DOT eliminates daily paperwork requirement

December 30, 2014 By    

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that professional truck drivers will no longer have to complete Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs), as of Dec. 18.

Prior to December 2014, commercial truck drivers were required to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections of their vehicles to identify safety defects or maintenance concerns. The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that professional truck drivers spend about 46.7 million hours per year completing DVIRs.

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  1. Steven Farkas says:

    The change to the regulations affects INTERSTATE motor carriers.
    INTRA-STATE motor carriers should check with their state motor carrier enforcement offices to verify the state has adopted the regulatory change for intra-state operations.

  2. Rick Penny says:

    Will this apply to intrastate drivers as well?