FMCSA Eliminates Redundant Reporting Rule

Four Kansas City Carriers Ordered To Immediately Cease OperationsYesterday, the FMCSA announced the agency has eliminated the regulation that requires drivers to report citations they received in another state to the state which issued the driver’s CDL.

The law– which was put into place in 1986– has been made redundant as technology allows states to share this information easily.

More than 20 years ago, Congress directed states to electronically share traffic convictions.  Despite this, drivers were still required to report citations they receive away from their home state to home state.  This process created issues with duplication.

“This final rule arises as a result of Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 13563, issued January 18, 2011, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review” (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011), which prompted DOT to publish a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 8940, February 16, 2011) requesting comments on a plan for reviewing existing rules, as well as identification of existing rules that DOT should review because they may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome,” the order states.

The regulation will got into effect on May 28, 2013.