Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration December 18, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)
Document Number: 2014-29331
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA rescinds the requirement that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in interstate commerce, except drivers of passenger-carrying CMVs, submit, and motor carriers retain, DVIRs when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any vehicle defects or deficiencies. This rule also harmonizes the pre- and post-trip inspection lists. It responds in part to the President's January 2011 Regulatory Review and Reform initiative, removing a significant information collection burden without adversely impacting safety. The Agency also makes a technical change to Sec. 396.11 to eliminate redundant language.