Purpose — Construction.
(1) The purpose of this chapter is to implement the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), Title XII, P.L. 99-570, and reduce or prevent commercial motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and injuries by:
(a) Permitting commercial drivers to hold only one license;
(b) Disqualifying commercial drivers who have committed certain serious traffic violations, or other specified offenses;
(c) Strengthening licensing and testing standards.
(2) This chapter is a remedial law and shall be liberally construed to promote the public health, safety, and welfare. To the extent that this chapter conflicts with general driver licensing provisions, this chapter prevails. Where this chapter is silent, the general driver licensing provisions apply.
[1989 c 178 § 2.]