Commercial Driving Resource Center
A goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce the number of fatalities, personal injuries, and property losses resulting from crashes involving commercial vehicles. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) as a FMCSA grant recipient, is engaged in outreach, research, and technology initiatives in the court community to help achieve expectations for safer highways. NCSC provides information on this website in support of that goal.
Without proper enforcement, large tractor rigs, school buses, and even automobiles carrying dangerous cargo can cause devastating crashes. Judges have an ethical responsibility to ensure they apply both state and federal law to these cases. Correctly upholding the law can ensure that risky commercial drivers remain off of America’s roadways. For further information contact:
Judicial Education Manager
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The National Judicial College
Judicial College Building / MS 358
NCSC hosted a Data Exchange Working Group in March of 2014 to begin work on a GRA-NIEM compliant data exchange that will enable courts to report convictions involving commercial drivers to state drivers licensing agencies. Today, NCSC's CDL Data Exchange Working Group is helping finalize the Working Draft of the Court2SDLA Disposition Reporting Service Specification. In the months ahead, NCSC will engage pilot sites to test the draft service specification. You can find more information here.
Archived Webcast Series
- Compliance: Masking and Other State Court Challenges
- Compliance: Notification of Non-Compliance
- Compliance: Compliance in Progress
- Compliance: A Best Practice
- Compliance: State DMV Perspectives
- Compliance: State Court Perspectives
Which Commercial Driving Cases Should Go To Court?
Victor E. Flango and F. Dale Kasparek, Jr.
Many states are examining their core missions to determine which types of cases must be heard according to state constitution or statute. This article suggests that cases involving holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) might best be heard first by departments of motor vehicles, with appeals to state courts.
- Reimagining Courts: A Design for the Twenty-First Century
Victor E. Flango and Thomas M. Clarke
What courts need to do to deal with growing caseloads and better serve litigants is the subject of Reimagining Courts: A Design for the Twenty-First Century, by Victor E. Flango, retired executive director of program resource development, and Thomas M. Clarke, vice president for research and technology, National Center for State Courts. The authors describe a “new vision” for courts organized around the types of cases courts are designed to handle and adopting the concept of a litigant as a “customer.” They suggest examining, disentangling, and redefining key court processing tracks to better serve the court customer and a method of "case triage" to select the most effective and most appropriate processing track. The book was published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia. To purchase this publication, please click on the book image.