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Federal Officials Announce Pre-trip/Post-trip Inspection Changes

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Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced changes to the pre-trip and post-trip inspections drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are required to perform. Effective December 18, 2014, drivers of property-carrying CMVs, such as ready mixed concrete mixer truck drivers will no longer need to file pre-trip or post-trip inspection reports if those inspections do not turn up any "equipment issues or safety concerns".

The change comes as part of a 2011 Executive Order from President Obama directing federal regulatory agencies to "reduce out-of-date, ineffective or overly-burdensome rules on the private sector." According to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, the change is estimated to save "the trucking industry an estimated $1.7 billion annually without compromising safety."

For more information and to view the rule please click here. You may also contact Gary Mullings at or Kevin Walgenbach at

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