New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulation

As the owner of a moving and storage company, it is your responsibility to be on top of any changes in the commercial vehicle industry or even your own company. Change, whether large or small, will always affect your business, whether it affects your employees, safety regulations, licensing or even your movers insurance. Most recently, MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian has announced a new federal regulation that will be in affect by spring. This new regulation requires action by all 180,000 licensed commercial drivers, commercial permit holders, and new commercial applicants in Massachusetts.

What is this change in regulation?

“The FMCSA regulation will require all CDL operators to self-certify based on the type of commerce they engage in, interstate or intrastate, and whether or not they are required a US DOT Medical Certificate. Additionally, drivers requiring a US DOT Medical Certificate must provide a copy of it to the RMV.”

What is the reason for this change in regulation?

The aim of this new regulation is to better enforce medical qualification and fitness standards of CDL operators. If this information is readily available on the driver’s record, it will be much easier to access and ensure that CDL operators are medically sound. The bottom line: this new regulation is a way to improve safety out on the roads.

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To read more about this change in policy, you can check out the full article on MassDOT RMV!