FMCSA Eliminates Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule Dec. 9 that eliminates the burdensome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs).

Effective Dec. 18, 2014, commercial truck drivers are only required to file DVIRs if defects or deficiencies are discovered during the daily pre- and post-trip inspections, eliminating paperwork for roughly 95 percent of pre- and post-trip inspections. Currently, drivers must file DVIRs after each inspection.

This final rule marks the Obama Administration’s largest paperwork reduction burden for the U.S. trucking industry.

FMCSA estimates that commercial motor vehicle drivers spend approximately 46.7 million hours each year completing DVIRs, and that the new rule will save the industry about $1.7 billion per year.

Read the rule here.

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Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman develops and executes communications strategies to advance NATSO’s public relations and advocacy goals. Tiffany also develops and oversees partnerships related to the NATSO Foundation’s public outreach initiatives. Tiffany lives in the D.C. metro area with her husband and their two sons.More
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