New DOT Regulation for Truck Drivers
Effective December 18, 2014, professional truck drivers will no longer have to comply with daily paperwork requirements.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx states wanting to cut the burdensome paperwork waste so that American truckers can focus on deliveries and safety. Truck drivers are required to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections and with this new regulation, they will only have to file an inspection report when equipment problems or safety concerns are identified.
This is one of the largest paperwork reductions in the past decade. FMCSA estimates that truck drivers spend approximately 46.7 million hours completing Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs). This new DOT regulation for truck drivers will cut unnecessary paperwork costs by nearly $2 billion each year.