports, according to the proposal.

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  2. Tim

    Tim U.S.Constitution Supporter

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    Another federal requirement I never did do.
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  3. Tazz

    Tazz Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not the only change to the CDLIS


    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regu...ings/final/CDL-Testing-and-CLP-Standards.aspx



    SUMMARY: FMCSA amends the commercial driver’s license (CDL) knowledge and skills testing standards and establishes new minimum Federal standards for States to issue the commercial learner’s permit (CLP). The rule requires that a CLP holder meet virtually the same requirements as those for a CDL holder, meaning that a driver holding a CLP will be subject to the same driver disqualification penalties that apply to a CDL holder. This final rule also implements section 4019 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21), section 4122 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), and section 703 of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act). It will enhance safety by ensuring that only qualified drivers are allowed to operate commercial motor vehicles on our nation’s highways.

    DATES: Effective date: This final rule is effective on July 8, 2011.

    Compliance Date: States must be in compliance with the requirements in subpart B of Part 384 (49 CFR part 384) by July 8, 2014.
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