Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); request for comments on petition for rulemaking.
FMCSA seeks comments on whether additional regulations for property brokers of household goods (HHG) in interstate or foreign commerce are necessary and, if so, what these regulations should include. We have granted a petition from the American Moving and Storage Association to initiate this ANPRM. HHG property brokers sell, offer for sale, negotiate for, or hold themselves out by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise as selling, providing, or arranging for, transportation of HHG in interstate commerce by motor carriers for compensation. This action is necessary to help determine whether the general property broker regulations have failed to adequately protect consumers during HHG transportation.