U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Issues Rule to Reduce Reporting Burden

March 09, 2022

CMV drivers would no longer be required to annually submit traffic violation convictions to the agency


Earlier today, the U.S. FMCSA issued amended current regulations to eliminate the requirement that drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers annually. 


The FMCSA holds that this requirement is duplicative of a separate rule already requiring each motor carrier company to annually obtain the motor vehicle record for drivers employed, from all states in which the driver holds a CMV operator's license or permit. For drivers licensed by a foreign authority the rule was further amended, requiring motor carrier companies to make an annual inquiry to the licensing authority that granted the CMV operating license or permit.


While there is a brief comment period open for interested stakeholders, the final rule is anticipated to take effect on May 9th.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Bryan Vickers (703-403-2882, bvickers@pacellp.com) with IAM's Government and Regulatory Affairs Team.