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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.

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 Agency Identifier Topic Issued Date
Part 390 § 390.23 Relief from regulations If there is an ELD in the truck, what should a driver do to account for the miles driven under an emergency declaration? FMCSA-RG-390.23-FAQ020 Emergency Declarations
Part 390 § 390.23 Relief from regulations How do the hours a driver worked under an emergency exemption impact the 60/70-hour rule when the driver goes back to normal operations? FMCSA-RG-390.23-FAQ018 Emergency Declarations
Part 390 § 390.23 Relief from regulations What does a driver need to do when returning to normal operations after operating under an emergency declaration? FMCSA-RG-390.23-FAQ021 Emergency Declarations
Part 390 § 390.23 Relief from regulations Is the time spent driving to pick up a truck regulated as on duty time? FMCSA-RG-390.23-FAQ024 Emergency Declarations
§380.600 – Compliance date for training requirements for entry-level drivers FMCSA-ELDT-380.600-Q007 Commercial Driver License; Entry level Driver Training
A person is transported to a hospital from the scene of a commercial motor vehicle traffic accident. FMCSA-RG-390.5T-FAQ027 “Medical treatment” that triggers “accident” classification
Section § 387.3: Applicability FMCSA-INS-387.3-Q004 Applicability of Financial Responsibility Requirements to Government Entities
If a vehicle’s GVWR plate and/or VIN number are missing but its actual gross weight is 10,001 pounds or more, may an enforcement officer use the latter instead of GVWR to determine the applicability of the FMCSRs? FMCSA-RG-390.5T-Q003 Use of actual GVW when GVWR and/or VIN plate missing
When can a movement of a CMV during an off-duty period be considered personal conveyance? FMCSA-HOS-PC-395.8-FAQ12 Personal Conveyance guidance
Part 387 Section § 387.27: Applicability. FMCSA-INS-387.27-Q006 Applicability of Financial Responsibility regulations to school buses used by the federal government of Mexico