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Regulatory Guidance

Welcome to the FMCSA Guidance Portal. This web portal is a searchable, indexed database that contains and links to all guidance documents in effect from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. FMCSA may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this Guidance Portal, except to establish historical facts.

This Guidance Portal represents the exclusive source of guidance that the FMCSA has determined is in effect. In accordance with Executive Order 13891 and OMB Memorandum M-20-02, any previously issued guidance that does not appear in the Guidance Portal is considered rescinded and of no legal effect.

For more information regarding the procedures associated with the development and issuance of DOT guidance documents, please see the Department’s regulations on “Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures” (December 27, 2019). To comment on any guidance document, or to request issuance, reconsideration, modification, or rescission of any guidance document in accordance with 49 CFR 5.41, send your request to: FMCSAguidance@dot.gov. Please identify the guidance document in your request.

Subject Sort ascending Agency Identifier Topic Issued Date
§395.2 Definitions FMCSA-HOS-395.2-Q09 Hours of Service
§391.21(b)(11) requires that an application for employment contain 10 years of prior employment information on the driver. FMCSA-DQ-391.21-Q003 391.21, application, driver application, employment history, Mexico, Mexican driver, Canada, Canadian Driver Licencia Federal
§391.2 General exemptions. FMCSA-DQ-391.2-Q002 Driver qualification exemptions
§391.2 General exemptions FMCSA-DQ-391.2-Q001 Driver qualification exemptions
§391.15 Disqualification of drivers. FMCSA-DQ-391.15-Q002 Driver disqualification
§391.15 Disqualification of drivers. FMCSA-DQ-391.15-Q003 Driver disqualification
§391.15 Disqualification of drivers. FMCSA-DQ-391.15-Q004 Driver disqualification
§391.15 Disqualification of drivers. FMCSA-DQ-391.15-Q001 Driver disqualification
§391.15 Disqualification of drivers FMCSA-DQ-391.15-Q006 n/a
§391.11 General qualifications of drivers. FMCSA-DQ-391.11-Q003 General driver qualifications