February 9, 2007 8:00 AM, EST

ATA Petitions FMCSA for Employer Notification

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American Trucking Associations has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week seeking amendments to rules regarding employer notification and drivers.The petition would allow states to notify companies when a driver receives a traffic violation, conviction or other change to the status of his or her commercial driver license, ATA said.“These programs address a regulatory loophole that allows some serious traffic convictions to go undetected for several months,” ATA President Bill Graves said.