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FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the trucking industry in the United States. The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

FMCSA Title VI Compliance

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles’ Title VI Program Plan is prepared in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulation 21 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation Part 303. This plan provides interested individuals with specific information that explains the Department's Title VI Program Plan activities pertaining to organization and staffing, monitoring and review processes, complaint procedures, and Title VI Program Plan assurances.

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.

Title VI

Title VI, one section among eleven other titles contained within the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is a federal law providing that:

"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

42 U.S.C. 2000d Subsequent federal legislation has led to further protections under Title VI based upon age, gender, and disability, whether mental or physical.

CDL Medical Certification

Federal Motor Carriers Safety (FMCSA) Regulations require all CDL holders to self-certify as to what type driving he/she performs or expects to perform.

CDL Medical Requirements

Physical Examinations

If you are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, you must have a physical every two years.

To have a hazardous materials endorsement, you must meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations except for age requirements for intrastate travel.

Physical must be performed by a nationally certified examiner.

Our Roads, Our Safety

Road safety is everyone's responsibility—passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians. We must all remember that we all have different safety challenges when traveling on our roads. Blind spots, long stopping distances, and wide turns are just a few of those challenges to remember. Be a part of our plan to share the road safely. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses.

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FAQs

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.