The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s primary mission is to reduce crashes and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. To that end, the Motor Carrier Improvement Act of 1999 mandates that state courts submit notices of convictions of commercial drivers to the State Driver License Agencies to ensure timely updating of driver records within 10 days of conviction.

FMCSA awarded NCSC multiple grants to conduct research to document current practices and obstacles for courts processing and submitting timely information. NCSC is working with multiple states to better understand the landscape of commercial driving cases in the courts.