Safety & Compliance

Truckers Sue FMCSA Over Motor Carrier Management Information System

July 21, 2014

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A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Transportation Department over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.

The Boston Business Journal reports the drivers claim the release of some data from the government's Motor Carrier Management Information System, known as MCMIS, to potential employers is inappropriate and interferes with their ability to get jobs. 

The suit claims the agency has released driver violations that are not that serious, violating U.S. Transportation Department regulations, with as many as 10,000 truckers having had records of relatively minor violations released.

The Plaintiffs are seeking class action status and a $1,000 for each alleged release of minor infractions by FMCSA. There is no indication over how many alleged infractions this totals by the agency, according to the story.

When contacted about the case, the FMCSA told, “As a matter of agency policy, we do not comment on litigation.”

Read more about the case from the Boston Business Journal.

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