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    July 17, 2010

    FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    by: Jill Dunn

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published guidance for state driver licensing agencies to meet U.S. commercial driverís license rules for reporting traffic convictions and keeping CDL information secure.

    The FMCSA published two rules in the July 2 Federal Register. One was for the states on timely reporting and posting of traffic offense convictions and the other was regarding CDL information security and recommendations for continuing operation and recovering information in a disaster.

    The new rules are in response to the U.S. Department of Transportationís Inspector Generalís report, ďAudit of the Data Integrity of the Commercial Driverís License Information System.Ē

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    DOT - General Notice : State Responsibility for the Timely Reporting and Posting of Certain Convictions and Disqualifications Involving Commercial Driver's License Holders - 7/2/2010

    DOT - Guidance to States Regarding Driver History Record Information Security, Continuity of Operation Planning, and Disaster Recovery Planning - 7/2/2010

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    This is such BS!

    We need more leniency, taken into consideration; passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle offenses and convictions!

    This is; unfair treatment and bias accountability towards one group or sector, dependent on one license for maintaining and continuing employment and livelihood.

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    I heard that this was coming. We watched a video about it at work. It's supposed to be implemented in stages. It's just another way to screw with the American truck driver.It just seems to me that they are going out of there way to discourage one from getting or maintaining their CDL. Just like that 17in. neck crap BS that they are shoveling.

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    I would link it all to the issue involving fretrade with mexican truc king companies...it's either gonna lean towards allowing them up here....or towardsus and keepning thme their....

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    For as long as I can remember we had to yearly fill out a form stating any traffic violations we had the previous year(personal vehicle or not)....excluding parking tickets.....

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    Our profession is held to a much higher standard and penalized at a much higher frequency then say;

    Government run Transit Bus Drivers...

    When is the last time You saw a T-Bus driver pulled over for staying on schedule and blowing through a traffic light?

    Even their accidents are investigated by their own internal Transit Police Departments... I'm sure none of those chargable's are ever placed against any of their own drivers personal licenses...

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    Quote Originally Posted by NikDiesel View Post
    Our profession is held to a much higher standard and penalized at a much higher frequency then say;

    Government run Transit Bus Drivers...

    When is the last time You saw a T-Bus driver pulled over for staying on schedule and blowing through a traffic light?

    Even their accidents are investigated by their own internal Transit Police Departments... I'm sure none of those chargable's are ever placed against any of their own drivers personal licenses...
    I totally agree with you Nik! But it will be this way for a long time and we will have to suffer,until enough of us stand TALL and say enough is enough!!!!! And then that might not be enough!

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    Out of state convictions, as long as paid prior to set court dates, were usually not reported to home states...

    Losing this option (even though We know they are suppose to report all convictions) is going to affect countless professional drivers throughout Our industry...

    Convictions don't necessarily mean that We are all bad drivers...

    It just means that We have that many more opportunities to be penalized, due to the amount of driving that We do, both in a commercial vehicles and in Our own passenger cars or trucks...

    Demanding perfection, based on often times stereotypical agendas by uniformed decision makers, of either ticketing or not, creates an unequal playing field and potentially consequential penalty affecting not only Us as the driver but Our families as a whole.

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    Our CDL means one license in one state!

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    Default Re: FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

    They have told us in the carhaul industry we will be charged points against our license for over height, weight and length fines. We have always notified the terminal if we were over in any way and they would make the decision to tell us to go or not. We don't have to pay the fines and the tickets were never a big deal because they didn't go on your record. So with this new csa 2010 we are gonna get slamed for everything. A warning ticket for dragging a chain ( like you never seen a parking lot dragging something even a car or two) or a loose strap will cost you points. And man don't even get me started on the BMI or sleep apnea bs. Only body building cyborgs need apply for a trucking job in the near future. Man what a country this is becoming.

 

 
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