The FMCSA proposes to eliminate the rule requiring drivers to annually certify their violations, 49 CFR 391.27. The proposed elimination is based upon that section being largely duplicative of the requirement that a carrier annually run a driver’s MVR per section 391.25(a) which is retained.
While retaining Section 391.25(a), the proposed regulation amends it to require carriers to inquire about the MVR of foreign licensed drivers to the foreign authority by whom they are licensed. It would also amend the requirement of an inquiry of the foreign authority at the time of hiring per Section 391.21.
One other change–the proposal would eliminate the requirement of Section 391.23 that the carrier certify that there is no record for that driver exists in a state from which an MVR is not provided in response to its request. FMCSA’s logic–how would the carrier know? It keeps the requirement that the carrier document its good faith to obtain the MVR from that state, but would ditch the certification.