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Hidden in plain sight is a monster so vile we often choose not to speak of it in fear that it may invade our everyday life and force us to confront it. Iâ€™d like to think it doesnâ€™t matter what â€œside of the isleâ€ youâ€™re on, whether Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative, Left, Right, and everything in between. I think we can all agree that Human Trafficking of any kind is one of the most vile and inhumane things you can do to a person of sacred worth. Thankfully, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT (Department of Transportation) agrees. With Final Rule 2126-AC20, it revises the list of offenses which permanently disqualify an individual from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and aligns itself with the â€œNo Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act (the Act).â€ In addition, this final rule sets forth a deadline for States to come into substantial compliance with these requirements (3 years). The final rule becomes effective September 23, 2019 and has a deadline for petitions of reconsideration no later than August 22, 2019.
A new addition to permanently disqualifying individuals from a CDL for LIFE, is the exclusion of individuals from eligibility for reinstatement after 10 years and voluntary and successful completion of rehabilitation by State approved programs. This drives home the idea that human trafficking will not be tolerated. For a full briefing of the rule and where it gets its authority you can check it out HERE.
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