[Federal Register: May 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 98)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2001-9688]
Notice of Request To Renew the Approval of an Information
Collection: OMB No. 2126-0001 (Driver's Record of Duty Status)
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice announces that the FMCSA intends to request the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew approval for the
information collection described below. This information collection is
necessary to ensure that motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle
(CMV) drives comply with the maximum driving and duty time limitations
prescribed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
DATES: Please submit comments by July 20, 2001.
ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of
Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, or submit electronically at
Be sure to include the docket number appearing in
the heading of this document on your comment. All comments received
will be available for examination and copying at the above address from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
If you would like to be notified when your comments is received, you
must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard or you may print the
acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angeli Sebastian, (202) 366-4001,
Chief of Driver and Carrier Operations (MC-PSD), Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Title: Driver's Record of Duty Status.
OMB Approval Number: 2126-0001.
Background: The paper record of duty status (RODS) and automatic
on-board recording device are the primary regulatory tools used by the
FMCSA to determine motor carriers' and CMV drivers' compliance with the
maximum driving and duty time limitations prescribed in the FMCSRs.
These tools are also used by States that receive FMCSA Motor Carrier
Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) grants to determine regulatory
compliance of CMV drivers during the safety inspections they perform.
The information contained in the RODS determines whether a driver can
drive a CMV on any given day based upon the driver's duty hours
recorded over the previous 7 to 8 days. The RODS is an important tool
to aid the FMCSA to help ensure the safety of the general public by
reducing the number of tired drivers on the nation's highways.
Respondents: Motor carriers and approximately 6.4 million CMV
interstate drivers subject to FMCRSs or compatible State regulations.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 42,464,327 hours.
Public Comments Invited
We invite you to comment on any aspect of this information
collection, including, but not limited to (1) whether the collection of
information is necessary for the FMCSA to meet its goal of reducing
truck crashes, including whether the information is useful to this
goal; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the
quality, usefulness and clarity of the information collected; and (4)
ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of
the information collected.
Electronic Access and Filing
You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Docket
Management System (DMS) at
Acceptable formats include: MS Word (versions 95 to 97), MS Word for Mac (versions
6 to 8), Rich Text File (RTF), American Standard Code Information
Interchange (ASCII)(TXT), Portable Document Format (PDF), and
WordPerfect (versions 7 to 8). The DMS is available 24 hours each day,
365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and
guidelines are available under the help section of the web site. You
may also download an electronic copy of this document from the DOT
Docket Management System on the Internet at
Please include the docket number appearing in the heading of this document.
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.73.
Issued on: May 15, 2001.
Brian M. McLaughlin,
Acting Deputy Administrator.
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