Though FMCSA decided it would not release driver rating information to the public, Vigillo says that information will be contained in its “Roadside Résumé,” available to more than 1 million drivers with data in the firm’s system.
Driver scorecards will be available through Vigillo to prospective employers with driver consent.
Just as with DAC reports and with the PSP, drivers will have an opportunity to contest erroneous information.
FMCSA will provide a PSP report to a driver for $10. The report contains inspection and crash data (looking back three and five years, respectively), but no scoring.
— Todd Dills
Banks added to lending list
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization approved Community Bank & Trust (CB&T), Sheboygan, Wis.; Zions Bank, Salt Lake City; and Virginia Commerce Bank, Chantilly, Va. as lenders in the Short Term Lending Program.
Under the program, DOT guarantees up to $750,000 in loans for eligible small and disadvantaged businesses.
For more information, go to www.osdbu.dot.gov.
— Staff reports
Hours of service proposal expected
The White House Office of Management and Budget was expected to release a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on hours of service by Nov. 26, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation report.
DOT had set Dec. 4 as the NPRM publication date, with plans to accept comment on it until Feb. 4.
Last fall, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration entered into a settlement agreement to revisit the current rule, issued in 2008, and publish a final rule by July 26, 2011.
Last month, the reviewers extended study of the proposal.
FMCSA entered the agreement after Public Citizen, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Truck Safety Coalition and the Teamsters union brought suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. This court had previously struck down the agency’s 2003 and 2005 versions of HOS.
The 2009 agreement stipulates if the FMCSA produces a new HOS rule “substantially different” from the 2008 rule, this may eliminate the need for judicial review of the current regulation.
— Jill Dunn
Driver pay suits target two carriers