- If you have any questions concerning this report, please contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, at Niels Bohr Ct. Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92154 and contact Jose Tello at 619-710-8435.
- This review will result in a Safety Rating.
- Conduct periodic internal reviews of your driver qualification, hours of service control, maintenance, accident analysis/reporting, training, and other safety systems to ensure continued compliance with the FMCSR.
- For questions about DOT numbers or biennial updates: 800-832-5660 or 703-280-4001
For questions about licensing, authority or MC numbers: 202-366-9805
For questions about insurance: 202-385-2423
For household goods complaints: 888-DOT-SAFT (888-368-7238)
- The Division Administrator will continue to consider preventability when a motor carrier contests a proposed safety fitness rating. The motor carrier may deem that the recordable accident rate is not a fair means of evaluating its accident factor 6 on the Compliance Review. If so the motor carrier must submit the compelling evidence within five calendar days to:
1325 J Street Suite 1540
Sacramento, CA 95814
Compelling evidence should include (but is not limited to) official police accident reports and official insurance accident investigation reports.
- Notice: Recurring violations of the same or related acute or critical regulations (violations of the same Part in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations) that result in three enforcement actions within a six year period will cause the maximum penalties allowed by law to be assessed for the third enforcement action.
- All motor carriers and truck drivers are needed to fight against terrorism and hijacking. You could be a target. Protect yourself, your trucks, your cargo, and your facilities.
Discuss with your employees/drivers the "Security Measures for Truck Drivers and Companies" which were provided and reviewed with motor carrier official.
- Return the completed roadside inspection form to the issuing agency at the address indicated on the form and retain a copy at the motor carrier's principal place of business or where the vehicle is housed for 12 months from the date of the inspection.
- Ensure you have a means of indicating the nature and due date of the various inspection and maintenance operations to be performed.
- Notice: On October 1, 2005, the FMCSA published a final rule revising the hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. Under the new rule, driver may drive 11 hours after 1O consecutive hours off-duty, but may not drive beyond the 14th hour after coming on-duty. Similar to existing rules, drivers may not drive after being on-duty for 60 hours in a seven-consecutive-day period or 70 hours in an eight-consecutive-day-period. This on-duty cycle may be restarted whenever a driver takes at least 34 consecutive hours off-duty. A short haul provision was also added allowing drivers of property carrying CMV's which do not require a Commercial Driver's License for operation and who operate within a 150 air mile radius of their normal work reporting location are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS).
Carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers are required to comply with the current hours-of-service rules through September 30, 2005. Compliance with the "new" regulations is mandatory for carriers, except passenger-carrying operations, beginning on October 1, 2005. Passenger-carrying motor carriers and drivers are not subject to the new maximum driving limits. For more information on these regulations, please access the FMCSA website at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
- Require drivers to prepare records of duty status in the form and manner prescribed under part 395.8(f).
- If you want some drivers to use the 100 air-mile radius exemption, make sure that the drivers meet all terms of the exemption, including being released from duty no more than 12 hours from when they report for duty. Logs must be prepared if a driver does not meet the 12 hour requirement.
- Laboratory must transmit aggregate statistical summary on semi-annual basis
- Ensure that all drivers are fully and properly qualified before operating in interstate commerce. Maintain a complete file as required for each driver, documenting the qualification process.