OTA Dispatch Issue 3, 2022

9 www.ortrucking.org Issue 3 | 2022 Systems, and traffic sign recognition. Vehicle safety technology includes systems and devices that contain cameras, lidar, radar, sensors, and/or video. California also got in the game in 2022, with January 1 deadlines. To operate in California (regardless of where the vehicle is registered), heavy trucks and buses must meet the following standards: ` Model year (MY) 2006 or older vehicles must have been retrofitted with an engine meeting the 2010 emissions standard. ` MY 2007 to 2009 engines must have a working diesel particulate filter (these trucks were built with them, so it’s just a matter of making sure they’re in place and functioning). If you want to use the low-mileage exemption for a vehicle during 2022, the vehicle and its mileage must be registered in TRUCRS by January 31.2 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule that eliminates the need for drivers to provide a Record of Violations (or, COV) annually. The effective date of the change was May 9. This reason for this change is the driver’s motor vehicle record (MVR), which must be run and reviewed annually, now shows all moving violations and convictions, including ones that took place out of state. The no longer required Certificate of Violations was seen to be duplicative. While this change is a simplification aimed at eliminating duplication, motor carriers nonetheless bear continuing obligation to ensure that drivers are correctly licensed, to wit: ` Carriers must retain COVs collected before the effective date for three years from the document date. ` Carriers must continue to obtain an MVR at least annually for each driver, and have a supervisor review it and note the review (§391.25). ` When hiring a driver, carriers must secure an MVR from all state licensing agencies the driver was licensed through over the previous three years within 30 days of hire (§391.23). ` Carriers will be required to run MVRs for drivers licensed in Canada and Mexico and review those MVRs. Canadian and Mexican motor carriers are already required by their applicable safety codes to request MVRs for their drivers from their country’s licensing authorities. ` The DOT application for employment (required by §391.21) will be changed to require the driver to list each state in which the driver holds an expired operator’s license or permit. ` Drivers who have a CDL must continue to report any traffic convictions to the carrier within 30 days (§383.31).3 Effective June 22, 2022, FMCSA amends the Transportation of Household Goods regulations to incorporate