Review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Regulatory Removals and Substantive Amendments
Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
This document requests comments on the intent of the FHWA to remove, amend, and redesignate certain regulations concerning financial responsibility; general applicability and definitions; accident recordkeeping requirements; qualifications of drivers; driving of commercial motor vehicles; hours of service of drivers; inspection, repair, and maintenance; and the transportation of hazardous materials. These regulations are obsolete, redundant, unnecessary, ineffective, burdensome, more appropriately regulated by State and local authorities, better addressed by company policy, in need of clarification, or more appropriately contained in another section. This action is consistent with the FHWA's Zero Base Regulatory Review and the President's Regulatory Reinvention Initiative.