The FMCSA amended its requirement truck drivers annually prepare and submit their traffic violation convictions to their employers. The rule will go into effect on the 8th of May this year.
According to the administration, the regulation is "largely redundant since motor carriers are required to obtain motor vehicle records for drivers they employ. This is completed annually in all states where those drivers are licensed.
FMCSA is also changing the hiring process to maintain consistency with the regulations.
When hiring a driver, carriers will be required to obtain MVR from anywhere that driver has held a CDL or permit in the previous three years, according to the new rule.
When applying for a job, drivers will also be required to provide the issuing driver's licensing authority of each unexpired CDL or permit. Thus carriers can make the necessary inquiries.
The FMCSA estimates that repealing the rule will save drivers and motor carriers $24.9 million over ten years. The agency also claims that eliminating this requirement will reduce duplicate paperwork while not compromising CMV safety.