Regulatory Update: FMCSA issues proposed rule on reporting out-of-state convictions
On Aug. 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding self-reporting of out-of-state convictions. Under the current regulations, both commercial driver's license holders and states with certified CDL programs are required to report a CDL holder's out-of-state traffic conviction to the driver's state of licensure. FMCSA is proposing to reduce the impact of this reporting redundancy by providing that if a state in which the conviction occurs has a certified CDL program in substantial compliance with the FMCSA regulations, then an individual CDL holder convicted in that state is considered to be in compliance with his/her out-of-state traffic conviction reporting obligations.
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