Crashes between commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars are substantially different from “ordinary” crashes. A commercial motor vehicle’s mass and lack of mobility can create a serious road hazard sufficient to warrant federal oversight and intervention.
The purpose of the federal regulations is to help reduce or prevent truck and bus accidents, fatalities, and injuries by requiring drivers to have a single commercial motor vehicle driver’s license and by disqualifying drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles in an unsafe manner.
- Commercial Driver’s License Standards; Requirements and Penalties (49 C.F.R. Part 383)
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver Licensing
- Commercial License Guide
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA) (49 U.S.C. §313111 (a))
- State Compliance with Commercial Driver’s License Program (49 C.F.R. Part 384)