Safety Fitness Procedure; Safety Ratings
Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments.
This document is in response to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, entered on March 18, 1997. In this rulemaking the FHWA is proposing to incorporate a modified Safety Fitness Rating Methodology (SFRM), which would be used to measure the safety fitness of motor carriers against the safety standard, as an appendix to its Safety Fitness Procedures regulations. An interim final rule published elsewhere in today's Federal Register incorporates the current SFRM for an interim period to rate motor carriers that are transporting hazardous materials in quantities for which vehicle placarding is required, or transporting 15 or more passengers including the driver.