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.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.