Did you know the FMCSA is cracking down on state driver licensing agencies?
The FMCSA is now requiring state licensing agencies to keep a closer eye on truck drivers for any drug and alcohol violations. If the agency is notified of a test failure, they have to revoke their driving privileges within sixty days.
Currently, not every state licensing agency has access to databases containing drivers’ drug and alcohol offenses. Therefore, commercial motor vehicle drivers with violations still hold a CDL despite the driving prohibition. However, the new rule has closed this “knowledge gap” as it ensures that all state licensing agencies have access to the database.
In this article we will discuss the details of the FMCSA’s new ruling.