Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
The FMCSA proposes changes in its regulations to govern applications by Mexican carriers to operate beyond municipalities and commercial zones at the United States-Mexico border. The FMCSA also proposes to revise the application form, OP-1(MX), to be filed by these Mexican motor carriers. The proposed form would require additional information about the applicant's business and operating practices to allow the FMCSA to determine if the applicant could meet the safety standards established for operating in interstate commerce in the United States. Carriers that had previously submitted an application would have to submit the updated form. These proposed changes are needed to implement part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).