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U.S. Regulatory Change: Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports

In a Final Rule published on December 18, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rescinded the requirement that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in the United States in interstate commerce, except drivers of passenger-carrying CMVs, submit, and motor carriers retain, the driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any vehicle defects or deficiencies (no-defect DVIR).

However, this change applies to operations in the United States only.  To continue to comply with Canadian National and Provincial regulations, U.S.-based motor carriers need to complete and retain DVIRs when operating in Canada regardless of whether or not defects are noted.

Last updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014