Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
The FHWA proposes to amend its regulations to specify minimum safety information that new and prospective employers must seek from former employers during the investigation of a driver's employment record. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) also proposes to increase the period of time for which carriers must record accident information in the accident register from one to three years. This proposal is mandated by section 114 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994 (HazMat Act). The proposed rules would ensure that employers would be cognizant of critical information concerning a driver's prior safety performance, while also affording the driver the opportunity to review and comment on that information.