You are here

  • § 386.1
    Scope of the rules in this part.

Part 386

Section § 386.1: Scope of the rules in this part.

Below are the available interpretations for the given section. To return to the list of parts, use the Parts link above. The menu to the left provides a full list of sections that have interpretations. To view interpretations for a different section, click on the menu item.

The regulations text of the section can be found on the eCFR website. To view the regulations text, use the link below. For assistance, please send an email to
View regulations for Part 386

Question 1: What is the authority of the RDMC to issue provisions as a part of the terms in a Notice of Abatement, Notice of Assessment, Compliance Order and Consent Order?

Guidance: The Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 (MCSA) of 1984 provided the authority to penalize violators of Notices and Orders issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Regulations were issued under part 386 which specify these penalties. Notices to Abate and Notices of Assessment/Claim generally deal with specific regulatory requirements. Consent Orders and Compliance Orders often require remedial measures not specifically mentioned in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) since the motor carrier’s compliance record often indicates that additional measures are needed to improve safety and compliance with the regulations.

Submit Feedback >