Certification of Safety Auditors, Safety Investigators, and Safety Inspectors
Interim final rule; request for comments.
The FMCSA is amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) by designating the current safety fitness regulations and adding Certification of Safety Auditors, Safety Investigators, and Safety Inspectors regulations. Section 211 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) requires that a certified motor carrier safety auditor perform any safety audit or compliance review conducted after December 31, 2002. This rule establishes procedures to certify and maintain certification for auditors and investigators. In addition, it requires certification for State or local government Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) employees performing driver/vehicle roadside inspections.