Reduction of redundant regulation should help trucking industry

  • Reduction of redundant regulation should help trucking industry

    Reduction of redundant regulation should help trucking industry

    The elimination of a requirement on commercial truck drivers should help the growing truck industry grow even faster. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires that states and commercial truck drivers report an out-of-state traffic conviction to the truck driver’s home state. However, in an effort to eliminate redundancy, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it plans to end that requirement in May and change to the rules so that commercial truck drivers will no longer have to report the conviction if it occurs in a state that is CDL certified.

    As more commercial trucks hit the road each month, truck officials are looking to the federal government to help make the industry more efficient so that the trucks can continue to flow and grow. The commercial truck industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, but truck officials say burdensome regulations on the industry have prevented the truck industry from growing even faster.

    Another challenge holding the truck industry back is a shortage of professionally trained commercial truck drivers. Carriers continue to look for new drivers to help keep up with demand, but there are seemingly not enough applicants to pick from who have received professional CDL training from a truck driving school.

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