Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
The FHWA is proposing regulations specifying that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who are convicted of violating laws or regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings be disqualified from operating a CMV. This proposal also would assess penalties against employing motor carriers found to have knowingly allowed, permitted, authorized, or required a driver to operate a CMV in violation of laws or regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings. This action is in response to the requirements specified in section 403 of the ICC Termination Act (ICCTA) of 1995. The purpose of this proposal is to enhance the safety of CMV operations on our nation's highways.