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FMCSA Petitions for Rulemaking (49 CFR 389.31)

This table includes summary information about all Petitions for Rulemaking received by FMCSA, beginning with those active as of February 2016. This display is required by Section 5204 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

Date Rec’d

Petitioner

Subject

Summary of Petition

Date of Acknowledgement

Decision (Grant/Deny/Pending) and Date of Letter to Applicant

If Granted: Rule ID Number or Final Rule Cite

03/12/2019

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Rear Impact Guard Labeling

Amend 393.86 to remove labeling requirement for rear impact guards

03/15/2019

03/10/2019

Daimler Trucks North America

Windshield Obstructions

Amend 393.60 to allow vehicle safety technologies to be placed lower in the windshield; amend definition of vehicle safety technology in 393.5

03/21/2019

12/18/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Personal Conveyance

Add a definition of personal conveyance to 49 CFR 395.2 and remove all 395.8 interpretative guidance

12/17/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Brake Adjustment Limit

Amend 393.47(e) and Appendix G to specify correct readjustment limit for Type 36 Clamp-type brake chambers

12/18/2018

11/15/2018

Michigan Aggregates Association

Portable Conveyors

Amend 393.4 to add portable conveyors to the list of vehicles that do not require brakes on all vehicles.

01/18/2019

  

11/01/2018

Jerry and Marianne Karth

Rear Underride

Add underride guards to Appendix G and 396.17, and amend definition of Out of Service Criteria

11/19/2018

  

10/12/2018

Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC)

Broker and Bona Fide Agents Definition 371.2

Amend 371.2 definition of Broker and Bona Fide agents

02/02/2019

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

NACM Tables

Incorporate NACM chain hook specification tables into § 393.108

09/09/2018

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

393.130 Guidance

Amend regulatory guidance regarding tiedowns on accessory equipment for heavy vehicles

09/14/2018

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Rear Impact Guards in Appendix G

Amend Appendix G to require rear impact guards to be inspected as part of the required annual inspection

09/09/2018

  

07/03/2018

United States Transportation Alliance

Hours of Service and Other Regs

Proposes revisions to hours of service and other rules

08/01/2018

  

06/14/2018

Small Business in Transportation Coalition SBTC

Exemptions Process in Part 381

Revise application instructions to better accommodate class applications

N/A

  

05/15/2018

American Farm Bureau Federation, California Citrus Mutual, California Farm Bureau, et al.

Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule

Request modification to the HOS and ELD rules for perishable fruit and vegetable commodities

05/11/2018

TruckerNation

Hours of Service

Significant revisions to primary hours of service rules

06/15/2018

Included in HOS ANPRM 08/23/2018

83 FR 42631

04/25/2018

National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)

Commercial Driver’s License

Amend 383.3 to exempt drivers from having to obtain and maintain an HM endorsement to transport Jet A 

06/29/2018

  

02/21/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

Exemptions Process in Part 382

Remove definition of "Actual Knowledge" from 382.1

04/04/2019

  

02/16/2018

Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assoc

Hours of Service

Delete 30 MRB; 3 hr off-duty during day extends 14 hr period

06/29/2018

Included in HOS ANPRM 08/23/2018

83 FR 42631

10/11/2017

New Hampshire DOT

CDL passenger endorsement

Allow driver without P endorsement to operate certain passenger vehicles

11/05/2017

  

09/01/2017

Jacob Scroggins

Exemptions in Part 391

Add Pigeon Clubs to 391.2 list of exempt entities

10/25/2018

  

06/01/2017

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Utility service vehicle definition 395.2

Expand utility service vehicle definition to include internet/broadband services

06/16/2017

Granted 03/08/2018

 

12/20/2016

Jack James Elias

Hours of Service Rules

Exempt non-driving duty time from the 8-day driving limit calculation

01/09/2017

  

12/11/2015

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Parts 393 and 396

Amend part 393 to address 396.3(a)(1) OOSC references

12/29/2015

  

11/04/2015

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Hours of Service Rules

Delete 30-min rest break provision in 395.3

12/11/2015

Denied 08/09/2016

N/A

07/07/2015

National Star Route Mail Contractors (NSRMCA)

Hours of Service Rules

Provide relief from 14-hr rule for rural contractors transporting U.S. Mail

08/26/2015

Denied 01/12/2016

N/A

07/07/2015

Oregon DOT

CDL Learners Permit

Extend initial CLP period from 6 to 12 months

11/30/2015

Granted 02/08/2016

October 13, 2016
81 FR 70634

02/20/2015

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Electronic ID

Require electronic identification of all CMVs

11/02/2015

Granted 11/02/2015

 

10/10/2014

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Fatigue issues: Various

Clarify 392.3, conduct research on fatigue, set standards, etc.

