CDL holders no longer have to report out-of-state traffic violations

| April 26, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week that it has finalized amended rules for commercial driver’s licenses, removing the requirement of CDL holders to notify their home state — the state that issuing the CDL — when they are convicted of traffic violations outside of their home state.

Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions.

Regulations previously required both the CDL holder and the states in which the convictions occurred to report violations to the issuing state.

FMCSA says the rule is being implemented to reduce redundancy and “reduce a regulatory burden on individual” CDL holders.

For more on the rule and background, see FMCSA’s entry in the Federal Register. 

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  • http://twitter.com/OTRDriver Patrick

    So now a CDL driver who racks up violations in a state that is not their “issuing” state will not be held liable for their poor driving habits putting the rest of us at risk… ya that’s a good plan……

  • http://twitter.com/boduke971 Aaron S

    Obviously you didn’t read anything except the headline. had you READ the article, you would have been informed that paragraph 2 says… “Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions.”

  • http://twitter.com/boduke971 Aaron S

    Obviously you didn’t read anything except the headline. Had you READ the
    article, you would have been informed that paragraph 2 says… “Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.nichols.75 Dave Nichols

    not true, the state hosting the violation is requiried to report it. the problem has been that when a state and a cdl holder both reported it, sometimes the home state would enter 2 violations and then it took months of red tape to clear it up

  • martymarsh

    You have never had one speeding ticket?

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  • Sherlocktoo

    Obviously, this will be a bonanza for every state. No more warnings for anything. A ticket with a promise, they not report it to your home state. States now has a trucker lottery tree, when cash runs low in the state, just pull over a few thousand truckers, and collect the revenue.