DOT Announces Audit of FMCSA Oversight on Driver Disqualifications
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has initiated an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s oversight of truck driver disqualifications.
OIG issued a memorandum announcing the audit Oct. 22. FMCSA’s oversight duties include annual reviews of state driver licensing agencies to make sure the agencies are complying with commercial driver license regulations.
The federal audit stems from an earlier internal investigation by a state driver licensing agency. According to OIG, a fatal crash involving a commercial driver earlier this year led to an internal investigation by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).