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FMCSA Reduces Drivers’ Reporting Burdens

Bottom Line: FMCSA eliminates the requirement for drivers to submit a list of traffic violations annually.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) finalized a rulemaking to eliminate the requirement for interstate commercial vehicle drivers to compile a list of traffic violations each year and submit the list to his/her employer.  As of May 9, 2022, FMCSA regulation “Record of violations” detailed at 49 C.F.R. 391.27 will be rescinded.  The regulation requires drivers to provide employers with a list of all traffic violations for the year, or a certifying statement attesting to no traffic violations.  FMCSA agreed that the regulation is duplicative because employers are required to perform an annual Motor Vehicle Report inquiry for each driver, which is detailed at 49 C.F.R. 391.25. The employers’ requirement to conduct a Motor Vehicle Report for each driver every year is not changed.

FMCSA estimates that eliminating the reporting requirement for commercial drivers will save the transportation industry more than $2 million annually in paperwork and efficiency.  An online copy of the agency’s determination is available here.

Questions? Contact NPGA Vice President, Regulatory & Industry Affairs Sarah Reboli.