FMCSA amends certain driver record regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended certain regulations for carriers to obtain records of new or prospective drivers, according to information published March 30 in the Federal Register.

Final rule 49 CFR Parts 390 and 391 elaborates on various elements, including a 30-day requirement for former employees to provide records showing minimum safety performance history data. At the same time, the rule points out that carriers also must provide the information they obtain to the driver.

This rule also says former employers are required to provide the information even in the absence of data on accidents, or alcohol and controlled substances abuse, by stating that no such data is on file. The rule took effect April 29, 2004.

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