This survey should only take about 10-15 minutes of your time. If you choose to participate, you will be compensated for your time with a $10 Amazon gift card. Please note, in order to acquire the gift card, you will need to provide us an email address so that we can send it to you. Our goal is to reach a diverse group of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal judges.


The National Judicial College, headquartered at the University of Nevada, Reno, is the leading provider of judicial education in the country. The Judicial College has received grant funds to develop a course tailored specifically for tribal judges about adjudicating cases related to commercial driver’s licensing.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is dedicated to saving lives by preventing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). In 2016, 4,564 lives were lost in crashes involving large trucks or buses. The majority of these accidents (61%) occurred in rural areas. Part of their efforts to improve safety include providing educational opportunities so that all police officers and judges fully understand the regulations for commercial motor vehicles and commercial drivers licenses.

This survey has been developed to better understand how tribes are handling commercial driver’s license laws. Your voice would be much appreciated in helping us to best understand the needs of tribal judges. This survey asks key questions about your current understanding and practice at your tribal court and on your reservation or tribal lands. Responses will be kept confidential, reported in an aggregate form and used to help develop the training.  

If you have any questions regarding the survey, you can contact the lead evaluator, Alicia Summers, at  

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