FMCSA Updates Household Goods Consumer Protection Rules Following FAST Act HHG Working Group Recommendations

By Gerald D. Borovick   Changes to household goods motor carrier and broker procedures and paperwork for communicating FMCSA’s consumer protection information, estimating, booking and contracting with consumers for interstate moves are scheduled to take effect June 27, 2022.[1] FMCSA’s Commercial Enforcement Division promulgated its Final Rule which adopted certain recommendations made to it by … Read more

FMCSA Rescinds Longstanding CMV Driver Record Of Violations/Certification Reporting And Recordkeeping Rule

By Gerald D. Borovick   The FMCSA is rescinding the longstanding driver “record of violations” reporting rule.[1]  After May 8, 2022, neither the motor carrier employer or driver will be required to complete and maintain the annual written driver certification as to the existence of traffic violations resulting in convictions or forfeited bond or collateral.  … Read more

First Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Property Motor Carrier’s Unsatisfactory Safety Rating Assigned To Carrier By FMCSA Following Review Prompted By Driver Complaints To FMCSA’s National Consumer Complaint Database

By Gerald D. Borovick In a case of first impression, the First Circuit Court of Appeals denied a New Hampshire motor carrier’s petition for judicial review of a final order issued by the FMCSA that found the motor carrier’s overall safety rating unsatisfactory following a comprehensive on-site compliance review lasting almost four months and conducted … Read more