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February 2024 Customer Newsletter
Client Newsletter February 9, 2024

February 2024 Customer Newsletter

New Jersey Lawmakers Raise Minimum Insurance

A New Jersey law that goes into effect on July 1, 2024, will require heavy trucks to carry at least $1.5 million in liability insurance. This is double the federal minimum insurance requirement of $750,000. Under the new law, the registered owner of a commercial motor vehicle weighing more than 26,000 pounds will be required to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance coverage of at least $1.5 million to insure against loss resulting from liability imposed by law for bodily injury, death and property damage.

FMCSA Plans to Remove 15,000 Medical Examiner Certifications

As of January, 2024, 92,625 Medical Examiners are listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The 15,727 Medical Examiners who have not accessed the National Registry account using, will be removed from the registry by February 26th if they have not made account updates.

FMCSA Issues Policy on Sexual Assault Among Truck Drivers

The Policy is titled “Using a Commercial Motor Vehicle to Commit Felony Sexual Assault” and is aimed at increasing awareness of sexual assault against commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. It also clarifies that Federal law requires those convicted of using a CMV to commit a felony be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle. The safety of CMV operators is a critical aspect of FMCSA’s safety mission.

FMCSA Pushes Back Rulemaking on Truck Speed Limiters to May

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pushed back its controversial truck speed limiter rule until May 2024. The rule would require trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds to be equipped with an electronic speed governor to set the device at a maximum speed, which is expected to be revealed in the rule.

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