The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to file an “information collection request” or ICR this week with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval that seeks to standardize recordkeeping and reporting protocols for state commercial driver license (CDL) programs.
The agency said this ICR is needed to ensure that “states are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions and disqualifications.
Further, FMCSA wants to ensure such information is accurate, complete and transmitted and recorded within the time periods required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986.
The ICR also incorporates a new spreadsheet developed by the agency as part of this new state CDL program auditing process. FMCSA said this new “reporting tool” is necessary as it is changing over from a three year CDL program review to an annual review, thus meaning deficiencies are being discovered earlier and therefore, corrected earlier, helping the states to achieve compliance with CDL standards.