Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Antilock Brake Systems
Notice of intent; request for comments.
This document requests comments on the intent of the FHWA to initiate a rulemaking concerning requirements for antilock brake systems (ABS) on commercial motor vehicles engaged in interstate commerce. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule, published elsewhere in today's Federal Register, requiring certain newly manufactured vehicles to be equipped with ABS. The FHWA intends to initiate a rulemaking addressing requirements for motor carriers to maintain the ABS on those vehicles which are subject to the NHTSA's final rule and address certain other ABS issues related to vehicles subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The FHWA requests comments on this action.