11/20/2014

Denied 04/24/2016

N/A

07/31/2014

American Trucking Associations

Underinflated Tires

Amend 393.75 regarding flat and underinflated tires

06/29/2016

Denied 04/20/2017

N/A

05/09/2014

Transportation Intermediaries Assoc. TIA

Bonds,Trust: BMC-84, BMC-85

Requirements for Bond & Trust Providers

06/06/2014

See table footnote for activity list

 

10/29/2013

American Trucking Associations

Oilwell waiting time

All oilfield trucks to have waiting time exception

11/20/2013

Denied 2/5/16

N/A

10/29/2013

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Passenger seatbelts

Require truck passengers to wear seat belts

02/24/2014

Granted

June 7, 2016
81 FR 36474

10/26/2012

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Securement of Dressed Lumber

Amend cargo securement regulations to address securement of stacks of dressed lumber

03/25/2013

Granted 9/11/2015

 

10/26/2012

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Major Tread Groove

Include a definition of major tread groove in the FMCSRs

03/25/2013

Granted

July 22, 2016 (81 FR 47722) and Sept 2, 2016 (81 FR 60633)

07/26/2012

Natl Assoc Deaf

Hearing Requirements

Repeal 391.41(b)(11) regarding hearing requirements for driver qualification

09/12/2012

  

09/13/2010

American Trucking Associations

License Plate Lights

Delete the requirement for license plate lights when no license plates are required

09/27/2010

Granted 5/11/2015

July 22, 2016 (81 FR 47722) and Sept 2, 2016 (81 FR 60633)

07/26/2010

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Universal Electronic ID

  

Denied 5/24/2013

N/A

06/01/2009

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Coupling Devices

Require supplemental safety chains on semitrailers

 

Denied 4/20/2017

N/A

06/01/2009

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

ABS in Appendix G

Include requirements for the inspection of automatic braking systems (ABS) in the periodic inspection requirements in Appendix G

07/16/2009

Granted

July 22, 2016 (81 FR 47722) and Sept 2, 2016 (81 FR 60633)

02/12/2008

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Motor Carrier Disposition

Amend 396.9 to clarify when repairs need to be made

03/25/2008

Withdrawn 1/9/2018

N/A

02/12/2008 (Original 10/02/2007)

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Inspector Qualifications and Periodic Inspections

Amend 396.19 to include inspector qualifications (amends earlier petition on 10/2/2007)

10/16/2007

Granted

July 22, 2016 (81 FR 47722) and Sept 2, 2016 (81 FR 60633)

02/12/2008

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

OOS Orders, Auth to Inspect, etc.

Consolidate OOS provisions; specify who may inspect, etc.

03/25/2008

  

02/12/2008

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Commercial Motor Vehicle Definitions

Correct inconsistencies No estimate provided

 

Granted

March 19, 2014
79 FR 15245

10/18/2007

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Glazing Obstructions
(Video event recorders)

Amend 393.60(e) to permit certain devices to be mounted in the swept area of the windshield

11/02/2007

FAST Act 5301

September 23, 2016 81 FR 65568

10/20/2006

American Trucking Associations

Speed Limiters

Require speed limiters to be installed and set on CMVs

11/09/2006

Granted 1/3/2011

2126-AB63

09/08/2006

Dennis, Cory, Porter & Smith

Speed Limiters

Require speed limiters to be installed and set on CMVs

09/25/2006

Granted 1/3/2011

2126-AB63

Note: Transportation Intermediaries Assoc. Petition and Related Activity: (1) Letter from TIA to FMCSA Feb 25, 2014, (2) TIA-FMCSA Conference Call Feb 28, 2014, (3) Petition Filed by TIA May 9, 2014, (4) Petition and Letter Acknowledged by FMCSA Jun 26, 2014, (5) TIA Follow-up Letter to FMCSA Oct 14, 2014, (6) Meeting with TIA at FMCSA Mar 4, 2015, (7) TIA Response Letter to FMCSA March 30, 2015, (8) “Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility Roundtable” at DOT, May 20, 2016.

Contact Info:

FMCSA
Charles Horan
Director Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards Charles.Horan@dot.gov

Updated: April 15, 2019

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