Commercial Driver Disqualification Provision
The FHWA revises its regulations to require that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who are convicted of violating Federal, State, or local laws or regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings be disqualified from operating a CMV. Penalties also will be assessed against employing motor carriers found to have knowingly allowed, permitted, authorized, or required a driver to operate a CMV in violation of laws or regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings. This final rule completes an action initiated in response to the requirements specified in section 403 of the ICC Termination Act (ICCTA) of 1995. The purpose of this action is to enhance the safety of CMV operations on our nation's highways.